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Gun Stack Y-Flex

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: Salem Pivot

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/triangle receiver on a streak route
  2. Put the A/X tight end on an in route
  3. (Recommended) Double team the outside most rusher on the left

Reads:

  1. Against cover 3 defenses, look to the Y/triangle receiver deep on the streak pass. Lead pass to the sideline
  2. Against cover 2 and cover 4, the X/square receiver should be wide open
  3. Then look to the tight end on the in route
  4. And your final read is the B/circle receiver over the middle

Overview: Make sure to run this play to the wide side of the field (When on the right hash mark or flipped if on the left hash mark). This play has reads for just about every coverage in the game. It helps, but isn’t required, to have a very fast receiver lined up in the Y/triangle spot

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: Z Spot

Setup:

  1. Put the Square/X receiver on a streak route
  2. Block your running back
  3. Put the tight end on an in route
  4. (Recommended) Double team the outside most rusher on the left

Reads:

  1. Against both cover 3 and cover 2 defenses, your primary read is the Y/triangle receiver (lead pass down and to the sideline as he makes his final cut)
  2. If your opponent user’s the Y/triangle receiver, take your pick between your tight end on the in route and the B/circle receiver sitting in the middle of the field.

Overview: This play destroys the common zone defenses in Madden 21. Make sure to mix it into your scheme. Make sure to also run this play from the right hash mark.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: Y-Sail (Cover 3 Beater)

Setup:

  1. Max Protect
  2. (Recommended) Double team the outside most pass rusher on the left

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the B/circle receiver against cover 3. You will want a fast receiver in that position and a quarterback who has high throw power. Make sure to get the timing right and lead pass it to the inside.
  2. Against most defenses, you can also hit the Y/triangle receiver on the zig route for a short quick pass

Overview: This play must be run from the left has mark. If you have a strong arm QB and a fast wide receiver, this play absolutely destroys cover 3. It is a completely new concept that most people have never seen before so your opponent won’t know what hit him.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: PA Read

Setup:

  1. Put your B/circle receiver on a zig route
  2. Put your A/X tight end on a slant route
  3. Block your running back
  4. (Recommended) Double team the outside most pass rusher on the right side of the screen

Reads:

  1. Your X/square receiver should get open against cover 2, cover 2 man, cover 3, and cover 4 defenses. Against cover 2 and cover 2 man lead pass up (see video for timing). Against Cover 3 and cover 4, lead pass to the right
  2. If the X/square receiver is covered, look to the whip route, scramble, or throw the ball away

Overview: Run this play from the right hash mark. You will usually want to roll out right a little for maximum effectiveness.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: Fade Out (Cover 2 Beater)

Setup:

  1. Put the A/X tight end on a streak
  2. Put the B/circle receiver on a drag route
  3. Block your running back
  4. (Recommended) Double team the outside most rusher on the left

Reads:

  1. Your primary read on this play is the Y/triangle receiver against cover 2 defense. Lead pass to the outside (See the video for timing)
  2. If he is covered, or if your opponent is in a different defense, hit the B/circle receiver on the drag route

Overview: This is an effective cover 2 defense beater that will make your opponent worry about the sidelines.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: Corner Strike (Cover 3 Beater)

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/triangle receiver on a streak route
  2. Block your running back
  3. Do whatever you want with the receivers on the right side of the field
  4. (Recommended) Double team the outside most rusher on the left.

Reads:

  1. Your main read on this play is the Y/triangle receiver deep against cover 3 (lead pass to the sideline)
  2. If he is covered, look to the X/square receiver on the corner route or your receivers on the right

Overview: This play should be run from the right hash mark. It is very similar to the first play in this formation, Salem Pivot. It can be useful if you play in a franchise that limits the amount of time you call the same play.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: HB Quick Base

Setup: None required

Overview: Mix this play in every now and the to keep your opponent from pass committing.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: HB Slip Screen

Setup: None required

Reads:

  1. Your only read on this play is your running back on the screen

Overview: HB Screens in general are very effective in Madden 21. It is especially effective from this formation because your opponent will for the most part be watching the receivers on the left side of the field. When your running back sneaks out to the right, you could be looking at a big gain.

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  1. As a MUT player where is the best place to practice these with my personnel?

    1. Unfortuanely there still is no MUT practice mode so your best bet is regular practice mode

    2. In Solo Challenges is the only real “Practice Mode”

  2. I have noticed that this play seems to have the deep shot taken away on cover 3 every time if the defense is showing 2 or base aligned. Have you guys noticed that?

    1. It depends on which safety is in the deep third if they are base aligned