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Gun Tight Slots

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: Stick

Setup:

  1. Use the Strong Slots package
  2. Put your X/square receiver on an out route
  3. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a fade route
  4. Put your B/circle receiver on a streak route
  5. Put the A/X receiver on whatever route you would like

Reads:

  1. Your first read is your Y/triangle receiver deep against a cover 3 defense. Lead pass to the left sideline
  2. If he is covered, look to the A/X receiver

Overview: If you see a cover 3 defense pre-snap, you know that you can call this play and get 40+ yards or a touchdown.  The great thing about this concept is that it can be done out of any tight formation in the game.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: PA Seam

Setup:

  1. None required
  2. (Optional) Put the B/circle receiver on a streak route

Reads:

  1. The X/square receiver will get open against any defense in Madden 18 as long as your opponent doesn’t user defend it
  2. If he is covered, throw to one of your receivers in the flat

Overview: You will want to mix this play in once you have established the cover 3 beater from this formation.  This will make your opponent key in on the left side of the screen and it will open up the right.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: PA Seam (Part 2)

Setup:

  1. Put your running back or A/X receiver on an out route and motion him to the left
  2. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a fade route

Reads:

  1. Your first read is the Y/triangle route on the cover 3 beater deep
  2. If he is covered, look to the X/square receiver on the right

Overview: This play combines the cover 3 beating concept with the route coming over the middle of the field that beats all of the different coverages.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: Bench Swap

Setup:

  1. Put your X/square receiver on an out route
  2. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a fade route
  3. Put the A/X receiver on a streak route

Reads:

  1. If it is cover 3, throw to your Y/triangle receiver deep
  2. If it isn’t cover 3, look to your running back in the flat first
  3. Then look to the B/circle receiver if he is covered

Overview: This is another good play that beats most coverages in the game.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: PA Stop

Setup:

  1. Put your X/square receiver on an out route
  2. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a fade route
  3. Put your B/circle receiver on a streak

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, you can fit it in to your B/circle receiver over the middle (lead pass inside)
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, you still have your Y/triangle receiver
  3. You can also playmaker your X/square receiver up the field

Overview: We are continuing to build on our concept by playmakering the X/square receiver up the field by rolling out a little to the left and pressing the right stick up twice to get our X/square receiver open.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: Mesh

Setup:

  1. (Optional) Block the running back or put him on a curl route

Reads:

  1. Look to one of the receivers on the drag routes

Overview: This play is really important to keep your opponent honest so he can’t blitz you or user a deep safety to take away our deep pass.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: Aggie

Setup:

  1. Put your B/circle receiver on an in route
  2. Put the A/X receiver on a curl route
  3. Block your running back

Reads:

  1. Your first look is to your Y/triangle receiver in the flat
  2. If he is covered, look to your X/square receiver on the corner route
  3. Then look to your B/circle receiver on the in route

Overview: This play attacks the sidelines short.  Mix it in with the Mesh play to keep your opponent honest.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: Any Passing Play (Cover 4 Beater)

Setup:

  1. Put your outside receiver on a fade
  2. Put your inside receiver on a streak

Reads:

  1. Lead pass towards the sideline (away from the safety) to the receiver on the fade route

Overview: This play does a great job of beating cover 4 defenses deep.  You will want a fast receiver on the fade route.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Tight Slots

Play: Any Passing Play (Cover 2 Beater)

Setup:

  1. Put your X/square receiver on an out route
  2. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a fade route
  3. Put the A/X receiver on a streak route
  4. Put your B/circle receiver on an in route

Reads:

  1. Pass lead inside to your Y/triangle receiver (see video for timing)
  2. Your bailout option is your B/circle receiver on the in underneath
  3. If it is a cover 3, pass it to your Y/triangle receiver (pass lead outside)

Overview: This play beats any coverage but we are showing it against a cover 2 defense in this video.

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tommy87
tommy87
6 years ago

this is fire

ya
ya
6 years ago

I don’t see this formation in custom. these plays seem to be split between gun tight offset and gun tight slot open

gziz1
gziz1
6 years ago
Reply to  ya

Pa stop also can’t find anywhere

gziz1
gziz1
6 years ago
Reply to  gziz1

Found the. They under snugs flip in custom

hagar02
hagar02
6 years ago

Are there any recommended running plays from this formation? Everything looks to be passing in the guide.

Stugotzoftheday
Stugotzoftheday
6 years ago

Do you use strong slots package for all plays or just the first one?

Stugotzoftheday
Stugotzoftheday
6 years ago

Also would cover 3 match counter these cover 3 beaters? That seam flat would play man on the second receiver all the way up the field right?

Stugotzoftheday
Stugotzoftheday
6 years ago
Reply to  Madden School

Awesome, thanks, great work!

Blackbass233
Blackbass233
6 years ago

What’s a good qb to use this with in mut?

Airdrop15
Airdrop15
6 years ago

I don’t see a way to switch to “strong” formation on my screen (online MUT). I am sure I’m missing something. Help. please?

Thanks!

Airdrop15
Airdrop15
6 years ago
Reply to  Airdrop15

“Strong Slots” package I mean….

ForceKin
ForceKin
6 years ago

I think they’ve patched the blue zone being held down by the out route in cover 3, they are going to the fade route now. Can still throw it sometimes, but not broken/wide open as shown in the videos here. This also seems to open up the out route a bit, obviously

bigelog93
bigelog93
6 years ago

Your setups work when the ball is positioned in the middle of the field but aren’t as effective when the ball is on the hashes. Most of the time the ball will be on one hash or the other unless it’s 1st & 10 at the start of a series & you don’t return the kickoff…

Terrysjr1
Terrysjr1
6 years ago

Looks like the new patch takes the scheme away…the corners are not biting on the out route, they’re staying with my y receiver

mjfloresta
mjfloresta
6 years ago
Reply to  Terrysjr1

I can confirm it’s still working for me.

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