Madden 2010 Strategy Guide

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1.Pittsburgh Playbook 2.Madden Tips 3.3-4 Defense 4.Run 'N' Gun Playbook 5.46 Defense 6.Glitches 7.New England Playbook 8.Atlanta Playbook 9.Miscellaneous Nanos 10.West Coast Playbook 11.Detroit E-Book Sneak Peak 12.Indy Playbook 13.Cincinnati Playbook

XBOX 360 – PS3 TRANSLATIONS

Y = Triangle X = Square A = X B = Circle LB = L1 RB = R1 LT = L2 RT = R2

Pittsburgh Playbook
Gun Snugs – Bench Switch 1) Stay in the pocket and look for your LB or A receivers on the out route. 2) If they are covered, look for your running back on the delayed blue route. 3) Always throw to the opposite side of the field your on so you have more room. Gun Snugs – Curl Weak Flood 1) Hot route your B receiver to a streak. 2) Hot route your A receiver to a drag and your RB to a curl 3) Smart route your X receiver, motion him to the left and snap before he sets. 4) Look for your X receiver to be open because sometimes the defense doesn't pick him up, but if he is covered your curl or drag route should be open. Gun Snugs – FL Drag Under 1) Smart route your LB receiver and put Y on a curl route. 2) Look for your LB receiver to beat his man, if he doesn't your X receiver on the drag or your Y receiver on the curl should be open. Gun Snugs – Corners 1) Hot route your X receiver to a slant left and B receiver to a slant right. 2) Hot route your RB to a drag route and motion him to the right. 3) Snap and look for either X or B right away, if they are covered, look for your RB on the drag route. Your LB and A receivers will be open if everything else is covered. Gun Doubles On – HB Slip Screen 1) Hot route your LB receiver to an out route right and your X receiver to a slant right. 2) Slide protect to the right.

3) Scramble to the right and look for your RB on the screen or one of your receivers cutting across the middle. Gun Bunch WK – Steelers Cross 1) Hot route your B receiver to a streak. 2) Snap the ball and stay in the pocket, one of your A or X receivers will almost always get open at some point in this play, but look for the quick pass. 3) This is also a good two point conversion play when you throw to the TE on the delayed blue route. Gun Bunch WK – Verticals 1) Hot route your B and X receivers to streaks. 2) Hot route your Y receiver to a drag route and slide protect left. 3) Look for your RB on the curl or your TE on the drag route, they should get open. 4) On this play you're going to want to scramble to the left to avoid the pressure. Gun Bunch WK – HB Mid Draw 1) Slide protection aggressive. 2) From what we've seen draws are not that effective this year, but this one is a decent draw, but don't expect to gain good yardage consistently from this play. Gun Bunch WK – Z Spot 1) Smart route your A receiver and put your Y receiver on a drag route. 2) Look for your A receiver on the slant, if he's not there look for the drag or the curl route. Singleback Bunch TE – Toss Crack 1) Flip the play so that the run is to the left and then slide protect left. 2) The blocking is really good and you should get at least 4-5 yards every time. Singleback Bunch TE – PA Waggle 1) Hot route your X receiver to a drag route, RB to a curl, and your B receiver to a streak. 2) Slide protect right and look for the delayed blue route to the flats, he should get open. Gun Trio – PA Slot Corner 1) Flip the play so that your TE is on the left side and then hot route him to a slant right. 2) Hot route your B receiver to a drag and then motion him to the left. 3) Snap when B is right next to X.

4) Look for A on the quick slant first, if he's not there go to the drag route. Also, pay attention to the X receiver, he will get WIDE OPEN a lot of the time. Gun Trio – X Spot 1) Hot route your B receiver to a drag route 2) Snap the ball and look for your X receiver on the slant curl or B receiver on the drag, if they aren't open look for your RB on the wheel route or LB on the corner slant. Singleback Bunch – PA Ctr Waggle 1) Hot route your Y receiver to a block right, smart route your B receiver, and slide protection right. 2) Look for your A receiver in the flats on the delayed route, if he's not there, one of your other two receivers should be open. Singleback Pitt Doubles – Slot Cross 1) Slide protection aggressive and motion your RB to the right. 2) After your RB is set, hot route him to a drag route. 3) Look for LB on the slant across the middle, if hes not there, look for your RB on the drag or the TE on the delayed route. Strong Tight Pair – Strong Toss 1) Flip the play so that you're running to the left and slide protect to the left. 2) This is the best toss play out of this playbook. Strong Tight Pair – HB Lead Dive 1) Flip the play so that you're running to the left side and slide protect aggressive. 2) This is a good play to run with “Strong Toss” because the defense doesn't know if you're going up the middle or to the side. Gun Y-Trips WK – Stick 1.) No adjustments, step into the pocket and look for X on the short slant.

