In this football video game tips breakdown for Madden 12, we take a look at passing play that we like to run out of the Gun Bunch to beat bump-n-run man coverage. The plays name is Texans Trail.
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The Gun Bunch – Texans Trail has the tight end (Y) running an angle route. His route is very effective at beating man coverage.
Gun Bunch – Texans Trail Pass Routes
|Runningback||LB||Pass Block Left|
The defensive coverage called is the Dollar Normal – 2 Man Under. There are 5 defenders in man coverage, while the safeties play 2 deep coverage.
To set the play up, we hot route the slot receiver (A) receiver on the a streak.
We do this to draw the strong safety (SS) deep, plus draw the dime back 2 (DB2) away from the area that the tight end is running his angle route.
The other hot route we make before the snap is to hot route the runningback on a slant out.
We do this to give ourselves another option to look to throw to if the tight end is covered on his angle route.
Before we snap the ball, we send the flanker in motion to the right. We do this to get him off the line of scrimmage without being jammed. In many of the compressed formations such as the Bunch formation, we send a receiver in motion get at least one receiver off the line of scrimmage without being jammed.
Our three receiver receivers we look at throw to are as follows: the tight end (1), the runningback (2), the flanker (3).
Before the flanker sets, we snap the ball. Notice the flanker, tight end, and runningback are not jammed at the line of scrimmage. However, the split end and slot receiver are jammed at the line of scrimmage.
Once we see the tight end break towards the middle of the field, we look to see if he has a step or two on the linebacker covering him.
We throw him a hard bullet pass by throwing hard left.
The Gun Bunch – Texans Trail is an effective man and zone coverage beater. If your team has a fast tight end, it makes it that much more effective at beat man coverage.
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