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Welcome to the Madden School Unlimited free preview!  Here is a look at the first formation (out of 7) in our Madden 18 Arizona Offensive eBook.

This formation is called Singleback Wing Stack.   The setup for all of these plays will look exactly the same to your opponent, making this scheme extremely hard to defend against.

The videos below go over the reads against cover 2, cover 3, cover 4, and man to man defenses.

Let’s dive right in.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Stack

Play: PA Y Drag Wheel

Setup:

  1. Block the A/X tight end and put your RB/R1 tight end on a drag route
  2. Motion the X/square receiver to the left

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defense, look to the X/square receiver
  2. Against cover 3 defense, look to the B/circle receiver
  3. Against cover 4 defense, bomb it deep to the X/square receiver
  4. Against man to man defense, just see which receiver is open (usually both are)

Overview: With this one play, you can get 35+ yards every single time.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Stack

Play: PA Power O

Setup:

  1. Hot route the RB/R1 receiver to a drag or a flat route
  2. Motion the X/square receiver out to the left

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defense, look to the B/circle receiver over the middle
  2. Against cover 3 defense, look to the B/circle receiver over the middle
  3. Against cover 4 defenses, your B/circle receiver should be open as well as your X/square receiver
  4. Against man to man defense both your X/square receiver and B/circle receivers will get open.

Overview: This is a bread and butter play to add into your scheme.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Stack

Play: HB Zone Wk

Setup:

  1. Motion your outside receiver to the left sideline

Overview: This is one of the best running plays in this playbook.  Just follow your blockers and read the hole.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Stack

Play: Four Verticals

Setup:

  1. Hot route your RB/R1 tight end to a slant
  2. Motion your X/square receiver out to the left

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defense, look to the running back or the B/circle receiver in the seam
  2. Against cover 3 defense, hit your running back and follow your blockers
  3. Against cover 4 defense, your running back should be open as well
  4. Against man to man defense, read between your running back and your tight end.

Overview: This play adds another dimension to your offense because you are utilizing your running back in the passing game.  This play gives you 3 blockers downfield after you catch the ball.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Stack

Play: Cards Smash

Setup:

  1. Motion your X/square receiver to the left

Reads:

  1. Against any zone that doesn’t have hard flats, look to your X/square receiver
  2. Against man to man or zone with hard flats, look to your B/circle receiver on the corner route
  3. You also have your tight ends on a high/low read over the middle

Overview: This is a great play to mix in with the rest of the Singleback Wing Stack scheme and makes your opponent worry about another element.

You can easily audible between this formation and the Gun Wing Stack formation that we are going over next.

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