Inside Zone plays out of Shotgun formations are some of the most popular running plays in Madden 16.  Most of the top players are using some form of this play.  In today’s free Madden School tip, we are going over one really good way to set it up.

The full breakdown can be found below.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Trips Y Iso

Play: Inside Zone


  1. (Optional) Slide protect the offensive line to the left or use Max Protect.
  2. Motion the inside wide receiver slightly in to the right.

Overview: In my opinion this is one of the best run plays in the game. Simply follow your blockers for a good gain through the holes. When that receiver gets motioned in, he seals the outside and you can break it outside and hit the corner.

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Let’s dive into this play in more detail.

Inside Zone #1

This is how the play should look right before we snap the ball.  Notice the wide receiver in motion.

Inside Zone #2

You can see how good the blocking is along the outside.  We can keep it to the inside or we can bounce it outside.

Inside Zone #3

We decide to bounce it outside on this play.

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We walk into the end zone with no one around us.

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