In today’s free Madden 16 tip, we are going over a play out of the New York Jets playbook called Slot Stick Nod.

We don’t look to our top 2 receivers at all on this play.  Instead, we are targeting our #3 receiver, our tight end, and our running back.

You can check out the full setup below.

Playbook: New York Jets

Formation: Gun Empty Jet

Play: Slot Stick Nod

Setup:

  1. Hot route your tight end to a slant route
  2. Hot route your running back to a drag route

Reads:

  1. Your first read is your RB/R1 receiver on the stick nod route
  2. Your running back underneath will be open just about every time
  3. Your tight end on the slant route can also get open

Overview: You have 3 legit options over the middle of the field.  All 3 of them can get open against both man and zone coverage but you will have to read the defense.

Let’s take a more detailed look at this Madden 16 money play.

Slot Stick Nod #1

This is how we should be lined up right before we snap the ball.

Slot Stick Nod #2

You can see that against man to man defense, a lot of times the tight end on the slant route will provide a pick against the defender trying to cover our running back on the drag route.

Madden 16 Slot Stick Nod

We decide to throw to our slot receiver on the Stick Nod route and it gets us about 18 yards.

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