On arcade the sum of broken tackles is Madden 21 coins insane but the swarming into the ball is still there so I think it's just"normal" gameplay.
EA overreacting to people all complaining about just how broken the zones were at the previous three games and how the defense could stand there in their zone while the ball was outside and the play was going on. As usual they didn't fix anything, just switched it up from 3 to 11.
Gotta nerf the AI QB and bump up your participant DB policy and interceptions. The AI DBs are ridiculous too, so I bumped them down a little also. They just like know where to go when they are not even looking at the ball, and corner or out routes are just useless in this game. I don't want 50 points a game but it needs to be fair.
Regardless to play defense, I must play the MLB and drop into coverage or else the zone defense you play is absolutely garbage. I can't throw for more than 5 yards beneath a zone however your LBs will only give up 30 yards on every drag route.
I have had more success on Mmoexp Mut 21 coins verticals, however, corner routes are only impossible unless you've got a top tier WR who just outjumps everyone.
I throw picks out on paths and corner strikes. I definitely get picked off WAY more on verticals. Corner paths are 1000% timing. I can get that completion 9 out of 10 times. But Corner routes got nerfed in Madden 20 so that I do not even call them.
Suggestion against CPU. Whenever they go with two or less recipients, go Cover 1 at 3-4. Pinch and blitz all of your LB's. They simply can't throw before they get terminated. Plus it stops 90% of the runs on the other side of the line.