The Best Play In Madden 12 – Jets Slot Post!

25 New Plays Coming to Madden 12 : Jets Slot Post


The Jets Slot Post WILL BE the most effective BASE PLAY in Madden 2012. EA Sports has been releasing new plays that will be added to the game and no other play has gotten me this excited! We all know the effectiveness of “Falcon Cross/WR Cross” from the ATL/Run N’ Gun playbooks and we also know the weakness of those two plays, PRESSURE.

The protection scheme from Falcon Cross/WR Cross left you vulnerable to any type of defensive pressure. You were forced to keep a WR or HB in to block and that spelt disaster for the overall success of the play. With the introduction of Jets Slot Post we know have the basics of Falcon Cross/WR Cross but we know also have a BLUE ROUTE in the backfield! Some will say that the blue route won’t be all that effective and others might prefer the standard Falcon Cross/WR Cross and I won’t say they are wrong for that. However the ability to attack both flats, the short middle, the deep middle, the deep sidelines, and then a check down to the releasing blue will spell disaster for ALL defenses in Madden 2012.

With an early look at this play the wheels are spinning in regards to my initial setups. Below I will share my depth chart, team used, as well as route progression to get the most from this play.

TEAM: Oakland Raiders
Jets Slot Post Setup

  1. Drag/Slant In LB.
  2. Smart route A (if you can).
  3. Motion snap (in/out) X or B. *This will have to be practiced to see what gives us the best result*

Depth Chart (Left to Right)
X: Chaz Schilens – Speed and height make a great combination for this route. The initial break to the sideline will be key for quick passes to the sideline. If the sideline read isn’t there initially height will play a important role as you will want to look to take advantage of shorter DB’s down the sideline.
LB: Jacoby Ford- 98 speed over the middle will be tough to defend especially with a nice hi-lo passing tree over the middle of the field. Get the ball to Ford with space and front and you can expect BIG GAINS at this spot.
A: Zach Miller- Height and catch in traffic will be crucial at this position. Going over the middle requires a big body as well as excellent hands. Zach Miller fits the build for this with a 6’5 frame and great catch in traffic rating.
B: Darrius Heyward Bey – Just as we like Schilens for the wheel route on the left we like Bey for the same on the right. 97 speed and a 6’2 frame will be ideal for this route.
Y: Darren McFadden – No question that Run DMC will be our HB. Great hands and explosive speed he is one of the best backs in the game.

Our first initial read will be the motioned X or B WR. We are looking to create separation by using the quick motion. We will want to get the ball out to the WR quickly and look to scamper up field for quick yards. Our next read is going to be to the other wheel route and see if he sprung free into the flat. After the initial wheel route reads quickly scan to our drag/slant over the middle. Watch out for a user defender as well as a spy. Be patient and let this route clear into space. If the short middle is defended by a user that would mean the deep post directly over the drag will be left unguarded and we would have a 1v1 matchup against the computer. With a big frame I like these odds. Look to hit him as he streaks past the QB’s line of vision and make the big play. After we exhaust all these reads look for the checked down to the HB as well as the deep sidelines as the wheel routes will have progressed down field.
I’m excited about the Jets Slot Post and I think it has BIG PLAY POTENTIAL. How would you set it up? What team would you use? What are your reads? Let the discussion begin!


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About the Author: ZFarls is a 23 Year Old Madden Baller from Boston, MA. Along with Sgibs, he owns Madden Bible and looks to give players advanced strategies and tactics to win more madden games. He preaches confidence in what you are running and knowing the situation you are in. Everything else will come naturally!

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  1. john says:

    def 2 eassy unbumpables here with a nice delayed blue

  2. sid3wayz says:

    I can’t wait to see what setups you guys come out with for this play, sure will be hell! Personnaly I’m think motion out zone beater play all day!

  3. david says:

    wat is the best zones in madden 12 this year.

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