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Madden 15 Minute Tips: Goal-to-Go Defense

No defense is perfect, but this is a great building block for goal-to-go scenarios.
No defense is perfect, but this is a great building block for goal-to-go scenarios.

Keeping opponents out of the endzone is often the difference between winning and losing in Madden NFL 15, which is why we love defensive looks that make life difficult for opponents once they get in to scoring range.

In our newest piece of our Madden 15 Minute Tips series, I’m going to show you a quick and easy defense that I love to run when my opponent is in goal-to-go situations, which means 10-yards or fewer from the endzone. While no defense is able to lock down every thing on the field, there are certain offensive options in goal-to-go situations that are more prominent and dangerous than others, and with the right defense you can force your opponent out of many of the easiest ways to score up close.

If your defense could use an upgrade inside the ten, then check out our full Madden 15 minute tips video below, spend some time in practice mode to understand its strengths, weaknesses and nuances, and add it to your defensive arsenal for game day because it truly is a fantastic defense that can lock down lesser opponents with ease, and frustrate more skilled opponents when used in combination with other plays.

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Madden 15 Minute Tips: Goal-to-Go Defense

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Add Some Confusion to this defense by calling things a bit differently. Try putting your safeties in purple buzz zones, and your two outside corners in QB spies. This will be particularly strong against outside runs thanks to your spy’d up corners, and safer against corner routes. This is also nice against slant routes from the outside as your spy’d corners will effectively follow the slanting receivers all the way until the middle of the field.

Trust the CPU to control the zone in the middle of the field with the MLB, and you could see yourself rewarded by manually controlling the flats cornerback on either side. The advantage to this, is that it will allow you to manually float up to cover a corner route if necessary, or aid coverage elsewhere in the event that there is no real flats threat present. This can be an effective approach if you still want to call this sort of defense against an opponent that likes corner routes up close.

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