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What’s New on Defense in Madden 21

There are a few things you’ll need to know when you first start playing Madden 21.

Today, we are going over 3 fairly big changes on the defensive side of the ball that you’ll want to know!

Check it out below.

What You Need To Know On Defense In Madden 21

There are 3 things we covered in the video above.

Pre-Snap Controls

The pre-snap defensive controls that used to be on LB/L1 are now on RB/R1. So things like QB Contain and Pass/Run commit can be done by pressing RB/R1.

Moving Around Your Pass Rushers

This year offensive lineman build up resistance to the pass rushers they are facing. You will want to move your pass rushers around (especially in key situations) to maximize the effectiveness of your pass rush.

Zone Drops

Zone drops is a new feature added to Madden 21 that has a lot of great potential. You can now set how far back your cloud flats, curl flats, and hook zone defenders drop into coverage.

You can set them to 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 yards deep. Note: This does not effect deep blue zones at all.

We aren’t recommending using zone drops early on (unless you really know what you are doing) because at this point the benefits are outweighed by the negatives of the feature. We already have all kinds of ways to beat zone drops in our first Madden 21 eBook and as the season progresses we’ll likely continue to find even more ways of beating it.

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  1. Can’t wait for the Defensive schemes

  2. Im having a lot of trouble playing Defense. Trouble with man to man with fast receivers breaking quickly even tho pressed by better corners. also I feel as if other people are better at making the play on the ball when they throw it up into my zone coverage. help please.

    1. Defense is just a lot more difficult this year unfortunately

      1. How do you manually press in this 21? I can’t seem to jam a reciever at all?

      2. Are you able to manually press or jam a receiver off the line in 21? I haven’t been able to get this to work?

  3. yeah you have to go up on them move your stick and press X-playstation or A-xbox on the line and on the reciver.