Madden Tips
Take off the QB auto drop back

Pick a gun play action play and hot route the RB, preferably a block. Most if not all screens also have the QB auto drop back turned off. How to playmaker (yes it's back) A lot of people thought play maker was going to be gone this year, but it's back. It is the same thing as last year except you hold LT while doing it. Pass out of wildcat formation Run any wildcat play and hold B after the play for a spike ball, and once your in that formation just audible to a passing play and you can have a really fast WR or RB as your quarterback so you can scramble good, and some WR/RB can actually throw good. Turbo Blitz Push Y, hold RT and then hold down on both joysticks. HOW TO STOP THE WILCAT Come out in “FG Block”, your opponent will have nowhere to run and will only gain yards with a lot of broken tackles. If your opponent also passes the ball from wildcat, come out in “FG Safe Man” ROCKET CATCH LIKE ITS 09 Come out in any Play Action Gun play and then cancel the play action. Put your tallest receiver or TE as your #1 receiver and hot route him to a fade. Scramble backwards right after you snap, hold LT and aim the left stick at a 3 o'clock angle, click on your receiver, turn around and hold Y. You need to hold LT the whole time until you catch the ball.

3-4 Defense
Dime 1) 2) 3) Normal – WK Overload 3 (Nano) LB ← RB ← Y down

4) LB RA ← 5) Put your RDE (looking at TV) in a yellow zone and control your blitzing LB to cover the middle. Dime 1) 2) 3) 4) Normal – Fox Fire Zone (Nano) LB → RB ← Y down Take the blitzing LB, bring him to the right, and put him in a light blue zone (A + right on the RA)

Dime Normal – DB Blitz (Nano) 1) Y down and pinch your line, it's a very quick blitz but watch out for the quick pass to the RB. 3-4 Solid – Gap Press (Nano) – Credit to MONEY_MADDEN 1) Y down 2) Re-blitz your already blitzing LB and put him in the A gap closer to the center linemen.

3-4 Under – Pinch (Nano) 1) LB ← 2) RB ← 3) LB RA ← 4) Y down

Nickel 1-5-5 – 2 Man Under (Nano) 1) Y down and blitz your right safety in the blue zone and put him by the line, but give him space. He should be blitzing diagonally. 2) Good pressure and decent coverage. Dollar – WK Eagle Slant 3 1) Show blitz and pinch line. 2) Do whatever you want with the blitzing LB, adjust to your opponents game style. 3) Good coverage, decent run defense.

3-4 Normal – Weak Storm Roll (Pass Stop) 1) Show blitz 2) Put your LOLB who's blitzing in a purple zone. 3) Manually rush the QB with a lineman because the coverage is good. 3-4 Normal – 2 Deep MLB Spy 1) Show blitz 2) Put your LE (looking from the TV) in a contain. (Optional) 3) Put your LOLB in man coverage or a yellow zone if he's next to a WR or keep him blitzed if you think your opponents running. 3-4 Under – Weak Blitz 3 1) Pinch your line and press coverage. 2) Re-blitz your middle defensive lineman. 3) Take your LB in the yellow zone, re-blitz him and put him the B gap. 4) Take your already blitzing LB, re-blitz him and put him in the A gap. 5) Put your ROLB blitzing in a light blue zone and put your LOLB blitzing in a purple zone. Nickel Strong – FS Snake Blitz 3 (Nano) 1) LB ← 2) Re-blitz your LDE (looking at TV) and re-blitz your safety blitzing. 3) Put the safety to the left of the DE, have him half way in between the man in the purple and the DE. 4) Put the blitzing MLB in a yellow zone or you can manually control him.

3-4 Under – Cover 2 Sink (FAG D) 1) Y down 2) Put your DE's in light blue zones (A + RA Right) 3) Control your blitzing LB and guard whatever you want. 4) This is strictly a pass defense play and only blitzes 1 man, sometimes it does stop the run but don't rely on it. 3-4 Under – MLB Blitz (Nano) 1) Press coverage.

2) Re-blitz the middle defensive lineman and re-blitz the LILB. 3) Put your LIBL in the A gap and control the other LB to guard whatever you need.

3-4 Normal – Pinch (Run Stop) 1) Press coverage. 2) Blitz all LB's (RB + Down on Right Analog) 3) Manually control an LB blitzing and watch out for play actions or broken tackles. 4) Shift line to whatever side you think they are running to. Nickel 3-3-5 – Cover 3 Flat (Pass Stop) 1) Press coverage 2) Manually control your RILB and guard whatever needs to be guarded. 4-3 Normal – Hog Buck 3 (Nano + Pass Stop) 1) Flip the play at the play call screen. 2) LB ←, RB ←, LB Right Analog → 3) Re-blitz the already blitzing LOLB and put him next to the LDE. 4) Put the RDE in a yellow zone and manually control your safety who's in the yellow zone already. 5) This is more of a pass defense then nano but the nano gets through sometimes.

