Madden Mondays: Playing Zone Defense

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In every installment of Madden Mondays, we explore ways that gamers can play the classic football video game even better. We are fortunate to have two of the brightest minds on the sticks providing tips and analysis—on everything from game planning to play-calling to formations. Want to get better at Madden? You need to be reading Madden Mondays, featuring @ZFarls and @SGibs, the two guys who created (and who continually update) the official Prima Madden 12 strategy guide.

In this post, the guys take a look at how to set up a zone defense. Even with Madden 12's improved zone coverage, simply selecting a play and hoping it works is not the right way to play defense.

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In every installment of Madden Mondays, we explore ways that gamers can play the classic football video game even better. We are fortunate to have two of the brightest minds on the sticks providing tips and analysis—on everything from game planning to play-calling to formations. Want to get better at Madden? You need to be reading Madden Mondays, featuring @ZFarls and @SGibs, the two guys who created (and who continually update) the official Prima Madden 12 strategy guide.

In this post, the guys take a look at how to set up a zone defense. Even with Madden 12's improved zone coverage, simply selecting a play and hoping it works is not the right way to play defense.

How do you bring pressure and still flood the field with defenders? Watch the video below.

If you've missed any Madden Mondays posts, catch up here:

Introducing Madden Mondays
Master the Far and Near Formations
Run Tim Tebow's Read Option
Reading Defenses Pre- and Post-Snap

Source:  Prima Madden
Photo:  espn.com


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Topics: FOOTBALL