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A Closer Look At Robber Coverage


over Complete4Ever.com continues to post a high quality of Madden 12 Tips. In this football video game tips breakdown, he shows how Robber Coverage works. If you are not sure what Robber Coverage, you will want to read his full breakdown to get a better of understanding of what it is and how you implement into your Madden game.

The following is an excerpt from the post called FORWARD PROGRESS #4: ROBBER COVERAGE” that posted on December 17, 2011 by

“See, regardless of your base defense, -whether you play a 4-3, 3-4, 4-6, or a hybrid 3-4/4-6 (like Rex Ryan), all these defenses are capable of implementing robber coverage.

Take a look at the diagram below.

C4 FP4 ROBBER 12 16 11 PNG 60 A Closer Look At Robber Coverage

This is your traditional, zone-based, Cover-2 Robber look out of a 4-3 set. The free safety (FS) is clearly labeled as the Robber. Look at his freedom. His job is to play strong side run support (note he is on TE side). Now, the robber is not only a strong side run assignment. Against teams that run a traditional spread offense, the robber is often assigned to play on the side of the best pass catching option on the other team. Notice how early in the above video how Polamalu jumps UNDERNEATH Kenny Britt, the Titans #1 WR receiving option, for a one-handed interception. He actually shoots underneath for interceptions against man coverage in this video.

The beautiful thing about Robber coverage is that it can be done in man and zone coverages. In the first play diagram shown earlier above, you’ll notice that is shows a zone-based robber coverage; but that doesn’t mean that all robber coverage is zone-based. There are many man based schemes that utilize robber coverage in real life. Let’s look at the Oakland Raiders, who play a man bump coverage. Tyvon Branch and Michael Huff are both very good in run support, as well as playing underneath pass coverage. This is because when Oakland’s defense keys on the run and/or faces a very physical receiver (like they did when Brandon Marshall was with Denver), they bring down Huff or Branch on Marshall’s side to jump him as he broke off the bump. The Raiders also often left Nnamdi Asomugha on the opposite side of the robber, because he was such an elite cover corner; without him, you don’t see nearly as much faith in robber coverage from Oakland this year, but they still employ it.”

To read the full article, please click on the following link – FORWARD PROGRESS #4: ROBBER COVERAGE



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