With the offense in Madden 18, it’s as much about being able to read the defense, as it is calling the right plays. In the Madden 18 Offense tips below, we’ll give you all the info you need in order to dominate on the offensive side of the ball in order to get you winning every Madden 18 game you play.
First, as soon as you call a play, look at the position of the defenders on the field. If they’re up close to your receivers, the coverage is probably man, but if they’ve backed off, then it’s more likely to be zone. Do any of the defenders move before the snap? If two defenders move at the same time on comes forward to the line and another fills their place, then the player that moves forward to the line is getting ready to blitz.
As a general rule, only use the ‘aggressive blocking‘ option for your offensive line if you absolutely need to, as offensive holding calls are far more likely when using this. If you aren’t confident in the play you’ve called, you can audible (switch) to another play in the same formation, by pressing X/Square.
Then, to change the route of a single receiver, press Y/Triangle, press their corresponding button, then change their route with the D-pad, analogue sticks, shoulder and trigger buttons. Don’t force the ball! It’s better to take a sack in Madden 18 than it is to throw a pick, and give possession over to your opponent.
When you’re controlling either a running back or receiver with the ball, hold the right shoulder button to protect the ball if you know you’ll be tackled. This helps prevent your player fumbling.
Alternatively, press B/O with the ball carrier and use the right stick to spin to either side, taking you out of the grasp of oncoming defenders.
Take note of the button prompts after you’ve thrown the ball. The game will advise you to make a possession catch with X/Square, or an aggressive catch if you’re fighting for the ball with Y/Triangle.
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