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Madden 19 Mini Scheme: Gun Split Close

All of these plays can also be found in the Arizona Cardinal’s offensive playbook so you can add it to your existing offense really easily.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: HB Wheel

Setup:

  1. Put the B/O receiver on a drag route
  2. Motion the Y/Triangle running back to the left

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the Y/Triangle running back on the wheel route
  2. If that is not there look for the B/O receiver on the drag route
  3. Then look for the RB/R1 running back on the table route
  4. Finally, find the X/Square receiver on the post over the middle of the field

Overview: This is the base play of the mini scheme because it can beat just about any type of coverage. It also has the chance for a huge play to the running back on the wheel route making it a very powerful play.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: Slot Curl

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/Triangle running back on a streak
  2. Motion the Y/Triangle running back to the left
  3. Put the A/X receiver on a drag route
  4. Put the B/O receiver on a streak

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the Y/Triangle running back on the streak
  2. Then look for the B/O receiver on his streak up the seam of the field
  3. If these are not there check down to the drag route

Overview: Here we are bombing both Cover 3 and Cover 2 defenses with the same exact setup. This play also looks the same as HB Wheel pre-snap so your opponent won’t be able to tell which play you are in before you snap the ball.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: Z Spot

Setup:

  1. Put the B/O receiver on a streak
  2. Motion the Y/Triangle receiver to the left and put him on a slant route

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the X/Square receiver on the double move
  2. Then look for the A/X receiver on the route to the corner
  3. If those are not there check down to the Y/Triangle running back on the slant

Overview: This is the man beater of the mini scheme, the double move by the X/Square receiver makes it impossible to run man against this play. The cornerback will be beat every time by that receiver. He should be open unless there is a safety helping over the top.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: WR Corner

Setup:

  1. Put the A/X receiver on a fade route
  2. Put the Y/Triangle running back on a curl

Reads:

  1. The first read is the high/low read on the right side of the field to the RB/R1 running back on the table route
  2. Then if that is not there hit the B/O receiver on the corner route
  3. If those are not there look for the X/Square receiver on the post
  4. Finally, find the Y/Triangle running back on the curl or playmaker him to the right

Overview: This play does a great job of beating both Cover 3 and Cover 4 zones. If you make make the correct read, this play can be very difficult to defend.

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MaddenLegend93
MaddenLegend93
5 years ago

Can’t thank y’all enough Loving all of these schemes I just have to do better at reading defenses

ezgrin57
ezgrin57
5 years ago

this is some fun shit..a lot to digest but great rewards!

gziz1
gziz1
5 years ago

I’m not sure if it’s just me but the cover three beaters that you guys have with the smart out route and streaked wr never work in all madden sim mode which I play.. Anyone else have that issue? The corner never bites on the out route and even if he does he gets in position to get a pick.. It’s so unreliable that one.. Thanks

cg1337
cg1337
5 years ago
Reply to  gziz1

Same here… on all MAdden i’ve made the experience that the cover 3 beaters most of the time are not working.

sturadio
sturadio
5 years ago
Reply to  gziz1

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