Run 'N' Gun Playbook
Full House Normal Wide – HB Sweep 1) Flip the play to the left and slide protect left. 2) Motion your FB (Y) to the left and snap when he sets. Gun Tight Flex – PA QB Choice 1) Smart route your LB receiver and snap. 2) Look for your Y receiver on the delayed route, if he's not there look for your A and X receivers across the middle of the field.

Gun Tight Flex – Bench Switch 1.)Stay in the pocket and look for your LB or A receivers on the out route. 2.)If they are covered, look for your running back on the delayed blue route. 3.)Always throw to the opposite side of the field your on so you have more room.

Gun Doubles On – FL Screen 1) Still a decent play this year, slide protect to the left and snap. 2) Look for LB on the short out route, X on the deep post, or B on the screen. All of them are good reads, just play by what you see. I-Form Tight – HB Lead Toss 1) Slide protect and motion your FB and snap when he is next to your TE. I-Form Tight – HB Toss 1) This play is similar to “HB Lead Toss” except it has the WR in the flats blocking for you. Slide protect to the side you're running to and snap.

Gun Split Offset – PA Falcon Slide 1) Come out in the dual HB package and streak your B receiver. 2) Look for your X or A receivers across the middle, if they are not there then look for one of your RB's in the flats. Singleback Ace Twins – PA Boot Over 1) Smart route your B receiver and slide protect to the right. 2) Look for your delayed route to be open, if hes not there then look for one of your receivers across the middle. Singleback Ace Twins – HB Counter 1) Slide protect to the left and snap. Singleback Y-Trips – PA Read 1) Hot route your Y receiver to a slant right and streak your B receiver. 2) Look for your TE on the delayed route or X across the middle. If none are there, look for your Y receiver on the slant. Gun Trey Open – Deep Corner

1) Hot route your X receiver to a drag, B receiver to a streak, and smart route your A receiver. 2) Motion your B receiver all the way to the left and snap before he sets. 3) Look for your RB on the delayed route, if he's not there all your other receivers usually will get open at some point on the play.

Singleback Spread Flex – Quick Hitter 1) Smart route your X receiver. 2) Look for the quick pass to X or LB across the middle, if they are not there your RB on his delayed route should get open. Strong Tight – HB Toss 1) Slide protect to the side you are running to and snap.

Wildcat Normal – PA Jet Sweep 1) Come out in “WR AT QB” package. 2) Look for X on the quick pass to the flats, if he's not there look for your crossing routes across the middle. 3) This is a good play to mix in with some Wildcat running plays to fool the defense. Singleback Flex – PA HB Curl 1) Smart route your X receiver and put your B and LB receivers on drag routes. 2) Motion your X receiver to the right and snap when he passes the TE. 3) Look for X on the motion slant route or one of your receivers on the drag routes. If those are covered, your RB on the curl or the delayed should get open. I-Form Pro Twins – FB Flare 1) Smart route your B and A receivers and block your FB. 2) Look for B on the quick slant, if he's not there look for your A receiver. Full House Wide – HB Misdirection 1) Flip the play.

2) Slide protect aggressive and motion LB to the left and snap when he pass the Left End. Gun Empty Trio – Whip Indys 1) Smart route your Y receiver and motion him to the left. 2) Snap and look for your LB or A receivers on the cutback out routes. Gun Split Offset – HB Direct Snap 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. Gun Split Offset – HB Slip Screen 1) Come out in the “Dual HB” package. 2) Hot route your X receiver to a slant right and your A receiver to a curl route. 3) Slide protect to the right and snap. 4) Scramble right and look for your Y receiver on the flat route right away, if he's not there your B receiver will usually get wide open on his route. If none are there look for your screen route, or X across the middle. Goal Line – HB Off Tackle 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. 2) This is by far the best running play in the game and is VERY HARD to stop. It should be a guaranteed 5 yards every time.

46 Defense
46 Normal – Inside Blitz 1) Spread line and pinch your LB's. 2) This is a very good run defense play, only use when you know they are running. 46 Bear – Outside Blitz 1) Y down and shift line to the left.

2) Take the man in the left purple zone and put him on a man if you don't know for sure he is running the ball. Control one of your LB's blitzing and cover the middle of the field/run. 3) THIS IS NOT THAT GOOD OF A PASS DEFENSE PLAY. 46 Bear – Cover 2 1) LB → 2) LB RA ← 3) Y down and control the safety in the deep blue zone. 4) This is a pretty good run stop and has OK coverage, watch out for the X receiver going deep if your opponent passes the ball. 43 Over – Zip Shoot Gut 1) Flip the play. 2) Y down and pinch your LB's 3) Control your MLB to watch out for the run and to cover the middle of the field. 4) This is a decent play overall.

46 Normal – 2 Man Under 1) Y down and pinch your line. 2) LB RA Up 3) Control one your safety's in the blue zone. 4) This is a decent run and coverage play, watch out for the flats.

