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Old 12-19-2009, 06:31 AM   #9
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Re: Issues with the 3-4 Defense in Madden...

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The 3-4 is designed to control the gaps to stop the run right? To achieve this, doesn't it mean that each defensive lineman has take up two blockers so the linebackers can make the play? Well why doesn't this happen in Madden? It practically renders the whole formation useless and makes you annoyed when you see their running back repeatedly blow by you for a 20 yard gain.

Is there a way to fix this for Madden 11? Just sayin...its annoying to control defenses that are based on the 3-4 and see it not work at all...

Other than that, the game is easily the best madden by far

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Are you playing online/offline? What setting? I'm running a 3-4 offline with the Cowboys, but usually use a manually controlled LB to handle stopping the run.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:28 PM   #10
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Exactly, its a big problem when big defensive lineman get blocked by one blocker and don't move with the flow of the play
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:24 PM   #11
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^^yeah that's real annoying..so much for fixing the "vacuum block"...happens like every play...

can't wait till 2k gets the license back...
Don't hold your breath for that to happen...
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:06 AM   #12
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I've read this before but I dont seem to understand the problem. I run the 3-4 almost exclusively and I handle the run just fine. There are teams that hard to stop and will eat the clock for long drives but for the most part I get excellent pressure on the QB and defend the run just fine
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #13
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Re: Issues with the 3-4 Defense in Madden...

I've had some really good results with the 3-4 in my franchise though i don't run the 3-4 completely true to it's design.

I converted the Giants to a 3-4 defense by moving Kiwanuka to LOLB (I did this before I started the franchise so I could bump his AWR rating a little as part of the change) Canty to RE and traded Umenyiora and a couple draft picks to Baltimore for Haloti Ngata, who I play at NT. Also made trades for Maluaga and Cushing to be inside backers in my 3-4. So my starting front 7 are Canty, Ngata, Tuck on the line and Sintim, Maluaga, Cushing and Kiwanuka behined them.

I usually control Ngata, Tuck or one of the blitzing OLBs and each season I have managed to hit double digit sacks with Tuck, Sintim and Kiwanuka. Now I know DEs are not supposed to be highly effective pass rushers in a 3-4, but I do scheme opportunities for Tuck to go 1-on-1 with a blocker and rush the passer, often by sliding my D-line toward the strong side, pitting Tuck 1-on-1 with the RT. This is where I don't play a "traditional" 3-4.

Of my 3 sack artists, Sintim is the player I control the least, but he still seems to pick up sacks without my intervention. When I view replays I often see Canty pushing the LT into the LG, tieing up both blockers and giving Sintim a free path to the QB.

Ngata very often blows up the inside running game by pushing the OC back and forcing one of the OGs to help.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:19 AM   #14
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Ok, where do I begin? Im playing the 3-4 defense with the Niners and am in my second season with the following guys starting on defense...

LE- Justin Smith
NT- Vince Wilfork
RE- Parys Harelson
OLB- Manny Lawson
OLB- Shawne Merriman
ILB- Patrick Willis
ILB- Takeo Spikes
CB- Antonio Cromartie
CB- Nate Clements
FS- (Cant Remember)
SS- Michael Lewis

So, I cant get a sack to save my life, Ive got 16 through 11 games and thats dead last, 6 sacks behind Buffalo who has 22. I mix things up and have tried everything I can think of and while I get pressure the problem has now become the CPU QB's ability to unload the pass just as Im hitting him. I at first thought this was tied to the CPU QB's Awareness rating but then I played JaMarcus Russell and he did the same thing as Aaron Rodgers and Kurt Warner had done so that couldnt be it. I cant understand how the CPU can continue to throw as Im hitting them, its gotten to the point that Im willing to stop playing the game out of pure frustration. Ive gotten tips from a few, as well as slider changes, and Ive given it all a chance to work and still nothing. Im at the point now where I just dont think EA can make a complete game, its just not possible and it will never happen. I really hope someone here can come up with a solution to my problem as there has to be someone out there that is running with the 3-4 and getting sacks. Im 10-1 so winning or losing isnt the reason for this post, its the complete lack of sacks. In my most recent game against Green Bay I scouted them and found that the RT was better suited for speed rushers and the LT was better suited for bull rushers so I made the change to exploit this weakness and still got nothing as my one and only sack was from Tank Tyler, my backup NT.

Anyone have a tip maybe? Im at my wits end now and am ready to throw in the towel and I hate to do that as everything else is working out fine other then the ridiculous RB stats and the complete lack of sacks for my team.
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Ok, where do I begin? Im playing the 3-4 defense with the Niners and am in my second season with the following guys starting on defense...

LE- Justin Smith
NT- Vince Wilfork
RE- Parys Harelson
OLB- Manny Lawson
OLB- Shawne Merriman
ILB- Patrick Willis
ILB- Takeo Spikes
CB- Antonio Cromartie
CB- Nate Clements
FS- (Cant Remember)
SS- Michael Lewis

So, I cant get a sack to save my life, Ive got 16 through 11 games and thats dead last, 6 sacks behind Buffalo who has 22. I mix things up and have tried everything I can think of and while I get pressure the problem has now become the CPU QB's ability to unload the pass just as Im hitting him. I at first thought this was tied to the CPU QB's Awareness rating but then I played JaMarcus Russell and he did the same thing as Aaron Rodgers and Kurt Warner had done so that couldnt be it. I cant understand how the CPU can continue to throw as Im hitting them, its gotten to the point that Im willing to stop playing the game out of pure frustration. Ive gotten tips from a few, as well as slider changes, and Ive given it all a chance to work and still nothing. Im at the point now where I just dont think EA can make a complete game, its just not possible and it will never happen. I really hope someone here can come up with a solution to my problem as there has to be someone out there that is running with the 3-4 and getting sacks. Im 10-1 so winning or losing isnt the reason for this post, its the complete lack of sacks. In my most recent game against Green Bay I scouted them and found that the RT was better suited for speed rushers and the LT was better suited for bull rushers so I made the change to exploit this weakness and still got nothing as my one and only sack was from Tank Tyler, my backup NT.

Anyone have a tip maybe? Im at my wits end now and am ready to throw in the towel and I hate to do that as everything else is working out fine other then the ridiculous RB stats and the complete lack of sacks for my team.

Youre pretty much stuck with how it is. use the LB at DE sub packages in all nickle and dime sets, so that your OLBS arent wasting oxygen in pass rush scenarios.

Only way you can get a rush 3-4 OLB to behave like he should is either through manual use, or pre snap adjusting them to blitzes out of zones, mixed with line stunts.


3-4 "works" but its, backwards.

I play in a 31 user online franchise, and Kris Jenkinsleadsmy team in tackles for loss, which is stupid.
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