This is the definitive list of the best Madden 15 Offensive Playbooks! … Well not really definitive, but it is the best list you will find!
This list can actually change once the game is released and we get to experience how Madden 15 plays. This list may also change based on how you like to play the game and the stick audibles in each formation.
I am basing this list off of my past tournament experience (since 03) and experience with the recent, previous Madden games. This list doesn’t take play style, simness (is that a word?), or team into consideration.
This list is specialized for winning at the highest level. THAT’S IT!
I am going to assume you are using a mobile QB and want to win at all costs. I mean, that’s what it’s about right?
Without further adieu… here is Big J Gleez’s preseason list of the top 5 offensive playbooks in Madden 15.
5. Denver Broncos
Denver has a pretty sick selection of plays beginning with the vast selection in the pistol. Highlighted below is the Pistol Bunch Tight End.
This formation is extremely difficult to bump, has an array of ways to attack the defense, and has a decent run game. A few specifics to highlight are the ability to hit the corner on the open side (TE side), the wheel patterns, the deeper crossing patterns, and the screen. This formation has everything you need to keep a defense on it’s toes.
Someone can definitely keep a defense guessing with the runs from both the pistol and shotgun, but that is where the run game in this book basically ends. There are some okay runs in single back, but to really pound the ball you are going to be limited to goal line. I find this to be a huge flaw in this playbook. You need the ability to stuff the ball down your opponents face late in games, and this playbook lacks the ability to do just that. Not to mention the pistol and shotgun have no QB runs and no read options.
The pass game out of the Denver playbook is top notch. Hopefully you will be up by so many points, you wont need to worry about running the clock out at the end of games, but in my experience this rarely is the case verses good competition.
4. Washington Redskins
The Pistol Weak Twins Flex is a monster. The run game out of this formation is second to none. Couple this with the Strong Close and you have one awesome capacity to run the ball and good options to attack with the pass.
The passes are better than average, but might lack the explosiveness needed to put up points fast. This offense is more of a balanced attack rather than a quick strike attack. If you get yourself in third and longs or have to come from behind, you may be in trouble.
3. New Orleans Saints
Again, we highlight the Pistol Bunch TE.
You may notice that the Saint’s Bunch TE has a few more options than the Denver Bunch TE, which can’t hurt right?
I also want to draw your attention to the Tight Offset TE
Just look at that…. it’s beautiful!
This book has a better Pistol Bunch TE, a great Shotgun and a very workable single back. The best part is that you can also run the ball by utilize a the Strong Close as well as the I form Twin WR set. The only weakness that I see in this book is the lack of QB runs. Depending on how Madden 15 plays, this could shift down to the number one book. We will have to wait and see!
2. Oakland Raiders
The Tight Offset in this book is the same as the Saints and comes with a full compliment of running plays, which makes this formation even more deadly in the Raiders book.
Couple this with the Doubles On formation and you will be a beast to stop! The Doubles On set has all the runs you need, corner balls to both sides of the field, pre made deep outs, V routes, and screens to both the WR and RB. The only thing it doesn’t have is the ability to do is win the game for you. You gotta do that on your own!
Even with this monster combo of shotgun sets, this book still comes with one of the best I forms in the game, one of the best pistols on the game, and a very workable single back. For these reasons I list the Oakland book at number 2.
1. Carolina Panthers
This book is going to be a huge nightmare, and that’s why I place this in the number one spot. Check out the combination of Pistol Weak and Strong Close.
This book has it all. The runs out of the Pistol Weak and Strong Close will give any opponent fits. These two sets also have enough fire power in the passing game to move the ball down the field. This will force an opponent to worry about the pass and will restrict them from 100% keying on the run.
The shotgun is also complete and includes Split Panther, Trips TE and Ace with all the trimmings.
Oh yeah…. it also has the Tight Offset Te with the screen!
Did I mention the Single Back Tight Slots?
Thanks for checking out my preseason breakdown of the best Madden 15 offensive playbooks.
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