Playbook Breakdown Guide by rallo
Madden NFL 2006 on SuperCheats.com
MADDEN NFL PLAYBOOK BREAKDOWN GUIDE
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Author: Rallo
E-mail: Rizzdogg73095@aol.com
Date: 12/26/05
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Disclaimer:  Please keep in mind that while these are the actual plays in the 
game, the audibles/hot routes added in most of them are MY opinions based on
 my actual experiences playing this game.  While they may be helpful for most,
 it may not work for others do to each person's style of play. The purpose of
 this faq, is to give players insight to what each playbook consists of 
without having to play an entire game to find out.  
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I will list each formation, along with a few key plays for each (if any), 
except GOAL LINE and SPECIAL TEAMS. They are pretty much the same for all
offensive playbooks.
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Special Thanks to:

RamsFanRon11/Sauceman60 (Great topic!)
StubbyTheTrojan
MavericksFan
digdongsegadead
Raining_Vodka
D12o420
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Version History: 1.0 - General playbook breakdown
                        1.1 - Added a site user section for this faq. I also 
fixed the NY Giants summary that had some of Green Bay's info
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Abbreviations Key: These are just the abbreviations I used for the player
positions.

QB - Quarterback
HB - Half back/Running back
FB - Fullback
WR - Wide Receiver
TE - Tight End
DB/CB - Defensive back/ Cornerback
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NO YOU CAN NOT USE CREATED PLAYBOOKS IN FRANCHISE!
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PLAYBOOK LISTING:

1) Arizona Cardinals
2) Atlanta Falcons
3) Baltimore Ravens
4) Buffalo Bills
5) Carolina Panthers
6) Chicago Bears
7) Cincinnati Bengals
8) Cleveland Browns
9) Dallas Cowboys
10) Denver Broncos
11) Detroit Lions
12) Green Bay Packers
13) Houston Texans
14) Indianapolis Colts
15) Jacksonville Jaguars
16) Kansas City Chiefs
17) Miami Dolphins
18) Minnesota Vikings
19) New England Patriots
20) New Orleans Saints
21) New York Giants
22) New York Jets
23) Oakland Raiders
24) Philadelphia Eagles
25) Pittsburgh Steelers
26) San Diego Chargers
27) San Francisco 49ers
28) Seattle Seahawks
29) St. Louis Rams
30) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
31) Tennessee Titans
32) Washington Redskins
33) Balanced
34) Run Balanced
35) Run Heavy
36) Run-N-Gun
37) Pass Balanced
38) West Coast
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B. Brief Defensive Overview

C. Rallo's top 10 Passing Playbooks

D. Rallo's top 10 Running Playbooks

E. Copyright Info

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1) ARIZONA  CARDINALS - (Dennis Green) 


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses the ball back to
the QB for the pass. The blitz should come quickly so know who you are going
to throw the ball to.  I usually scramble straight to the right, and hit the
WR cutting across the field with you.  The right WR streaks.

Ace TE Drag - The left WR streaks.  The left TE box cuts right.  The right TE
crosses short, so audible him to slant right instead.  The right WR slants
deep in. Take your pick.

HB Pass - QB tosses to the HB.  The HB can run or throw the ball.  The left
WR slants right.  The left TE crosses short, so audible him to slant left or
right.  The right WR streaks.  I usually start to run to the right,  then
when the defenders start coming towards me,  I throw deep to the streaking
right WR.  It's your choice though.

A couple more play actions remain, along with some decent short to medium
range pass plays.  HB stretch, power, counter, dive, draw, belly strong, blast.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

Weak!  An option, a weak play action, and a handful of weak short pass plays
are here.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Outside left WR streaks, while the rest of the receivers slant
far right.  I usually audible the right TE to slant left, just to confuse the
opposition.

Hitch Corners - Left WR runs a very short curl in.  Inside left WR slants left
to the sideline. Inside right TE slants right, towards the sideline.  Outside
right TE short curls to the right.  Audible the left WR and the Outside TE to
streak. This will open up more of the field.

Nothing else really.  Another option pass, and more short pass plays.


SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE - (3TE, 1WR, 1HB)

TE Corners - Left TE and inside right TE do slants to the opposite sides of the 
field. The WR does a nice slant/drag move deep towards the middle. Hit any
one of these 3. The far right TE does a short box to the inside left. Avoid
him, too much clutter in the middle. Pretty nice play.

An option pass, a play action pass, and a couple of short passes are all that
remain here.  HB smash, counter, plunge, and dive are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

TE Streak - The left outside WR streaks.  The inside left WR slants in. The
right WR screens deep. Your choice.  

PA Rollout - Play action.  The far left WR and the TE deep slant right. Look
for one of these 2.  The inside left WR goes short, so audible him to slant
right. The right WR streaks.  Let the QB complete his rollout scramble before
you pass.  I didn't a few times, and the play broke down.

A couple of options are here, along with  several decent medium range pass
plays. HB slam, draw, sprint, smash, and belly strong are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks. The inside left WR crooked
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback
route. The right WR box drags to the right sideline. Look for the inside left
WR or the TE.  Audible the HB to screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

Ins Left - The left WR does a box cut to the inside. The right WR does a fake
curl in, then breaks deep. If the opposing DB's are slow, this guy will burn
'em. The TE does a deep slant to the inside. The TE keeps getting open on the
slant.

A couple more play actions, and a few medium range pass plays remain.


SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA All Go -  Everyone goes deep, look for the TE slanting across the middle.

Deep Attack - The left WR streaks.  The TE deep slants in.  The inside right
WR deep slants out.  The far right WR goes short, audible him to slant left.
Your choice here.

PA Trap 505 - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  The far right WR box cuts
left, towards the middle. The inside right WR screens, then goes deep.  Watch
the blitz.

A couple of option passes, a screen, and a couple of medium pass plays remain.
HB blunt dive, toss strong, counter trap, and dive are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

PA Waggle -The left WR slants far right over the middle. The TE goes short,
so audible him to box cut right. The inside right WR deep slants in. The
outside WR streaks.  Take your pick, but watch the blitz.

Fake Reverse HB Pass - Trick play.  The QB tosses to the HB running right.
The HB fakes the handoff to the outside right WR, who's running left. The HB 
can now run, or pass.  Follow the blocking, then sprint if you choose to run. 
If it's a pass, the inside right WR slants right.  The left WR slant crosses 
far right. Your choice between the 2 WR's.  Throw the ball away if no one is 
open.

An option pass, and some  medium range pass plays leftover. HB quick pitch, 
slam, draw, counter, and a WR end around (reverse), are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Slot Cross - The far left WR box cuts in. The inside left WR slant crosses far 
right. The inside right WR goes short, so audible him to slant left. The far 
right WR deep slants in.  Your choice.

Flare Pass - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR slants right. 
The inside right WR goes short. Audible a slant right for him. The HB screens 
far right.

WR Breakout - The far left WR runs a comeback route to the outside. The inside 
left WR streaks. The inside right WR slants right. Audible the far right WR to 
streak or slant left. Take your pick.

A deep option pass, and a few medium range pass plays remain. HB sprint, 
pitch, cutback, counter, and dive are the run plays.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. You should be
able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

Cross In - Short pass play. Look for the right WR hooking in, or screen to the
HB going right.

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run or 
pass. If you pass, you only have 2WR at your disposal, since the TE blocks 
on this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because 
you will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left, across the field. If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn the 
DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

A play action, a few short to medium range pass plays. HB toss, lead dive, 
counter weak, J.J. draw, slam, and FB dive are the run plays.


I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks. Inside left WR slants far right over the
middle. The TE short slants right. Audible the HB to screen left. Look for the 
receivers on the slant.

Out N Ups - The far left WR and the TE run out-n-up patterns. The inside left 
WR medium box cuts in.  Audible the HB to screen right just in case.

Max Protect - The far left WR streaks. The inside WR slants right. Audible the 
TE to slant left.  The HB screens right.

Another play action is here, along with some short pass plays. HB draw, 
dive, lead dive, lead toss, slash, counter, and FB dive strong are the run 
plays.


I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. 

TE Post - The left TE deep curls in.  The HB screens left.  The right TE deep 
slants in.  The right WR short box cuts in.  Hit the right TE.

A play action, and a short pass remain.  HB lead dive, counter strong, toss, 
and FB dive strong are the runs.


STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right. The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick, just complete the rollout  
move though.

Double Flares - Left WR streaks. Right WR deep slants to the left. The TE box 
cuts left to the middle. Take your pick.

FL Drag - The left WR slant crosses far right. The TE slants right. The right 
WR crosses left short.

PA Counter Flat - The left WR box drags left.  Audible the TE to slant right.  
The right WR crooked posts in.  Watch the blitz.

A few more short to medium range pass plays remain.  FB dive, FB Trap, 
HB dive weak, off tackle, quick toss, and counter weak are the run plays.


STRONG I-NORMAL FLEX   (same as above, except TE is slot right)

Double Flares - Left WR streaks. Right WR deep slants to the left. Inside 
right WR box cuts left to the middle. I'd audible him to slant left or right, 
then it's take your pick.

Deep Cross - Left WR runs a sharp slant left. HB screens towards the middle. 
Both right side WR's criss cross on a slant. Look for one of them.

A decent option pass, a play action, and a medium range pass. HB counter dive, 
draw, dive weak, and FB dive.


SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Boring. Just several short to medium range pass plays. HB delay, draw, 
FB inside are the run plays.


SHOTGUN-NORMAL OFFSET WEAK  ( 1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

Dig Wheel - The outside left WR box cuts in.  The inside left WR screens left, 
then breaks deep. The TE crosses short, so audible him to slant right. 
The right WR slants deep in. Take your pick.

2 more option passes, and several short to medium pass plays remain.  
HB sweep, delay, mid-draw are the runs.


SHOTGUN - SLOT STRONG   (1WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 2WR's right)

SE Slant - The TE and far right WR streak. The inside right WR medium curls 
in. The left WR diagonally streaks right.  Easy play.

Again, more short, medium, and deep passes. HB sweep and draw are the run 
plays.


SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG HB WK   (3WR, 1TE, 1`HB)

Strong Overload - The right WR goes short. Audible him to slant left. The rest 
of the receivers slant right.  The HB screens left.  Easy pickings.

SE Drag - Audible the left WR to slant right or streak.  The HB screens left.  
Audible  the TE slant right.  Both WR's streak.

A few more medium to deep pass plays.  HB delay, sweep, mid-draw.


SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - All 4 WR's streak

Slot Flags - Both inside WR slant opposite sides. Both outside WR's go short, 
so audible them to streak.  The HB crooked posts up the middle.

A handful of medium to deep passes remain.  HB draw, and delay are the run 
plays.



PROS:       - Tons of singleback formations
                 - Nice running plays
                 - TE's get involved
                 - A couple of trick plays


CONS:       - WR's take too long to get open on some routes
                 - Vulnerable to the blitz
                 - No 5WR formations
                 


GRADE:            - PASSING - B -
                        - RUNNING - B+
                        - OVERALL - B

Lots of nice running.  Decent variety. The FB get's a piece of the rock too. 
A good offensive line will do wonders here.  Tons of singleback formations, 
medium passes, and a few trick plays to boot.  Needs a 5 WR formation to open 
up the field a little more.  The TE's get some use - with their own formation. 
It's good to have at least two good ones.  This playbook won't overwhelm, but 
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2)  ATLANTA  FALCONS - (Jim Mora Jr.)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

PA FL Clown - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The TE slants deep right.  
The right WR goes short, so audible him to streak or slant to the left.  
Audible the HB to screen, then take your pick.

HB Pass - QB tosses to the HB.  The HB can run or throw the ball.  The left WR 
slants right.  The left TE crosses short, so audible him to slant left or 
right. The right WR streaks.  I usually start to run to the right, then when 
the defenders start coming towards me, I throw deep to the streaking right WR.  
It's your choice though.

PA TE Post - The left WR streaks.  The TE slants left inside.  The right WR 
box cuts left.  Audible the HB to screen right.  Easy play.

Another play action, a screen play, and an option pass remain. HB off tackle, 
draw, stretch, toss strong, counter, and dive are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA FL Stretch - Outside left WR streaks, while the rest of the receivers slant 
far right.  I usually audible the right TE to slant left,  just to confuse the 
opposition.

