Defensive AI has gotten a complete reboot in Madden 17 for both run defense and pass defense. Not only has the coverage gotten an overhaul, but for the first time in Madden history, the defense will have a Defensive Gap control system that makes defending the run more engaging and authentic.
When implementing the run fits system, we installed it the same way the defensive coordinators install their defenses in the NFL – Alignment, Assignment and Technique – and what this amounts to is every defender on the field having a specific job to do on each play the user calls.
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“Defense wins championships.” Every year, this belief is floated around the NFL by fans and experts alike. However, many agree with Warren Sapp that the saying is largely a myth. As Sapp once said, “Defense doesn’t win championships… but it will give you a chance.”
In Madden NFL 25, the top five defensive linemen are some of the most disruptive forces in the game. J.J. Watt, Cameron Wake, Geno Atkins, Muhammad Wilkerson and Demarcus Ware provide the right toolset to shut down the running game, as well as steady pressure on the quarterback. Let’s take a look under the hood at the ingredients of these defensive stalwarts. Continue reading Rating Defensive Linemen in Madden NFL 25