Madden Mondays: Master the Far and Near Formations

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Last week, STACK debuted Madden Mondays, a weekly feature that brings you Madden tips and strategies from the minds behind the official Prima Madden Strategy Guide. To launch our series, @SGibs and @ZFarls took a look at how to use wide receiver motion to get your best playmakers into open space.

This week, the guys discuss calling plays based on formation. Knowing which formations work best in certain situations allows you to keep going back to them and choosing plays you're comfortable with, whether you're leading a two-minute drill or a red-zone drive. Running plays you're familiar with in crunch time, you'll be able to focus on execution and keep yourself from making careless mistakes.

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Last week, STACK debuted Madden Mondays, a weekly feature that brings you Madden tips and strategies from the minds behind the official Prima Madden Strategy Guide. To launch our series, @SGibs and @ZFarls took a look at how to use wide receiver motion to get your best playmakers into open space.

This week, the guys discuss calling plays based on formation. Knowing which formations work best in certain situations allows you to keep going back to them and choosing plays you're comfortable with, whether you're leading a two-minute drill or a red-zone drive. Running plays you're familiar with in crunch time, you'll be able to focus on execution and keep yourself from making careless mistakes.

Here's a look at how to properly run the far and near formations.

Source:  Prima Madden
Photo:  ea.com


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Topics: RUNNING | DRILL | CRUNCH | RECEIVER | CRUNCH TIME