Madden 21: How to stop a running QB like Lamar Jackson & Kyler Murray
Huddle GG collaborated with EA Sports to cover the tools available to you to stop players like Lamar Jackson, and knowing how to do so will be crucial to playing well.
You can all crash the spy and send the player to tackle the QB faster by placing a specific defender into spy zone coverage and following the scrambling QB along the line of scrimmage, waiting for them to break forward.
Your defensive line will be set to contain if you press RB/R1 twice in the defensive keys menu, which prevents the quarterback from breaking to the outside of the pocket. There are many plays that feature contain as standard, but you can also do it with Madden Ultimate Team.
When the ball is snapped, the nickel CB in the yellow zone that you do not control will drop to the line of scrimmage (this is the selection of 0), but on the right side of the field.
Stopping QB Option Plays
If you’re facing a mobile QB, it’s worth making your adjustments at the start of the game to protect against option plays, as this will draw the defenders’ attention to the QB, who will be less fooled by the QB keeping the ball and rushing, allowing you to concentrate your user on the standard HB play.
How do you stop the QB option in Madden?
If you are already at the line of scrimmage, press the A/X button in the defensive key to activate the ‘option QB’ setting, which causes the AI to focus on the QB, stopping the run and allowing you to focus your user on the standard HB play.
What is the best defense to run on Madden 21?
Take manual control of a wide defensive end to ensure that they set the edge against the offensive tackle and pesky tight end, or take over the middle linebacker to plug the gaps yourself for the best run defense.
What is the best defense in Madden 21?
The NFL’s 10 Best Defenses in Madden 21 are Ranked
- 1 Chicago Bears (88 points)
- 2 San Francisco 49ers (87 points)
- 3 Baltimore Ravens (86 points)
- 4 New Orleans Saints (86 points)
- 5 New England Patriots (85)
- 6 Cincinnati Bengals (85)
- 7 Buffalo Bills (84)
- 8 Pittsburgh Steelers (84)
What defense stops the run?
The 6-2 is a common short-yardage defensive formation used to stop the run. The six down linemen are positioned in the gaps between the offensive linemen, with the two inside linebackers playing run first, pass second.
Where is QB spy Madden 20?
To use a QB Spy in Madden 20, go to the preplay menu and change a specific player’s assignment; a lineman or linebacker is usually the best choice for this.