How to win solos in Madden 18

I had seen on the ultimate team sub reddit, some people were struggling with the solos. I was a little surprise but you know what I thought about it some more and it kind of makes sense, I mean I cant tell you how many games I have played somebody and they kept running the same 2 plays over and over. So to the madden players with limited knowledge of football, I recommend reading the linebackers first. So for example if you see a linebacker blitz up the middle you know you got the middle open. The best routes I notice against the computer are slants, ins, post routes, and deep post routes. When you want to audible to these routes you need to make “pre- reads”.

Pre- reads

A “pre read” is when after you pick an offensive play, you scan the defense to see what coverage are they in. An example of what defense they are in is when you motion a wide receiver to the other side of the field and the defender follows, you know its man coverage. Call your route audibles based on what you see, if its man coverage you know you need to call routes that are quick and short and get the ball out quickly. Do not forget about the safety’s, they are the second group you look at after the linebackers. Theirs really not one cheese play you can use to just beat all the solos, the better you are at reading the linebacker and safetys the easier the solos become.

How to Tear apart man Coverage


This coverage is a lot of slant routes, quick out routes, hitch routes when the corner is playing off  and taking advantages on mismatches. Right before you snap the ball using a wide receiver and moving him into motion can help you determine if the defense is in man coverage or zone coverage. If you see a defender follow the wide receiver when you motion him you know your in man coverage, so remember to always your guys in motion if your not sure if its zone or man coverage.

Be careful with flat routes they can jump those routes very easily in man coverage so stay away from flats. I do enjoy using mismatches for example while in man coverage if you see a single high safety the wheel route to the running back is your friend, Most of the time the running back will burn the line backer on those mismatches but you have to have good pocket awareness so the play has time to develop or you will get pancaked.

Overall this defense Coverage is pretty easy to attack with quick routes to your receivers  and using mismatches with your running back the man coverage can be easy to tear apart if you know what your doing.

Tune Up Tuesday (How to F*#k up cover 3)

Cover 3

This coverage can be tricky to play against sometimes because theirs alot of check downs and throwing into open spaces. You cant really go deep with this defense and be careful with certain out routes they can get jumped pretty easily. The flats are definitely your friends in this defense also drags can be great too. As in the video, out post with the TE are also effective in this coverage. When running the ball in this coverage dont use power use hb dive or working the inside of the O-line, that seems to be the most effective way. I had also notice that throwing the comeback routes seem to be open often. Overall be careful with deep out side routes, four verts is not very effective in this coverage with the deep routes being covered well on the outside, underneath routes are your friends in this coverage. Understand those concepts and F*#k up cover 3.


Tune Up Tuesday (How to beat Cover 2)



My Top 5 plays I use to stop Cover 2

Dont you hate it when you play somebody online and they run the same one play over and over? Well I have 5 plays that will wreck havoc on somebody who does cover 2 over and over. Take a look at my top 5 plays I use to attack cover 2

  1. Gun Y-Trips HB WK (Comebacks)
  2. Pistol Y-TRips (PA All Go)
  3. Gun Empty Base Flex (Y Shallow Cross)
  4. Gun Trey Y-Flex (Verticals)
  5. Gun Trips TE (TE In)

Tune up Tuesdays is a series about the game of Football and how it should be played. I will show you my personnel tips on how I win at madden. So every Tuesday I will bring you tips and strategies on how to win and play like the pros you see on sundays so stay tune for next week when we cover how to attack cover 3.