BALTIMORE BOX DEFENSIVE GUIDE

INTRODUCTION:

Welcome to the Baltimore Box defensive guide. We took a different approach to this guide and focus on heavy detail for a few formations rather than setups from a bunch of formations. We find this approach is perfect for learning how to play defense in Madden 18 vs the popular meta. We are going in depth with the 335 Normal formation and also adding some deadly blitzes and run defenses from 34 Predator. Please pay attention to all of the minute details in the videos as you learn how to defend the popular formations and stop the most popular plays in the game.

Nickel 335

MaddenTurf Defense of Choice

You’ve seen 335. You’ve seen it a lot. But have you ever seen it truly broken down like this? There are good 335’s and bad 335’s. We teach you how to make yours great so that you can defend everything that is popular in the game. We’re talking about adjustments, run defense, and how to play passive and wait for a mistake to happen.

Now we understand this section is not full of screaming blitzes, but we want to take advantage of the strengths of defense this year and that is the overpowered coverage. Let us show you how to stop plays, lock up the run, and force your opponent into making poor reads.

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Tampa 2

Cover 4 Drop

Cover 3 Cloud

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In this group of tabs we will go over how to defend the most popular formations in the game. These videos are in depth breakdown dual commentary showing plays and discussing how to stop them. These are moreso principles you need to learn to take advantage of the strengths of the formation, and hide the weaknesses as best as possible.

There will not be predefined setups here, but rather an instructional video on how to defend the formation. Please watch the video in its entirety to see how we have chosen to defend this formation.

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There will not be predefined setups here, but rather an instructional video on how to defend the formation. Please watch the video in its entirety to see how we have chosen to defend this formation.

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There will not be predefined setups here, but rather an instructional video on how to defend the formation. Please watch the video in its entirety to see how we have chosen to defend this formation.

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There will not be predefined setups here, but rather an instructional video on how to defend the formation. Please watch the video in its entirety to see how we have chosen to defend this formation.

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In this group of tabs we will have some full defensive gameplays that we like to call film rooms. It is where we show you an entire game and discuss what we did, strategy, etc during the game. Often times these videos can be quite beneficial as you get a look to see how we run these plays in game.

In this film room we watch a game where our opponent uses a formation that is not normally seen. This one is about adapting to change and playing against the “non meta”.

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In this film room we watch a game where our opponent uses the bunch te formation and we adjust on the fly to stop the popular plays and discuss how we did so.

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34 Predator

Bring a little more chaos to defense

Now we want to show you a formation that is not overly used so far, but is gaining some popularity….Predator. This unique formation offers us the ability to use some of the mechanics in game when flipping the play to create some lethal heat. Additionally we wanted to provide some great run defense and more passive play calls for you here as well. We will break this formation down into 2 parts: Heavy Bltizing and Base defenses. You will find the needed run defenses for shotgun in the base defense section where you will learn how to blow up draw, trap, etc in the backfield EVERY SINGLE TIME. Enjoy!

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Cross Fire

Cover 4

Cover 2

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Here we want to cover the various version of 6 man heat that we have, show you the setups, and then show you a film room of it being used in game. Any time you are sending 6 people there are holes on the field, so you will need to adjust well and user even better to take away the quick reads your opponent may have. I want to also say that these blitzes ARE blockable, so you can’t just set it and forget it. You will need to be on your A game to run these successfully and lock your opponent up.

This is our base version of the 6 man heat. The key here is to remember to flip the play to create the unique pressure scheme. We go into a lot of detail here on how to setup the blitz, but how to also alter the coverages as well. Some of the recommended coverage adjustments are indeed advanced and will require lots of practice to master.

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This is our version to force left edge pressure. You will need to flip the play and the same coverage adjustments from our base play can be used here as well. We do not normally force a particular edge, but it can be beneficial to do so when our opponent is blocking the base heat. This look also does not appear to be nearly as intimidating, and may cause our opponent to feel relaxed and not attempt to block the pressure.

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This is our version to force right edge pressure. You will need to flip the play and the same coverage adjustments from our base play can be used here as well. We do not normally force a particular edge, but it can be beneficial to do so when our opponent is blocking the base heat. This look also does not appear to be nearly as intimidating, and may cause our opponent to feel relaxed and not attempt to block the pressure.

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Follow along here as CC talks through an entire defensive game of using the 6 man pressure to learn how to adjust.

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Today we go over the setup for the growingly popular 34 odd crossfire. We go in detail to show you how to send the blitz with 5 men, 6 men, how to change it if you feel they may be running, and adjusting the coverage behind the play.

 

Here we want to cover setups which we consider more of a base defense. This involves sending some passive pressure and the ability to completely lock up runs from shotgun formations. You will create some real problems for your opponent here if you use each of these to their fullest.

 

When we talk about a passive blitz we are essentially saying that we are not sending a ton of people and will occasionally get pressure from it. The goal with passive pressure is to force our opponent to stop the pressure by blocking a running back to increase our numbers on the field. Anytime we are at a plus 1 advantage of people in coverage vs routes – we are winning.

THIS BLITZ DOES NOT REQUIRE A CONTAIN ANYMORE

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This is slowly becoming a very popular concept in the community, and we would be wrong if we did not include our version of the play. This blitzing setup does allow us to use the same look as our shotgun run defense as well, so that you have the ability to decide to blitz or stop the run very easily. Versatility is key here with this defense and setup!

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Getting burned by run plays out of shotgun? No more! Here we show you how to manually destroy the popular runs and give your opponent a reason to never run the ball again.

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Lets take a deep look at how to completely shut down wham and defend the deuce close formation.

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A SHORT THANK YOU

Because We Care!

Thank you for purchasing the Baltimore Box defensive guide. Please let us know if you enjoyed this different format here for how to specifically beat the most popular offenses in the game rather than just setups. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below!