Curious your guys opinion on the best defense to stop a guy who likes to run around with a fast qb and throw the deep ball. I've been using Nickel 3-3-5 2 man under and making the blitzing linebacker spy the qb.
i woud do that and make your dline do TOM slants (containment)
From: Mikesinger19 | #001
Curious your guys opinion on the best defense to stop a guy who likes to run around with a fast qb and throw the deep ball.
You pretty much already got it.
Zone blitz him and force him to throw a bad pass. Hot route a defense-man (A, then left on the right stick) to assign him to QB spy duties if you feel like weakening your pass defense.
If you really wanna punish him and don't mind the horrible tackling, turn strip ball to aggressive. If he gets sacked, there is a high chance he'll cough up the ball.
You want a specific formation? The 3-3-5. It'll completely lock down the middle of the field and force him to make intelligent throws to the flats which most scrambling qb users can't.
If you like the Nickel 3-3-5 you may want to switch over to the 3-3-5 as your base defense. It allows a lot of versatility by getting a lot of speed on the field and it's really great if your safeties are good.
3 down linemen is good enough since he's just gonna scramble out anyways. You can put the ends on contain as well. You can blitz ur linebackers on the outside as well as play man 2 deep if u want since he's only looking for deep balls. U can also put ur LBs in buzz zones if u want and blitz ur corners for a more aggressive contain.