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Madden Players' Madden NFL 16 "46 Ultimate" Defensive Guide
Designed for: Madden NFL 16 on Playstation 4 & Xbox One
Based on: 46 Playbook
Madden NFL 16 has received more and bigger patches than ever before. The biggest one was in late November, with another one recently in early December. While the early December 2015 patch did not affect anything in our guides including this one, the November 2015 patch did---but with that patch came many other holes (as these types of patches tend to do). With so many new holes, we were able to update most of what got patched and still find much more new stuff to create this one.
The 46 playbook has always been one of the most popular playbooks for its run-stopping ability and for how unique it is as the only playbook with all the 46 formations, Big: Nickel Bear, Nickel 3-3-5 Sam, and 4-4: Split---all of which received much attention in this latest 46 Ultimate guide.
And while the 46 playbook will make the most use of this guide, the following formations can be found in any of the following playbooks:
3-4: Bear can be found in BAL, BUF, CHI, CLE, IND, KC, NO, 46 and SF.
46: Normal can be found in CIN, JAX, 46 and MIN.
46: Bear Under can be found in ATL, MIA, SD, STL, SEA, 46, and TB.
Dime: Normal can be found in all 4-3 based playbooks including 46, MULT D, and Cover 2.
Dollar: 3-2-6 can be found in ATL, BUF, CLE, JAX, MIA, NO, NYG, OAK, STL, SEA
Quarter: Normal can be found in all 4-3 based playbooks including MULT D, 46, and Cover 2.
Pressure after the recent patches, while different, is arguably better. I've found everything from DE B-Gap nano blitzes only sending three players, dual edge pressure, a 3-man rush Turbo DT A-gap, more QB Sneak and FB Dive defenses, new defenses to blow up Gun: Inside Zones in the backfield, the most unique and effective coverage defense for stopping Four Verticals and deep bomb glitches, and the list goes on.
Ultimately, this guide is chock-full of consistent A/B-gap blitzes, dual pressures to attack extra blockers, 4-man blitzes and even 3-man blitzes. I also made sure there were double-digit amounts of SIM League-friendly blitzes that required no manual movements. Several blitzes get in against extra blockers even without extra adjustments, some of which only rush 3-4 defenders and still get in against the blocked running back. I also made sure that a lot of blitzes worked out of most plays in a given formation, and that flipping the blitz by flipping the play is effective as well.
And most of all, the blitzes are consistent. The first thing some folks will tell you to try to lower your expectations immensely is that you can't run the same blitz too many times or the offensive line will adjust. That is completely false, and please don't believe that. Consistency in blitzes exists, it just takes hard work to find the right blitzes.
So if you're the type to like A and B-gap blitzes, especially by defensive linemen, this guide is absolutely loaded.
And the dreaded I Form, Strong I, and Weak I Quick Toss, inside runs and Gun: Inside Zones... the Run Defenses in this guide lock that up tightly. I spent several hours specifically trying to figure out how to stop that run scheme---don't let it make you a victim.
Whether you're having trouble stopping the run, locking up money plays, or just want to be more aggressive in your blitzing and yet still retain great coverage, this guide will certainly satisfy all of your needs.
The guide also includes DT A-gap blitzes, DE B-gap blitzes, edge-pressures, 3-man pressures, 4-man pressures, and pressures that an RB or TE cannot block.
Learn how to run all of these powerful formations to their maximum capability and much more using all kinds of defensive line, linebacker, and coverage adjustments that will drive your opponents crazy.
"...these are some of the easiest, most consistent, and even sim league friendly setups I've ever seen in the past several years. Job very well done." — kjack
With this guide, learning is easier than ever as you can just hit the play button, sit back, and watch as we show you all the minor details of running these schemes in a matter of minutes. On top of that, each play comes with short, typed up steps as well so that you have all the most important information that you need to know when you are in the middle of gameplay.
This is extremely important if you need to look something important up during a match and you don't have much time in between plays.
Now, when you're playing, you have all the knowledge and information that you need at your fingertips by just clicking around in our quick-links system so you won't have to watch a whole video to know what the play is supposed to accomplish.
Types of Defenses Included
The easiest and quickest setups in the industry. No play requires more than 1-5 simple steps--the average is 2-3 steps. Some only require 1-2 steps.
3-5 Man D-line Nanos (Blitz where the Defensive Lineman dart in untouched sending only 2-5 rushers)
DT A-Gaps, DE A-Gaps, DE B-Gaps, Dual B-Gap Pressure, Dual Edge Pressures, Edge pressures, and more.
DE A-Gap Turbo Blitz
Blitzes that get in smoothly even given extra blockers on offense
Blitzes that get against Play-actions (including those that use Max Protect)
Run defenses to blow up the dreaded Strong: Close Toss, inside runs, and Inside Zone's from Shotgun
The best defenses to stop Deep bomb glitches and Four Verticals
Several Blanketing Coverage Defenses that confuse and cause mistakes
No blitz sends more pass-rushers than there are blockers
Concepts and Features Included
Who Should I Control on Defense?
Who Should I try NOT to Control on Defense?
Adjusting Your Coverages Behind Blitzes
The Most Important Facts about Blitzing in Madden NFL 16
Blitzes are marked out for your convenience
Audible, Depth Chart, & Substitutions Recommendations and Advice
Guide content works with ANY team
Each play is fully optimized to its ultimate capabilities
A "Quick setup" text write-up for each play
Quick-link system to help move around the guide fast when playing
24/7 email support with our lead strategist about Madden NFL 16 strategy
Updatable content - Updates when new defenses are found or get patched
Playbook, Schemes and Formations Broken Down
46: Playbook (Other playbooks have some of these formations as well. They are mentioned in 3rd paragraph of this page)
46: Normal - Scheme
46: Bear - Scheme
46: Bear Under - Scheme
3-4: Bear - Scheme
Big Nickel Bear - Scheme
Nickel: 335 Odd - Scheme
4-4: Split - Scheme
Dime: Normal - Scheme
Dollar: 3-2-6 - Scheme
Nickel: 3-3-5 Sam - Scheme
Quarter: Normal - Play
Goalline 5-4-2 - Play
Total Formations: 12
Total Plays: 32+
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The purpose of this guide is to make you a better player at Madden NFL 16 whether you play real people, against the CPU, online, or offline. The strategies in this guide are all game-play related, which means they deal with mainly the aspects of play-calling, play-adjustment, and play-execution.
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This guide mainly consists of Schemes. A Scheme by definition is a "systematic plan of action", and an "orderly combination of related parts". In other words, we define a scheme as two or more plays out of the same formation which we use as a systematic plan of action. We teach you how to adjust it, optimize it, when to switch plays, and how to counter most of the defenses or offenses someone could run against you with it. Above and beyond the play-breakdowns themselves, our voice-over commentary is also packed with tips and tidbits of information that can change the way you view each play and the game itself.
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1. You learn about other popular defenses. By simply becoming aware of them you instantly gain an advantage on recognizing these strategies and then beating them when you encounter them, since you know what to expect and what it works or doesn't work against.
2. You can learn more different defensive concepts. In each guide, we try to make them unique, not only in the plays themselves, but in the general strategies that we season into each breakdown. By getting a variety of our guides, you will be exposed to countless defensive concepts that you can plug into any defense or playbook.
3. You can become more versatile and can switch playbooks against opponents who you play often. Given that each playbook only has a handful of money plays, people you play often can tend to catch on. By being able to use multiple playbooks you can always keep them on their heels trying to stop your powerful offenses.
4. If you use a custom playbook, you can add all, if not most, of the content from each guide into one playbook and have it all at your fingertips in each game.
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