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside
left WR slants left. The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short 
left. Audible him to slant right, then it's take your pick.

2 option passes, and another weaker play action remain here.  HB stretch, 
power, counter weak, delay, dive, and pitch are the running plays.


SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Left WR deep slants in.  The left inside WR slants right, all the 
way across the field. The TE short streaks. The right WR streaks as well. Hit 
either left WR on the slant route.

FL Middle - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in.    The inside left WR 
screens left then breaks deep along the sideline.  If you throw to him, hit him 
as soon as he breaks past the first defender.  The HB screens left, while the 
right WR box cuts short left.  Audible him to slant left, or streak.

A few play actions, a couple of option passes, and lots of medium to deep 
range pass plays. HB sweep, dive, slam, slash, cutback, stretch, counter trap, 
draw, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

Safety Bait - The left WR box drags left, towards the sideline.  The TE screens 
right, audible him to slant left instead.  The inside right WR slants right. 
He's the main target.  The outside right WR box drags to the right.

WR Post - The left WR drag posts to the left sideline. Everybody else slant 
posts to the left. Accuracy is important on this play. Choose wisely.

PA Cross Up - Left WR deep slants in. The TE runs a medium slant across 
the left middle.  The inside WR deep slants right, towards the sideline.  Far 
right WR curls in short.  Audible him to slant left, and you'll have plenty of 
options, but because this is a play action, watch the blitz.

PA Boot RT - The left WR and the inside right WR slant to the right.  
The TE goes short, so audible a slant left for him. The right WR streaks.  
Take your pick here.

2 option plays, several short passes, and a medium range pass play remain.  
HB draw, slant, counter, toss sweep, dive, and a slot WR reverse, are the 
run plays.


SINGLEBACK-TRIPS TE   (3WR left, 1TE, 1HB)

TE Corner - TE slants right.  HB screens right. Left WR crosses short to the 
middle. Audible him to streak.  The middle left WR slants in right, while the 
right WR slants left.  You should be able to find someone open.

Deep Attack - Left WR runs deep, then curls back to the sideline. Middle 
left WR streaks. Inside left WR slants in right.  Look for this guy. The HB 
screens right, while the TE breaks straight ahead for a pass.

A play action, and a couple short to medium range pass plays. HB off tackle,
sprint, counter strong, pitch, and dive are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK - 4WR FALCON   (4WR, 1HB)

PA HB Out - Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's slant to the left.  
Easy play, watch the blitz.

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  Both inside WR's 
criss-cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

2 more option plays, a screen, a couple of weak short passes, and a decent 
medium range pass remain here. HB dive, draw, pitch, and sprint are the run 
plays.


I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

Flats - Almost a money play, because you can always get someone open.  
Both WR's streak.  TE short boxes to the inside middle. Audible him to a slant 
to the outside. that will give you another receiver. The HB and FB screen to 
opposite sides. Someone will be open, it's just up to you to find them.

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right.  The TE box cuts short left, so audible 
him to slant right. The right WR streaks. The HB screens right. Simple enough.

A couple of weak short passes remain, along with a few mediocre options, and 
a couple of medium range passes.


I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA Split - The left outside WR streaks.  The inside left WR and the TE slant to 
the right.  Watch the blitz.

A couple of option passes, and a few short to medium range pass plays remain.  
HB off tackle, draw, dive, and lead toss, counter, FB dive strong, and a play 
action QB boot are the run plays.


I FORM - TIGHT TWINS   (2WR's left, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

Nothing big here.  2 decent play actions, a screen, an option pass, and a 
medium range pass play.  HB lead toss, dive, counter, draw are the runs.


STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way. The TE breaks out 
to the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

2 more play actions, 2 option passes, and 2 short passes.  No big deal. 
HB counter weak, dive weak, draw, sweep, stretch, counter lead, PA QB boot, 
and FB dive are the runs.


STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions.These are 
your targets. The FB streaks up the middle. You can also screen pass to 
the HB.  Okay play.

PA WR Cross - The left outside WR crooked posts deep in. The inside left WR 
cross slants.  The TE streaks, Audible the HB to screen right. Your choice here.

Another play actions, and a few decent medium range passes. HB sweep, 
off tackle, crash, counter weak, FB dive, and PA QB boot are the runs in 
this set.


STRONG I-TWIN TE   (same as above, except 1WR left, 2TE right)

2 play actions, 2 options passes, and 1 medium range pass play.  Nothing big.  
HB weak toss, dive, counter lead, stretch, blast, and PA QB boot (again) are 
the run plays.


STRONG I - BIG TIGHT   (1TE, 2WR's right, 1HB, 1FB)

An option pass, a play action, and 2 short passes here.  HB dive weak, 
counter weak, sweep, stretch, dive, counter lead, and PA QB weak are the
runs here.


WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

TE Fade - The left WR deep slants in.  The TE streaks diagonally right to the 
sideline. The right WR slants left, all the way across the field. The HB 
screens left. Try not to lob the ball too much to the TE, because he won't 
stay inbounds after the catch.

WR Streaks - The left WR streaks.  The TE goes short crosses left, so audible 
him to slant left or right.  The right WR box cuts right.

Another play action, 2 options, and a couple of medium range pass plays.  
HB gut, counter weak, lead, quick pitch, and wham are the run plays.  


WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

2 play actions,  1 of them weak,  2 option passes, and a few short passes.  
HB inside, trap, toss weak, draw, PA QB boot, and FB power are the run plays.


SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

Corner Threat - The TE and inside left WR slant deep to opposite sides.  Both 
outside WR's go short, so audible them to streak.

HB Flare - Both outside WR's streak.  The TE short streaks, so audible him to 
slant right.  The inside left  WR slants right as well.  The HB screens right.  
Your choice.

PA Slot Post - Left WR box cuts right. Inside left WR slants deep in. The TE 
sharp screens right. Audible him to slant inside left. Right WR does a 
comeback route to the sideline. Watch the blitz

A couple of nice options, a couple of play actions, and several short to 
medium range passes. HB direct snap, mid draw, and off tackle are the 
run plays.


SHOTGUN - SLOT STRONG   (1WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 2WR's right)

Nothing stands out here really. An option, and several medium to deep range 
passes.  HB draw, and sweep are the runs.


SHOTGUN 5WR   - (5WR's)

Hitch Corners - The 2 outside WR's curl short.  Audible them to streak.  
The 2 inside WR's slant left.  The middle right WR slants right. You should be 
able to hit any of the WR's on the slant.

Hail Mary - All 5 WR's streak.

3 option passes and some decent short, medium, and deep pass plays remain.  
Could have been better.



PROS:          - Great running
                    - Having a speedy QB will benefit this playbook
                    - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations
                    - A good offensive line will boost the running success
                    - Lots of play actions


CONS:        - Passing is weak
                  - The FB is obsolete
                  - Injury prone playbook



GRADE:          - PASSING - C -
                      - RUNNING - B+
                      - OVERALL - C


This is a run first, run second, throw tenth playbook.  It is a must to have a 
speedy QB, otherwise a majority of your running game will diminish. 
Unfortunately, with all the run plays for the QB, if you get hit, you risk 
considerable injury.  My QB got hurt twice, and on the second time, it was
for 10 weeks.  If you are skilled at running the ball, you can avoid most of 
those big hits, but not everyone has that ability.  The HB runs are pretty
good, a decent variety. A good offensive line will play a key role in your 
running success.  Having Warrick Dunn was good because of his exceptional 
speed.  I averaged over 150 yards a game with him. The FB was a non-factor 
other than blocking, so I was a little disappointed. The passing is pretty 
weak. Aside from the good play actions, and the Shotgun WR set, I had a rough 
time throwing the ball downfield.  I had to audible continuously.  This 
playbook is too one-sided using the run mainly.  Of course one would be wise 
to think that considering this playbook was built around Mr. Vick.  So if you 
have a hard time throwing the ball, and you like to run, this playbook is
for you.  If you like to throw, then check out another playbook.
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3) BALTIMORE RAVENS - (Brian Billick)


SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses the ball back to 
the QB for the pass. The blitz should come quickly so know who you are going 
to throw the ball to.  I usually scramble straight to the right, and hit the WR 
cutting across the field with you.  The right WR streaks.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right WR
 deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

2 play actions are here, along with a few decent short to medium range pass 
plays. HB slant, draw, toss strong, dive, belly weak, counter trap, 
blunt dive, and a WR reverse run for skilled runners.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Nothing major here.  A decent option play, 2 weak play actions, and a couple 
of weak short pass plays.  HB cutback, dive, slant, smash, counter and draw 
are pretty good run plays.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR's left, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - The inside left WR and the inside right TE slant to opposite 
sides of the field.  The outside left WR and the outside TE go short, so 
audible them to slant to the inside for a nice play.

PA FL Stretch - Left WR box cuts right. Inside right TE slants right toward 
the sideline, while the outside right TE sharply cuts short to the inside.  
Audible the far right TE to slant post over the middle.  Be quick and watch
the blitz.


SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE - (3TE, 1WR, 1HB)

TE Corners -The left TE and inside right TE do slants to the opposite sides 
of the field. The WR does a nice slant/drag move deep towards the middle. 
Hit any one of these 3.  The far right TE does a short box to the inside left. 
Avoid him, too much clutter in the middle.  Pretty nice play.

PA FL Stretch - Nice play action pass play.  The left TE and outside right TE 
do slants to the right.  The WR streaks.  The inside right TE does a screen to 
the right.  Lead your slanting receivers, you should be able to hit at least 
one of them. If the blitz comes, quickly get the ball to the inside TE on 
the screen.

More short pass plays are still here.  Nothing big.  HB draw, counter weak, 
plunge, dive, power and counter are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

FL Middle - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside left WR 
screens left then breaks deep along the sideline.  If you throw to him, hit 
him as soon as he breaks past the first defender.  The HB screens left, while 
the right WR box cuts short left.  Audible him to slant left, or streak.

Flanker Shake - Outside left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside left WR 
slant crosses over the middle to the far right.  The right WR box cuts right, 
towards the sideline.  Take your pick.

Another play action awaits, along with  a few more decent medium range 
pass plays.  HB smash, delay, counter trap, plunge, toss sweep and cutback are 
the run plays.


SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Play action pass play.  2 WR's and the TE run slants, while 
the right side receiver runs a short curl.  You should be able to get a man 
open on this play. Watch out for the blitz.

WR Post - The left WR drag posts to the left sideline. Everybody else slant
 posts to the left. Accuracy is important on this play. Choose wisely.

Several more mediocre medium range passes remain.  HB blunt dive, slant, draw, 
dive and sprint are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE&2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left. The TE slants left inside. 
The middle right WR options short.  Audible a slant right for him.  The far 
right WR streaks.  Look for the TE or middle right WR.

PA Waggle - The left WR slants far right over the middle.  The TE goes short, 
so audible him to box cut right. The inside right WR deep slants in. 
The outside WR streaks.  Take your pick, but watch the blitz.

Mason Option - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  TE box cuts right, 
over the middle.  The middle right WR options short, so audible him to streak.  
The far right WR crooked posts deep in as well.  Look for him, and the left 
WR here.

The rest are weak short pass plays.  HB dive, draw, slam, quick pitch, 
and sprint are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  Both inside WR's 
criss-cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

PA Slot Wheels - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  Both inside WR's screen 
to opposite sides, then break deep.  The far right WR box cuts left, over 
the middle.  Take your pick, and watch the blitz.

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short. Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys.

A few more good medium to deep range pass plays available.  HB dive, cutback, 
draw, and pitch are the run plays.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

There are a couple of decent play actions here, but the rest are relatively 
short pass plays.  HB counter, draw, slam, lead toss, stretch, dive, a WR 
reverse run, and a play action QB run - for skilled runners. 


I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  
Look for the receivers on the slant.

Nothing else really stands out here.  More boring pass plays.  HB counter, 
toss, blast, FB dive strong, HB slash, and 1 more weak play action.


