Right back into the shotgun this week. The play we’ll be covering is Gun Trey Y-Flex – PA Crossers. This play is a great play for picking up large chunks of yards and can be very difficult for your opponent to stop. This play is also in a ton (literally 17 playbooks) of playbooks so its a great play to add to your toolbox.
Play: Gun Trey Y-Flex – PA Crossers
Playbooks: 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Chiefs, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Panthers, Raiders, Rams, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks, Titans, Vikings
Required Hot Routes: Fade TE, Drag X(square) receiver.
Generally on this play my first look is going to be the main route B(o) over the middle. It is a pretty unique route and tends to get open against both man and zone. This route actually almost demands an opponent to user defend it or else it’s going to be open 99% of the time:
The X(square) route is mostly used as a check down route (it also serves to pull down zone defenders to get the previous mentioned route open). When throwing this route I often like to smart-route the receiver up the field which can turn the drag route into a big gain. This can consistently pick you up short to medium yards and is an easy throw when your defender starts usering your B(o) route. Another option for picking up a short gain is streaking your RB and tossing him the ball for a quick possession catch like you’ll see at the end of this clip on 3rd and 4:
The last route I’ll look to is the Y(triangle) Deep Post WR over the middle. Depending on the coverage your defender is using, if they start focusing on the B(o) WR too much it can leave the deep post over the middle wide open. This is a great way to pick up a huge chunk of yards and further frustrate your opponent.
So there it is! This is a great play that is super easy to run and in a ton of the playbooks this year. It beats man, it beats zone, and there’s no complicated reads or adjustments. Try this play out and let me know how it works for you. Don’t forget to check back next week for another Madden Money Play, and if you didn’t see last week’s play you can check it out here.