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5 Great Ways To Destroy Man To Man Coverage

Man to man pressure defenses like many of the ones we covered in our New York Jets defensive ebook are starting to become very popular.

Zone defenses aren’t are strong as they were in the past so a lot of people are resorting to man blitzes.

In the first Madden 20 Baltimore Offensive eBook update, we go over 5 great ways to destroy man to man coverage.

Playbook: Baltimore Ravens

Formation: Gun Bunch

Play: Verticals

Setup:

  1. Max Protect
  2. Put your X/square receiver on a slant route
  3. (Optional) Put your RB/R1 receiver on a slant route

Reads:

  1. Against any man to man blitz, your B/circle receiver should get wide open deep
  2. If he is covered, look to the receivers on the slant routes

Overview: You’ll want a fast receiver running the wheel route. You can also call a similar play out of Pistol Bunch called Seattle with the same result.

Playbook: Baltimore Ravens

Formation: Gun Deuce Close

Play: Corner N Go’s

Setup:

  1. Max Protect
  2. (Optional Put the A/X tight end or your running back on a hot route of your choice
  3. Smart route the X/square receiver and motion him to the left sideline

Reads:

  1. Your primary read on this play is the X/square receiver deep on the double move

Overview: We shorten the double move by using the smart route feature so that the play doesn’t take as long to develop. It helps if you have a fast receiver on the double move.

Playbook: Baltimore Ravens

Formation: Gun Deuce Close

Play: PoCo X Dig

Setup:

  1. Max Protect
  2. Smart route your B/circle receiver
  3. (Optional) Motion the X/square receiver out to the left sideline

Reads:

  1. Your main read on this play is the B/circle receiver on his double move

Overview: This play might fool your opponent because he could think you will be trying to hit the X/square receiver but really we are attacking the right side of the field with our B/circle receiver

Playbook: Baltimore Ravens

Formation: Gun Trey

Play: Stick

Setup:

  1. Block your tight end
  2. Hot route your B/circle receiver to a slant route

Reads:

  1. The running back’s route gets wide open against man to man coverage
  2. If your opponent user defends it, look to the B/circle receiver on the slant to the other side

Overview: This is another route combination that destroys man to man coverage.

Playbook: Baltimore Ravens

Formation: Gun Bunch Open Offset

Play: Flood

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to a whip route
  2. Hot route your A/X receiver to a whip route
  3. Hot route your tight end to a streak route
  4. Hot route your B/circle receiver to a slant route

Reads:

  1. Your first look is to either receiver on the whip routes
  2. If they are covered, look to the B/circle receiver over the middle on the slant

Overview: This play attacks all 3 areas of the field (left, middle, and right) with routes that destroy man to man coverage. Just keep taking your 5-10 yards until your opponent gets out of his man to man defense.

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jsizzle727
jsizzle727
4 years ago

what’s a whip route? Don’t see that?

AlexBowlin11
AlexBowlin11
4 years ago

Can you lob it to the wheel route on verticals or only bullet pass it?

Ripper
Ripper
4 years ago

How do you put your receivers where you want them to line up at? Like putting the fastest receiver in the slot?

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

What’s the best way to beat cover 3 a play where you have enough time

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