Tips and tricks to help you improve running the ball in Madden 23
Welcome to our guide on how to run the ball better in Madden 23! We’ll walk you through some tips and tricks to help you improve your run game, from not holding turbo behind the line of scrimmage to being “soft” on the left stick. With a few adjustments to your game, you can be well on your way to running the ball more effectively in Madden 23.
Don’t Hold Turbo
One of the players’ biggest mistakes when running the ball in Madden 23 is holding turbo behind the line of scrimmage. Holding turbo behind the line of scrimmage can cause auto disengages and shed animations, resulting in the player getting tackled for a loss. Instead, you should be “soft” on the left stick, giving it a light tap instead of a full push. This will allow you to make cuts and set up your blocks without committing to a full turbo boost.
Le’Veon Bell was known for his patient running style behind the line of scrimmage. A great way to emulate this is to practice the same technique of light taps on the left stick. This allows you to wiggle back and forth and accelerate out of the animation. It’s the equivalent of the strafe button on defense, allowing you to explode from the cuts.
Outrunning Your Blocks
Another mistake players make outrunning their blocks. Not holding the turbo can avoid this, allowing you to trust the pulling guard and follow the block. This can be the difference between a gain of four and a half yards and a loss of three or four yards.
These tips will help you improve your run game in Madden 23. Don’t expect results overnight, but if you can get into the habit of not holding turbo and being “soft” on the left stick, you’ll soon be able to outsmart meta defenses like 3-3 cups and nickel over. You’ll also be able to open up the passing game, as the defense will only be able to spend as much time setting up blitzes and making adjustments.