If you have a valuable possession more than likely you employ some sort of defense to protect it. The word Defense is defined as the action of defending from or resisting attack. Yet how many Madden players look at defense as just what we do in between offensive possessions? Defense isn’t a passive word…it requires action. We should never use a term of “Bend but don’t break” when referring to defense.
In order for us to defend we must Bow up and stand our ground. We play defense with a near sighted approach, our opponent may think they have multiple yards to get to the end zone but we defend every yard as it were the goal line.
EA Sports has given us a taste of what some of the new Madden 12 defensive plays look like. We take a closer look at some that stand out to us and keep that aggressive swagger we need to be a dominating defense.
The NFL has become a pass first league but this style of offense is nothing new to Madden fans around the world. EA Sports has introduced a new formation to Madden called the Sub 2-3-6. The Mike Edge 2 Buzz uses two down linemen, three linebackers, three safeties, and three cornerbacks. With so many complex passing formations this defensive formation will keep us with good personnel on the field, but also add the pre-snap movement that we see on Sundays to help keep the offense second guessing.
We know goal line offense is frowned upon when used outside of the 5-10 yardline, but that doesn’t stop people from using it. The Goal Line 6-4-1 GL Man is specifically designed to counter offensive Goal Line formations. Each gap is accounted for. This formation should give us the opportunity to play defense behind the line of scrimmage and make things difficult on any offense in the red zone.