I FORM-3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Deep Post - The left WR curl drags left. I'd audible him to slant right.  
The HB screens to the right.  The inside right WR goes short box left.  
Audible him to slant left or right.  The far right WR deep slants in.  
Another nice play.

Flats - Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides. Both outside WR's streak. 
Inside right WR short slants in. Audible him to slant further, either to the 
left or the right, and he becomes the intended target.

Pump-N-Go - Both outside WR's run in and out routes. The inside right WR 
short slants in. Audible him to slant to the left or right, then get him 
the ball.

More mediocre short to medium passes are still here.  HB dive, blast, draw, 
toss and dive are the run plays.


I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

Nothing big here.  A couple of decent play actions are here.  The rest are 
weak short pass plays.  HB lead toss, counter strong, off tackle, lead, blast, 
slam, and FB dive strong, complete this set.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short 
over the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks 
out to the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick, just complete the 
rollout move though.

A few decent medium range passes leftover.  HB blast, stretch, counter trap, 
dive, power and FB dive are the run plays.


STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 
Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions.  These are 
your targets.  The FB streaks up the middle.  You can also screen pass to 
the HB.  Okay play.

A few more medium range pass plays left.  HB draw, power, counter weak, dive, 
lead, FB dive, and another play action QB run.


STRONG I-TWIN TE   (same as above, except 1WR left, 2TE right)

nothing big here. Decent play actions, and some medium range pass plays.  
FB Dive, HB counter lead, counter weak, dive, toss strong, dive weak and 
stretch are the run plays.


WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards 
the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

A couple more good play actions, a nice comeback-option play as well.  
HB dive counter trap, gut, draw, double counter, FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  Both TE's slant left across the middle. 
 FB screens left.  Take your pick.

The rest are kind of weak.  Some short to medium pass plays leftover.  
HB counter trap, draw, power toss, dive and FB dive are the run plays.


SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

TE Corner - Left WR boxes in.  Left inside WR streaks.  TE slants deep right 
to the sideline. Right WR sharp screens right, audible him to streak. Nice play

This set could be better.  Some more mediocre short to medium pass plays. 
HB mid-draw. and off tackle are the run plays.


SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Sprint RT Option - Both outside WR's streak.  TE slants to the right sideline. 
Inside right WR does a sharp screen right. Audible him to a slant left over the 
middle, which will give you another pass option. If you do, someone will get 
open.  If you have a fast QB, you can run the ball right, since he will be 
running in that direction anyway.

There's a decent play action here, but the rest are short to medium pass 
plays.  HB sweep and draw are the runs.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - All 4 WR's streak

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.

Nothing else stands out here.  Lots more short to medium range passing here. 
There is a deep option pass though.  HB mid-draw and sweep are the 2 run plays.


PROS:         - Lots of play actions
                   - The TE's are used often
                   - Good for faster QB's with the QB play action runs
                   - Exceptional running plays


CONS:        - Too many short pass plays
                  - A little too conservative on the passes
                  - Several repeated plays in different sets
                  - No 5 WR formation

GRADE:         - PASSING - C+
                     - RUNNING - A+
                     - OVERALL - B -


It seemed to me that Vice President Dick Cheney is the offensive coordinator 
or WR coach, because the passing is WAY too conservative.  No real big deep 
pass plays to stretch the field.  The TE's are on hand, and you'll get 
plenty of use out of them.  The running plays are stellar, plenty of variety.  
Up the middle, around the corners, to the sides, it's all there.  I gained 
200 and 245 yards respectively, in 2 straight games.  Just give me a playbook 
with running plays like this, and I could care less what else is there.
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4) BUFFALO  BILLS - (Mike Mularkey)   


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

PA Deep In -  Play action pass play.  Right WR does a 10 yard curl to the 
sideline. The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left TE 
criss-crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep.  The right TE does a slant 
towards the middle.  Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right WR 
deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

Ace WR Stretch - Both the left WR and the left TE streak.  The right TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant right.  The right WR slant crosses far left.  
Sweet play.

TE Seam Option - Both WR's and the right TE streak.  The left TE curls short, 
so audible him to slant left or right. Your choice.

2 more option passes, another play action, and a handful of medium passes.  
HB draw, counter weak, smash, blunt dive, pitch, stretch, and slam are the 
run plays.


SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA Rollout - All 3 receivers slant cross right.  Easy enough. Watch the blitz.

That's all really. A couple of short to medium passes.  HB counter weak, draw, 
power, off tackle, stretch, and dive are the runs.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Weak.  Several short and medium range passes here.  HB counter, sweep, slant, 
and dive are the runs.


SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE - (3TE, 1WR, 1HB)

TE Corners - Left TE and inside right TE do slants to the opposite sides of 
the field. The WR does a nice slant/drag move deep towards the middle. Hit 
any one of these 3.  The far right TE does a short box to the inside left. 
Avoid him, too much clutter in the middle.  Pretty nice play.

PA FL Stretch - Nice play action pass play.  The left TE and outside right TE 
do slants to the right.  The WR streaks.  The inside right TE does a screen to 
the right.  Lead your slanting receivers, you should be able to hit at least 
one of them. If the blitz comes, quickly get to the inside TE on the screen.

Another play action, and a few short to medium range pass plays remain.  
HB dive, counter weak, toss strong, draw, counter, and plunge are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT - (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across 
the field to the right. Te blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. If you 
have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept getting 
blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the WR 
cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

Cross Up - Almost the exact play as the above, except the play is "flipped" to 
the opposite side this time. Same rules apply, with the addition of a screen 
to the HB.

FL Middle - Both left WR's criss-cross, then go deep. The right WR goes 5 
yards then cuts to the middle. gently lob the ball over the defenders if 
using him. Otherwise, look for your WR's deep. You can screen to the HB too.

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

2 more play actions, 2 option passes, and a few medium range passes remain.
HB dive, counter trap, sprint, draw, sweep, stretch.



SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

PA Boot RT - The left WR and the inside right WR slant to the right.  
The TE goes short, so audible a slant left for him. The right WR streaks.  
Take your pick here.

WR Post - The left WR box slants left.  The inside right WR slant crosses 
far left.  The right WR slants deep in.  Your choice here.

A couple of good play actions, a screen, and several decent medium range pass 
plays remain.  HB counter, stretch, dive, draw, pitch, and smash are the run 
plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left.  The TE slants left inside.  
The middle right WR options short.  Audible a slant right for him.  The far 
right WR streaks.  Look for the TE or middle right WR.

Nothing else stands out to me here.  There are quite a few decent medium range
 passes though.  HB quick pitch, sprint, dive, Willis draw, counter, and a 
bunch WR reverse, are the run plays.


I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right.  The TE box cuts short left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The right WR streaks.  The HB screens right.  
Simple enough...

Flea Flicker - QB fakes the handoff to the HB up the middle, HB tosses back 
to the QB for the pass.  Audible the right WR to streak, then scramble right. 
I would look for the WR cutting across the field on this one.

Deep Cross - The left WR sharply curls short inside, then quickly breaks deep.  
The TE slant crosses far left.  The right WR slants in, then breaks deep.  
The HB screens left.  Nice play.

A play action, a screen, and some short to medium range pass plays remain.  
HB toss, slam, stretch, dive, draw, and FB dive Fake HB are the run plays


I FORM-CLOSE   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

No big deal here.  A couple of play actions, 2 options, and 2 decent medium 
pass plays.  HB pitch, lead dive, counter, stretch, HB Slam Fake WR, and a 
WR end around are the run plays.


I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

Fake Sneak HB Swing - Trick play.  The QB fakes a sneak, then quickly drops 
back for a pass to the HB, who screens left, then breaks deep.  You need a 
good offensive line to pull this off.  WATCH THE BLITZ!!

2 play actions, an option, and a short pass play remain.  HB lead toss, 
counter lead, slam, lead, FB dive, and QB sneak are the run plays.


STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Counter Flat - The left WR box drags left.  Audible the TE to slant right.  
The right WR crooked posts in.  Watch the blitz.

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out to 
the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

Another play action you've seen before, and an option pass remain.  HB dive, 
counter lead, power, and stretch.


STRONG I-3WR (3WR, 1FB, 1HB)

A good play action, 2 option passes, a short, and a medium pass play remain. 
 HB off tackle, draw, dive, and FB dive are the run plays.


STRONG I-JUMBO  (2TE, 1FB, 1HB, 1WR)

Nothing major. A couple of play actions, and a medium range pass. HB counter, 
lead blast, sweep, weak dive, dive, and FB dive


WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

A decent comeback option pass, a short option, a screen, and 2 play actions.  
Nothing big.  HB double counter, gut, draw, off tackle, and FB power.


WEAK I -TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

WR Cross - The Left WR crooked posts deep in. The Inside left WR slants 
right, across the middle. The TE short drags right,  Audible him to streak or 
slant right.  Take your pick here.

An option, a screen, a decent play action, and a short pass remain here.  
HB counter, inside, toss weak, and FB power are the run plays.


SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - Left WR streaks. Inside right WR slants far left across the 
field. Right WR box cuts left. Both backs screen to opposite sides. I'd 
audible both left WR's to criss-cross, then hit one of them.

2 play actions, and lots of short, medium, and deep pass plays remain.  
HB delay and FB inside are the run plays.



SHOTGUN TRIPS BUNCH  (1WR LEFT, 1TE, 2WR BUNCHED RIGHT)

Clearout FL In - Left WR starts short, fakes a cut left, then breaks deep.  
Lob the ball to him if he gets ahead of the DB.  The TE and middle WR streak, 
while the far right WR does a short box in. Avoid this guy.

Clearout SE Out - Left and far right WR's streak. The middle right receiver 
does a box cut to the sideline. The TE runs a deep slant to the inside. 
Take your pick on this one, but the sure fire guy is the TE.

A deep option pass, and several good medium to deep range pass plays remain.  
Only 1 run - HB mid draw.


SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Bills Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short slants 
out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR deep 
slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.

A handful of medium to deep passes remain.  HB mid draw and quick base are 
the run plays.


SHOTGUN - TRIPS  (3WR's left, 1WR right, 1HB)

Deep Attack - The left outside WR streaks. The middle left WR box cuts right.  
The inside left WR slant crosses far right.  The right WR deep slants in.  
The HB screens right. 

SE Under - The inside left WR and the right WR slant to the left.  The outside 
left WR crosses short, so audible him to streak or run a comeback route.  
The inside left WR slants to the left.  Easy pickings.

HB Burst - The far left WR streaks.  The middle left WR box cuts in. The 
inside left WR slants right.  The right WR does a comeback route outside.  
Audible the HB to screen right.

A couple play actions and several medium passes.  HB sweep and draw.


SHOTGUN 5WR

Hitch Corners - The 2 outside WR's curl short.  Audible them to streak.  
The 2 inside WR's slant left.  The middle right WR slants right.You should be 
able to hit any of the WR's on the slant.

Hail Mary - All WR's streak deep.

Quite a few more short, medium, and deep pass plays.


PROS:        - 3, 4, 5 WR Formations
                  - Excellent running
                  - Good play actions
                  - Nice medium to deep range pass plays


CONS:       - The passing doesn't step up until the shotgun formation
                 - Not much FB use
                 - Several audibles will be needed
                 - WR's take too long to get open on some routes


GRADE:          - PASSING - B+
                      - RUNNING - A -
                      - OVERALL - B+


This playbook starts off slow, but picks up in the end.  The running is great, 
with lot's of variety.  Not just up the middle.  The running loses half a 
point for not using the FB much.  The passing is good, but I found myself 
being too predictable, because I spent too much time in the shotgun formation. 
If you like to spread the field like me, this is where you'll find these type 
of plays.  There's some decent play actions, and a trick play or too.  
Not bad, not bad at all...
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5)   CAROLINA  PANTHERS - (John Fox) 

 
SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Ace TE Drag - The left WR streaks.  The left TE box cuts right.  The right 
TE crosses short, so audible him to slant right instead.  The right WR slants 
deep in.  Take your pick.


Outs - Both TE's slant to opposite sides.  Both WR's go short.  Audible them 
to slant in, forming a "double X”  pattern.  Or you can just audible them to 
streak.  Your choice.  Look for the TE's first though.

