The most consistent run D this year is Cover 4… The reason being is the safeties are in run fits which mean you will have 8 or 9 guys playing the run instead of 5 or 6…. Also shifting line towards the strong side of the offense can help….
All out blitz can help also but it is a high-risk low reward type of play so do this with caution
4-4 Split is another good way to slow down the run but will be harder to defend the pass.
DO NO BLITZ TO STOP THE RUN….unless you KNOW which hole or play is coming and are 100% sure of it…it’s so easy this year to get a player out of position and much harder to recover because the momentum and physics of player movement are so much more demanding. CHEAP NFL 18 coins for sale If you are flying 8 or 9 in the middle of the field, within the first second of the play you may have made a move that is going to cost you anywhere from 12-15 yards and many times a house call.
I see guys call idiotic things like Engage 8 blitzes with a manual SS blitz thrown in too and get TORCHED consistently….because they fail to understand the way the running game SHOULD work. When you bring 8 or 9 players immediately at the snap, your D is committed to the principle that your opponent is semi-comatose or brain-dead and won’t start gashing you with quick passes or outside runs when you are exposed to both.
Goal line D is another area where blitzing too often is death. Stay in zones, use hard flats and user Safeties to avoid defending the back line of the end zone when the plane of the goal line is the money. Manually shooting gaps with the LBs is still a very effective way to blow up a play OR to give up a TD if you are taking guys out of their outside contain responsibility to do it…
Forgot to add that defensive coaching adjustment are awesome!
I loved them in NCAA and they have been brought back almost EXACTLY the way I remember them working in that game… You can really get killed by broken tackles with you set tackling to “aggressive”, but when you combine “aggressive tackling” with “aggressive strip ball” and “aggressive pass rush” against guys that REFUSE to run the damn ball, the turnovers go up huge in no time.buy cheap Madden 18 Coins The coaching adjustments are a great counter to exploit and abuse people who refuse to mix things up and keep you mentally working…
The adjustments are there, and if you stay in all “aggressive” settings too much, you can be pounded by counter adjustments….but THAT is exactly what I want in Madden…I love it when the game punishes people for being too predictable or too constant in running the same things and not mixing it up. I hope this year’s game has staying power because almost all Madden’s are pretty good in the first couple weeks…time will tell if the glitches will break the game in September….so far though, I am really digging the options and the chess match that can come out of it (with the right opponents….you can’t ever really enjoy chess with guys who metaphorically try to move pieces illegally or just tip the table over when they are losing)!
Cover 4, spread those safeties and get them down in the box. Make sure you have favorable matchups outside since bringing your safeties down takes away deep defenders