Duke breaks down a new defensive scheme from Nickel Normal in this Madden 18 Tip!

Nickel Normal FLIPPED Defensive Scheme

Playbooks: ANY 43 Based Defensive Playbook

*Make sure to flip all of the plays at the play call screen when using ALL of these setups!

Setup 1: (Right Side Pressure)

ANY Play:

  1. Base align and press
  2. Pinch the DL
  3. Crash the DL right
  4. Make sure the right DB is blitzing
  5. User the LILB (right of screen) over the RG exactly as shown in the video

Setup 2: (Dual Pressure)

ANY Play:

  1. Base align and press
  2. Pinch the DL
  3. Crash the DL up
  4. Spy the RILB (left of screen)
  5. Make sure the right DB is blitzing
  6. User the LILB (right of screen) over the RG exactly as shown in the video

Setup 3: (Left Side Pressure)

ANY Play:

  1. Base align and press
  2. Pinch the DL
  3. Crash the DL up
  4. Spy the RILB (left of screen)
  5. User the LILB (right of screen) over the RG exactly as shown in the video

Setup 4: Max Coverage

Cover 3 Sky:

  1. Base align and press
  2. Pinch the DL
  3. Crash the DL up
  4. Spy the DT
  5. User the LILB (right of screen) over the RG exactly as shown in the video

 

Final Thoughts:

This scheme allows you to use any coverage and blitz from the left, right, or both sides all giving the offense the same look to disguise everything. Plus the setups are incredibly easy which gives you ample time for extra coverage adjustments! Be sure your best pass rusher is the RILB (left of screen) and your best user is the LILB (right of screen) for best results.

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Duke

Duke is one of the best Madden players of all time. Duke has been playing Madden competitively since Madden 04 and in this time period has dominated the tournament, league, and online scene. Most notably, Duke is a Madden 18 Classic Finalist, Madden 16 and Madden 17 Championship Finalist, Madden 17 DC and Salary Cap Finalist and has many major tournament wins (Madden 17 Gamersaloon CVC Pro League, Madden Challenge, and MWS/BCA Regional) to his name as well as numerous Final 4 appearances.

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