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4 Plays That Destroy Cover 3 Defenses From The Miami Offensive Playbook

In this week’s Madden School Film Room, we are going over 4 plays found in the Miami Offensive playbook that absolutely destroy cover 3 defenses.

Check out the full breakdowns below!

Playbook: Miami Dolphins

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Fade HB Wheel

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to either a drag route or a smoke screen
  2. Put your tight end on a streak route
  3. Put your B/circle receiver on a slant route
  4. (Optional) Block your running back

Reads:

  1. Your main read on this play is the Y/triangle receiver deep against a cover 3.
  2. If he is covered, look to the slant route as a check down option

Overview: This play destroys Cover 3 defenses when your opponent isn’t using zone drops or protect the sticks. You’ll want your fastest receiver in the slot (y/triangle).

Playbook: Miami Dolphins

Formation: Gun Empty Base Flex

Play: Middle Hi Lo

Setup:

  1. Put your X/square running back on a drag route (or smoke screen)
  2. Put your tight end on a drag route
  3. Smart route your RB/R1 receiver

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the Y/triangle receiver deep against cover 3
  2. If he is covered, look to the tight end on the drag or the RB/R1 receiver on the skinny post

Overview: This play destroys both cover 3 and cover 1 defenses. Check out our breakdown for Cover 1 here.

Playbook: Miami Dolphins

Formation: Gun Split Close Miami

Play: Y Out

Setup:

  1. Motion your tight end to the right and put him on a smoke screen hot route

Reads:

  1. Your primary read on this play against cover 3 is the B/circle receiver deep. Lead pass to the sideline.

Overview: As long as your opponent is in a standard cover 3 defense, this play should get open deep.

Playbook: Miami Dolphins

Formation: Gun Empty Ace Miami

Play: Empty Stick Nod

Setup:

  1. Motion your Y/triangle receiver to the right
  2. Put your X/square receiver on a smoke screen hot route

Reads:

  1. Your primary read on this play against cover 3 defenses, is the Y/triangle receiver deep. Lead pass to the sideline

Overview: Remember to have your fastest wide receiver in the Y/triangle position.

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bearsfan1978
bearsfan1978
3 years ago

These are all in NE too; is there a reason you went with Miami PB? Is there a better scheme there with trips or audible down to I form twins from split close this year? Thanks!

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