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Madden 16: Singleback Trio – Slot Chase

Cover 2 man defense is one of the most common defenses in Madden 16.  It is found in every formation and a lot of players use it as their default defense.  You should have a few ways to counter it.

In this quick Madden 16 strategy video, we go over a way to make your opponent get out of man to man defense and switch to zone.

Madden 16 Tips - Singleback Trio Slot Chase

Playbook: Baltimore Ravens

Formation: Singleback Trio

Play: Chase Slot


  1. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a streak route
  2. Hot route your X/square receiver to a drag route


  1. Your primary read on this play is always the B/circle receiver over the middle of the field.
  2. If he is covered, the X/square receiver running the drag route is a safe option.

Depth Chart Adjustments: Ideally, you will want your B/circle receiver to have good route running, speed, and catch in traffic ratings.

Overview: This play is designed to beat man to man defenses in Madden NFL 16.  If your opponent is in zone defense, you can usually throw to the receiver on the drag route.

Let’s take a look at this play in a little more detail.

Slot Chase 1This is how the play should look pre-snap.  You will want to try to identify whether your opponent is in man or zone defense.

Slot CHase 2

At this point, we can tell that it is man to man defense and that the play is developing really well.

Slot Chase 3Our B/circle receiver makes his cut into the middle of the field.  You can see how much open room we have to work with.

Slot Chase 4We make the catch.  There is still plenty of room to turn it upfield.

slot chase 5The play ends in about a 20 yard gain.

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