Turn 5 Wide Into -5 Yards
Madden 23 | Beginner Defense Tips
It Isn’t Rocket Science
Now ends your misery of facing the infamous please sack me now: 50 wide.
50 wide? Yeah, 50 wide. 5 out, ZERO blocking.
Look, I got a 2.8 gpa in high school. I am no academic scholar but if a formation has ZERO blocking, how do you think we counter it?
My 12th grade calculus teacher Mrs. Taylor always used to question my abilities after scoring a… 9% in her class.
Maybe rightfully so, but maybe fuck calculus instead. Who needs that?
Point is you don’t need to be Einstein to problem-solve in Madden.
We Use A 5 Step Process For Defending 5 Wide:
- Pinch linebackers (right on dpad; down on left analog)
- Slant defensive line outside (left on dpad up on right analog)
- Qb contain
- Hover with user over line
- *Optional* Man up safety on slot
UTILIZE THE BEST BLITZ AND KEEP BLITZING THE DAMN FORM.
Nickel 335 Wide: Mike Blitz 3^
335 wide has had a top blitz in Madden for the last few years. Chances are it will continue to be effective moving forward.
If you are screaming “GLITCH” or “CHEESE BLITZ”, hear me out. We are blitzing 5 and they are blocking 5.
As a Reddit user said on the forum post, “Best Way To Stop 5 Wide Formations”: https://www.reddit.com/r/Madden/comments/2apy72/whats_the_best_way_to_stop_5_wide_formations/
“Sugar blitzes work 80-90% of the time for me.”
A sugar blitz stacks the line then the center has to account for your user hovering close to the line as well. So a lot of times, this blitz will holler because the center anticipates our user blitzing.
Again, I’m not a math wizard but this is technically a 6 vs. 5. The center is accounting for 2 people.
The best part is it’s IMPOSSIBLE for the please sack me now 5 wide users to block the blitz.
Your Urgent Next Step
Now that we have ended 5 wide user’s careers, let’s move on to crushing PA boot crosser spammers
Read here now on “Defending Crossing Routes”: https://themaddenacademy.com/2021/12/how-to-stop-crossing-routes
The crossers will come back to haunt you EVERY year if you don’t take action and learn how to crush them now.