Second Set of New Plays in Madden 12

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Posted April 6th, 2011 at 11:30 am

EA Sports is continuing the gradual reveal of 25 new plays for Madden NFL 12 and here are the latest five. Brief descriptions accompany the play art for each. 

Chargers Gun Normal Y-Flex Tight- Charger Cross
Another new formation for Madden NFL 12, TE Antonio Gates will line up closer to the right tackle in a receiver stance. On this play, Gates will run a drag route underneath drawing up coverage while the backside receivers run a cross and a dig respectively. As defenses collapse on Gates underneath, QB Philip Rivers has his choice of receivers coming across the field for a big completion. This play was used in the Week 1 game at Kansas City.

Chiefs- Gun-Split Close- KC Z Spot
This play is a very common play from a variety of formations throughout Madden NFL 12. In this particular case, however, the Chiefs like to use the Z Spot concept from the Gun Split Close formation to utilize the speed of HB Jamaal Charles coming out of the backfield. This play was used in a week 10 game at Denver.

Falcons-Gun Trey Open- Falcons X Drag
QB Matt Ryan and WR Roddy White have become one of the most feared passing threats in the NFL. On this play, the Falcons like to align White tight while isolating him on the backside and have him run an underneath drag route. White also has an option route that will allow him to check up against zone coverage while continuing across the field against man coverage. This play was used in a Week 2 game versus the Cardinals.

Giants- Gun Wing Trips NY- Giants Go DBL Post
Giants WR Hakeem Nicks had a breakout season and became QB Eli Manning’s “Go To” guy in the red zone. On this play, the Giants have TE Kevin Boss run a mid dig route while slot receiver Steve Smith runs a shorter corner route. These combinations open up the defense for Nicks to run a Post route in behind for a big gain. This play was used in a week 2 game at Indianapolis.

Jaguars- Strong Pro-PA Jags DBL Post
The Jaguars are a run first team and like to control the tempo with HB Maurice Jones-Drew on the ground. After establishing the ground game, they like to use play action to take shots down the field. One of their big play action plays is this one where they look to try and hit their huge, breakout performer TE Marcedes Lewis on a post route.

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  • Cody

    LOL at yet another worthless PA play. Unless they fix PA’s for the first time in 10 years this year.

  • buddy

    Can someone tell me why this is so awesome? Why not put the create a play back in and allow us to do more things with it? I know they took out a bunch of plays last year so I suppose we are supposed to be grateful with these “new” plays. Who are they listening to? Its a rhetorical question. Not the consumer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

      in the teaser trailer it shows a create your own plays mode

  • Ian S. Cummings

    HEY FOLKS, SIR IAN CUMMINGS HERE AGAIN BRINGING TO YOU SOME MORE HEAT FOR THAT ASS! AND YES I JUST SAID THAT, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? HAHA JUST KIDDING. I DON’T WANT NONE OF YOU HARDCORE “MADDENITES” TO PULL A “GAT” ON MY ASS. ANYWAYS…

    YES, SOME MORE EXCITING NEWS FOR YOU KIDS. AND THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. WAIT UNTIL PASTA REVEALS OUR 10TH SET, THEN THINGS WILL GET A LOT INTERESTING. WE HAVE YET BEGUN TO RATTLE YOUR BONES, MAKING YOU SHIVER, SHAKE AND QUIVER ABOUT MADDEN GOODNESS.

    PLAYS MAKE THE GAME. IMO, FRANCHISE WOULDN’T BE FRANCHISE WITHOUT PLAYS AM I RIGHT OR AM I RIGHT? PRETEND THERE WERE NO PLAYS IN MADDEN. WHAT WOULD YOU DO THEN? RUN AROUND THE FIELD LIKE A BUNCH OF WILD RANDOM TUMBLEWEEDS? EXACTLY! SO DON’T EVEN GO THERE!

    THOSE THAT ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS FEATURE, WAIT UNTIL WE STOP DROPPING THE BALL ON THE TEXTURE OF THE GRASS, THE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WILL NOT ONLY HAVE A BRIGHTER PINK BUT YOU CAN ACTUALLY MAKE OUT THE PINK SHOELACES AND THE RIBBON SYMBOLS ON UNIFORMS! ALSO BY POPULAR DEMAND….BRACE YOURSELF….CROWDS. YES….THE CROWDS WILL BE MORE LIFELIKE AND MORE ANIMATED! GOD IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS YEARS MADDEN, I THINK I JUST MIGHT DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN, BUT I CAN’T DO THAT AND DISAPPOINT YOU MADD3NITES. I AM HERE FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER.