46 Normal – Cover 3 (Nano) 1) Blitz the safety in the blue zone on the left and put him by the LDE. 2) Control your MLB in the yellow zone and guard whatever looks open. 46 Bear – Gap Press (Nano) 1) Y down 2) Re-blitz the LB standing up on the left and put him by their RE 3) Re-blitz your other LB on the slant blitz. 4) One guy will shoot in every time unless they stack that side with blockers. 46 Bear – Sam Snake 1) Same set up as “Gap Press”.

2) This play has a little bit worse pressure but better coverage. 46 Bear – Plug Cover 1 (Nano) 1) Re-blitz the middle lineman. 2) Re-blitz your safety and put him in the A Gap. 3) If they have a slot receiver on the left, take your safety in the deep blue zone and man him up on the slot receiver, otherwise he will be wide open. 46 Normal – Cover 1 (Nano + Pass Stop) 1) Press coverage. 2) LB ← 3) Take your already blitzing LB and re-blitz him. 4) Put him on the side of the LDE and manually control your safety. 5) Watch out for the flats on this play though, if you get a good bump chances are you will sack the QB. 46 Normal – Weak Blitz (Nano + Pass Stop) 1) Come out the “Speed Package” 2) Shift your line to the left and re-blitz one of your already blitzing LB's. 3) Take the other blitzing LB and put him in man coverage on someone who is not covered. 4) Control your safety in the blue zone and watch out for the short pass.

Glitches
Run 'N' Gun LOS Glitch 1) You have to use Run 'N' Guns playbook for this glitch to work. 2) Come out in Gun Split Offset – HB Direct Snap. 3) Audible to Ace Post 4) Streak all your receivers quickly 5) Very quickly move your left analog stick right and up. (About a 5 o'clock angle)

6) Keep on moving your stick and when your QB moves inside of the center, thats when you know it's working. Fake Hike Stall Glitch 1) If you're opponent is glitching you or you think he got a cheap win, you can stall him for as long as you like if you have the ball. All you have to do is continuously fake hike over and over again and you will keep getting a false start every time. You can do this for as long as you want in hopes that your opponent gets annoyed and just quits. Make your opponents miss FG's 1) This can only be performed with a modem with the “Stand By” button. When you opponent is kicking a field goal, push this button on and off and it will lag the game making your opponent unable to get enough power for his kick. Be careful though, if you do this too much it may result in you being disconnected. QB Draw Glitch 1) Come out in a Shotgun PA play, put your RB on a route or just make him block and then scramble immediately after you call hike. 2) This works best with Michael Vick.

DC Glitch 1) When the play clock at the end of the game hits 0, wait about a half second and then pull the black cord out of your X-BOX 360. 2) Wait 30 seconds, put your cord back in and hit end game. 3) You know it works for sure if you don't get any options when you pull the cord and it just shows the highlights. If it doesn't do this, then it MIGHT still work but you won't know until you get out of the game. FG Block Glitch 1) Come out in “Punt Block” and switch to your CB/WR on the way right side. You can make subs if you want a faster player there. 2) Switch to him but don't press any buttons until the ball is snapped. 3) The guy you are controlling will automatically rush the holder, tap X when he gets close and you should be able to block it most of the time. Invisible Linebacker Glitch 1) Come out in any Quarters play, pinch your line and re-blitz all of your lineman. I use “Quarters 3 Deep – Man Up 3 Deep”.

2) Take the LB and put him on the back on the middle lineman, make sure he is touching him. 3) Turbo blitz with the middle lineman and your LB should go right through your opponents offensive lineman. How to put Wildcat in Audibles Glitch 1) You need to use a playbook that has a play action wildcat play. 2) When setting you're audibles, choose “By Play Type” and pick “Play Action Pass”. 3) You will see the PA wildcat play and can set it as an audible. 4) This is very effective if you come out in a wildcat running play, no huddle and then audible to the PA wildcat play. You CANNOT audible from another formation into the wildcat play. Block Kickoffs Glitch 1) On the kickoff, switch to your LB in the middle of the field, the LB closest to the kicker. 2) Hold turbo and down on the left stick, your LB will start to run at the kicker. 3) When you get within 5-7 yards of the kicker, stop for a second and then continue running. If you time this right, your LB will catch the ball and most likely get tackled right away, giving you amazing field position. 4) This WILL take practice.

New England Playbook
Strong Tight Pair – HB Toss 1) Flip the play. 2) Slide protect to the left and snap. Strong Tight Pair – PA FB Fake 1) Block your B receiver to the right and hot route your A receiver to a slant right. 2) Slide protect to the right and snap. 3) Look for your LB or A receivers, one should almost always get open. Strong Tight Pair – Power O 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. 2) If they nano you through the middle, motion your FB to block where your opponent is coming through.

