In today’s free Madden School tip, we are going over a simple play that beats most zone defenses in Madden 17 for a short gain.  It isn’t a game breaking play but it is a nice play to mix into your scheme from time to time.

You can check it out below.

Playbook: Oakland Raiders

Formation: Gun Trio Offset

Play: Raiders Levels Sail


  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a drag route
  2. Put the B/O receiver on a fade
  3. Motion the B/O receiver to the right side of the screen


  1. The first read on this play is the running back out of the backfield
  2. The second read on this play is the A/X receiver on the corner route
  3. The third read on this play is the X/Square receiver on the drag route

Overview: This play will destroy most zone defenses because we are flooding the right side of the field. No matter what zones are over there, with the correct read, a player will be open. Having the drag route for a check down can be really useful as well.

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