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Gridiron Guide 16


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This is not a crappy list of cheats and a couple of money plays like you see sold on Ebay or some other Madden site every year. It’s not a glossy magazine filled with pretty pictures and a bunch of fluffy useless content. With over 500 pages of intense, hardcore, advanced gaming strategies, you will discover..

red arrow Gridiron Guide 16 How to completely destroy Bump-N-Run Coverage, forcing your opponent to back off your receivers give you time to pick him apart with proven Bump-N-Run beaters…

red arrow2 Gridiron Guide 16 How to use the new Caching Mechanic feature to make aggressive catches in mid air, make a possession catch in traffic, or run after catch to pick up that extra yardage you may need to pick up a first down…

red arrow3 Gridiron Guide 16 Learn what pass concepts and route combinations to use against each type of coverage scheme so that you will have players running wide open all over the field…

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How to set up enhanced blitzes to bring the heat from both the inside and outside to put your opponent’s QB flat on his back time and time again without worry about getting kicked out of your connected online franchise…

And much, much more!

Dear Football Video Gamer,

kobra thumb3 thumb Gridiron Guide 16 My name is Paul Gleason(AKA Kobra). I have been playing football video games since 1991. I have been writing football video game guides since 2001, I have been featured on several Madden web sites and internet radio shows. I have taught a former NFL player on how to play Madden. I have coached youth football for the last six years, plus I am full time football video gamer. I eat, sleep and breathe real and video game football. As the owner of Ultimate Football Guides for the past 5 years, I have been instrumental in helping thousands of gamers dramatically improve their play and become dominant forces in online, league & tournament play.

I spend hours and hours each week playing the game, working on new strategies in the lab and testing these schemes in every type of competitive arena possible.

Each year I write the Gridiron Guide for football video games such as Madden to show you the step-by-step, competition proven tactics and schemes that will transform you from an average gamer to an elite force in the football gaming community.

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If you are not familiar with us at X’s O’s Football, the site provides real football strategies and tips that can be easily applied to the latest football video games such as Madden. Most strategy guides you see out there have one or two common traits. They have videos with voice overs that are very un-professional or they show glitches and cheats that don’t help you understand the real X’s O’s of Football. For those of you who play in online franchises and leagues, the football video game strategies and tips that are provided here will help improve your overall game, while not getting you kicked out of your league.

I spend hundreds of hours with the game as they break down, analyze, digest and generally shred every aspect of game play until they find out exactly what works and is most effective in real game situations.

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I go a step further and give you specific play breakdowns so that you can learn these lessons and instantly apply them to your game.

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To breakdown the X’s and O’s of football video games, I use my very own custom made football program that allows me to break plays down from a unique perspective through the use of telestration, text, and images.

I have also added for first time to the Gridiron Guide, videos. Keep in mind, there are no voice overs, but each video will show you how the play is ran. I like to call these Quick Video Clips.

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  • Using Motion…
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For example, here’s a few of the many Offensive Schemes covered in detail in the Gridiron Guide 16:

  • Air Coryell Offense– Most of the top players know the pass game has always been the best way to move the ball. If you drop 1-3 steps back with the quarterback, and then fire the pass, chances are that he will never get sacked.
  • Compression/Bunch Attack – Patented by Big B several years ago. The Compression remains one of the best ways to force to defense to play your way.
  • Pistol Offense – The Pistol offense caught on fire last season with San Francisco, Seattle, Washington using some form of it. This year, more pro teams are running it. We go into great detail of what the Pistol offense is, plus show a five play scheme we like to run.
  • Run & Shoot Offense – This attack features motions, multiple formations, and shotgun sets. In it, we are able to attack all areas of the field. You will get awesome picks and rubs in the passing attack to get separation from defenders.
  • Quick Pass Scheme – Line up, snap and throw. The Quick Pass Scheme will have the defense thinking twice about bringing the heat.
  • Spread Offense – One of the best ways to move the ball is to spread the defense out. This not only opens up running lanes, but it can create plenty of passing lanes to easily completes passes.

And much, much more.

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  • The complete guide to the passing game. Using the pocket, pass routes and combinations, hot routes, motion, beating bump and run, using play action and more!
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  • Comprehensive new feature guide. If it’s new to the game, it’s new to the guide. We’ll give you complete coverage of Caching Mechanic, In-Game Feedback System, New Handoff System, Multiplayer Catch System, Passing Mechanics, Play Ball, Play Receiver, Quarterback AI, Quarterback Locomotion, Quick Adjustments, Shot Plays, WR Receiver, AI Traits, WR/DB Interactions and more!
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Example of a Breakdown From the Gridiron Guide 16

I’m totally confident that your Gridiron Guide 16 is going to completely blow you away! In fact here is example of a breakdown from the Gridiron Guide 16 that will give you better of what to expect.

Favorite TE Pass Route to Beat Man Coverage

Over the last few years, the NFL has seen resurgence and involvement of the tight end in the passing game. Offensive coordinators move tight end all over place in different formations in hopes in creating match up problems with the defense. In football video games, the tight end can be equally as effective. In this breakdown, we are going to take a look at our favorite passing route that we like to use to with the tight end to beat bump-n-run man coverage.

Shake Pass Route

Our favorite tight end passing route to beat man coverage is the Shake pass route. In the breakdown down below, we show how effective that pass route can be with an elite tight end.

Gun Empty Trey – Verts Y-Shake

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The play called is Gun Empty Trey – Verts Y-Shake. This play has the tight end running the shake route with four receivers running vertical routes.

