Today we have a special treat with Madden School pro Stickwork going over a free 5 play mini scheme from the I Form Close Flex formation in Madden 19.

We can attack all parts of the field with both the running game and the passing game with this formation.

Madden School Unlimited members can look forward to Stickwork’s Madden 19 Gun Split Close mini scheme coming to the members area in the next couple of days.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: Stretch

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. Follow the blocks

Overview: This is a very effective run play in Madden 19. Let your blocks develop before using turbo. Then follow the blockers make a cut if necessary and hit the hole.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: PA Cross F Wheel

Setup:

  1. Motion the RB/R1 fullback to the left
  2. Put the RB/R1 full back on a in route
  3. Put the A/X tight end on a fade
  4. Block the running back

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the B/O receiver on the over route
  2. If that is not there look for the RB/R1 on the in-route underneath

Overview: Here we have a very effective play that can destroy any type of zone coverage that your opponent throws at you. The B/O receiver is going to be open the majority of the time forcing your opponent to user cover his route.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: Mesh

Setup:

  1. Put the A/X tight end on a streak
  2. Put the X/Square receiver on a streak
  3. Motion the Y/Triangle running back to the left side of the screen
  4. Put the Y/Triangle running back on a drag route

Reads:

  1. The main target on this play is the X/Square receiver on the streak
  2. If that is not there look for the B/O receiver on the corner route
  3. Finally, Check down to the running back on the drag route

Overview: This play we can bomb a Cover 3 zone with the X/Square receivers streak. Also, we have a couple other reads when the streak is not open as well.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: PA TE Corner

Setup:

  1. Put the RB/R1 fullback on a streak
  2. Motion the RB/R1 fullback to the left
  3. Block the running back

Reads:

  1. The main read on the play is the B/O receiver deep over the middle
  2. Then look for the X/Square receiver on the drag route

Overview: Here is the Cover 4 beater of the mini scheme, the route combinations in this play allow the B/O receiver to get open over the middle of the field. Also, there are other check downs on the play if need be.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: HB Iso

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. Follow the blocks

Overview: This run play is effective to mix in with the Stretch run play in this formation to keep your opponent guessing. The mix of the pass plays and run plays in this formation create a very effective scheme that is difficult to defend.

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