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Welcome To The Singleback Jumbo Heavy Mini eBook

Welcome to the Madden 17 Singleback Jumbo Heavy Mini eBook.  The mini eBook is all on one page for your convenience and can be viewed below.

This formation forces your opponent to respect the running game.  If you are playing a guy while likes to come out in Nickel or Dime formations in order to set up nano blitzes, you will easily be able to just run the ball until he adjusts.

The best part about this formation is that you can flip any of these plays and attack the other side of the field and your opponent will have no way of knowing.

There are a couple things you should be aware of in order to make this mini ebook most effective.  The quick video below will go over those things and then we will get into the plays.

Let’s dive right in…

Playbook: Run Balanced

Formation: Singleback Jumbo Heavy

Play: PA Ctr Waggle

Setup:

  1. (Pre-Snap) Always use WR Wing package
  2. Hot route your A/X tight end to a streak route
  3. Motion the X/square receiver to the left
  4. (Optional) Block the running back or hot route him

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, our primary read is the B/circle receiver deep
  2. Against cover 3 or cover 4, look to the Y/triangle receiver
  3. Against man to man defenses, look to the Y/triangle receiver or the X/square receiver

Overview: This is our base play from this formation.  It has reads against every coverage but we want to call this play especially against cover 2 defenses.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Run Balanced

Formation: Singleback Jumbo Heavy

Play: PA TE Cross

Basic Setup:

  1. Hot route your A/X tight end to a streak route

Setup For Cover 3:

  1. Your route your A/X tight end to a fade route
  2. Motion your Y/triangle receiver to the right
  3. Hot route Your X/square receiver to a streak
  4. Block your running back
  5. Slide protect to the right

Setup For Cover 4:

  1. Hot route your A/X tight end to a streak route
  2. Hot route your B/circle receiver to a fade route
  3. Block your running back
  4. Slide protect to the right

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 and man to man defense, just look to the drag route
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, we are going to roll out right and throw to our A/X tight end deep for a touchdown.  Lead pass to the sideline
  3. Against cover 4 defense, hit your B/circle receiver deep after rolling out to the right

Overview: This is the play we call when we are expecting cover 3 or cover 4 defense.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Run Balanced

Formation: Singleback Jumbo Heavy

Play: TE Corners

Setup:

  1. Hot route your B/circle receiver to a whip route
  2. Hot route your Y/triangle tight end to an in route

Reads:

  1. Against pretty much any defense, you have a high low read on the right side of the field and the middle of the field.

Overview: This is a nice play to call to mix things up and attack underneath to make your opponent respect shorter passes.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Let’s dive into the next part of this mini ebook where we focus on running plays.

Playbook: Run Balanced

Formation: Singleback Jumbo Heavy

Play: Weak Toss

Setup:

  1. Motion your WR on the left out to the left sideline

Overview: This play can be really effective if you run the ball to the side with less defenders.  You can flip the play and run it to the right if you would like.

Playbook: Run Balanced

Formation: Singleback Jumbo Heavy

Play: HB Dive

Setup:

  1. None required

Overview: This play is really simple but the results are usually pretty good.

Playbook: Run Balanced

Formation: Singleback Jumbo Heavy

Play: HB Counter Wk

Setup:

  1. Motion how you would like to throw off the defense.

Overview: This play can really fool your opponent and works best with a fast running back.

Playbook: Run Balanced

Formation: Singleback Jumbo Heavy

Play: HB Stretch

Setup:

  1. Motion your WR on the right out to the right sideline

Overview: Just follow your blockers.  This is another good running play to mix into your scheme.

The final part of this ebook is just a really quick video going through pre-snap reads and audibles.  You can check it out below.

If you need a refresher on how to read defenses pre-snap, take a quick look at our Madden 17 How To Read Defenses Mini eBook.

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RichieFX
RichieFX
7 years ago

This is only in the alternate offense (run balanced)?

gziz1
gziz1
7 years ago

Great plays but to many adjustments based on the coverages . Lots to remember lol. Keep it up thou. Love the content

Alvin504
Alvin504
7 years ago

Never really used singleback formations but I love this one it’s one of my favorites now

TATTED_kvng
TATTED_kvng
7 years ago

What’s the playbook name in MUT, I don’t see a run balanced playbook in the elite playbooks

Kerbyjejo
Kerbyjejo
7 years ago

How do you throw a swing pass to the running back ? I keep on missing the back with my throws.

Kerbyjejo
Kerbyjejo
7 years ago
Reply to  Madden School

My timing is off on swing passes to the back. Any advices on how to throw the pass properly?

natehowell9
natehowell9
7 years ago

i really enjoy when you give us just one formation but break it down like this. this formation & the gun tight offset TE are my favorite 2 formations. keep up the good work!

cw10shaf
cw10shaf
7 years ago

is there a playbook i can upload from madden? or do i have to create a new one to input every playbook you guys have to offer?
great stuff, appreciate all the work, still need help on defense, guys in my league are tearing it apart.

Joel Vivian
Joel Vivian
7 years ago

Kerby… 1. Practice 2. Try lobs, touch passes and bullet passes. Each will give advantages but also add risk depending on coverage and pressure on the qb. I.e. Use a lob or touch pass if feeling pressure but not if someone is picking up the rb in man and is closing. 3. You may not have the right personnel for what you’re trying to do? If you’re constantly on the run when throwing to the swing man, and your qb has a very low throw on the run rating, he’ll always miss it. It’s not you, it’s him. Lol.

Joel Vivian
Joel Vivian
7 years ago

MS… Loving this package so far! Thanks!

blackbass233
blackbass233
7 years ago

is there gonna be a ebook for 46 base defense playbook?

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