    LONG LIVE SIR IAN. I MEAN EA!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-Croft/1569810025 Lucas Croft

      TL;DR

    • tish

      bwahaha this was the best one yet.

    • Just Sayin’

      If you follow Phil Fraizer’s twitter account (M12 developer) he’s actually been a lot more in-depth with questions asked about M12. Also, he drops pics and other tidbits that give an insight to what is really coming in M12. I read some tweets of his that he wrote to some NFL Films guys, and they talked alot about pre-game and half-time presentation elements that needed to be copyrighted for M12. So if you’re a presentation/franchise fan, that might be of interest to read. Also, today he posted some pictures of himself in some sort of gridiron backdrop standing next to the real Clay Matthews as they watched the M12 Clay Matthews make a tackle. The title on the picture said “Proper tackle Form” and it looked like some more presentation style elements they might be putting in the game. Anyway, I’ve found that following Phil Fraizer has been A LOT more encouraging than following Ian Cummings’ snide and useless posts.

    • Just Sayin’

      If you follow Phil Fraizer’s twitter account (M12 developer) he’s actually been a lot more in-depth with questions asked about M12. Also, he drops pics and other tidbits that give an insight to what is really coming in M12. I read some tweets of his that he wrote to some NFL Films guys, and they talked alot about pre-game and half-time presentation elements that needed to be copyrighted for M12. So if you’re a presentation/franchise fan, that might be of interest to read. Also, today he posted some pictures of himself in some sort of gridiron backdrop standing next to the real Clay Matthews as they watched the M12 Clay Matthews make a tackle. The title on the picture said “Proper tackle Form” and it looked like some more presentation style elements they might be putting in the game. Anyway, I’ve found that following Phil Fraizer has been A LOT more encouraging than following Ian Cummings’ snide and useless posts.

      • Anonymous

        All hype they do every year. We’ll see what is new when the game actually drops

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Deopp/100000704059724 Cody Deopp

      Amen, brother!

    • koo

      cool story, bro. as pointless as it was retarded

  • WE NEED TRUTH

    *”WASTE”* typo

  • Yezurrrrr

    ok.. on some real shit none of these plays are new.. this I know for a fact because the top 3 plays are some of my favorite plays from Madden 11.. the only difference maybe is that KC Z Spot is run out of Shotgun and in ’11 it’s ran out of the I-Formation

  • Anonymous

    The last time I saw PA passes work was on the original XB0X Madden 08.

    That’s still the best Madden I have ever played.

    5 years into the new systems and Madden has yet to top the last version that was released on the original Xbox.

    • tish

      wow how old are you? like 10? madden 2008 best ever hahahahahahhaahahahhahaahahahahahahahhahaahhaahha

      • Anonymous

        He’s right though. PA maybe works once every five tries in online play. Even without a blitz the ends are right there to pop the bootleg or the DT wiggles through before you can plant your feet to throw. Hold the button all you will to whatever receiver you still get nailed before you finish the hand off animation and can throw. Xbox was different.

  • Jarodd21

    I don’t know what some of you are talking about. PA worked perfect on Madden 10. They took a step huge step back on it for some reason on Madden 11.

  • WE NEED TRUTH

    lmfaooooooooo you know your right when pasta deletes ur post! its all good bro this evil empire will fall in court! Then hopefully this bias site sees some variation

    • Osackpo98

      Noticed that too. Why would that post be deleted?

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      No posts have been deleted, this is my first time even reading the comments to this article. I don’t delete comments unless they cross a seriously offensive line.

      • Ian S. Cummings

        KEEP A LEASH ON YOUR DOGS PASTA.

      • cabrillo24

        Pasta, I used to have an issue where I would post and the posts would never show up, especially in the replies to threads I started on the comments section. Why I haven’t been as active lately because I would write long and thoughtful responses only to see that they never went through, perhaps this is what he is alluding to.

        • Josh

          Thats exactly what happens to me sometimes. Idk sounds fishy

      • cabrillo24

        Pasta, I used to have an issue where I would post and the posts would never show up, especially in the replies to threads I started on the comments section. Why I haven’t been as active lately because I would write long and thoughtful responses only to see that they never went through, perhaps this is what he is alluding to.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BNOIBHBFICJEAPJLGHKK3WHPE DADDY WARBUCKS

    THAT giants play WILL NEVER WORK AS SPEEDY CBS DESTROY GOOD ROUTE RUNNING IN MADDEN.

    what a crappy game

    • Anonymous

      it should be fine man.. the explanation says it all.

  • Keith.

    Can’t believe we’ve wasted 7 years of our lives with the clowns at Tiburon having the exclusive license.