Strong Tight Pair – PA Power O 1) Come out in the dual HB package. 2) Block your B receiver and hot route your A receiver to a slant right. 3) Look for your X receiver across the middle, if he's not there look for your Y or A receivers in the flats. Gun Trips TE – Deep Fork 1) Smart route your B and X receivers and put LB on a drag route. 2) Hot route your A receiver to a slant right and Y receiver to a drag. 3) Look for your B receiver on the slant to the sidelines, if he's not there look for Y on the drag route. If both of those are covered look for A or LB on their routes. 4) On this play, someone is bound to get open every single time, just make the right reads. I honestly don't see a way you could stop this play. Gun Trips TE – Slot Screen 1) Hot route your A receiver to a slant right if the right side of the field looks open, if they have a lot of people over there, put him on a drag. 2) Slide protect to the right and scramble right. 3) Look for B on the screen route, if he's not there look for your TE on whatever route you put him on. Gun Trips TE – Pats Flood 1) Hot route your LB receiver to a slant right and your A receiver to a drag. 2) Motion your B receiver to the right and snap immediately after he starts moving. 3) Look for your B receiver, he starts off running at full speed so he should be open, if he's covered then look for your A receiver on the drag route. Gun Trips TE – HB Angle 1) Hot route your X receiver to a slant left, B receiver to a drag, and A receiver to a slant right. 2) Look for all receivers, all the zig zagging in the middle of the field confuses the defense and usually someone will be open. Your X receiver sometimes gets will sometimes get WIDE OPEN. Gun Trips TE – Slot Whip 1) Hot route LB and A to a slant right. Hot route your X receiver to a fade route and block your RB to the right. 2) Look for your B receiver on the whip route he will usually get open. 3) Also, look for X at the beginning of the play, sometimes he will get wide open.

Gun Bunch WK – Stick 1) Hot route your A receiver to a drag route and smart route your B receiver. 2) Look for X across the middle or A across the middle, one should usually always get open at some point in the play. If both of those are covered, look for B.

Gun Bunch WK – HB Mid Draw 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. 2) You have to run to the left side of the field on this play to gain good yards unless they give you the middle. Gun Snugs Flip – Bench Switch 1) Snap and stay in the pocket. 2) Your LB and A receivers will usually always get open in the flats. Gun Snugs Flip – PA X Clown 1) Block your RB to the right and slide protection left. 2) Look for you X receiver on the clown route or B receiver across the middle. 3) Not as good of a play as last year, but still alright. Gun Snugs Flip – HB Draw 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. 2) This is a very good draw to run if you mix it in with “Bench Switch”. Gun Dbls Wing TE – HB Direct Snap 1) Slide protect to the right and snap. 2) Take whats open, usually the right side of the field gets open. Gun Dbls Wing TE – FL Screen 1) Still a decent play, slide protect to the left and scramble left. 2) Look for LB receiver on the out route, B on the screen, or X on the deep post. Gun Trips Open – Curl Flat Corner 1) Flip the play. 2) Smart route your A receiver and hot route your X receiver to a drag route. 3) Motion your Y receiver to the right and snap immediately after he starts moving. 4) Look for your Y receiver, if he's not there your A or X receiver should get open. Gun Trips Open – Double Post

1) Hot route your RB to a drag route and Y receiver to a streak. 2) Motion your A receiver to the left and snap when he passes the LG. 3) Look for your A receiver on his route, if he's not there look for your X or LB receivers on their drag routes.

Gun Trips Open – HB Slip Screen 1) Motion your A receiver to the left and snap he gets passed the LG. 2) Slide protection right and scramble right. 3) Look for your RB on the screen route, if he's covered look for your A or X receivers across the middle. Gun 5WR Patriot – Y Iso Cross 1) No adjustments, just snap. 2) Look for your A receiver across the middle, if he's not there look for your X and Y receivers on their whip routes. Singleback Y-Trips – PA Power O 1) Smart route your Y receiver and slide protect right. 2) Look for A on the delayed route or Y on the outside slant. If both of those are covered, look for X across the middle of the field. Singleback Bunch TE – Toss Crack 1) Flip the play and slide protect to the left. Singleback Bunch TE – PA Waggle 1) Hot route your B receiver to a streak and X receiver to a slant right. 2) Slide protect to the right. 3) Look for your Y receiver, if he's not there look for your X receiver. 4) The nice thing about this play is that your Y is a receiver instead of a TE and usually has a LB guarding him so he beats him a lot. Singleback Snugs Flip – Bench Switch 1) Snap the ball and stay in the pocket. 2) Look for your LB or A receivers in the flats, they will usually get open. If they are covered, look for your delayed blue route.

