Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: X Under

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/Triangle receiver on a drag route

Reads:

  1. The first read on the play would be the running back quick out of the backfield
  2. Next, look for the Y/Triangle receiver on the drag route
  3. Then look over the middle to the B/O receiver
  4. If that is not there look deep to the corner to the A/X tight end
  5. Finally, hit the X/Square receiver coming across late on the in route

Overview: This play can destroy any type of zone defense; the route combinations will always create an open area of the field. This makes this play extremely tough to defend against.

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: Inside Zone

Setup:

  1. None

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This run makes the opponent have to respect the fact that you can still run out of this formation. The inside zone runs are effective runs in Madden 18, and this makes sure your opponent does not commit to the pass.

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: PA Crossers

Setup:

  1. Put the A/X tight end on a drag route

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the A/X tight end on the drag route
  2. Following this would be the B/O receiver going toward the right side of the field
  3. If that is not there look for the Y/Triangle receiver deep over the middle
  4. Then the last read is the X/Square receiver on the post

Overview: This play is a very good man beater. Every route on this play torches man coverage, so if your opponent likes to run man use this play until you get them to change their defense.

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: Read Option

Setup:

  1. None

Reads:

  1. Give it to the running back and follow the blockers

Overview: This run gives the offensive line different blocking assignments compared to the inside zone run. Also, the run angle for the running back is slightly different which this will stop your opponent from manually shooting the gap and blowing the run up.

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: Verticals

Setup:

  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a fade
  2. Put the A/X tight end on a drag
  3. Block the running back

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the Y/Triangle receiver deep
  2. The check down is the A/X tight end on the drag

Overview: This is a Cover 2 man, and a Cover 2 zone bomb play. Wait for the Y/Triangle receiver to get deep then pass lead it to the inside and RAC catch it with the X button. Against these defenses this will likely be a touchdown.