Being able to beat both man and zone defense from the same play is extremely important in Madden 17.  We are going over a money play with very easy reads that should get a receiver or 2 open against any coverage in the game.

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Playbook: Indianapolis Colts

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: WR Corner

Setup:

  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a drag route
  2. Put the Y/Triangle receiver on a wheel route
  3. Put the RB/R1 receiver on a wheel route

Reads Against Man Defense:

  1. The first read is the drag route across the middle
  2. The second read is hitting either wheel route quick out of the backfield
  3. The third read is the corner route

Reads Against Zone Defense:

  1. The first read is the drag route across the middle
  2. The second read is the wheel route and corner route combination, against a light blue zone pass to the corner route, against a purple zone pass to the wheel routes quick
  3. The third read is the A/X receiver on the inside pass lead

Overview: This is what most people would refer to as a “money play” simply due to the fact that it can beat both man and zone coverages.

Let’s break this play down a little further.

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This is a screenshot of what the play setup should look like right before you snap the ball.

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On this particular play, we throw it to our receiver on the drag route.

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You can see that our tight end picks up a block and we are able to turn it up field.

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The play ends in about a 12 yard gain and a first down.

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