Quick Dime - Man Lock

A great all purpose pass defense that is especially well suited towards unbalanced passing formations utilizing Twins or Trips receivers. All four cornerbacks and the strong safety play man coverage, leaving the free safety to play centerfield and protect the deep middle.This man coverage ensures that every eligible receiver is covered regardless of the offensive formation, enables bump-and-run press coverage by audibling before the snap, and provides better reaction to running plays than predominantly zone coverage schemes.

Man Lock is a good call to make on 3rd and long. While I often use Speed Quarter plays in these situations, Madden players who have not mastered some of the less conventional techniques used in my favorite plays like Spin Zone may find something a little more basic, a little more familiar like Man Lock to be a more comfortable fit. Because Man Lock uses the same basic principles of other plays with the same name in the standard defensive formations, players should be able to pick it up immediately and use it in critical situations without worrying about non-obvious weaknesses.

Player Assignments

Position Action
RE Blitz Right
DT Base
LE Blitz Left
ROLB and LOLB Blitz Middle
Right Outside CB (CB #2) Man WR2
Right Slot CB (CB #3) Man WR3
Left Slot CB (CB #4) Man WR4
Left Outside CB (CB #1) Man WR1
SS Man WR5
FS Deep Zone

See the Madden Playbook Guide for a description of these symbols.




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