46 Normal

46 Normal is always a popular formation in Madden. Year in and year out it is reliable b/c of the personnel grouping, and the various coverages that it provides. Because of the changes to “show blitz” it has become less used because we were not able to get the same looks as we were in the past. Well,¬†Let’s Get past that Shall we?

THIS FORMATION IS RUN FLIPPED, YOU CAN RUN THE OUTSIDE PRESSURES WITHOUT FLIPPING THE FORMATION BUT ALL OTHERS MUST BE FLIPPED!!!!

THERE ARE 2 PARTS TO THIS FORMATION, EACH PART HAS ITS OWN VIDEO UNDERNEATH THE SETUPS

 

 

Part 1: Blitz Set-Ups

In this section we are going to focus on getting pressure out of the 46 formation. We can produce both gap and outside pressure very easily and organically stop the run while doing so!

Play Set-Ups

Fire Zone 3 and Cover 2 Invert Set-Up 1 (B-Gap)

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash Line Down
  3. Hot Blitz ROLB (Left of Screen) *Already blitzing in Fire Zone
  4. Coverage LE (Right of Screen) *Optional
  5. User MLB In Right B Gap
  6. Shade Zones and Adjust Coverage as You Wish

Fire Zone 3 and Cover 2 Invert Set-Up 2 (Outside Looping Left)

  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch and Crash Down
  3. Hot Blitz ROLB (Left of Screen) *Already blitzing in Fire Zone
  4. Coverage LE (Right of Screen) *Optional
  5. User MLB In Right B Gap
  6. Shade Zones and Adjust coverage As you Wish

Fire Zone 3 (Heavy Overload Left)

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash Line Out
  3. Coverage LE (Right of Screen) *Optional
  4. Blitz SS (Left of screen in Box) and Bring Down to LOS Or Show Blitz
  5. User MLB In Right B Gap
  6. Shade Zones and Adjust Coverage as You Wish

Outside Left (Any Play)

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash Line Out
  3. Coverage LE (Right of Screen) *Optional
  4. Blitz SS (Left of screen in Box) and Bring Down to LOS Or Show Blitz
  5. User MLB In Right B Gap
  6. Shade Zones and Adjust Coverage as You Wish

Outside Right/B-Gap (Any Play)

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash Line Out
  3. Coverage RE (Left of Screen) *Optional
  4. Hot Blitz LOLB (Right Of Screen) And Move Out a Few Steps
  5. User ROLB Over Center
  6. Replace LOLB’s Coverage With MLB
  7. Shade Zones and Adjust Coverage as You Wish

Rush Outside (Dual Pressure)

  1. Base Align
  2. Spread D-Line and Crash Out
  3. Call Contain
  4. User FS Over Center As Shown

 

Part 2: Coverage Defenses

In this section we are going to look at Some Coverage Plays

Play Set-Ups

Cover 2 Invert Cross Man

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash Line Out
  3. Man Up ROLB (Left of Screen) and FS
  4. Shade Coverage However You Like
  5. User MLB over RT
  6. Spy a D-Lineman *Optional

Cover 2 Invert Cross Man #2

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash Line Out
  3. Man Up ROLB (Left of Screen)
  4. Place FS in a Deep Blue
  5. Shade Coverage as You wish
  6. User MLB Over RT
  7. Spy a D-Lineman

Cover 1

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash Line Out
  3. Place FS In hard Flat to the Side of the HB
  4. User MLB in Hook Over RT

Rush Outside

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash Line Out
  3. Place Blitzing SS and LB in Cloud Flats
  4. User FS over Center