That's it here really.  2 play actions and a few short passes.  HB dive, slam, 
sprint, blast, belly strong, counter and toss strong are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

HB Swing - Left WR does a comeback inside. The right TE slants left inside.  
The right WR does a comeback short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB screens 
right.  Look for the right TE here.

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  The left TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
right.  The right TE slants over the middle, to the far left.  The right WR 
slants left. Watch the blitz here.

Nothing else really.  4 decent play actions, an option pass, and a couple 
short to medium range passes.  HB counter, slant, and cutback are the only run 
plays here.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR's left, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Weak.  A play action, and several short pass plays.  HB slam, stretch, 
counter weak, and counter are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Streaks - All 4 receivers streak.  The FB screens right. Simple play.

Slot In Drag - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR and the TE box 
cut short, so audible them to slant right.  Take your pick.

Several more weak pass plays remain, along with a couple of mediocre medium 
range plays as well.  HB draw, slam, counter trap, stretch, and cutback 
are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

Boring.  A few decent medium range passes, and several weak short passes.  
HB belly weak, draw, and slant are the runs.


SINGLEBACK PANTHER TRIPS   (1WR left, 2WR's right, 1TE, 1HB)

WR Drag - The left WR box cuts to the right.  The TE streaks.  The inside 
right WR slants to the right.  The far right WR goes short, so audible him to 
slant left, or run an out-n-up route.  The HB screens right.  Easy play.

That's it here.  There's a decent play action, and an option pass play.  
The rest are weak.  HB off tackle, counter weak, and wham are the 3 runs.


SINGLEBACK 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Deep Posts - Both outside WR's streak to the inside.  The inside left WR deep 
posts to the right.  He's the target.  The inside right WR goes short, so 
audible him to slant left for a 2nd option.  The HB screens left.

Several more decent medium range pass plays leftover.  Nothing huge.  
HB draw, sweep, split belly, smash, delay, and pitch are the runs.


SINGLEBACK-TRIPS WR   (4WR, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Left WR slants deep in.  Both right inside and middle WR's 
slant cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks.  Audible the inside 
right WR to slant right, and you've got yourself a pretty good play.

Nothing else stands out to me here.  More mediocre  short to medium range 
pass plays.  HB slam, sprint, and draw are the 3 run plays.



SINGLEBACK EMPTY 5 WR   

Smashfork - 2 WR run medium posts to the inside left.  2 other WR's run very 
short cuts to the right. Avoid these right side guys. The  middle right WR 
slant crosses to the right sideline. Cheap play, but effective. You should 
have at least 3 options to throw to.

Curl Drag - Both left WR's criss-cross deep inside.  The inside right WR 
crosses short left.  Audible a slant left instead.  The middle right WR short 
slants in.  The far right WR, runs a short comeback in.  Audible a streak.  
Take your pick.

Hail Mary - Everybody streaks....


Lots of short to medium pass plays leftover.



FULLHOUSE - PHILLY   (2WR, 1TE and 1FB in the backfield, 1HB)

Fake Dive Pitch - Trick run play.  The QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the 
middle, then tosses to the HB running left.  Follow the blocking first, then 
sprint.

A decent play action remains, along with a screen, and 2 short pass plays. 
 HB sweep, smash, dive, counter lead, draw, slam, and FB slam are the 
running plays.


SPLITBACK- 3WR  (3WR, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Corners - Both outside WR's curl drag to the outside opposite corners.  
The inside right WR goes short, so audible him to slant to the left. Then he 
will be the target.  Both backs screen to opposite sides.

The rest are boring short pass plays.  FB dive, HB draw and off tackle are 
the only running plays here.


SPLITBACKS - BIG   (2TE, 1FB, 1HB, 1WR right)

PA TE Corner - Both TE's slant to the right.  The WR goes short, so audible 
him to streak instead.  Hit the TE's on this play.

Only, a couple of short passes remain.


STRONG I-H PRO   (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FB Fake - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle.  The left WR deep 
slants in.  The TE slants right.  The right WR streaks.  The HB screens 
far right.  Watch the blitz.  

Another decent play action awaits, along with a decent option pass, and a 
short pass as well. HB counter lead, counter weak, stretch, FB trap, and 
FK FB HB counter are the runs.


STRONG I - H TWINS   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 
Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions.  These are 
your targets.  The FB streaks up the middle.  You can also screen pass to 
the HB.  Okay play.

A few more weak short to medium range pass plays.  HB power, dive, off tackle, 
and counter weak are the run plays.


STRONG I - H TE FLIP   (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

Nothing big.  3 play actions, 1 option pass, and 1 short pass.  Boring.  
HB off tackle, dive weak, counter weak, and blast are the same old run plays.


STRONG I - H TWIN TE   1WR left, 2TE right, 1HB, 1FB)

2 play actions, and 2 medium range passes.  That's it here.  HB dive weak, 
counter weak, blast, FB trap, and FK FB HB counter are the same runs...


WEAK I - H PRO  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

TE Fade - Money Play.  HB screens left .  Left WR runs deep slant in.  
The TE and right WR criss-cross.  You can lob to the TE, or bullet pass to 
the left WR.  How about a lead pass to the right WR going left across 
the field? I always get someone open on this play. 

Streaks - All 3 receivers streak deep.

More relatively short passes, and a short play action leftover.  
HB gut, double counter and lead are the runs.


WEAK I-H TWINS   (same as above, 2 WR's left)

PA Waggle - All 3 receivers slant far and deep right.  The FB screens right.  
Another easy play.

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR slants right, across 
the middle.  TE curls short in, audible him to streak or slant left.

A decent option pass, and 2 more short pass plays are here. HB wham, gut, 
counter trap, toss weak, and FB power are your runs.


WEAK I - H WING TE   (1WR left, 2TE, 1HB, 1FB)

A decent option pass, a medium range pass, and 2 play actions are here.  
HB wham, gut, counter trap, toss weak, and FB power are the same run plays ...


WEAK I - H TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

2 medium range passes you've seen already.  1 play action, and more short 
pass plays.
Running plays? Yep, you guessed it....HB inside, wham, and counter trap. (Again)


SHOTGUN - 4WR SPREAD

Panthers Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short 
slants out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR 
deep slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants

A decent option pass, another good play action, and the rest are mediocre 
short to medium range pass plays.  What a waste...HB mid draw and another 
draw, are the 2 run plays.


SHOTGUN  5WR  TIGHT

Hitch Corners - The 2 outside WR's curl short.  Audible them to streak.  
The 2 inside WR's slant left.  The middle right WR slants right. You should 
be able to hit any of the WR's on the slant.

Shallow Drags - Both the inside left and far right WR's slant left.  The far 
left WR goes short, so audible him to streak.  The inside right WR box 
cuts left.  The middle right WR screens right, then breaks deep.  
Take your pick here.

Clear Deep - The inside left, right, and middle right WR's streak.  
The far left WR runs a deep comeback route to the outside.  The far right WR 
box cuts left over the middle.  Audible him to slant left instead.

Several more short, medium and deep pass plays remaining. Some are 
very similar to each other.



SHOTGUN - EMPTY TE FLIP   (4WR, 1TE)

Drag Combo - The  inside left and right WR's slant left.  The far left and 
middle right WR's go short, audible them to streak.  The far right WR zig-zags 
deep outside.  Your choice here.

WR Smash - The far left WR box cuts to the right.  The inside left WR crosses 
short, so audible him to streak.  The TE deep slants inside.  The inside right 
WR slants right.  The far right WR goes short, so audible him to streak, then 
take your pick.

WR Post - The far left WR box cuts out.  The inside left WR streaks. The TE 
slant crosses far left.  The inside right WR curls short.  Audible him to 
slant right  The far right WR deep slants in.  Again, your choice.

Several more decent short, medium, and deep pass plays remain.


SHOTGUN - EMPTY TREY STACK   (5WR - including 2WR stacked right)

Middle Corner Post - The inside left and far right WR's streak.  The far left 
WR goes short, so audible him to slant to the right.  The inside right WR 
zig-zags deep in.  The middle right WR deep slants in.

Lots more short passing plays here....WHY?  Several more medium to deep 
plays as well.



PROS:         - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations
                   - FB gets plenty of runs
                   - Lots of shotgun formations


CONS:          - Weak running
                    - Not enough runs
                    - Too many short passes
                    - No run variety



GRADE:            - PASSING - C -
                        - RUNNING - D
                        - OVERALL - D -


This playbook is garbage IMO.  The running is weak. No variety, pretty much 
the same run plays in most formations.  Most of the runs are up the middle.  
There's not enough run plays in several formations that normally have plenty, 
to establish the run game.  The passing grade would have flunked had it not 
been for the multitude of shotgun formations and the 5 WR set.  However, with 
that being said, it still falls off because there are more short passes than 
anything else.  The passing is way too conservative, and you'll spend the 
majority of your time in the shotgun formations.  Do not operate heavy 
machinery while using this playbook.
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6)   CHICAGO BEARS - (Lovie Smith)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses the ball back 
to the QB for the pass. The blitz should come quickly so know who you are 
going to throw the ball to.  I usually scramble straight to the right, and 
hit the WR cutting across the field with you.  The right WR streaks.

SE Post - Left WR deep slants in.  Right WR streaks. Left TE slants left, 
while the right TE short box cuts to the middle. Throw to the left WR or the 
left TE.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right 
WR deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble 
to either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

There are 2 more play action passes left, a few more decent pass plays, 
HB pitch, draw, dive, counter trap, and stretch finish this set.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Clark Option - Left WR starts deep,  then does a comeback route towards 
the sideline.  Right WR deep slants in. He is your target.  The inside TE does 
a short route, so audible him to slant over the middle.  Just make sure you 
get the ball over the defender's reach if throwing to him. The outside TE 
criss-crosses the left WR and breaks deep along the sideline.  If you throw 
his way, hit him as soon as he blows by the first defender.

WR Drag - Left WR does the comeback route towards the sideline.  Inside TE 
box cuts left towards the middle.  The outside TE short slants to the right. 
He's your man. The right WR does a short cross over the middle.  Audible him 
to streak.

3 more play action passes are here, only one of them are decent. There's a 
couple of short pass plays, HB counter, sweep, draw, dive and stretch.


SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Clark Option In - Left WR does a box slant left towards the sideline.  Inside 
left WR does a slant move inside.  Be careful if throwing his way, lead your 
pass to him.  The right WR streaks.  The TE goes short, so audible him to 
slant right, to give yourself another target.

FL Middle - Left WR stutter-steps a post route deep inside.  He takes too long 
to get open.  Left inside WR crosses the left WR, then breaks deep along the 
sideline.  Again, get the ball to him as soon as he passes by that first 
defender.  TE runs a short streak. The left WR short box cuts over the middle.

Slot Cross - Right WR streaks.  The TE runs a short streak. Left WR deep 
slants in, he's the first option. Left inside WR cuts right all the way across 
the middle.  If throwing to him scramble right.  Watch the blitz.

There are a couple more decent short to medium range pass plays, 2 play 
actions, HB dive, cutback, draw, slam, stretch and counter trap. 


SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

Muhammad Option - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  The TE box cuts to the 
middle.  Middle right WR goes short.  Audible him to streak.  Far right WR 
crooked posts deep right to the sideline. Watch the blitz, the receivers kind 
of take a while to finish their routes.

PA Pin Deep - Left WR does a comeback to the sidelines.  TE screens right, 
audible him to slant right to the sideline, then he's a good option.  Middle 
right WR box cuts inside, while the far right WR slants deep in, slightly 
inside.  You should hit someone, but because this is a play action pass, 
watch the blitz.

There's another play action pass, a few more short to medium range pass plays, 
HB sprint, pitch, dive, and draw.



SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD   (4WR, 1HB)

PA HB Out - Play action pass.  Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's 
slant left. Hit the WR's on the slant. Audible the HB to screen, in case 
there's trouble.

Strike Post - Left WR slants deep in.  Left inside WR boxes right to the 
middle.  Inside right WR boxes short and left to the middle, while the right 
WR boxes deep left to the middle. Basically everyone cuts to the middle at 
different ranges. You should get someone,  just lead your passes.

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys.

