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.