Third Set of New Plays in Madden 12

Posted April 17th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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

Jets-Snugs-Jets Slot Post
The Jets love to try and confuse the defense with different looks and this is one of the formations they utilize to do just that. On this play, the two outside receivers run wheel routes to stretch the field while the slot receiver runs a post down the middle. This play was used in week 10 against Cleveland for a 25 yard TD pass from Mark Sanchez to Jerricho Cotchery.

Raiders-Ace Slot Pair- PA Y-Drag Wheel
This is a play that several teams have added to their playbooks over the past season. The TE will run a drag route across the field away from the booting QB and then turn up the field on a wheel route. In this version, the Raiders used this play to perfection for a 43 yard TD pass from QB Jason Campbell to TE Zach Miller in a week 7 game at Denver.

Browns-Tight Doubles On-Browns Curls
Tight formations have become a very common sight in the NFL over the past few seasons. The Browns love to use their Tight Ends’ and in this play, the primary receive is Tight End Ben Watson who is running an angled curl route. The flanker to the right of the TE will run a quick drag while the HB runs to the flat. These two routes help open up the TE on the Curl between defenders.

Bengals-Singleback Y-Trips-Cincy Sluggo Seam
The “Sluggo Seam” is a very common route concept around the NFL especially in West Coast offenses. With Cincinnati hiring Jay Gruden as the Offensive Coordinator, the Bengals will most likely be installing some West Coast schemes. Jay, who was a member of his brother Jon’s coaching staff with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will look to invigorate a Bengals offense that finished 22nd in the NFL in points per game.

Dollar 3-2-6 Okie Roll 2
Dollar 3-2-6 Okie Roll 2 is by design a two deep, four under zone pressure concept. What stands out about the play is that it uses a pre-snap disguise by the free and strong safety. Before the ball is snapped the safeties and nickel cornerback will “roll” to a look where the free safety and nickel cornerback are in the two deep look while the strong safety and dime cornerback blitz.

Dollar 3-2-6 Okie Roll 3
NFL defensive coordinators are constantly inventing new ways of giving the offense the illusion of an all out blitz pressure. Dollar 3-2-6 Okie Roll 3 just as its counterpart Okie Roll 2 uses a pre-snap disguise from a 2 deep look. With both inside linebackers showing blitz in the B gaps it looks as if it’s an all out blitz but it’s actually a basic three deep four under zone defense.