I like to break down man defense in Madden 2010 using one of four strategies:
1. Using his weakness to my advantage
2. Hitting the flats
3. The TE
4. Using Option routes
If I come out of a 3 wide receiver set, and my opponent is using a 3-4 defense, or something where there’s a line backer manned up against a WR, I like to make that WR my go-to guy. I’d probably put him on an in route, or a slant to get enough seperation to get an extra 4 or 5 yards before being tackled.
The third way is by using the tight end to your advantage. He will be ined up against a LB or a safety who’s playing deep, so putting him on a slant over the middle or putting him on an outside slant can get you yardage as well. When I do this, I like to motion the HB out of I-form normal to the side the TE is on, put the HB on a streak, and put the TE on an outisde slant. This will usually change up the assignments and now the MLB will be guarding the TE. If he’s guarding the TE, then you can’ go across the middle, but you can easily get to the outside.
Option plays are where the WR runs a short curl and has a slant route as an option is one the best hands down. If you can’t tell whether its man or zone, run a play like this and you can get easy yardage when you need it.
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