Playbook: Philadelphia Eagles

Formation: Singleback Ace Slot

Play: X Spot

Setup:

  1. Streak the X/Square receiver

Reads:

  1. The first read is the Y/Triangle tight end in the flats
  2. Then look for the B/O receiver deeper on the corner route
  3. If that is not there hit the A/X tight end over the middle of the field on the post

Overview: This pass play is going to mainly attack the left side of the field. It still has a route over the middle as well, so your opponent cannot completely sell out to the left. Mixed with the rest of the formation this play is effective.

Playbook: Philadelphia Eagles

Formation: Singleback Ace Slot

Play: HB Dive

Setup:

  1. None

Reads:

  1. Follow the blocks

Overview: This Dive is especially effective because when we audible to this formation we do not want our opponent to be able to key in on our pass plays. We essentially do not want to become predictable if we do we will struggle moving the ball.

Playbook: Philadelphia Eagles

Formation: Singleback Ace Slot

Play: HB Counter

Setup:

  1. None

Reads:

  1. Follow the blocks

Overview: Personally, I do not normally run Counters in Madden 18. However, the blocking on this one is particularly good. This Counter adds a different dynamic that many people have not played against in this year’s Madden.

Playbook: Philadelphia Eagles

Formation: Singleback Ace Slot

Play: PA Verts Shot

Setup:

  1. Put the running back on a out route to the right
  2. Put the X/Square receiver on a drag route

Reads:

  1. Initially look to the flats for the running back
  2. If that is not there look deep to the A/X tight end
  3. Then look for the B/O receiver deep over the middle on the post
  4. Finally, find the X/Square receiver coming across the middle on the drag

Overview: This play is phenomenal because it can beat essentially any type of defense. You have a deep post over the middle, a deep corner route on the right side of the screen. Then you have the short routes as well that your opponent has to account for.