If you play 3-5 games of Madden 21, you are bound to run into a guy who just sits in cover 3 all game and refuses to get out of it no matter what you do. That is why it’s so important to have a bunch of different ways to beat Cover 3.

In today’s Madden School tip, we are going over how to absolutely destroy Cover 3 in Madden 21.

Check it out below!

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Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Y Shallow Cross

Setup:

  1. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a streak route
  2. Motion your X/square receiver to the right
  3. Max Protect
  4. (Optional) Double team the outside most pass rusher on the right side

Reads:

  1. Your primary read on this play is the X/square receiver deep. If he isn’t open, scramble with the QB or throw the ball away.

Overview: Make sure to run this play from the right hash mark for maximum effectiveness. If your opponent knows this play is coming, he’ll be able to stop it so make sure to mix this play in with other plays from the Gun Doubles formation.

Let’s take a closer look at how this works.

This is how the final play art should look right before we snap the ball.

In cover 3 defenses, the cornerback responsible for the deep 3rd of the field on the right gets distrcated by our B/circle receiver on the out route

ur X/square receiver on the post has lots of space for us to make the throw. Notice how our quarterback rolled slightly to the right to make the throw angle a little easier.

How to beat cover 3 defenses in Madden 21

We make the catch with no one around our receiver.

And we are able to walk into the endzone untouched.

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