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Madden 17: Gun Tight Flex – WR Corners

Beating man to man defense in Madden 17 is just as important as it has been in previous games.  That is why we are breaking down one simple way to shred man to man coverage in Madden 17.

Check out the full breakdown below.

Madden 17 Passing Play: Gun Tight Flex - WR Corner

Playbook: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Formation: Gun Tight Flex

Play: WR Corners


  1. Put the B/circle receiver on a drag route


  1. The X/square receiver is the first read over the middle
  2. If he is covered, look to the drag route underneath
  3. The final two reads are the wide receivers running corner routes

Overview: This play is a great man beater, there is a lot of separation on all of the routes in this play. Make the correct read and throw it to the open receiver for a decent gain.

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This is how the play art should look right before you snap the ball.

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This is what it will look like to the defense right before you snap the ball.

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You will notice right away that both of our underneath receivers get open pretty quickly against man to man coverage.

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The play ends up in about a 10 yard gain.

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  1. can not wait for the book i love what you guys do thanks so much!!!!

    1. It should be out very soon. Thank you for your support every year!

  2. I feel like I ask this every year, how come the formation you guys listed is different than what is in the game? What is Gun Tight Flex in Custom Playbook?

    1. Nevermind, I’m high, haha.