ATLANTA PLAYBOOK
Gun Split Offset – PA Falcon Slide 1) Come out in the “Dual HB” package. 2) Hot route your Y receiver to a drag route and your B receiver to a fade route. 3) Slide protection left, snap and scramble back and to the left. 4) Look for one of your RB's on the drag route, if they aren't there look for one of your receivers across the middle. If you are a good rocket catcher and have a good and tall WR, do a fade rocket catch to your B receiver. Gun Split Offset – HB Direct Snap 1) Slide protect to the side you are running to and motion your FB to that side. 2) Snap when he gets past your lineman. Gun Doubles On – FL Screen 1) Slide protection left and snap. 2) All routes are good reads just like last year, just make the right read.

Gun Tight Flex – PA QB Choice 1) Streak your X receiver and hot route your B receiver to a slant right. 2) Look for your B receiver on the slant, if he's not there look for your A receiver across the middle or your Y receiver on the delayed blue route. Gun Tight Flex – Bench Switch 1) Snap and stay in the pocket.

2) Look for your A and LB receivers on their out routes, they will usually get open in the flats at some point. This play is money in the red zone. Gun Trey Open – HB Slip Screen 1) Hot route your Y receiver to a slant left. 2) Slide protection right, snap, and scramble right. 3) Look for your A receiver on the quick pass to the flats, if he's not there look for your screen route. Gun Split Offset – ATL Slip Screen 1) Come out in the “Dual HB” package. 2) Hot route your X receiver to a slant right and slide protect to the right. 3) Scramble right and look for your Y receiver on his route to the flats, if he's not there look for your B receiver who will burn the DB a lot. If those are not there look for the screen route or your X receiver across the middle. 4) If nothing is open then usually you have room to QB sneak for at least 5 yards. Gun Spread – Slot Outs 1) Hot route your LB and A receivers on out routes to the flats. 2) Snap and look for either your LB or A receivers, if they aren't there look for your RB on the angle route.

Dirty Bird Normal – Power 1) Slide protection aggressive or right. Singleback Twin TE Slot – PA Rollout 1) Smart route your Y receiver and slide protect right. 2) Look for your B receiver across the middle, if he's not there look for your delayed blue route or your Y receiver. Full House Normal Wide – Counter Lead 1) Slide protection left and snap. Full House Normal Wide – PA Ctr Waggle 1) Smart route your B receiver, slide protection right and snap. 2) Look for your FB on the delayed blue route or your X receiver across the middle.

Weak 1) 2) 3)

Tight Twins – PA Slot Corner Come out in the “Dual HB” package. Smart route your B receiver and snap. Look for your X receiver across the middle, if he's not there look for your B or A receivers, or your RB in the flats.

MISC. NANOS
Nickel 1-5-5 – Cover 2 Sinc 1) Re-blitz your DT and all of your LB's who are already blitzing. 2) Put a LB in the A and B gap and put the other blitzing LB to the left of the A gap LB. Nickel Odd Split – Monster 3 1) Re-blitz the two blitzing LB's and put them in the A and B gap. Nickel Odd Split – Thunder Green 1) Put your blitzing LB's in the A and B gaps and re-blitz them. 2) Control your safety who is manned up on the RB and guard what you need. 46 Normal – Inside Blitz 1) Re-blitz your middle DT and re-blitz your LB's. 2) Put your blitzing LB's in the A and B gap and put your LDE in a yellow zone. 3) Press coverage. 4) Control your middle DT and turbo blitz straight down. 46 Normal – Rush Outside 1) Re-blitz your RDE and your safety who's already blitzing. 2) Press coverage. 3) Control your safety in the deep blue zone to guard what you need.

4) You can also re-blitz your LOLB who is already blitzing and move him about 2-3 yards above and to the right of the LDE. Nickel Odd Split – Middle Blitz 1) Put your blitzing LB's in the A and B gaps and re-blitz them. 2) Put your RDE in a yellow zone. Nickel Odd Split – Cover 3 1) LB ← and RB down on RA 2) Put your RDE in a contain. 3) Re-blitz the LDE. 4) Put your LOLB on the hip of the LDE and put another LB in the A gap about 2 yards behind the lineman. 5) Put the final blitzing LB in between your middle lineman and RDE. 6) Control your safety and guard whatever needs to guarded.

3-4 Predator – Weak Blitz 3 1) Pinch your line and re-blitz your middle lineman. 2) Take your already blitzing LB, re-blitz him, and put him in the A gap. 3) Manually guard whatever you need with the LB in a yellow zone, make sure you're not using the safety in the yellow zone. 4) You can also put your LDE in a flat zone, the coverage will be better but the blitz will we worse. Nickel Odd Split – Crash 3 1) Before the play, sub in a LB for your RDE. 2) Re-blitz the already blitzing LB and re-blitz the RILB who is in a yellow, and put them both in the A and B gaps. 3) Put your RDE in a yellow zone and your safety who is already in the yellow zone, in a flat zone. 4) Bring your blitzing safety closer to the line and manually control your safety in the blue zone. Nickel 1-5-5 – Cover 3 1) Re-blitz your lineman and take the already blitzing LB's and put one in the A gap and the other lined up with the offensive lineman next to the center. 2) Take the other LB in a yellow zone, blitz him and put him in front of the other offensive lineman next to the center. 3) Control your safety and guard what needs to be guarded.