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The defensive coverage called is Dime Normal – Cover 2 Man.

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Notice the linebacker is matched up in man coverage. If we have an elite tight end such as Rob Gronkowski matched with a linebacker or even a safety, he will be open more times than not once he breaks towards the middle of the field.

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Once the ball is snapped, the tight end will head straight up the field then break towards the side line.

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After just a few steps, he will break back towards the middle of the field.

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It’s at this point, he should start getting separation from the defender covering him.

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With the split end and left slot running vertical pass routes down the left side of the field, they clear out room for the tight end to work underneath.

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In the image above the tight end has gained some separation from the linebacker covering him. We press hard left on the left stick or D-pad to use the new QB Pass Targeting system so that the tight end catches the ball out in front of him.

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Gridiron Guide 16 Tip: Use the RAC CATCH by pressing the X/Square button to get the tight end to turn up field during the catch and better his chances of picking up even more yardage.

Top Five Tight Ends to Use the Shake Route
  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Jimmy Graham
  3. Jason Witten
  4. Grey Olsen
  5. Travis Kelce
Quick Video Clip

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Final Thoughts

Having a fast tight end with a high acceleration rating, makes these three pass route that much more effective against man coverage. If you have fast tight end on your roster, we suggest use him as he will open up other receivers in the passing game.

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  1. I bought the 2014 gridiron guide and was intrigued. 2 questions; when will this be available and will everything be covered? In 2014 there were still some links stating "coming soon". Thanks.

  2. Geoege, the plan is for the guide to be out on August 25th. I am sure there will be some breakdowns that won't be ready to view when the guide is dropped on launch date. I will be adding more updates to the Gridiron Guide 16 over the first two weeks once the guide is launched just in case something needs to be added or updated that was not included at launch. I hope that answers your two questions. Please keep in mind, there were 220 plus breakdowns that were in the 2014 Gridiron Guide. Of the 220, plus maybe 10 of those were not finished or added. However, I know some of those breakdowns were covered in the Filmroom.

  3. Will you have schemes for different offensive/defensive playbooks and will they work with stock audible if you play madden ultimate team? Also, will you make updates on new schemes or playbooks as the season goes on?

  4. fps129, my plan is add a scheme from each team's playbook. I can do them based on default audibles. I actually like that idea as it will suit those that play ultimate team.


  5. P, that's a good and fair question. Normally what I have done in year's past is add different plays to the scheme/concept. For example if I the Run and Shoot, I would not use the same plays I did from last year or year's past in this years guide. Also, I try to keep adding new schemes to the guide each each year. For example, Ill be adding a Gun Trio scheme that I have not had in the guide in year's past. Obviously some content is going to be the same as in year's past guides. For example the Spacing concept is not going to change all that much. I'll show it again in this year's guide, but from a different formation. I hope that makes sense. Also, keep in mind the Filmroom will also have content in it that might not be covered in the Gridiron Guide 16. Finally, I plan on keep updating the Gridiron Guide 16 throughout this year's real NFL season. I hope that answers your question. My goal is to make the Gridiron Guide 16 a useful tool and one that can be used all season long, rather than just a few weeks.


  6. Hey Kobra. Ive been a followed since VGSports days. I just bought your gridiron guild 16 but have yet to get the user and password link. I am crazy excited so please get your tech support team to send me that info. My email is troupe20@live.com

  7. Looks like im in business boss. Just took a few minutes i guess to give me access. Wow, that was quick support. Got email fast after that concern.

  8. Leonard, no problem. On pre-orders, I have to manually set up the account. Try to get to them as soon as I get them. After tonight everything will be automatic as far as the Gridiron Guide 16 goes.

    BTW, thanks for the support over the year's. I miss VG Sports, there is not to many days where I dont think about Bert, Ron, Big B, Mad Bomber, and LBZRules. I miss the whole entire gang.


  9. Hey Kobra,
    I bought the Gridiron guide 16 right now but can't access to the filmroom, can you help me and give me a solution please.
    Thanks by advance !
    Greg aka spygreg (longtime suscriber !!!)
    P.S : like always you have done a great job, your guide is awesome !!!!!

  10. spygreg, you are all set up, should be able to login. If not, please let me know ASP. Thanks for the support, Kobra

  11. Hey kobra I want to purchase your guide but money is really tight for me right now. Can u email me and possibly we can work out a payment I can arrange for u in order to get me access to the guide? I'm really interested in learning this game at a high level

  12. First … I luv what you are doing here

    I notice many of the links don't work … Will they be updated

    And I can't log into the weekly tips area?

    How can I contact you about so thing else biz related?


    • Dex, working on more updates for the Gridiron Guide 16. Please check your email for your login in link.


  13. Kobra, I was wondering when more material was going to be updated. I purchased membership hoping to get some weekly tips to improve my Madden game. I hope all is well. Looking for updates soon. By the way are you going to be doing anything in the near future on the links that are DEAD.

    • Bobby, I just updated the filmroom with 5 passing plays and 1 run play from the Gun Split Close Pats. I am working on a blitz guide that will be free for everyone who bought the Gridiron Guide 16. I am hoping to have it done by the end of the week. Also will be adding some more breakdowns to the Gridiron Guide 16 over the next month.

  14. How do I purchase a copy of Gridiron Guide 16? When I go to buy it, it does not show up on the list of items available for purchase. Thanks


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