One of the most effective running plays in Madden 15 is the Pistol Ace Strong Power.  You see it all the time in online play and it can be very annoying to stop.

In today’s free Madden 15 defensive strategy, SnA Exclusive is going over a few ways to at least contain it.

Playbook: Custom

Formations:

1. 3-4 Solid
2. 46 Normal
3. Nickel 3-3-5 Wide

Plays:

1. 3-4 Solid: Cover 2 Man
2. 46 Normal: Cover 3
3. Nickel 3-3-5 Wide: Cover 2 Man

Setups:

1. Pinch LB’ers –> Re-blitz blitzing OLB
2. Base Align –> Pinch DL or spread DL (personal preference)
3. Base Align –> Re-blitz blitzing OLB

Overview: Everyone who has played more than 2 games online this year and last year knows the power and the popularity of Pistol Ace Strong Power. The best run in the game last year, and this year it’s still very effective, so knowing how to stop it is crucial to having defensive success. The key that I show in this video is that instead of getting wide and trying to stop it from going outside, the key is to get everything compressed to force the runner outside and block those pulling guards from making it around the corner, thus when the RB gets to the edge there’s unblocked defenders there ready to make the tackle.