Originally Posted by nepg
So how do people defend against the tools that use the Eagles and run that deep in pattern constantly??
User the safety on the defensive right side. Play the route yourself...
But make sure you put your DE in a contain because if that's covered people will probably look to run out to the left. Sack.
Hot route your RE to deep coverage (works especially well if he's speedy). That will put him right where your opponent will look to hit DJax. But put your LDT in contain so Vick can't get outside (he may still be able to because he's so damn quick). Or hot route a LB or DB there and have the DE rush.
But if you're playing the Eagles, a great thing to do is blitz whoever is matched up against Avant (or Cooper). Most players won't know what to do when DJax, Maclin, and Celek are covered. They'll get flustered and either force a pass or get sacked.
Otherwise, match your best cover guys against their best receivers (regardless of alignment - don't have your dime CB on DJax in the slot - you can adjust this before the game in the defensive matchups screen). And just keep one guy on Avant or Cooper. Let him try to beat you by feeding guys like that the ball. Most players won't.
I haven't played in weeks... Is anyone on PS3 or all on XBL?