There's a couple more good medium to deep pass plays.  2 more play actions, 
HB dive, cutback, draw, pitch, slash, and stretch. Good plays to keep 
'em guessing.



SINGLEBACK -TREY OPEN   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Drive - Left WR curls in.  You'd have to hit him immediately.  TE box cuts to 
the middle.  Inside WR goes short left. Audible him to slant right, and he 
would be the primary receiver. The right WR streaks.

Nothing else here really stands out, but the plays are okay.  2 play actions, 
a screen play, and 2 option passes.  HB draw, slam and counter finish this set.



SINGLEBACK-EMPTY 5WR

Smash Fork - Left WR goes short.  Audible him to slant right. The inside right 
WR goes short too.  Audible him to slant left.  The other 2 WR's on the right 
criss-cross.  You should have no problems getting the ball downfield.

Hail Mary - Let's go STREAKING!!!   Uh...Everyone Streaks downfield.

Cross Up - Left WR runs diagonally right towards the middle.  Inside left WR 
starts left to the sideline, then breaks deep. The inside right WR goes short. 
Audible him to right slant.  Middle right WR deep slants in to the left. He's 
a good target. Far right WR streaks.  Someone's gotta be open.

There are quite a few more plays, but most of them or short passes. A lot of 
audibles might be needed.   There are a few medium range pass plays as well.  
Be careful and watch the blitz on some of them, because the receivers take 
too long on their routes.




I FORM-NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB who's running left.  Follow the blocking before you 
sprint. I always seem to get decent yards every time I run this play.

WR Reverse - QB hands off to the HB, who then hands off to the right WR 
running left.  DO NOT USE THE SPRINT UNTIL YOU GET PAST THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, 
or your in trouble. Also, don't abuse this play.  No more than twice a game. 
The computer catches on fast.

2 more play actions here, along with several short pass plays.  HB Toss, slam, 
stretch and misdirection running plays. There's even a QB running play to the 
right, but your QB has to be fast.


I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2 WR's left)

This set is kind of weak.  2 play actions, several short to medium range pass 
plays, HB slash, counter, toss, blast and FB dive remain.


I FORM-BIG   (same as above, 1WR right)

See above, kind of weak too.


I FORM-3WR (same as above, 3WR)

Flats - Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides. Both outside WR's streak. 
Inside right WR short slants in. Audible him to slant further, either to the 
left or the right, and he becomes the intended target.

WR Deep Post - Left WR box slants left to the sideline.  HB screens right.  
Inside right WR short boxes left to the middle.  Right WR deep slants 
slightly left.  He's the man, or screen play if the coverage is to tight.

Not really much more here.  Some short pass plays, a pump and go play that 
you'd have to lob the ball deep over the WR's heads.  There's a decent play 
action, HB dive, blast, draw, toss and FB dive.


SPLITBACKS-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA WR Shake - Left WR posts deep in. HB crooked posts left towards the 
sideline.  TE slants right, get it to him. Right WR stutter-steps short.   
Audible him, or avoid him. This play is up in the air because it's a play 
action, and that means there's a good chance of the blitz.

TE Post - Left WR slants in, then out to the sideline. Right WR streaks.  
TE deep slants left over the middle. FB screens right. Hit the TE.

A couple of option passes, and some short to medium range pass plays. 
 HB inside, toss, swee, draw, and FB belly finish this set off.


SPLITBACKS 3 WR   (same as above, 3WR)

HB Option - Audible the HB to screen left. FB screens right. Both outside 
WR's streak, while the inside right WR deep slants.  Look for him.

Slot Cross - HB screens left.  Right WR boxes medium left. Inside right WR 
slants left all the way across the field. Left WR deep slants in.  This is 
your target.

Not too much more.  The rest of the pass plays are fairly short.  HB toss, 
draw, blast and FB blast end this set.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out to 
the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

That's about it.  2 More play actions, and some short range passes as well. 
HB counter, blast, FB dive and another QB running play.



STRONG I-3WR   (same as above, 3WR)

Double Flares - Left WR streaks. Right WR deep slants to the left. Inside 
right WR box cuts left to the middle. I"D audible him to slant left or right, 
then it's take your pick.

Deep Cross - Left WR runs a sharp slant left. HB screens towards the middle. 
Both right side WR's criss-cross on a slant. Look for one of them.

2 more decent play actions remain, and a couple more short to medium range 
pass plays. HB dive, off-tackle, counter dive, and FB Dive are the run plays.


STRONG  I - JUMBO   (2TE, 1WR, 1HB, 1FB)

Use this mainly for the running plays. The couple of pass plays here are short 
range. It's like an extra "goal line" formation.



WEAK I- NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Nothing huge stands out here.  Conservative formation. 2 play action passes, 
a screen, and a couple okay pass plays as well. HB inside, lead, draw, gut, 
and FB power complete this one.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

PA Boot Slide - QB fakes handoff to HB. Left WR slant deep right.  Inside left 
WR slants short inside.  FB screens right. This is a sweet play if done 
correctly. Take your pick on who to throw to.

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR slants right, across 
the middle.  TE curls short in, Audible him to streak or slant left.

PA QB Boot - QB fakes handoff to HB up the middle, then scrambles to the 
right. It's up to your skills to make this play work.  Follow the blocking 
first, then sprint.  Slow QB's? Don't even try it.

There is another nice play action pass, a screen, and a mediocre WR option 
pass.  HB dive, draw, power toss, trap, stretch, and FB dive complete this set.



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Post Corner - Both outside WR's run deep, then sharply slant out to 
opposite sides of the field. Inside right WR deep slants in. HB slants out 
then sharp cuts inside the middle. FB screens right. Accuracy is a must for 
the outside WR's. Play it safe and hit the WR on the slant.

Slot Cross - Left WR streaks. Inside right WR slants far left across the 
field. Right WR box cuts left. Both backs screen to opposite sides. 
I'd audible both left WR's to criss-cross, then hit one of them.

There are a few more medium range pass plays, a nice play action, HB draw 
and FB inside.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

TE Corner - Left WR boxes in.  Left inside WR streaks.  TE slants deep right 
to the sideline. Right WR sharp screens right, audible him to streak. 
Nice play

PA Slot Post - Left WR box cuts right.  Inside left WR slants deep in. 
TE sharp screens right.  Audible him to slant inside left. Right WR does a 
comeback route to the sideline. Watch the blitz.

2 more good play actions, a couple of screens, and a few medium range 
pass plays. HB mid draw, and off-tackle are here too.  Not bad.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Circle - Left WR medium crosses far right over the middle.  Left inside WR 
crosses over left, then breaks deep along the sideline.  Inside right WR 
streaks.  Far right WR goes short. Audible him to a comeback curl...
Just in case. 

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.

Benson Option - Left WR goes short. Audible him to slant right.  Inside left, 
and inside right WR's streak. Outside right WR goes deep then box cuts inside. 
HB does a short comeback. Audible him or avoid.  Don't tell me you can't find 
anyone open...

A few more decent short to medium range pass plays, HB delay and sweep.


PROS:       -  Good passing plays  
                 -   Good running plays too.
                 -   TE's are thrown into the mix
                 -   3, 4, 5 WR formations
                 -  Good for intermediate players


CONS:      - A lot of the runs are up the middle.
                 - Not good for slower QB's
                 - I'd like to see more FB running plays


GRADE:        - PASSING - A -
                    - RUNNING - B+
                    - OVERALL - A


Even I was surprised at this playbook. No drinking excessively, smashing 
things, or temper tantrums.  It's actually pretty good. The plays aren't too 
difficult, and everyone gets involved. Your offensive line needs to be good 
though, because of the nice runs and play actions. I gained lots of first 
downs, which in turned boosted my time of possession. Conservative, but 
effective. Veterans will be able to kick some serious Boo-Tay! It's a good 
playbook to practice your skills with.
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7)  CINCINNATI BENGALS  - (Marvin Lewis)  

 
SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right WR 
deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

PA FL Clown - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The TE slants deep right.  
The right WR goes short, so audible him to streak or slant to the left.  
Audible the HB to screen, then take your pick.

A couple play actions, a couple option passes, and a short range pass remain.  
HB stretch, counter, pitch, draw, and dive are the run plays.


 
SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 1HB, 2TE's right)

WR Drag - Left WR does the comeback route towards the sideline.  Inside TE 
box cuts left towards the middle.  The outside TE short slants to the right. 
He's your man. The right WR does a short cross over the middle.  Audible him 
to streak.

Nothing else stands out to me here.  A screen, 2 play actions, and 2 option 
passes.  HB dive, draw, counter, power, and slant are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

TE Post - the left WR crosses short right, so audible him to streak.  
The right WR streaks.  The inside left WR and the TE slant to the left.  
Look for one of these two.

Safety Attack - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR slants to the 
right.  The TE box cuts to the right.  Easy play.

WR Reverse Pass - Trick play.  The QB tosses to the HB running left.  
The HB then hands off to the outside left WR, who's running to the right.  
Quickly press "X" to bring up the icons for a pass.  Audible the left 
(formerly the inside left) WR to slant right.  The right WR slants in, then 
out towards the sideline.  Sweet play if done correctly.

TE Shallow - Both the inside left and right side WR's streak.  The outside 
left WR runs a comeback route to the outside.  The TE slant crosses short, 
and far left.  Your choice.

A nice play action, and a few short to medium range passes remain.  HB slant, 
sprint, sweep, draw, dive, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Left WR deep slants in. The TE runs a medium slant across the 
left middle.  The inside WR deep slants right, towards the sideline.  
Far right WR curls in short.  Audible him to slant left, and you'll have 
plenty of options, but because this is a play action, watch the blitz

Another play action, a couple options, 1 short, and 1 medium range pass 
remain. HB draw, pitch, dive, draw, and slash are the runs.



SINGLEBACK - TIGHT SLOTS   (4WR, 1HB)

WR Corners - Both outside WR's slant to opposite sides.  The inside left WR 
curls short.  Audible him to crooked post right.  The inside right WR curls 
short too, so audible him to streak.  Take your pick here.

Drag Cross Ups - Both outside WR's cross slant to the inside.  The HB slants 
out, then deep inside.  Both inside WR's screen to opposite sides, then 
break deep.  Your choice here.

An option, a play action, and a good medium range pass play remain.  
HB pitch, dive, cutback, and draw are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  Both inside WR's 
criss-cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

PA Slot Wheels - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside left 
WR and the inside right WR screen to opposite sides, then break deep. 
The outside right WR medium box cuts left over the middle.  Your choice, 
just watch the blitz.

A couple of option passes, a screen, a decent medium range pass, and a short 
pass play remain.  HB dive, cutback, draw, and pitch are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS WR   (4WR, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Left WR slants deep in.  Both right inside and middle WR's 
slant cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks.  Audible the inside 
right WR to slant right, and you've got yourself a pretty good play.

Comebacks - Both outside WR's streak downfield then sharply curl to the 
sidelines. Inside right WR runs a short slant to the left. Accuracy is 
important on this play.

WR Hook Out - The left WR box slants left.  The inside right  WR slants to 
the left.  The middle right WR screens right.  The outside right WR curls 
short.  Audible him to streak if you like.

An option, a screen, and a couple short to medium range pass plays await.  
HB slam, sprint, trap and draw are the run plays.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, and then 
quickly tosses left to the HB, whose running left.  Follow the blocking.  
You should be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run 
or pass. If you pass, you only have 2WR at your disposal, since the TE blocks 
on this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because 
you will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left across the field.  If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn 
the DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

Flea Flicker - QB fakes the handoff to the HB up the middle, HB tosses back to 
the QB for the pass.  Audible the rights WR to streak, then scramble right. I 
would look for the WR cutting across the field on this one.

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right.  The TE box cuts short left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The right WR streaks.  The HB screens right.  
Simple enough...

Another play action, a couple of option passes, a screen, and a couple short 
pass plays remain.  HB stretch, misdirection, dive, counter, draw, lead toss, 
slam, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  
Look for the receivers on the slant.

Another play action, a couple of options, and a couple of medium range pass 
plays are here.  HB slash, counter, blast, toss, and FB dive strong are the 
runs in this set.