4-4 Split – Crash Gold 1) Press coverage and re-blitz your ILB and put him in the B gap. 2) Re-blitz the lineman right next to him, and the RDE. 3) Manually blitz the QB with your ROLB who is already blitzing. 4) Either you or the CPU should be able to get to the QB every time. 5) You can also put your LB who is lined up on a RB to a purple zone if he keeps getting beat in man coverage. 4-4 Split – Monster Green 1) Re-blitz your RILB and put him in the B gap. 2) Put your RDE in a yellow zone and re-blitz your ROLB. 3) Control your safety and guard what's needed. 4-4 Split – Crash 3 1) Put your 2 ILB in the A and B gaps. 2) Put your LDE in a purple zone. 3) Blitz with your RDE to the outside so the middle guys get through. Nickel Odd Split – Cover 3 (Better and Easier Way) 1) LB → 2) Re-blitz your RDE and the lineman to the left of him and re-blitz the RILB who is in the yellow zone and put him on the hip of the lineman to the left of the RDE. 3) Take the LB on the left who is already blitzing and move him to the left 3-4 yards. 3-4 Solid – Trio Sky Zone*** 1) Press coverage. 2) Re-blitz the middle defensive lineman and re-blitz the RILB. 3) Put your ROLB who is blitzing in a light blue flat zone. 4) Put your RILB in the A gap and control the LB in the yellow zone.

West Coast Offense
Gun Split Offset – HB Slip Screen 1) Come out in the “Dual HB” package. 2) Hot route your X receiver to a slant right and slide protect to the right. 3) Scramble to the right and look for a quick pass to your RB in the flats, if he's not there look for your X receiver across the middle. If both are covered, look for the screen route. 4) Usually if everyone is covered on this play, there's room to scramble for good yards. Gun Doubles – FL Screen 1) Slide protect to the left and scramble left. 2) All reads on this play are good, still a decent play from last year. Gun Bunch WK – Mesh 1) No adjustments. 2) Snap and look for your A and X receivers across the middle. Look for your RB as well, he will get wide open sometimes after the snap. Gun Snugs Flip – Bench Switch 1) Snap and stay in the pocket. 2) Your A and LB receivers should get wide open at some point in the flats.

Gun Snugs Flip – HB Mid Draw 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. Gun Snugs Flip – PA X Clown

1) Slide protect to the left. 2) Motion your X receiver all the way to the left and snap when he sets and hot route your RB to a slant left. 3) Your WR should burn the hell out of whoever is guarding him. Far Tight Twins – Quick Toss 1) Slide protect to the left and snap. 2) Easily one of the best running plays in the game. Far Tight Twins – Bench Switch 1) This is a good play to mix in with “Quick Toss”. Hot route your A receiver to a slant left. 2) Look for your B receiver on the out route, if he's not there look for your A receiver or RB in the flats. Near Pro – HB Inside 1) Slide protect aggressive and snap. Singleback Tight Doubles – HB Pitch 1) Motion your A receiver to the left and snap when he sets. 2) Slide protection left and snap. Goal Line – Counter WK 1) Flip the play after you already picked it. 2) Slide protection aggressive. Goal Line – PA Ctr Waggle 1) Slide protection right and snap. 2) Look for your TE on the delayed blue route.

Detroit Playbook

(Sneak Peak)

Gun Bunch TE – Deep Flood 1) Smart route your X and LB receivers and put your B receiver on a streak. 2) Block your A receiver to the right. 3) Snap and look for your X receiver (he will get wide open a lot), but if he's not there look for your Y receiver on the drag route.

4) If you know they are bumping their defense, put X in motion and then snap, it's an unbumpable route.

Gun Bunch TE – PA Boot Over 1) Hot route your B receiver to a streak and your RB to block right. 2) Slide protect to the right and scramble right. 3) Look for your LB receiver across the middle, if he's not there look for your TE on the delayed route. Gun Bunch TE – HB Draw 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. 2) One of the best draws in the game if you can work it with “Deep Flood” and “PA Boot Over”, it throws the defense off. Strong Twin TE – HB Toss 1) Flip the play at the play call screen. 2) Slide protection left and snap. Strong Twin TE – PA FB Fake 1) Hot route your A receiver to a slant right and block your B receiver to the right. 2) Slide protection right and scramble right. 3) Look for your RB on his route or your TE on the slant, one should get open.

Indy Playbook
Gun Split Slot – Cross Weak Flood (DEEP BALL MONEY PLAY) 1) No adjustments, already a great play. 2) The main route on this play is your X receiver's clown route, but you have to get enough time to throw the ball.

