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Madden 18: Gun Split Close Pats – X Drag Trail

In today’s Madden School tip, Stickwork is going over how to beat Cover 3 and Cover 4 defenses deep in Madden 18.

Check out the full breakdown below.

Madden 18: Gun Split Close - Pats X Drag Trail

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Split Close Pats

Play: X Drag Trail


  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a fade route
  2. Motion the A/X tight end to the side of the field with the X/Square receiver
  3. Block the running back
  4. Slide protect to the side you are rolling out too


  1. The read on this play is the X/Square receiver deep

Overview: This play bombs cover 3 and cover 4 defenses. You must run this play to the wide side of the field so there is enough space for the X/Square receiver to get past the coverage. The motion is what gets the X/Square receiver open deep for potentially 6 points.

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