    • Ian S. Cummings

      WHAT THE HELL DO YOU KNOW BOY? I’M ROLLING IN CASH.

  • giantsfan 9172881210

    real happy about that giants play cnat wait to see that biltz play we do next on d its time madden relized the giants are pass first now (jet blue) but nice plays all around and you guys are crazy pa works for me just fine its all about execution not using the same plays ova and ova and expect pa to work if u pass 33 times a game smh

  • Anonymous

    None of the plays I’ve seen look much different than the Packer playbook for the last 2 years. Some may not be exactly the same, but pretty damn close. Anyone who hasn’t used it yet should take a look. You don’t even need a Finley or Jennings to easily walk down the field on someone.

    • Anonymous

      Hey while I’m thinking about it can someone tell me how to make a receiver try to get open past his initial route if I’m scrambling? The right thumbstick doesn’t do it like I remember back in the day and I’m tired of throwing it away cause Nelson or someone just stands there as I run.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

        You can’t. I don’t know of any other Madden allowing that since 2004. It was the Playmaker capability. It may have been in other previous gen Maddens, but I don’t think it’s been on any next gen versions. Which is sad. I loved doing that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

        You can’t. I don’t know of any other Madden allowing that since 2004. It was the Playmaker capability. It may have been in other previous gen Maddens, but I don’t think it’s been on any next gen versions. Which is sad. I loved doing that.

        • Anonymous

          That blows. Common sense should tell the programers to make the CPU turn downfield and spread the D when the QB starts scrambling not just finish a crossing route or hook and then stand there watching lol. They must not actually watch football cause no receiver would do that.

      • Ghost of John Madden

        If you run toward the line, right before you cross the line of scrimmage the defenders run towards you and the recievers run away. Its stupid and borderline glitchy, but there you have it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Deopp/100000704059724 Cody Deopp

    Pasta, they show in the teaser trailer that you can create your own plays. So what is the point of introducing new plays if you can just create them yourself?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      You can customize playbooks. No where did it say you can actually create your own plays.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Deopp/100000704059724 Cody Deopp

        My fault. I meant to say playbooks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      You can customize playbooks. No where did it say you can actually create your own plays.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Deopp/100000704059724 Cody Deopp

    Was that supposed to be ironic? “Seriously offensive line” and we’re talking about Madden 12?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Deopp/100000704059724 Cody Deopp

    The irony of you saying “a seriously offensive line” in a Madden topic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Deopp/100000704059724 Cody Deopp

    The irony of you saying “a seriously offensive line” in a Madden posting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Deopp/100000704059724 Cody Deopp

    My bad. Sorry about the triple post.

  • Dwill0408

    the plays in madden are fine…just make sure that the little things are fixed in the game like play action where u dont get sacked. If your on your back before they even run the route then whats the point of hyping up all these new plays?

  • Gay

    I would just like to see branching tackle animations. At this point im not even worried about physics. I ll take a very smooth animation system over a half assed physics one. Just let me knock the shit out of a guy that is being dragged down, and not have me to totally bounce off the fucking guy. I would also like to be able to assign players to special teams! I HATE seeing my top 4 or 5 guys recovering kickoffs just to be hurt. GAY!!

    • Ghost of John Madden

      Its the little things Madden does that piss me off. For years you had the ability to sub out individual special teams players – putting cornerbacks in to cover kicks and o-linemen in to block.

      Why take that out? What is the purpose of removing that feature?

  • Ghost of John Madden

    NFL Blitz 2000 had the capability to create your own play. An arcade game. A decade ago. On PS2.

    And Madden STILL doesn’t have this?

  • Alphafireman

    New plays don’t mean doo-doo! Don’t give me new plays, give me better gameplay! You got these option routes, make these receivers choose and option! and stop letting the drag routes impossible to stop! And I really hope they do something about these RBs out the backfield! I just hope they cater to the hardcore fans and players this year!

  • Alphafireman

    New plays don’t mean doo-doo! Don’t give me new plays, give me better gameplay! You got these option routes, make these receivers choose and option! and stop letting the drag routes impossible to stop! And I really hope they do something about these RBs out the backfield! I just hope they cater to the hardcore fans and players this year!

  • Thebomb182

    No your wrong Ian you big pole smokin queer. Give up your dumb as shit

  • Thebomb182

    random tumbleweeds? thats the best you can come up with? retard

  • Iamcumming

    lol my name is ian cummings and I love to take giant dicks in my Anal hole. give me a bar of soap or a bottle and ill shove it so far up my ass it will cum out my mouth and then ill lick the outside because i enjoy a good poopsicle in the morning.

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