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Quarters Coverage Part 2: Alerts and Checks

For our second part of Quarters Coverage, we take an in-depth look at Cover 4 Alerts and Checks. ZORRO Zorro is a check versus a 2×2...

Singleback Formation and Sets

The Singleback (Ace) formation consists of one running back lined up about five to six yards yards behind the quarterback.  Most sets found from...

Run N Shoot Offense 101

Here at X's O's Football we want to take a look at a very popular offensive style.  The Run and Shoot Offense was first...

NASCAR Package and Blitz Schemes

A new defense in Madden 13 this year that features four defensive ends on the field at the same time is called the NASCAR”...

Quad Formations In Madden 13?

WFColonel56 has written an article about  wanting to see quad formations in Madden 13. If I were a betting man, I would almost guarantee...

America’s Fire Zone Blitz

Football-Defense.com has posted a breakdown on the Fire Zone Blitz. The article talks about using Cover 3 coverage, while sending 5 defenders after the...

Madden 13 Tips: WR/TE Hot Routes For Madden 13

There are a few new changes when it comes to WR/TE hot routes for Madden 13. In this Madden 13 Tips preview, we take...

Breaking Down the Patriots Defense

Here is an excellent article breaking down the the Patriots Defense and why it has been successful while Bill Belichick has been the head...

Shotgun Double Flex Breakdown

The Shotgun Double Flex is a 2×2 spread alignment that has the runningback aligned to the right of the quarterback. The flanker and split...

NCAA 13 Tips: Enhancing Screen Plays

Over the last few years when running HB Slip Screens, the defensive end lined up on the same side as where the screen is...

Strong Close Formation Breakdown

The Strong Close formation is one of the most used formations used this Madden 12 football video game season. For those of you who...

3-4 Predator Formation Breakdown

The 3-4 Predator is a popular defensive formation that many football video game players run. The 3-4 Predator gives the offense a different look...

Attacking Coverages with the Passing Game By Steve Axman

I often get asked how did I learn about attacking coverage's with passing concepts and route combos. Well I have read a lot...

46 Bear Formation Breakdown

In this Xs Os Football Strategies breakdown, we take an in-depth look at the 46 Bear defense and how it applies to football video...

Understanding Coverages

Here is an excellent in-depth article that was posted by SmartFootball.com about understanding coverages and attacking them with the passing game.  If you haven't...

Run Numbering System

Run Numbering System For most of you, we doubt that you will get to much out of  this write up because it applies more to...

Defensive Formations and Schemes 101

Footballbabble has posted a defensive article about defensive formations and schemes. It's a good a read for those wanting to learn about defensive player...

Common Pass Routes and Route Combos

In the article we posted on X's O's Football called "Passing Routes 101" we broke down several passing routes for runningback, receivers, and tight...

46 Bear Breakdown

The Bear 46 Defense is an attacking 8 man front that has its roots, like Tom Landry’s 43 Defense, the Eagle defense of the...

0-1-2 Coverage System

A simple, but yet effective to system teach quarterbacks on all levels how to read pass coverage structure is the 0-1-2 Coverage System. By...

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