SPLITBACK-NORMAL (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA WR Shake - The left WR runs a deep post in. The HB slants from the 
backfield towards the left sideline. The TE posts to the right sideline.  
The right WR does the short stutter-step move.  Audible this guy and you will 
have 4 options to pass to.

Mid Split - The left WR does a comeback route to the outside. The TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant right.  The right WR deep slants in. Both 
backs screen to opposite sides.

A couple of options, and a couple of medium range pass plays leftover.  
HB counter, sweep, inside, quick toss, and draw are the run plays.



SPLITBACKS 3 WR   (same as above, 3WR)

Slot Post - The left WR slants in, then cuts outside.  The inside right WR 
slants left.  The far right WR streaks.  The HB circle screens short.  
The FB screens right.

Several option passes, a screen, and a few short to medium range pass plays 
remain.  HB blast, draw, quick toss, and FB dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out to 
the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

A couple more play actions, and a couple of option passes remain.  HB 
counter weak, quick toss, blast, draw, fake FB HB counter, and FB trap are 
the run plays.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 
Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions.  
These are your targets.  The FB streaks up the middle.  You can also screen 
pass to the HB.  Okay play.

A couple play actions, and a couple of short to medium range pass plays 
remain.  HB lead blast, power, draw, counter weak, and FB dive are the 
run plays.



STRONG I-3WR (3WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Deep Cross - Both right WR's criss-cross into slant patterns.  Look to throw 
to one of them.  The HB does a sharp cut to the middle.  The left WR does 
an in and out cut to the sideline. If you throw to him, throw it fast, 
otherwise the defender will jump in front of the ball.

Double Flares - Either throw deep, or screen pass to the HB and FB. Avoid the 
inside right WR. He cuts into traffic up the middle.

An option play, a screen, 2 play actions, and a short pass play remain. 
HB counter dive, quick toss, crash, draw, and FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK  I - CLOSE    (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

Nothing big here.  2 play actions, an option play, and a couple of medium 
range passes.  HB gut, counter trap, lead, and quick pitch are the run plays.



WEAK I -TWIN WR    (2WR's left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

A couple of play actions, an option pass, a screen, a short pass, and a 
medium range pass are in this set.  Nothing to wow you though.  HB dive, 
draw, trap, strong stretch, toss weak, and FB dive are the run plays here.



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Post - The left WR medium box cuts left. The inside right WR slant crosses 
far left.  The outside right WR deep slants in. The FB screens. Your 
choice here.

Plenty of short, medium, and deep range passes, but none really stood out 
to me. Decent though. HB draw and FB inside are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

PA FL Fly - Inside left WR and the TE slant left. The right WR streaks.  
The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to slant right or streak.

Hail Mary - All WR's streak deep. Easy enough.

A few deep option passes, a couple of screens, and another play action 
remain. HB mid draw,  off tackle, and direct snap are the run plays.


SHOTGUN -TRIPS  (3WR's left, 1WR right, 1HB)

Deep Attack - The left outside WR streaks. The middle left WR box cuts right.  
The inside left WR slant crosses far right. The right WR deep slants in.  
The HB screens right. 

SE Under - The inside left WR and the right WR slant to the left.  The outside 
left WR crosses short, so audible him to streak or run a comeback route.  
The inside left WR slants to the left.  Easy pickings.

HB Burst - The far left WR streaks. The middle left WR box cuts in. The 
inside left WR slants right.  The right WR does a comeback route outside. 
 Audible the HB to screen right.

A couple of play actions, a screen, an option, and some short to medium range 
pass plays remain. HB draw and sweep are the run plays.




PROS:          - Good running
                    - Decent passing
                    - Lots of singleback formations
                    - A couple of trick plays thrown in the mix


CONS:          - The FB is non-existent
                    - No 5 WR formations
                    - Lots of short weak passes




GRADE:           - PASSING - B
                       - RUNNING -  A -
                       - OVERALL - B+

Looks like the Bengals are back, and from the looks of this playbook, they'll 
keep on getting better.  The passing is pretty good.  Decent medium to deep 
range pass plays are here.  The play actions aren't bad either.  I didn't find 
myself using the TE's much though.  The passing isn't really built around 
them, just the WR's.  The running was great.  Lots of variety, left, right, 
and up the middle.  You'll barely even realize that you have a FB, because 
this playbook pretty much ignores him.  This caused the grade to drop just a 
tad bit.  It's still good though.  You shouldn't be too disappointed with this 
playbook.  It might actually be a nice way to sneak attack your friends, 
because they'll probably laugh that you're using the Bengal’s playbook.  
It's okay though, let them find out the hard 
way.
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8)  CLEVELAND BROWNS   - (Romeo Crennel)  
 

SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR     (2WR's left, 2TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FL Stretch - Outside left WR streaks, while the rest of the receivers slant
 far right.  I usually audible the right TE to slant left,  just to confuse 
the opposition.

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside
left WR slants left.  The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short
left.  Audible him to slant right, then it's take your pick.

That's about it.  A couple screens, a couple of option passes, and a weak 
play action remain.  HB counter, draw, toss strong, dive and stretch are the 
run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Left WR runs a very short curl in.  Inside left WR slants left 
to the sideline. Inside right TE slants right, towards the sideline.  Outside 
right TE short curls to the right.  Audible the left WR and the outside TE 
to streak. This will open up more of the field.

A decent play action, and 2 options pass plays remain.  No big deal here.  
HB dive, counter, delay, pitch,  and stretch are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across 
the field to the right. TE blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. If 
you have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept getting 
blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the WR 
cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

FL Middle - Both left WR's criss-cross, then go deep. The right WR goes 5 
yards then cuts to the middle. gently lob the ball over the defenders if using 
him. Otherwise, look for your WR's deep. You can screen to the HB too.

PA Deep In - The outside left WR medium box cuts right. The inside left WR 
and the right WR streak deep.  The TE slants left.  Look for him first.  
Watch the blitz on this play.

Several option pass plays remain, along with another decent play action pass.  
HB dive, cutback, draw,  stretch, counter trap, and toss strong are the runs.



SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Left WR deep slants in. The TE runs a medium slant across the 
left middle.  The inside WR deep slants right, towards the sideline. Far 
right WR curls in short.  Audible him to slant left, and you'll have plenty of 
options, but because this is a play action, watch the blitz.

Corners - Both outside WR's slant in, then sharply cuts outside.  The TE 
streaks, while the inside right WR slants in. The HB  box cuts to the left.  
Your choice.  Accuracy is needed on the outside WR's.

A couple of options passes, a screen, and a decent medium range pass plays.
  HB sweep, belly weak, blunt dive, and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left.  The TE slants left inside.  
The middle right WR options short.  Audible a slant right for him.  The far 
right WR streaks.  Look for the TE or middle right WR.

Davis Option - The left WR crooked posts deep in. TE box cuts right, over 
the middle.  The middle right WR options short, so audible him to streak.  
The far right WR crooked posts deep in as well.  Look for him, and the left 
WR here.

HB Flea Flick - Trick play.  The QB hands off to the HB up the middle.  
The HB then tosses back to the QB for the pass. The left WR boxes short, so 
audible him to crooked post in, or slant right.  The TE screens right so 
audible him to slant right.  The right WR deep slants in.

3 play actions, and 2 short passes are leftover.  HB sprint, draw, slam, 
counter, slash, quick pitch, and a WR end around are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Slot Wheels - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in. The inside left 
WR and the inside right WR screen to opposite sides, then break deep. The 
outside right WR medium box cuts left over the middle. Your choice, just 
watch the blitz.

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short. Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside left WR 
slant crosses far right. The inside right WR short crosses far left.  The far 
right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

2 more option passes - 1 deep, 1 short, a screen and a couple of short pass 
plays remain.  HB pitch, dive, draw, and cutback are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-TREY OPEN   (4WR, 1HB)

Drive - The left WR does a comeback move to the inside.  The inside right 
WR box cuts left over the middle.  The middle right WR goes short, so audible 
him to slant right.  He's the target.  The far right WR streaks. The HB 
screens to the right.

Inside Shake - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside right and middle right 
WR's cut slant to the inside left.  Hit one of these guys.

A play action, a screen , and a couple of option passes await.  HB draw, 
slam and counter are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK EMPTY 5 WR   

Curl Drag - Both left WR's criss-cross deep inside.  The inside right WR 
crosses short left.  Audible a slant left instead.  The middle right WR short 
slants in.  The far right WR, runs a short comeback in.  Audible a streak.  
Take your pick.

Smashfork - 2 WR run medium posts to the inside left.  2 other WR's run very 
short cuts to the right. Avoid these right side guys. The  middle right WR 
slant crosses to the right sideline. Cheap play, but effective. You should 
have at least 3 options to throw to.

Slot Angle Post - 2 WR's run slants to the left. the other 3 WR's run shorter
screens to the left. Look for the inside WR to break deep.

Cross Ups - The outside left WR diagonally streaks right.  The inside left WR 
screens left, then breaks, deep.  The inside right WR short crosses left, 
so audible him to slant right. The middle right WR deep slants in.  The 
outside right WR streaks.  Your choice.

Slot Flats - Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's screen to opposite 
sides.  The middle right WR slants inside.  Again, your choice here.

There's still several, medium to deep passes available.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

Flea Flicker - QB fakes the handoff to the HB up the middle, HB tosses back 
to the QB for the pass.  Audible the right WR to streak, then scramble right. 
I would look for the WR cutting across the field on this one.

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right.  The TE box cuts short left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The right WR streaks.  The HB screens right.  
Simple enough...

SE Post Flag - The left WR slants in, then cuts to the outside.  The TE 
slants in.  The right WR box slants right.  The HB screens left.

PA TE Dig - The left WR box slants to the left sideline.  The TE box cuts 
left over the middle. The right WR deep slants inside.  Watch the blitz.

Another nice play action, a screen, and a couple nice option passes remain.  
HB slam, sweep, counter, misdirection, draw, stretch, dive, and FB 
dive fake HB are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

That's it.  Only a few weak short pass plays.  HB misdirection, draw, dive, 
and a PA QB boot run remain.



I FORM-CLOSE   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA TE Leak - Left WR streaks.  The right WR crosses deep over the middle.  
The TE slants right.  The FB screens right.  This is a nice play action play.  
Take your pick, and watch the blitz.

PA Boot Flow - Both WR's slant far left.  The TE goes short, so audible him
to slant right.  The FB screens left. Take your pick, just watch the blitz.

A couple of options passes, and a good medium range pass remain.  HB lead 
dive, counter weak, stretch, and a WR end around are the run plays.



FULLHOUSE - NORMAL WIDE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA Middle - Both TE and FB screen to opposite sides, then breaks deep.  
The left WR box cuts right. The right WR crooked posts, deep in. He's the man. 

That's it. 2 more weaker pass plays left. HB counter lead, smash, draw, 
slam, sweep, and FB slam are the run plays.



SPLITBACKS - 3WR   (3WR, 1HB, 1FB)

Slot Cross - HB screens left.  Right WR boxes medium left. Inside right WR 
slants left all the way across the field. Left WR deep slants in. This is 
your target.

Middle Split - Left WR does a comeback route to the outside.  The inside right 
WR short cuts in.  Audible a slant left.  The far right WR deep slants in.  
Look for him.  Both backs screen to opposite sides

HB Out - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The inside right WR streaks.  
The outside right WR slants in, then cuts out towards the sideline.  
HB screens right.  

A couple of option passes, a few short passes, and a screen play remain.  
HB off tackle, blast, draw, and FB dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out 
to the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

PA FB Flat - Play action pass play.  Right WR streaks. Left WR stutter-steps 
inside. The TE does a medium cut to the middle left.  Accuracy is a must. 
You could screen pass to the FB also. Nice play.

Comet Pass - Both the left WR and the TE deep slant to the right. These are 
the initial targets.  The right WR goes short, so audible him to slant left 
or streak.  The FB screens right. The HB circles around to the middle. 
Audible him to screen left.

A couple more good play actions, a screen, and a few option passes are 
leftover.  HB draw, counter weak, power, dive, counter lead, FB trap, and 
Fake FB HB counter are the running plays.



