madden 25 counter defense

Counter plays from shotgun formations are a nightmare to deal with in Madden 25 if you aren’t good at diagnosing a play and shutting it down with user skill.  That is why we are going over a way to stop them (or at least slow them down).

Check out the full breakdown below.

: New York Giants

Formation: 5-2

Play: Pinch


  1. Spread your D-line
  2. Reblitz the blitzing linebacker

Madden School Pro Tip: If you get a defensive lineman into the backfield, immediately switch onto him and dive at the running back to stop the play in the backfield.

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