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Nickle 335 Wide Nano with Counters and Coverages

madden 15 nanoI came across this 335 Wide nano blitz my very first day of playing Madden 15. Ironically, I discarded it as being relatively ineffective, yet to my surprise this 335 Wide nano is one of the most popular in Madden 15.

Below is a video describing the set up of this nano blitz. The video also includes some easy counters to help you punish your opponents when you see this blitz set up. I also touch on how to set up coverage defense from this set while keeping the defensive look the same. This is an important concept in order to confuse your opponent presnap.

Play: Any Nickle 335 Wide Play… I used Cover 3 but any play can be used

Set Up

Base Align: Y + Right
Crash D Line Right: LB and Right on the Right Stick
Blitz ROLB (Line Backer on the left of screen): RB, then Left on Right Stick
Move the Line Backer on the left outside of the box and very slightly back

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Madden 15: The Art of The Come Back

Madden will beat you down! It will chew you up and spit you out. You will fumble, drop interceptions multiple times in a row, and at times it will seem like nothing can go your way.

You have to be thick skinned and have the ability to turn the page when things go wrong.

Composure is key. Keeping your mind clear and controlling your frustration will allow you to mount a come back verses an opponent.

To be an elite player you have to master these skills. In the video below I touch on many of these key traits and hope it helps you become a better Madden 15 player.

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Tom Brady One of the Worst Deep Passers in Madden 15?

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Apparently Tom Brady and Drew Brees can barely throw past 15-20 yards. In fact, they might be one of the worst starting QBs in the NFL at it, according to the makers of Madden NFL 15.

Check out this short video comparing the Deep Accuracy Ratings of some quarterbacks.

Some of the players that are rated higher than both Drew Brees and Tom Brady will astound you!

Kind of crazy right?

EA Sports bases their ratings almost solely on statistics, not actual ability to play.

They use the site This site is basically an analytics/sabermetrics tool that analyzes every stat you can think of. The only stat it doesn’t take into account (which is the most important stat) is the eye test.

Unless you are a complete moron, you can visually see that both Drew Brees and Tom Brady are very accurate and should not be rated so low in comparison to other, less talented quarterbacks. This is where EA cashes in their nerd card and their ignorance on scouting talent and actually understanding the game of football.

Anyone with common sense realizes that there are so many different factors that go into a single play in football. Because of this, stats never tell the whole truth and can’t always be 100% trusted.

That’s my take… What is yours?

Leave a comment below and let me know if you agree or disagree with EA Sport’s QB ratings for this year’s Madden 15!

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Madden 15 | How to Run the Ball: 01 Trap

Madden 15 Running The ball
At some point during a game, I usually will hit my opponent for a quick six on a run play and usually they tell me I am lucky…. but it’s not luck.

In fact, many people have trouble identifying the proper runs to use and have an overall lack of knowledge on the run game, blocking, and defensive alignments.

In this video we look at how to run the ball in Madden 15.

Here is a little breakdown of how I think about, and go about attacking the run game.

We are looking at the Shotgun Tight TE Offset: 01 Trap

So many of you have probably already ran this play and discarded it because you simply don’t understand it and how it works.

The things you will lean here will help you not only with this run, but all runs in the game. I hope you enjoy it and get something out of it.

Now take the things you learned in this video, and apply it to all runs in the run game. You will be a better, smarter player for it!

If you found this video informative, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel! to for more Madden 15 tips and to stay up to date on all of my future video content!

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Madden 15 Money Play | Shotgun Tight TE Offset: Spot Flat

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Everyone is on the search for a Madden 15 money play. Don’t worry… Gleez got you!

In this video we take a look at Shotgun Tight Offset Tight End Offset and the play Spot Flat.

Spot flat is a great way to attack all parts of the field with quick reads against any defense. This play can also be used on both hashes, which makes it even more deadly as it can be utilized anywhere on the field.

Check out the break down of this Madden 15 money play below!

Pretty hot right? I thought so.

So what do you want for the next tip video? A defensive play or an offensive play? Let me know!

For more videos just like this one, be sure to subscribe to the my Madden 15 Newsletter below!


Create Custom Thumbnails for YouTube

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Many YouTube partner programs boast the ability to help you produce custom thumbnails for your videos. This is a great service, but not a service that everyone has the pleasure of utilizing. Some people have to create their own thumbnails because they are not partnered.

This video will help you create custom thumbnails for all of your YouTube videos! Check it out.

Custom thumbnails have been proven to increase views, subscribers, and overall engagement with your audience. Being able to produce custom thumbnails is a key asset in growing your YouTube channel.

If you have any questions about creating your custom thumbnails, just leave it in the comment section below. I will be sure to answer all of your thumbnail generation specific questions!

Oh yeah! I almost forgot.

Here is the link to download GIMP:

And to Cool Text:

I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!


Stop Annoying People While Streaming on Xbox One

xbox twitch micYou are annoying!  Not to your Twitch audience, but to everyone you play against online while you are streaming. With streaming becoming more and more popular and accessible, the amount of annoyance online is at an all time high.

You probably are thinking to yourself… “What the heck is he talking about?”

