Madden NFL 21 Best Defense Playbooks

In this Madden NFL 21 Playbook guide we will show you the best Defense books in the game. One of the Playbook should fit your play style. There are some changes in Madden NFL 21 which are different to the previous entries in terms of the famous playbooks. However, some of the previously unnoticed books should get more attention this time.

You will get your first playbook once you selected your first team. Each playbook has their unique formations, like defensive and offensive options for your own personnel strategies.

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Best Defense Playbooks

The Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs is one of the better defensive playbooks Madden NFL 21 cause of its versatile nature. This playbook has the Nickel 3-3-5 formation which is a pretty good defensive option to play when you want to pass cautiously.

The Nickel 3-3-5 formation gives you more freedom to position players across defense and you are able to rush from your defensive lines.


New York Giants

One of the best thing about this playbook is the variety of defense plays, this allows you to chose between 4-3 or 3-4. It is really usefull as one of the staple 3-4 plays is and 3-4 Odd.

With this you are able to use the Tampa 2 and Tampa 4 blitz and a really great formation is the Big Nickel Over G.

The 3-3-5 Odd is one of the thing that makes this playbook really unique. This formation allows you great coverage and run day, this formation doesn’t exist in many of the other playbooks what makes this really unique.


Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins playbook is an quite a must-have playbook if you consider to build the ultimate defense. This playbook an all rounder playbook when it comes to defense.

The formation is the 3-3-5 with 3-4 Odd, 3-4 Club and 4-3 even, the Nickel 2-4-5 and Big Nickel Over G and much more. This is one of the best common defensive playbook in the Madden history because it has absolutely everything what you need to get your team a great coverage over the field.

However, some other playbooks could fit to players which are just started the game and learning a feel for their own defensive capabilities.

Written by: Tom Binsack

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  1. Ervin September 8, 2020 | Reply

    Where can I find a 4 4 defense on madden 21?

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