In today’s Madden School tip, we are starting a breakdown of the Gun Stack Y-Flex formation.

You can check out the first play below.

Playbook: Atlanta Falcons

Formation: Gun Stack Y-Flex

Play: PA Read

Setup:

  1. Hot route the B/circle receiver to a streak route or a slant route

Reads:

  1. Your first read is the Y/triangle receiver on the deep cross
  2. Then look to the X/square receiver on the deep post
  3. Your final read is the A/X receiver on the checkdown

Overview: This play is a great cover 2 and Cover 3 beater, as it attacks the deep sideline and also the deep middle while forcing the user to put a flat route on the right side of the field. It also destroys man coverage because of the whip route and the 2 post routes.