Just about everyone who plays Madden 16 likes to pass more than they run but most pro gamers have found that the key to success in Madden 16 is to have a dominant running game combined with a lock down defense.

Today, we are giving away a free Madden 16 mini scheme that is based around one of the strongest but most overlooked running formations in the game.  It features 7 plays out of the Strong Tight Pair formation that when used correctly will give your opponents nightmares.  Enjoy!

P.S. If you like this free mini scheme, you will love Madden School Unlimited.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Strong Tight Pair

Play: HB Toss

Setup: None required

Overview: This is one of the easiest toss plays in Madden 16 to get 5-10 yards most of the time.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Strong Tight Pair

Play: FB Dive

Setup: None required

Overview: When you mix this FB Dive play in with the HB Toss from the same formation, it becomes just about impossible to stop.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Strong Tight Pair

Play: PA Spot

Setup:

  1. Put your B/circle receiver on a fade route

Reads:

  1. Your primary read is your A/X tight end on the corner route
  2. If he is covered, look to the FB in the flat or the X/square receiver coming over the middle

Overview: Once your opponent starts worrying about the running game, this play becomes much more effective.

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Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Strong Tight Pair

Play: PA Power O

Setup:

  1. Put your A/X tight end on a slant route

Reads:

  1. Against man to man defense, your A/X receiver on the slant route should be open
  2. Against zone defense, you should look to your X/square receiver on the drag

Overview: This is an awesome short yardage play especially once your opponent starts focusing on the run.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Strong Tight Pair

Play: HB Dive

Setup: None Required

Overview: Just run the play as is.  No adjustments are needed.  Calling this play once or twice per game will really open up play action passes from the Strong Tight Pair formation.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Strong Tight Pair

Play: HB Cntr Wk

Setup: None required

Overview: This is the type of play that can go for 20+ yards or get you a 2 yard loss.  It shouldn’t be one of the main plays you call from this formation but it does have it’s place and it is the only run to the left side of the field.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Strong Tight Pair

Play: HB Stretch

Setup: None Required

Overview: This is another effective running play in one of the best running formations in Madden 16.

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