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    Hey Guys,

    I noticed in my defensive formations that I have the option to double different receivers. A few that I remember are double z, double x and double y Bracket. I never know what this means and sometimes when I want to double a team's number one receiver, I just guess and it ends up doubling the slot receiver or the other receiver. Sometimes I guess right and the correct receiver is doubled.

    How do I know who is the Z, X and Y receiver?

    Thanks

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    just watch whoever they cover the most and that might give you the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ea Reaper View Post
    just watch whoever they cover the most and that might give you the answer
    Great answer! Two more post and you can see what's in that forbidden room!

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    It is just football terminology. When you are in an offense there are different names for receivers not just 1,2,3. I believe the X and Y are the 1 and 2's and the Z is suppose to be the slot guy. But again in different systems they can be different letters, madden just has their own way of saying X is doubling the right outside WR. That is why there are plays like Z spot cuz it is made for the Z WR and SE cross is for the TE just another name for a TE.
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    The easiest way to double a specific guy is to come out in 2 deep man under and hot route a safety to the guy you want to double. I don't like the double x or y or whatever because if they move the guy you might be doubling someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Camp View Post
    Great answer! Two more post and you can see what's in that forbidden room!
    Lol!

    Ive always wondered the same thing, honestly. I dont play too much man with my packers though, and If I do its just base 2 man under.

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    Z = #1 receiver (for example, for the Ravens, this would be Boldin). The Z receiver is actually in the game the receiver that lines up on the far right of the screen, so when you see "Double Z Bracket", that means that one man will cover the Z receiver (far right on the screen) high to cover the long route and one of them will cover him low to take away short passes, effectively placing a "bracket" on him.

    X = #2 receiver, or the other outside receiver on the far left.

    Y = Tight End

    Slot = Slot, which in real life is actually referred to as something else, but it's been too long for me to remember.

    Hope this helps.

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    yea..think I'll try this...haven't spent much time playing around with hot routes and such, simply been picking a defense and trying to get used to stick-controlling different Dfense players...but need to give this a shot...broaden my gaming...time for parctice mode for a bit! thnx for the tip.

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    how do you stop slantouts on the sidelines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredinho View Post
    how do you stop slantouts on the sidelines?

    I have mixed coverage. I have my MLB doing a green route to the side line while using another guy to man-mark the guy who will be doing the slant. Also with man-press to delay the slant.

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