STRONG I - TWIN TE   (2TE Right, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR)

3 play actions, a nice option pass, and a medium range pass are here.  
HB toss strong, counter weak, draw, counter lead, dive weak,  and FB dive 
are the runs.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

2 play actions, a deep option pass, and a bunch of short passes are in 
this set.  HB power toss, dive, double counter, draw, zone weak, lead, and 
FB power are the running plays.



WEAK I-3WR  (3WR,  1HB, 1FB)

Corners - The left WR box slants left.  The inside right WR slants right.  
The outside WR slants deep in.  The HB screens right, while the FB circle 
screens left.

A couple option passes, a screen, a play action pass, and some short pass
 plays are left.  No big deal.  HB draw, double counter, off tackle, lead, and 
FB dive are the run plays.



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Post Corner - Both outside WR's run deep, then sharply slant out to 
opposite sides of the field. Inside right WR deep slants in. HB slants out 
then sharp cuts inside the middle. FB screens right. Accuracy is a must 
for the outside WR's. Play it safe and hit the WR on the slant.

Slot Cross - Left WR streaks. Inside right WR slants far left across the 
field. Right WR box cuts left. Both backs screen to opposite sides. I'd 
audible both left WR's to criss-cross, then hit one of them.

Slot Post - Both outside WR's run comeback routes to the outside.  
The inside right WR slants in.  He's the first target.  The HB circles in.  
Audible the FB to screen.

Corner - Threat - The left WR box slants to the left sideline.  The inside 
right WR slants right.  He's the first target.  The outside right WR goes 
short, so audible him to streak.  The HB streaks, and the FB runs a comeback 
screen up the e short middle.

A screen, a couple play actions, and some short to medium pass plays remain.  
HB draw and FB inside are the 2 run plays.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - All 4 WR's streak

Slot Flags - Both inside WR slant opposite sides.  Both outside WR's go short, 
so audible them to streak.  The HB crooked posts up the middle.

Browns Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short 
slants out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR 
deep slants inside. The HB screens to the right. Your choice.

Slot Outs - Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's box cut to opposite 
sides.  The HB cuts a short, and sharply to the left.  Audible him to screen 
instead.

Circle - The outside left WR slant crosses far right.  The inside left WR 
slants left, then breaks deep along the sideline.  The inside right WR 
streaks, while the outside right WR box cuts right.  The HB circle screens 
right, and around to the left.

WR Post - The left outside WR streaks.  The inside left WR goes short, so 
audible a slant right or left.  The inside right WR box cuts left.  The 
outside right WR deep slants in.  The HB screens right.  Take your pick.

A handful of short to medium passes remain.  HB sweep and draw are the 2 
run plays.



PROS:         - Good running plays
                   - A good mixture of pass plays
                   - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations
                   - A trick play or two are included



CONS:           - A little too conservative
                     - Vulnerable to the blitz
                     - Not much on the FB runs
                     - The 5 WR set is in the "Singleback" formation only
  

GRADE:            - PASSING - B
                        - RUNNING - A -
                        - OVERALL - B+


I was a little surprised with this playbook.  I thought it would be useless..
Kind of like their playoff hopes have been for the last umpteen years. (Ouch!)  
Anyway, I was proven wrong on this one.  The passing is decent.  Lots of nice 
short to medium range passes are here.  If you feel like living dangerously, 
there's a good assortment of deep passes too. Just in case.  Having a top 
notch offensive line is crucial for this playbook, because all of the 
formations built for the run game. You know, Strong I, Weak I, things like 
that.  The running was great, decent variety.  Misdirections, slams, sprints, 
tosses, it's all here.  It's a pretty good balance.  There's a couple of FB 
runs, but you will barely come across those, or even use them for that matter. 
Either way, I had fun with this, or I'm sure you will too.  This is a great 
playbook for beginners, because it gives you a little of everything, from 
easy plays, to difficult ones. 
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9)  DALLAS  COWBOYS  - Bill Parcells  
 

SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2TE's right, 2WR, 1HB)

Witten Option - Left WR does a comeback to the sideline.  The inside TE short 
options.  Audible him to slant left.  The outside TE screens right, then 
breaks deep along the sidelines.  Right WR deep  slants in.  Your choice.

Nothing else stands out here.  There are a few decent play actions here. 
The rest are short passes.  HB smash, sweep, counter, draw and plunge 
are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - The left WR deep slants in.  The left inside WR slant crosses 
over the middle to the far right.  The TE short streaks, while the right WR 
streaks deep.  Take your pick here.

FL Middle - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in.    The inside left 
WR screens left then breaks deep along the sideline.  If you throw to him, 
hit him as soon as he breaks past the first defender.  The HB screens left, 
while the right WR box cuts short left.  Audible him to slant left, or streak.

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB 
to screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

A couple more play actions left, and a couple of short to medium passes.  HB 
counter, stretch, dive, toss strong, and draw are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Play action pass play. The left WR slants deep in.  The TE 
slant crosses far left.  The inside right WR slants right.  The outside right 
WR curls short.  The HB screens up the middle and to the left. Watch out for 
the blitz.

Corners - Both outside WR's slant in, then sharply cuts outside.  The TE 
streaks, while the inside right WR slants in.  The HB box cuts to the left.  
Your choice.  Accuracy is needed on the outside WR's.

A couple more decent medium range passes, and another play action await.  
A good option pass play too.  HB toss strong, belly weak, dive, sweep, and 
blunt dive are the runs.


SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE&2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left.  The TE slants left inside.  
The middle right WR options short.  Audible a slant right for him.  The far 
right WR streaks.  Look for the TE or middle right WR.

Johnson Option - Both outside WR's crooked post deep right.  The TE medium 
box cuts inside.  The middle right WR options short.  Audible him to streak, 
then it's take your pick.

Nothing major left over.  2 short play actions, a WR end around-for skilled 
runners,  and a few short pass plays.  HB quick pick, slam, draw, counter, 
and slash are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-4WR  (4WR, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. Both 
inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of these 
guys.

Slots Attack - Both inside WR's slant deep left.  The outside left WR goes 
short, so audible him to streak or slant right.  The outside right WR short 
slants to the left.  The HB screens right, take your pick.

A good deep option pass is available, and several short passes too.  This set 
could've been better.  HB dive, sprint, draw, sweep, stretch, and slash are 
some nice runs though.


SINGLEBACK-TREY OPEN   (4WR, 1HB)

Inside shake - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside right and middle right 
WR's cut slant to the inside left.  Hit one of these guys.

Drive - The left WR does a comeback move to the inside.  The inside right WR 
box cuts left over the middle.  The middle right WR goes short, so audible 
him to slant right.  He's the target.  The far right WR streaks. The HB 
screens to the right.

A few more medium to deep passes are left here.  HB counter, draw, and slam 
are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK EMPTY 5 WR   

Smashfork - 2 WR run medium posts to the inside left.  2 other WR's run 
very short cuts to the right. Avoid these right side guys. The  middle right 
WR slant crosses to the right sideline. Cheap play, but effective. You should 
have at least 3 options to throw to.

Curl Drag - Both left WR's criss-cross deep inside.  The inside right WR 
crosses short left.  Audible a slant left instead.  The middle right WR short 
slants in.  The far right WR, runs a short comeback in.  Audible a streak.  
Take your pick.

Several good medium to deep pass plays remain.  Pretty good set.


I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left. Follow the blocking. You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

Flea Flicker - Trick play. The QB hands off to the HB up the middle. The HB 
then tosses back to the QB for the pass.  The left WR crooked posts deep in.  
The TE short streaks, so audible him to slant right. The right WR box cuts
left, so audible him to streak. Take your pick, but be quick and watch the 
blitz.

A couple of good play actions, a couple of nice option passes too. Decent set.  
HB draw, misdirection, stretch, dive, slam, sweep, FB dive fake HB, and 
counter.  Variety indeed.


I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR's left)

Nothing major.  Some short passes.  A cool QB play action run is here too.  
HB misdirection, draw, and dive are the runs.


I FORM-CLOSE   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA TE Leak - Left WR streaks.  The right WR crosses deep over the middle.  
The TE slants right.  The FB screens right.  This is a nice play action play.  
Take your pick, and watch the blitz.

A few more relatively short passes remain, nothing big.  There's a WR end 
around for the skilled runners, along with HB stretch, counter weak and lead 
dive.


I FORM-BIG    (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

A couple of decent familiar play actions, the FB fake HB toss is also here 
again.  That's about it.  More weak short pass plays. HB lead dive, counter 
lead, misdirection, and FB dive strong are the runs.


FULLHOUSE - NORMAL WIDE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA Middle - Both TE and FB screen to opposite sides, and then breaks deep.  
The left WR box cuts right.  The right WR crooked posts, deep in.  
He's the man.

2 more short pass plays left.  HB smash, draw, counter lead, sweep, slam, and 
FB slam are some nice run plays.


SPLITBACKS-3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - The left WR slants deep in.  The inside right WR slants far left 
over the middle.  The outside right WR box cuts left.  The HB screens left.  
Hit the outside left WR.

Middle Split - Left WR does a comeback route to the outside.  The inside 
right WR short cuts in.  Audible a slant left.  The far right WR deep 
slants in.  Look for him.  Both backs screen to opposite sides.

Several more decent medium passes are here.  HB draw, blast, off tackle, 
FB dive.


STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out 
to the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

PA FB Flat - Play action pass play.  Right WR streaks. Left WR stutter-steps 
inside. The TE does a medium cut to the middle left.  Accuracy is a must. You 
could screen pass to the FB also. Nice play.

Comet Pass - Both the left WR and the TE deep slant to the right. These are 
the initial targets.  The right WR goes short, so audible him to slant left 
or streak.  The FB screens right. The HB circles around to the middle. Audible 
him to screen left.

A couple of decent medium range pass plays are leftover.  HB dive, draw, 
counter, and power are some pretty nice runs for this set.


STRONG I-H TWIN TE   (2TE Right, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR)

Nothing big here.  A few good medium play actions....a couple you've seen 
already.  There's a couple of decent medium range pass plays as well.  HB dive 
weak, counter weak, toss strong, draw, FB dive, and another QB play action 
run.


WEAK I-NORMAL 

 No big deal here either.  Mostly short passes.  There is a nice deep option 
pass play though.  HB power toss, double counter, dive, draw, zone weak, 
lead and FB power are the nice running plays available in this set.


WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

Cross Under - Left WR runs a crooked post deep inside.  The inside left WR 
criss-crosses the left WR, then breaks deep along the left sideline.  The HB 
screens far right.  The TE runs short left over the middle.  Audible him to 
slant right, and he will be the first option.

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR slants right, across 
the middle.  TE short drags right,  Audible him to streak or slant right.  
Take your pick here.

A couple of nice play actions are still available.  There are some weak short 
passes too.  HB inside, draw, trap, dive, and FB power are the run plays.


SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - Left WR streaks. Inside right WR slants far left across the field. 
Right WR box cuts left. Both backs screen to opposite sides. I'd audible 
both left WR's to criss-cross, then hit one of them.

WR Post Corner - Both outside WR's run deep, then sharply slant out to 
opposite sides of the field. Inside right WR deep slants in. HB slants out 
then sharp cuts inside the middle. FB screens right. Accuracy is a must for 
the outside WR's. Play it safe and hit the WR on the slant.

Slot Post - Both outside WR's run comeback routes to the outside.  The inside 
right WR slants in.  He's the first target.  The HB circles in.  Audible the 
FB to screen.

That's about all worth looking at here.  HB draw and inside are the 2 run 
plays.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - All 4 WR's streak.

Cowboy Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside. The inside left WR short slants 
out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR deep 
slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Several more decent short to deep pass plays left.  HB draw and sweep are the 
run plays.



PROS:        - Good play actions
                  - Excellent run plays
                  - FB are used often
                  - TE's have a little fun
                  - 3, 4, 5 WR formations


CONS:          - Too many repeated plays
                    - Too many short passes
                    - Several audibles will be needed for most of the short 
                      passes


GRADE -       PASSING - B -
                    RUNNING - A
                    OVERALL - B


This playbook has a nice variety of run plays.  The play action passes work 
well too.  There are only 2 shotgun formations however, and these have a lot 
of short passes.  You will notice quite often, some repeated plays. I had to 
audible/hot route the TE's often as well.  Don't get it twisted; this is a 
good playbook - If you love the run.  I just feel the passing is a little 
bit too conservative for my taste.  Kudos for the 5 WR formation, it just 
needed to be placed in the shotgun formation rather than the singleback one.
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10)  DENVER BRONCOS - (Mike Shanahan)


SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

Sneak Outs - Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's slant to opposite 
sidelines, then break deep. Take your pick on this nice play.

