On offense in Madden 23, a big part of moving the chains downfield is by running the ball or accumulating extra yards upon making a catch. Be it with the help of blockers or with the use of evasive moves, preventing your ball carrier from being taken down to the ground is the ultimate goal of the game.
One of the most effective ways to avoid tackles with your ball carrier in Madden 23, is applying the overpowering stiff arm move that can sit down a defensive opponent and allow you to still move downfield. Although stiff arms are going to be more effective depending on how big and strong your runner is, it still can be quite helpful for smaller ball carriers to use, particularly if you’re fighting for just an extra yard or two.
With that said, let’s jump straight to it and see how to apply the famous stiff arm move in Madden 23.
How to stiff arm in Madden 23
Additional Info: The first point to understand when using your stiff arm in Madden 23, is that you can hold it to ensure that your runner can fend off the defender from a distance for a sustained period. This will grant your runner the protection he needs to avoid fumbles and allow him to accumulate extra yards in the process.
That said, stiff arms are only effective for stand up tackles. If a defender drops down for a low, diving tackle, a stiff arm won’t be able to prevent the tackle on that given play.
Lastly, if you really want to optimize this move, be sure to review the stiff arm and strength ratings from the ball carriers you plan on using in Madden 23. This will allow you to determine which runners and receivers will be best to use when implementing this move.