The creative director for Madden NFL 16, Rex Dickson, posted one of his favorite money plays for this year’s game in an under the radar blog post on EA’s website.
Obviously, we have no way to verify if this play is any good since Madden 16 is still over 2 months away but if the creative director (AKA the guy in charge of Madden 16) tells you it is one of his go to plays, it is a good bet that it will work well and we figured we’d add it to our Madden offense tips section.
Playbook: New York Jets
Formation: Pistol Strong Slot
Play: PA Slide
Here is how Dickson runs it, “This is a play action rollout or “boot” play. I use the scramble mechanic (hold RT on Xbox One, R3 on PS4) and the low pass mechanic (Hold LT+ Receiver Icon on Xbox One, L2 + Receiver Icon on PS4) to hit the comeback route. Due to the corner over the top and the proximity to the sidelines, I utilize possession catches (Hold A on Xbox One or X on PS4 with ball in air) exclusively on this route.”
He goes on to explain why the play works, “The Back releasing into the flat pulls down the underneath zoners, giving you a lot of room to work with down the sideline. The roll out shortens the distance between the throw and the receiver (vs. staying in the pocket), which creates a much shorter window for the DB to react to the comeback. Additionally, if everyone is covered scrambling is always a great check down option on this play.”
From the play breakdown, we learned that there will be something called possession catching in Madden 16 which you can do by holding A/X when the ball is in the air and we also got our first real look at play art in Madden 16.
We will have a lot more Madden NFL 16 news tomorrow so stay tuned.