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Using Z Close Corner To Beat A Cover 3 Defense

The 4-3 Stack Cover 3 is one of the most common defenses you will encounter online in Madden NFL 15.  Being prepared for it and having a way to beat it can help you move the ball and score more touchdowns.

In this video Yoda is going over one of the ways he has that gets a receiver open about 20 yards downfield against this Cover 3.


Playbook: Pittsburgh Steelers

Formation: Singleback Pitt Doubles

Play: Z Close Corner


  1. Put your slot receiver on a streak route
  2. Put your tight end on an in route


  1. Your primary read on this play is your receiver on the left side of the screen running his double move against a cover 3.

Overview: This does take a little timing but once you try it a few times it is relatively easy to make it work.  Keep in mind this play is only designed to work against cover 3 defenses.

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9 years ago

You are a bad mf! Thanks for the tips man. This game is hard and you are making it look breezy????