How To Win Games In Madden 23 Every Time
How You Can Win Every Time In Madden 23:
- Snap the ball
- DON’T drift back with your quarterback
- Instead -> Slightly tap up on your left analog stick to move up a couple yards
Winning games in Madden 23 is hard when you do this in the pocket: Drift back. Drifting outside the tackle box. Oh shit, blitz coming, PICK!
Does this sound like you?
With the quick block sheds and blitzes hollering off the edge, it can be a natural reaction to drift backward in the pocket.
However, this tendency is costing you games and there are 2 reasons why:
1. Less Time to Throw
A common misconception is that drifting back will buy more time in the pocket. That is false.
Drifting back buys less time in the pocket because the tackles will have no chance of countering the pass rush angles from the defensive ends.
The tackle will be unable to seal the edge on the DE when all the DE has to do is swim outside then have a straightaway the QB.
If the QB steps up then the DE will have to do a full circle around the tackle to generate pressure. The tackle can brick wall the DE for much longer when the DE can not just speed rush to the outside.
2. More Time for Defenders to React on Passes
If the ball is placed at the 30 and you drop back to the 20, imagine the time you are giving defenders to react.
Defenders will be swarming to passes they should never get to because of poor pocket presence. It does not matter if you have the best reads, best route combos, best spacing. If your pocket is lacking you will not be scoring as consistently as you should.
Let me let you in on a secret. Slightly tap up on the left analog stick when you maneuver in the pocket.
That way you don’t drift back yet don’t bump your lineman. You just need to slightly tap up on the left analog for about 2 seconds.
Your Urgent Next Step:
Developing great pocket is a huge step in the right direction. However, pocket presence is only 1 of Madden’s 12 fundamentals.
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Playing Madden without knowing these fundamentals would be like trying to play football without knowing the X’s and O’s.