Well, when you stream on your Xbox One and communicate with your Twitch followers, everything you say broadcasts not only to your Twitch feed but also through your online opponent’s speakers. Talk about annoying!

This can distort your opponents audio and make it very annoying to play against you online.

But don’t you worry! Big J Gleez has the fix for you!

You were annoying and didn’t even know it weren’t you!? It’s okay. Many people have annoyed me so far in my experience with Xbox One. But now we have a solution!

Share this with a friend to make the world of Xbox One gaming and Twitch streaming a better place for everyone!

Oh yeah…. If you enjoyed this tutorial on Xbox One streaming, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.  It would really help me out and I would appreciate it.  Thanks!

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EA Screws Up Again: Madden 15 Play Call Screen Is Broken

madden 15 play call screen brokenThat’s right… as I was afraid of the Madden 15 play call screen is officially broken and full of glitches.  I thought it would have been fixed over the past few days but apparently it has not been.

Shame on you EA!

How does something so simple… so easily noticed… so blatant … and so fundamental make it this far into the development process?  I just don’t get it.

It’s either that EA Sports is incompetent or they just don’t care. Or a mix of the two, which is probably more likely.

I highlighted some flaws in the play call screen in a video I did two days ago while playing the “Pre-Early” Access, if you will.

The problems still exist and the game is slated to officially drop 8/26.

What I ask of you… Share this video! All of you!

Share this write up and video on Facebook and Twitter and tag EA Sports in all of your postings.  We need to get this in front of someone FAST.

I am sick of the way EA has done things over the years and this is the last straw.  As a consumer I am pissed off and you should be too.  Just have a look….


Here are some details regarding the above video and what is actually happening.

The first part lists the wrong plays in the wrong formation. It wasn’t as if random plays were listed in the formation… it is more so that when I select a specific formation (in this instance Nickel Big) it lists all of the play for another formation (in this instance Nickle Normal). The same thing happened to me the game previous to this one. Dime was listed in 3-4 in hat instance. To fix this problem, you have to hit B until you completely exit the playbook. Then re-enter the playbook.

The second part… During special teams the B button was not responding. I wasn’t purposely choosing punt. I was trying to get out of the punt section of my playbook and go into my regular defensive plays but it wouldn’t let me. Then when I called a time out it only gave me three seconds to pick a play. The clock is only supposed to run once the offense picks a play and it is supposed to be 10 seconds long. In this case the offense did not pick a play and the clock began counting down immediately and started at 3 seconds. At this point I ran off sides and finally the “B” button was responsive and allowed me to choose an actual play. So it cost me a time out and 5 yards.

The last part shows an audible mishap where every formation is listed as “Strong Close” so you don’t know what play you are actually audibling to, especially if the same play is in multiple formations.. For example: Power O, Stick, Bench. This has also happened to me in practice mode where the formation listed is actually blank. You can see that in this video as well at the 1:00 mark.

Again, I urge you to share this (multiple times if you have to!) and tag EA Sports in every post.  Get their attention.  If they have 1 million tags to the same issue and problem they can’t ignore it!


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Madden 15 Mini Review: Early Access Gameplay

madden 15 gameplayEveryone is eagerly awaiting the release of Madden 15.  Fortunately for us Maddenites, last night EA Sports accidentally allowed EA Access members to download Madden 15.  They quickly shut the game down, but I was able to get some very valuable footage and have tons of feedback and gameplay for you!

There are a lot of glitches with the play call screen, both in game and practice mode.  It is a bit of a headache and in each video multiple, different glitches in the play call screen are discussed.

The video also covers how the defense reacts, the run game,  camera angles, a weird defensive “vision cone-like” feature and much more.

Oh yeah….your opponent can see every play you pick after you run it.  Even online! Crazy right!?! Well that’s Madden 15 I guess.

Check out the two videos below to learn and understand how all of these things work and intermingle with one another.

You can also check out more videos on my YouTube channel!




Part 1

Part 2


What did you like and dislike based these videos?

You can let me know by commenting below!

You can also leave any Madden 15 questions that you have in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them.

Thanks and Game Strong!


Killer Instinct Dojo | First Take

killer instinct tutorialIn this episode of First Take we delve into the world of Killer Instinct.

This video begins in the Killer Instinct Dojo.  This is where the game teaches you the combo system, blocking, and other intricacies of the game.  It does this one step at a time and gradually increases in difficulty.

The Dojo is great for anyone who is new to Killer Instinct.  If you are new to the fighting game genre, you may find the Dojo to become difficult in the later challenges, but stick with it! Completing it will ultimately make you a better player.

This First Take video is perfect for those who want to get a general idea of the gameplay in Killer Instinct and want to see how the combo system and other features in the game connect with each other.

Like all episodes of First Take, this video is recorded with no prior experience with the game.

Since this video was recorded, I have played a considerable amount of Killer Instinct and the game is awesome. I really enjoy it.

The combo system is simple, yet challenging when performed at high levels using all the bells and whistles.

Right now I am using Sabrewulf and Jago, but am unsure who to main.

My question to you is… Who do you main?  Let me know by commenting below!