Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: HB Pitch

Setup:

  1. Motion one of the inside receivers/tight ends to the side you are running for extra blocking

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This is one of the most effective run plays in the game right now. It is widely used in the competitive scene and very hard to slow down.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: HB Dive

Setup:

  1. Motion the inside tight end and hike it when he is behind the guard for extra blocking

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This is one of the best run schemes in Madden 18, having both the dive and the HB pitch are difficult to defend. If your opponent compensates for the outside run go right up the middle for a nice gain.

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: HB Wheel

Setup:

  1. Put the A/X tight end on a drag route

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the A/X tight end on the drag
  2. Then progress to the B/O receiver on the in route
  3. If that is not there look for the X/Square receiver over the middle of the field
  4. Then look to the Y/Triangle receiver going to the corner
  5. The check down on the play is the running back on the wheel route out of the backfield

Overview: This play has a route that is going to be able to beat every type of coverage. So, you do not need to run this specifically against one type of defense. Find the open receiver and methodically move the ball down the field.

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: Deep Post

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/Triangle receiver on a drag route

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the B/O receiver on the drag route
  2. Then look for the running back out of the backfield
  3. If that is not there look for the Y/Triangle receiver on the drag to the right side
  4. Then look deep over the middle to the X/Square receiver
  5. Finally, find the A/X tight end towards the sideline

Overview: This play we are going to use mostly against Cover 3 style defenses. Having two drag routes on a play is always a good thing because at any time you can just check it down to one of them and move on to the next play if nobody is open down field.

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: Bench Switch

Setup:

  1. None

Reads:

  1. The first reads on this play are the short out routes
  2. The next two reads will be the deeper corner routes
  3. Then the safe check down is the running back on the delay route

Overview: This play is an easy way to beat Cover 2 style defenses. It is a high low read on the outsides, if they cover the flats you hit the deeper routes, if they cover the deep routes hit the short out routes in the flats.