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Madden's focus on defense this year has been a huge change of pace from Madden NFL games of years past, where offenses roamed (mostly) freely across the field. This year, you are able to get a real and sustained pass rush and, more importantly, it feels as if you are more in control than ever.

So how is your defense this year? Is it better than it has been in previous years, about the same, or worse? Sound off in our poll and leave a comment on what you run defensively and the results you are getting!

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes for game: 42 - View All
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# 1 snc237 @ 09/03/14 03:23 PM
It's much improved. I'm a fan of zone D and the entirety of last generation madden didn't help me at all. Really liking the improvements
 
# 2 Caless23 @ 09/03/14 03:47 PM
Much better. Still struggling to defend short over the middle and solid TEs
 
# 3 DirtyJerz32 @ 09/03/14 03:50 PM
Jets front 7 looks amazing, but if a good QB has time our secondary will get burned.
 
# 4 Delvar @ 09/03/14 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 32
Jets front 7 looks amazing, but if a good QB has time our secondary will get burned.
This is my problem as well.
 
# 5 mjavon @ 09/03/14 04:09 PM
Ehh, iffy. Through seven games in franchise, I'm ranked 1st in sacks, 3rd in turnovers and yet 31st in passing defense. Still playing with sliders to balance it all out.
 
# 6 Detroitfan4life1993 @ 09/03/14 04:20 PM
Better than it was last year, i'm improving every game and Defense is really fun on this years game.
 
# 7 tuck243 @ 09/03/14 05:17 PM
Short throws run the NFL, I agree, but something is really off about this game and it's passing... I have to mix up my defense, but always have to send a blitz so the QB don't have enough time to throw... Matt Barkley came in for the injured Foles and completed 85% of his passes, granted he didn't have many throwing yards... This year's Madden is probably the best to date, BUT it doesn't feel like a simulation... They balanced out both the defense and offense, but not where it actually should be... QB's should throw the ball away more (or take more chances under pressure), have less than 70% passing, and throw a bare minimum 200 yards a game on a 6.7 ypp average unless playing against a crazy defense...
 
# 8 D Rey @ 09/03/14 07:06 PM
You have to switch the QBs traits to throw ball away and being paranoid under pressure and you will sack the QBs very few times!
 
# 9 Gerick90 @ 09/03/14 09:16 PM
pretty bad
 
# 10 booker21 @ 09/03/14 09:29 PM
Mine suck. But my offense is good.
 
# 11 CT Pittbull @ 09/03/14 09:35 PM
some games im good, some games im pretty bad. Some games im hit-sticking and creating mass amounts of snottbubbles and fumbles. other games I whiff uncontrollably.


defense is definitely improved on the AI side and a bit tougher for the user. Its a blast to play with the defensive camera. I enjoy controlling different players in different situations and it keeps things interesting no doubt.


Defense is NO LONGER boring or stale IMO, hopefully it only gets better from here.
 
# 12 OBJ 313 @ 09/03/14 09:50 PM
This poll wasn't about how the offense plays so I'll just forget on commenting on that.


Defense plays better this year than last, by far. The defensive camera adds a new layer of freshness as well. That is all.
 
# 13 Agame @ 09/03/14 09:54 PM
Defense improved. Cover 3 press close to real deal.
 
# 14 balljonesjr @ 09/03/14 10:14 PM
From calling the perfect play and having the QB shurg off sacks to them throwing for 300+ with completion percent in the high 70 low 80s and the occasional RB 4 broken tackles to bust off a long run ...ummm I'd say it's crap on all madden 4 ccf my D is last in em all so I guess it sucks
 
# 15 fsufan4423 @ 09/03/14 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by balljonesjr
From calling the perfect play and having the QB shurg off sacks to them throwing for 300+ with completion percent in the high 70 low 80s and the occasional RB 4 broken tackles to bust off a long run ...ummm I'd say it's crap on all madden 4 ccf my D is last in em all so I guess it sucks
This! I've seen so many unbelievable plays I could make a 2 hour highlight real. I've seen QB's totally looking in the other direction and turn and fire a pass clear across the field on the mark for TD's. My defense usually hold up for about a quarter, then all hell breaks lose.

All Madden is no joke
 
# 16 Demoncrom @ 09/04/14 12:10 AM
my defense is pretty tight, most of my games are low scoring affairs now.
 
# 17 Bat @ 09/04/14 03:00 AM
There is a definite difference. Though I'd like to see more man defense. Everything online is zone. Mostly variations of cover 3.
 
# 18 allhailben7 @ 09/04/14 03:31 AM
I'm in year 2 of Rams CFM (Chicago Tigers now, wanted to check their uni's) and signed Byron Maxwell in the offseason and drafted a 79/Superstar CB (scouting is much better this year if you know what to look for--I had 55 players scouted and drafted 4 mid-70s without trading a pick). Laurenaitis bumped himself up to 87 with a great season.

I usually lock with Joyner (82 now) and let Quinn and Long go to work. Laurenaitis takes care of the middle and I try to do my best impression of Jairus Byrd with those CBs around. So far, we're looking great--8th in passing yards, 5th in sacks, 9th in rushing. My young offense could use a little work, though.
 
# 19 satchmykels @ 09/04/14 08:33 AM
My defense is much better this year but I can't seem to find a sweet spot with the sliders. Might have to eventually bump pass blocking for the cpu up to 100 because I'm consistently getting double digit sacks in games. Not sure what do with the cpu pass accuracy slider either, currently have it set to 10 but they're still completing 70 to 80 percent every game.
 
# 20 LBzrule @ 09/04/14 10:34 AM
It could be better, but this is just how you have to play Madden. With some things you gotta try to find 1 play to stop 1 offensive play. I don't like that mentality, but that's just the way this game is. I've got run defense for most of the "money runs". Still working on one run. Gotta get better on 3rd and long.
 

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