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Madden School Film Room: Destroy Cover 3 With This New Concept

In today’s Madden School Film Room tip, we are going over a concept that can absolutely destroy cover 3 defenses if your opponent isn’t using zone drops.

You don’t want to miss this one! Check out the full breakdown below.

Playbook: Cleveland Browns

Formation: Gun Trips TE

Play: PA Shot Post


  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a smoke screen
  2. Put the Y/Triangle receiver on a fade
  3. Put the B/O receiver on a drag
  4. Put the A/X tight end on a streak


  1. The main target on this play is going to be the Y/Triangle receiver 
  2. If that isn’t there check down to the B/O receiver on the drag route 

Overview: In this video we go over a way to completely destroy Cover 3 defenses. As shown the outside third is going to come down on the smoke screen even though he is supposed to play deep. Use a receiver with some speed on the fade route.

A couple other things to note:

  1. If your opponent uses zone drops or protect the sticks, this concept will not work.
  2. You will want to use a fast receiver on the fade route.
  3. This concept can be done from a bunch of different formations and isn’t limited to this specific formation.
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3 years ago

Can you tell is which formations in your current ebooks this works out of? Trey y flex?

3 years ago

Will u guys make a whole ebook out of gun trips te this year ?
Love this formation

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