The play below can be found in the Kansas City Chiefs playbook in Madden 12. The beautiful thing about madden nfl 12 is that you can take this play and put it in your own custom playbook.
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Formation: Gun Wing Trips Wk
Play: Chiefs HB Drag
You notice in the image above that we are coming out in a pretty standard shotgun formation and the defense looks to be in some sort of zone. We will be able to get a better idea of what zone the defense is running once we snap the ball.
In the screenshot above, you see the linebacker running out to the flat to cover the tight end. You also notice that both the safety and the corner are backpedaling which means they both are in deep zones. When the corner turns and faces inside like he is doing, that gives away that it is a cover 3 defense.
At this point, you see both the corner and the safety following our slot receiver running the streak route. The outside linebacker is still in the flat defending our tight end. You can now begin to see that when our WR makes his cut back into the middle of the field, he will be wide open.
Our quarterback throws the ball when our receiver breaks to the inside and there are no defenders around our wide receiver.
Our receiver makes the catch and the offense gets an easy 20 yard gain and a first down.
Overview: If your opponent brings pressure, you will have to quick pass to your tight end in the flats or your running back. If you have questions, leave them in the comments section. Thanks for reading.
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