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rebel cat
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Madden 22 Questions
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How do I throw in zone defense? How do I get them to switch to man to man? I throw it in the flat with minimal gain. Big fan of a QB draw.


TheeRealCarolina
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re: Madden 22 Questions
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How do I throw in zone defense?


Like against zone coverage? Every playbook has plays that can beat each zone coverage. It’s usually pretty easy to identify each coverage. The only one you can’t really identify before the snap is cover 1/cover 3 unless you use motion. If you don’t want to use motion, it becomes apparent right after the snap.

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How do I get them to switch to man to man?


Almost every team is going to spend 60-70% of their snaps in zone or zone blitz.

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I throw it in the flat with minimal gain


Don’t throw there unless you have a mismatch or man coverage.

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Big fan of a QB draw


If you can get the linebackers cleared out and you can read running lanes then you get 5+ every time.


rebel cat
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re: Madden 22 Questions
Did a qb/rb draw all the all the way for a TD. No huttle. This guy sucked.


TheeRealCarolina
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Did a qb/rb draw all the all the way for a TD. No huttle. This guy sucked.


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rebel cat


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This guy sucked.




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Mstate
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re: Madden 22 Questions
Curl and corner routes seem to work against a lot of zone defenses. Crossers too if you throw them at the right time.


theducks
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re: Madden 22 Questions
Crossers and corner routes are the meta until they can make zones more reactive. It takes too long for LBs/S to accelerate to cover them when sitting in zone on next gen.

Any flood, shot, or mesh route combo will get open against any coverage. I also like Ohio, Drive, and spot combos but those are a bit more advanced and aren’t brainless. Well, spot can be since the bunch formation is op af.

ETA: if you’re playing vs someone that keeps throwing corners and rolling out and throwing a crosser on the sideline, I recommend setting your curl flats to 15-20yds depth. If the user is smart though they’ll give themselves a bailout option under it. Most madden users aren’t smart though.
This post was edited on 9/7 at 7:50 pm


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TheeRealCarolina
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re: Madden 22 Questions
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Any flood, shot, or mesh route combo will get open against any coverage. I also like Ohio, Drive, and spot combos but those are a bit more advanced and aren’t brainless. Well, spot can be since the bunch formation is op af.


I fricking hate Spacing and Spot out of Bunch. I know it’s coming and I have to play cover 2 against it and use control the center curl/hook zone and it annoys the shite out of me. That and stick routes. frick you stick routes. Have the time I see bunch formations, I just say frick it and blitz 6 and hope my corners press enough to frick it up.



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CHiPs25
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re: Madden 22 Questions
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Most madden users aren’t smart though.


This is me. When I played Madden I wouldn't be able to read these so I would call a play (on offense) and either do an out, cross or somewhat of a curl. I'd also mix in some runs, but there was no strategy. Every defense would look the same to me, wouldn't be able to tell the difference b/t man and zone.

This is probably the reason that I no longer play madden.


TheeRealCarolina
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re: Madden 22 Questions
Idk how y’all can’t read defenses. They even have tutorials on this in game to help you identify coverages based on pre snap positioning. Hell if you can identify what the linebackers alone are doing right before the snap or right after the snap, that will tell you what everyone else is doing in coverage.


CHiPs25
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re: Madden 22 Questions
I’m sure it easy for someone that knows what he’s looking for. Imagine looking at a calculus probably and trying to understand where the answer is coming from.



TheeRealCarolina
South Carolina Fan
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re: Madden 22 Questions
Well calculus is devil work so

But seriously just use the tutorial. If you need more help identifying them then use the free practice and pick a bunch of random coverages and see how they look against different formations.

More importantly, know your plays. Even if you can’t identify the coverage presnap, it’ll be crystal clear and if you know your plays you’ll know where everyone will be and when.


theducks
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re: Madden 22 Questions
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This is me. When I played Madden I wouldn't be able to read these so I would call a play (on offense) and either do an out, cross or somewhat of a curl. I'd also mix in some runs, but there was no strategy. Every defense would look the same to me, wouldn't be able to tell the difference b/t man and zone.

This is probably the reason that I no longer play madden.



It takes time. You gotta know what you’re looking for and not get frustrated when your go to plays aren’t working. That’s another thing: try not to pick your plus based off your money plus. Pick your plays based off what the user has been giving you. It’s a bit of a chess game. Try not to be too reactive to the previous play. “Oh they were in Cover 3 last ply so imma hit this quick out.” That leads to my Cover 2 hard flat pick 6

Reading the shell coverage will typically get you what you’re looking for. The CBs are giving 10yd cushion? Cover 3. The CBs are up on the LOS? Cover 2. Like TRC said too, the LBs will give away coverage as well but they’re pretty easy to disguise. Usually if they’re lined up directly over their assignment it’s M2M. If they’re inside the box it’s Cover 3/2. I’m the type of defensive user that’ll base align all of my plays though. It looks like C3 but you never know. Another thing I recommend is usering the LB. Some people like to user the MLB specifically, some like to user the weak LB, some will user the strong LB. I find people that only user the faster LB to usually be trash. They run around the center of the field with their head cut off trying to cover every route. You can’t cover every single route. It’s impossible no matter how good your user is.

Just be humble too. The game isnt screwing you. I used to play in leagues and never lost to the “bad” players. Had a few close calls where I was pressing or maybe a fumble went the other way. But it never felt like Madden was boosting their players. When you throw ints, figure out why.

Madden 22 is garbage on next gen. As someone that genuinely enjoys MUT and online franchises, it’s just not fun.
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Well calculus is devil work so


67.8% of all accountants worship Satan.


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