Play the Ball or Play the Receiver
EA delivers a new feature that makes it easier to play the ball when you are on defense if you need to come up with a big stop. After the throw tap B and then press Y to attempt an interception or a deflection. The video below shows one way we used this to stop a big play at the end of a game.
You can also choose to press A to go for a receiver stop. We used this to stop a player with inches to go towards a first down and again to hit a player right away in the end zone and force an incompletion.
With the option to choose and hints on-screen the player has vastly more control than in Madden 15.