In this Madden 13 Tip, Duke shows two ways to trick the offense!

Play 1: 46 Bear Under- LB Dogs 3 Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Blitz the LOLB (right of screen)
  3. Put the outside corners in a combination of hook zones, flat zones, and buzz zones

Manually control the MLB and roam the middle trickoff1

Play 2: 43 Under- Edge Sting Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Put both safeties and cornerbacks into hook zones

Manually control the MLB and roam the middle trickoff2

Final Thoughts:

Both of these plays bring heavy pressure and are designed to trick the offense with the coverage. With the LB Dogs 3, you show off coverage. This makes players believe you can hit the flats with outs, wheels,etc. With both outside DB’s dropping down and you covering the middle, you will get a ton of picks. With the Edge Sting, you are showing off man coverage but really are playing zone with nobody deep. Again, you would think you could hit quick fades, outs, pass lead streaks, etc, but we take those away. By bringing such fast pressure, while using coverages that the offense does not expect, you can get a ton of picks and/or sacks.

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    • Def kills those types of plays which a lot of people live off. Try this out guys and let me know your thoughts. It can kill someone’s offense.

  • Hey Duke, what in your opinion, is the best zone to put your corner in for the smart routed out route if your opponent is 12+ yards away from a first down. The curl flat zone seems to get pulled down (unless you have someone on the same side in a flat), and a regular flat zone is too shallow also. Is a normal buzz zone (yellow) the best zone to have him in in this situation?

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