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Madden Players' Madden NFL 16 "Multiple D" Defensive Guide
Designed for: Madden NFL 16 on Playstation 4 & Xbox One
Based on: Multiple D Defensive Playbook

The "Multiple D" Playbook has emerged as a favorite of many, featuring an incredible variety of some of the game's best formations, blitzes, run defenses, and coverage defenses---all in one playbook!

Whether you're a 4-3 or 3-4 oriented player, or perhaps you're the type to like to stay in Quarters, Nickel, Dime, or Dollar--no matter the case, this playbook and guide will fulfill your every defensive desire. The Multiple D Playbook defensive guide is an utterly refined masterpiece of strategic perfection, appealing to SIM or tournament player, novice or expert, and the straightforward or sophisticated.

My biggest intentions with this guide were unequivocal: Find the most consistent blitzes that sent the least amount of defenders possible, show you how to tweak as many blitzes as possible to still get in against extra blockers (some work against extra blockers even without tweaks, even as a 3-man rush), find run defenses that blow up the game's best tosses, inside runs, and shotgun inside zones out of the same setups that get nano-type pressure, and coverage (and aggressive catch) defenses that all work out of the same base setups that also bring pressure.

This guide is chock-full of consistent b/a-gaps, dual pressures to attack extra blockers, many 3-man and 4-man blitzes and even a 2-man blitz. I also made sure there were plenty 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.

Our 4-3: Under Odd comes loaded with DE B-Gaps and edge pressures from every side of the offensive line, as well as a DT A-Gap blitz. 4-3: Under comes packed with incredible B-Gaps and Run Defense. Our 3-4: Solid and 3-4: Odd bring their own set of uncommonly fast DE B-Gap pressure from both sides, A-Gap/Edge pressure, with one of them being a 3-man rush, and sometimes Dual B-Gap blitz.

Continuing on with our Dime: Normal scheme, which has a whole scheme devoted to showing left/right edge and left/right B-gap pressure, all with the same look, as well as a Dual Edge or Dual B-Gap/Edge blitz. The Dollar: 3-2-6 also comes with its own scheme of dual edge pressure and left/right B-gap pressure sending as little as 4 rushers.

Last but not least, our Quarter: Normal Scheme brings you possibly the sickest defensive scheme in Madden NFL 16, featuring a 3-man DE B-Gap blitz that a RB doesn't pick up, a 3-man blitz that's a coverage defense (and an aggressive catch coverage defense) with man coverage and 3 deep blue zones that a RB also doesn't pick up, and a run defense all in the same look. I also include a mini scheme out of Nickel Normal and some Big: Nickel: Strong.

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 and inside runs... 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. And aggressive catching? I show you how to shut that down as best as possible too while still getting nano-type pressure.

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.

The "Multiple D" Defensive guide features everything from schemes out of 34 Solid, 34 Odd, 43 Under, 43 Under Odd, Dime Normal, Quarter: Normal, Dollar 326, and Big Nickel Strong.

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.

"A lot of the base setups work against a blocking running back, and several of the run defenses are out of the same blitz setup, so basically you can get heat on the QB even with extra protection, AND shut down the run and pass with it." — Jeff

I know that time is valuable, and that is why this guide will not waste your time with endless paragraphs or long, rambling videos. Everything in the guide is direct and straight to the point so that you can get to playing instead of studying.

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.

Originally Posted by Nolan
These are truly the cleanest and most organized guides I have ever seen, and it makes a HUGE difference when it comes to using it, because I certainly can't memorize everything in it, nor do I have the time to go through a 5-15 minute video to see what the blitz is or how the blitz looks during a game. The setups are quick and easy. The videos are short and to the point, most showing multiple examples for several different scenarios such as with a halfback blocking and tell you exactly what to do and how to adjust it against extra blockers, etc, all within a minute or two and no time wasted. Exactly what I need to spend more time dominating and less time studying. Bravo, once again.
Originally Posted by Alton
These are some of the easiest setups I've seen. Some other place I got something from had an average of like 8 steps per play. No joke, one play even had 10 required steps! And the craziest things is, the blitzes were working for no one else other than the person selling them. So frustrating, only to be thereafter insulted by the person who sold the subpar guide talking about people were setting it up wrong... You live and you learn, though.
Originally Posted by Jeff
This guide goes into great detail and has a huge emphasis on ancillary adjustments such as with advanced blocking schemes. Dang near every play has an extra explanation or additional step to still get in against extra blockers, that is if the blitz doesn't inherently work against a blocking halfback. A lot of the base setups work against a blocking running back, and several of the run defenses are out of the same blitz setup, so basically you can get heat on the QB even with extra protection, AND shut down the run and pass with it. I've allowed only an average of 6 points per game for my last 4 MUT games using the defensives in this guide. Easily the best defensive schemes I've seen all year from anywhere, and the fact that they're all in one playbook is the icing on the cake.
Types of Defenses Included

2-5 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.

Blitzes that get in smoothly even given extra blockers on offense

 Run defenses to blow up the dreaded Strong: Close Toss, inside runs, and Inside Zone's from Shotgun

The best defenses to stop Aggressive Catch abusers that also get nano-type pressure

Several Blanketing Coverage Defenses that confuse and cause mistakes 

No blitz sends more pass-rushers than there are blockers
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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

 Crystal Clear 1080p HD Videos and Voice-overs for each Play

 24/7 email support with our lead strategist about Madden NFL 16 strategy

Updatable content - Updates when new defenses are found or get patched

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Playbook, Schemes and Formations Broken Down

  All breakdowns and plays are found in the Multiple D Playbook

4-3: Under Odd - Scheme

  4-3: Under - Scheme

  3-4: Solid - Scheme

  3-4: Odd - Scheme

  Nickel: Normal - Scheme

  Dime: Normal - Scheme

  Dollar: 3-2-6 - Scheme

  Quarter: Normal - Scheme

  Bonus: Big: Nickel Strong

Total Formations: 9
Total Plays:

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Yes to all three. Each guide is fully optimized to work on Macs, smart phones, tablets, and PCs. Any device that can load an internet web page can use the guide with complete functionality. 

What is the purpose of this guide?
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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.

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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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