In today’s free Madden School tip, we are going over a play from the Gun Split Close formation. Every year it is a popular and effective formation and this year is no different.

Check out the full breakdown below.

Playbook: Denver Broncos

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: PA F Slide

Setup:

  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a streak
  2. Put the B/O receiver on a slant and motion him a step to the right

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is going to be the A/X receiver on his post route
  2. Then look for the RB/R1 running back to the flats
  3. If that is not there look for the B/O receiver on the slant

Overview: This play is mainly designed to be a zone beater. However, the video shows a couple ways to beat man coverage as well. The X/Square receiver on the streak is used as a clear out to leave space for the A/X receiver on the post to be wide open.