3) Snap and look for your LB receiver to get open right away, if he's not there on his flat route, look for your A receiver across the middle. If you have enough time, go to your X receiver on his route. Gun Split Slot – Corner Strike 1) Come out in the “Dual HB” package. 2) Hot route both your X and B receivers to fade routes and your A receiver to a slant left. 3) Snap and scramble either right or left and look for your RB in the flats. This play will annoy the hell out of your opponent and your RB's will get open for consistent 5-10 yard plays. Gun Bunch TE – PA Boot Over 1) Hot route your B receiver to a streak and your RB to block right. 2) Slide protect and scramble to the right. 3) Look for your LB receiver across the middle, if he's not there, look for your TE on the delayed route. Gun Bunch TE – HB Draw 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. 2) One of the best draws in the game if you can work it with “PA Boot Over”, it throws the defense off. Gun Bunch TE – HB Slip Screen 1) Hot route your X receiver to a slant right, your LB receiver to a slant left, and your A receiver to a curl route. 2) Snap and scramble to the left, look for your LB receiver right away, sometimes he will get wide open, if he's not there look at your screen route, if none of them are there look for your TE on the curl route. Weak Tight Pair – Toss Weak 1) Flip the play at the play call screen so that the run is to the right. 2) When you get on the field, flip it again so that the run is to the left where the majority of your blockers are. 3) Slide protect left and snap. This is a very good running play. Singleback Doubles Close – Slot Cross 1) No adjustments, already a good play. 2) Snap and roll out to the right.

3) Look for your LB receiver across the middle, if he's not there look for your RB on his delayed blue route. Gun Trips WK – Indy Slot Cross 1) No adjustments. 2) Look for your RB or your TE on the delayed blue route right away, they will get open a lot. If they are not there, look for your Y receiver across the middle. Gun Dice Slot – WR Drag 1) Hot route your B receiver to a streak and motion him all the way to the left. 2) Hot route your A receiver to a slant left and snap and roll out right. 3) Look for your X receiver to break wide open sometimes, his route will juke the defender a lot of the time, if he's not there look for your RB running wide open down the sidelines, he will also be open for quick passes sometimes too. Gun Dice Slot – PA Read 1) Motion your B receiver all the way to the left and hot route him to a streak. 2) Block your RB to the right, slide protect right and scramble right. 3) Look for your X and LB receivers across the middle, if they aren't there look for your TE on his delayed route.

CINCINATTI PLAYBOOK

Singleback Bunch – Bunch TE 1) Motion your B receiver and snap as soon as you see him move. If your opponent is bumping, this will be very easy yards. 2) If your B receiver isn't open, look for your A receiver across the middle. Singleback Bunch – Corner Strike 1) No adjustments, snap and throw to your RB after he is 1-2 yards passed the line of scrimmage, he will be open for a big gain a lot. 2) If he is not there, look for your A receiver on his slant curl route.

Singleback Bunch – HB Slash 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. 2) This play has really good blocking and you should be able to average 4-5 yards on each carry with a huge breakout every once in a while.

Singleback Bunch – PA CTR Waggle 1) Hot route your Y receiver to a slant left and smart route your B receiver. 2) Slide protection right and snap. 3) Look for your A receiver on his delayed blue route or your Y receiver on his slant route, both get open quite often but if one is covered, the other is usually open. Also, your B receiver will burn his man for a big gain SOMETIMES. Singleback Snugs – HB Toss 1) Motion your B receiver all the way to the left and snap when he passes your X receiver. 2) Slide protection left and snap. 3) This is the setup for running to the left side, just do the opposite for the right side, but me personally I like to run to the left more than the right. Singleback Snugs – Bench Switch 1) No adjustments. 2) Look for your A and LB receivers on their out routes to the flats, they will get open a lot. If they are covered, look for your RB on his delayed blue route. Gun Split Slot – Cross Weak Flood (DEEP BALL MONEY PLAY) 1) No adjustments, already a great play. 2) The main route on this play is your X receiver's clown route, but you have to get enough time to throw the ball. 3) Snap and look for your LB receiver to get open right away, if he's not there on his flat route, look for your A receiver across the middle. If you have enough time, go to your X receiver on his route. Gun Wing Trio WK – Curl TE Wheel 1) Hot route your B receiver to a fade route and X receiver to a slant right. 2) Motion your Y receiver to the right and snap while he is still in motion.

3) Look for your LB receiver, if he is not there look for your A or X receiver across the middle. Gun Bunch TE – PA Boot Over 1) Hot route your B receiver to a streak and your RB to block right. 2) Slide protect to the right and scramble right. 3) Look for your LB receiver across the middle, if he's not there look for your TE on the delayed route.

Gun Bunch TE – HB Draw 1) Slide protection aggressive and snap. Goal Line – Counter WK 1) Flip the play while on the field to the strong side and slide protect right.

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