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THE BEST RUN DEFENSES IN MADDEN ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THIS GAMEPLAN. IF YOU WANT THE SINGLE BEST RUN DEFENSE IN THE GAME, YOU WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO CHECK OUT OUR SETUP IN THE 3-4 BEAR DEFENSE!

Early on in Madden 20, you're going to notice that the meta has shifted from a passer's game where you had all day in the pocket to throw crossing routes and corners (in Madden 18/19) into a runner's game where the pass rush is considerably faster this year.

As a result, the majority of top level players in the Madden Championship Series circuit, as well at the top players online on the Regs/MUT leaderboards are running the ball very heavily. The first two tournaments of the year were won by players who ran the ball well over 70% of the time for 200-300 yards a game. As a result, we wanted to ensure that our first defensive gameplan of the year bottled up the run on 1st and 2nd downs so that your pass rushing setups can get home to the QB on a 3rd & Long as opposed to having to guess run vs. pass on 3rd & short in a very run heavy game!

We suggest that you turn auto-flip on when running this defense as a run defense. You will want to ensure that you are able to manually shoot the stretch/dive and have the correct defensive alignment on the field.

 

Setup:

1. Spread DL & Crash Inside

2. Show Blitz

3. User MLB as shown in video

 

Pro-Tip:

When shooting the gap vs. the stretch run, make sure you pay close attention to where the MLB is aligned. When you shoot the gap, run STRAIGHT DOWN. DO NOT angle to the outside. The offensive line will not pick you up if you do this right. If you want to practice this, go into practice mode on defense and let the CPU run the stretch against you to practice (the offense in this video is running the Oakland Raiders playbook).

 

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The Bear 46 Defense

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Welcome to ZAN & Antcap's Madden 20 Launch Gameplan out of the 46 Defensive Gameplan!

Early on in Madden 20, you're going to notice that the competitive meta has shifted from a passer's game where you had all day in the pocket to throw crossing routes and corners (in Madden 18/19) into a runner's game where the pass rush is considerably faster this year.

As a result, the majority of top level players are running the ball very heavily. The first two tournaments of the year were won by players who ran the ball well over 70% of the time for 200-300 yards a game. As a result, we wanted to ensure that our first defensive gameplan of the year bottled up the run on 1st and 2nd downs so that your pass rushing setups can get home to the QB on a 3rd & Long as opposed to having to guess run vs. pass on 3rd & short in a very run heavy game!

Within this gameplan, we have:

 

  • User Run Defense (Hitsticks in the Backfield)
  • CPU Run Defense (If your user isn't up to par)
  • "Bait" Run Defenses (that dare your opponent to run into a trap)
  • 3-Man Unslidable Pressure (WITH A RUNNINGBACK BLOCKING)
  • Zone Blitzes that confuse 6-7 man pass protections
  • Lockdown Coverage combinations after you force your opponent to pass
  • The SINGLE BEST Run Defense for "Stretch, Armbar, and Pray" offenses!
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