PA Bronco Boot - The left WR streaks. The right WR deep slants left.  The left 
TE goes short, audible him to slant to the left.  The right TE runs short left 
over the middle, so audible him to slant right.  The choice is yours here.  
Watch the blitz.

A few more short to medium range pass plays are leftover.  2 decent play 
actions, HB counter, belly weak, blast and strong stretch finish this set.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except 2 WR's left)

Out N Ups - Both TE's run out-n-up routes deep.  The outside left WR medium 
box cuts to the right.  The inside left WR short cuts to the left.  I like 
the outside left WR on this one.

Nothing else major here. The rest of the plays are relatively short. HB belly 
strong, strong stretch, power and pitch are the running plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (same as above, except 2TE's right)

Posts - The left WR and the inside right TE both slant to the right. These 
are the targets.  The inside left WR does a cut to the inside, then to the 
outside towards the left.  The outside TE goes short, so audible him to 
slant left.

Hitch Corners - Both inside the inside left WR and the inside TE slant deep 
to opposite sides.  The left outside WR runs a short curl in, so audible him 
to streak. The outside TE goes short too, so audible him to slant to the left.  
Then take your pick.

Nothing else big here.  The rest are short plays.  HB counter, belly strong, 
dive, power and pitch.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Overload - Both left and right outside WR's slant in. The TE runs deep then 
cuts right.  The inside left WR box cuts short right. Audible him to slant 
left, for an easy play.

Bell Option - Both the inside left WR and the TE streak. The left outside 
WR runs short left.  Audible him to slant right.   The right WR deep box 
cuts left.  Audible the HB to screen.  Look for the left outside WR here.

Backside Drag - The left outside WR goes short right.  Audible him to streak.  
Both the left inside WR and the TE deep slant to the right. The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant to the left.  Someone should get open.

3 more play actions are here, along with a couple of screens and medium range 
passes. HB sprint, dive and slam finish up this set.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - The left WR deep slants in.  The left inside WR slant crosses 
over the middle to the far right.  The TE short streaks, while the right WR 
streaks deep.  Take your pick here.

Ins Left - The left WR medium box cuts right. The inside left WR does the 
same, just shorter. Audible him to streak or slant left.  The TE slants 
deep in.  The right WR does a sharp curl in, and then breaks deep. Again, 
your choice.

FL Middle - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in. The inside left WR 
screens left then breaks deep along the sideline.  If you throw to him, hit 
him as soon as he breaks past the first defender. The HB screens left, while 
the right WR box cuts short left.  Audible him to slant left, or streak.

A few more short passes are here, along with 2 decent play actions.  HB 
cutback, draw, blunt dive, counter and strong stretch are the running plays.


SINGLEBACK- BASE FLEX  (1TE, 1FB, 2WR, 1HB)

(The FB is lined up as a WR in this set.)
                                             
WR In - The TE and right WR streak deep. The FB short boxes in. I'd audible 
him to an out-n-up route, or a comeback move. The inside left WR medium box 
cuts inside. You are on your own here.

Flanker Curl - The FB streaks.  The inside left WR streaks diagonally 
slightly to the right.  The TE does a short comeback.  Audible him to slant 
to the right.  The right WR does a shorter comeback route, so audible him 
to slant left. Someone's open...

A couple more medium range passes are here, 1 okay play action, HB draw, 
dive, and strong stretch are her as well.


SINGLEBACK-EMPTY TREY   (4WR, 1TE)

Whip Unders - The outside left WR deep posts in.  The inside left WR goes 
short.  Audible him to slant right.  The TE goes short too, so audible him to 
slant right as well.  The inside right WR deep slants in, while the far right 
WR streaks.  Take your pick

Under Seams - The far left WR short boxes right.  Have him slant right 
instead. The inside right WR short crosses left over the middle, so audible 
him to slant right too.  Everyone else streaks.  Hit one of the receivers on 
the slant.

WR Smash - The far left WR box cuts right.  The inside right WR goes short, 
so audible him to slant to the right. The far right WR does a comeback inside.  
The inside left WR and the TE streak.  Your choice.

A few more short to deep passing plays remain.



I FORM-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

FB Fake HB Toss - The QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, and then 
quickly tosses to the HB running left. Sweet play.  You should almost always 
gain positive yards on this running play.

WR Post - The left WR short cuts to the right.  Audible him to slant right 
instead.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant to the right too. The 
right WR deep posts in, while both backs screen to opposite sides.  Easy 
play here.

There are a couple more decent short to medium range pass plays left. 6 good 
play actions are here, along with HB counter weak, strong stretch, counter, 
blast, slam and FB dive strong. Pretty good plays in this set.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except 2WR's left)

Nothing stands out to me here.  There are 4 decent play actions, and a couple 
of short to medium range pass plays.  HB blast, counter, strong stretch, 
lead toss and dive are the running plays.



I FORM-CLOSE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

See Above.  There's a WR end around here for skilled Madden players good with 
the run.  HB slam, strong stretch and lead dive.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

TE Flag - Both TE's slant deep right.  The WR streaks. The HB screens to the 
right.  Hit the TE's on this one.

A few short passes are left here, along with quite a few okay play actions. 
HB lead dive, lead toss, sweep, misdirection, blast and lead are here 
as well.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Streak - Both WR's streak. The TE goes short, so audible him to slant left, 
and he's the primary receiver.  The HB screens left.

Twin Posts - The left WR and the TE medium posts to the inside.  The right 
WR crosses short left, audible him to streak or do a comeback route. 
Your choice.  The HB screens left.

The rest are short to medium range passes.  3 okay play actions, HB strong 
stretch, power,  counter weak, dive, and dive weak remain.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (same as above, except 2WR's left)

WR Smash - Inside left WR and the TE slant to opposite sides.  The FB streaks 
deep.  The HB screens.  The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to 
streak.  Take your pick.

Double Flares - Outside left WR short curls in.  Audible him to streak, or an 
out-n-up route.  The other 2 receivers slant to the right.  Hit one of them.  
Both backs screen to opposite sides.

More short to medium range passing remain, along with 4 more decent play 
actions. HB power, strong stretch, counter weak, dive, lead blast and FB 
dive are here too.



STRONG I-BIG TIGHT   (2TE, 1WR, 1HB, 1FB)

WEAK.  HB sweep, dive, counter lead, dive weak and FB dive are all that's 
worth looking at here.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

Corny short to medium pass plays. Mostly short.  3 mediocre play actions, 
HB strong stretch, off-tackle and FB power are here.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, except 2WR's left)

See above.  I can see the developer's laziness kicking in...HB gut, dive, 
strong stretch, counter, toss weak and HB trap are some good runs though.



WEAK I-CLOSE   (1TE, 2WR, 1HB, 1FB)

TE Fade - The left WR deep slants in.  The TE diagonally streaks right. The 
right WR slant crosses to the far left.  The HB screens left. Take your pick 
on this one.

A couple more medium range pass plays you've seen already are left.  3 more 
okay play actions, HB strong stretch, gut and counter trap are the run plays.



WEAK I-TIGHT TWINS  (same as above, except 2 WR's left)

Weak indeed.  Short pass plays, 2 weak play actions you've seen before.  
HB wham, dive and counter are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-EMPTY TREY   (1TE, 4WR)

Hook&Vents - All 4 WR's streak.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
left. He's the first option. Easy enough.

Comeback Left - The outside left WR does a medium comeback. The inside left 
and far right WR's streak.  The TE box cuts right, towards the sideline.  The 
inside right WR short crosses left.  Audible him to slant left again.  Take 
your pick here.

You'll notice several of the same plays from the "SINGLEBACK-EMPTY TREY"
 formation from earlier.  A decent mix of short to deep pass plays though.



SHOTGUN-5WR

Hitch Corners - The far left and right WR's go short.  Audible them both to 
streak.  The inside left and right WR's slant to the left, while the middle 
right WR slants right. Don't tell me you can't find someone open on this play.

Believe it or not, but nothing else stands out here.  There's way too many 
short passes for this formation. There are a few medium to deep passes as 
well, but this could have been a lot better.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL SLOT - (1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

Deep In - The left outside WR does a medium comeback to the outside.  
The inside left WR diagonally streaks deep right.  The TE goes short, so 
audible him to slant right.  The HB screens right, while the right WR deep 
box cuts left.  Your choice here.

This could have been better too.  The medium range pass plays are decent, 
and the 2 other play actions are okay as well, but again, I expected more.  
HB mid - draw and off-tackle are the run plays




PROS:          - Lots of good play actions
                    - Good medium range pass plays
                    - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations
                    - Good power running football


CONS:         - Too many of the same plays..."Strong Stretch" anyone?
                   - Lots of runs up the middle
                   - Several of the same plays repeated in different sets
                   - Lots of audibles/hot routes will be needed
                   - Several wasted formations


GRADE:          - PASSING - C+
                      - RUNNING - B -
                      - OVERALL - C+


This playbook confused me.  There were some points when I thought this 
playbook would be great, only to be let down with the developer's laziness.  
There are some great play actions, and I had lots of success with them because 
of the offensive line.  The 5 WR formations I love, because I like to throw 
deep, but the lack of good routes plagued it for me. The medium range passing 
saved this playbook from getting an even lower passing grade.  The running 
plays are smashmouth.  Mostly up the middle, but with a good offensive line, 
I wore down the defense and boosted my time possession.  I prefer to have 
lots of different runs to throw off the opponents.  The several wasted 
formations frustrated me even more.  This playbook isn't horrible, but it 
isn't great either. You might want to check out another playbook.
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11)  DETROIT LIONS - Steve Mariucci 
      

SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle, and slant to opposite 
sidelines.  The left WR streaks, while the right WR deep slants in.  Take 
your pick here.

FL Drag Clearout - Both TE's streak.  The left WR sharp slants right, then 
to the left sideline.  The right WR short crosses left.  Audible him to slant 
left instead. Easy play.

Nothing else to brag about here.  Several short passing plays, a screen pass, 
and a mediocre play action.  HB dive, belly strong, power, draw and counter 
finish this set.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (2TE, 2WR's left, 1HB)

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside 
left WR slants left.  The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short 
left.  Audible him to slant right, then it's take your pick.

That's it....2 more weak play actions remain, along with 2 short pass plays.  
HB dive, draw, counter weak, and slant.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR    (1HB, 2WR left, 2TE right)

Garbage!  There's 1 so-so play action pass, and the rest are weak short 
passing plays.  You will need constant audibles and hot routes for this setup. 
HB counter weak, dive, draw and stretch are available though.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Post Corners - The left and right outside WR's run cut slants deep to opposite 
sidelines.  The inside left WR streaks, while the TE slants left over the 
middle.  Look for the TE on this play.

TE Post - the left WR crosses short right, so audible him to streak.  The 
right WR streaks.  The inside left WR and the TE slant to the left.  Look 
for one of these two.

Nothing else stands out to me here.  There are 2 decent play actions, a 
screen, and several medium range pass plays.  There are some nice runs though.
HB plunge, slam, sprint, quick pitch, toss strong and smash.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

FL Middle - The left WR does a crooked post deep in.  The inside left WR 
slants short left, towards the sideline, then breaks deep.  The TE short 
streaks, while the right WR box cuts left over the middle. Look for the left 
WR on the crooked post.

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

PA Rollout - Play action.  The far left WR and the TE deep slant right.  Look 
for one of these 2.  The inside left WR goes short, so audible him to slant 
right. The right WR streaks.  Let the QB complete his rollout scramble before 
you pass.  I didn't a few times, and the play broke down.

The rest are short to medium range pass plays. One more weak play action, 
HB slam, stretch, draw, cutback, dive and counter sweep.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 2WR's+1TE bunched right)

Bunch Reverse - USE WITH CAUTION!  If you don't have good running skills, 
you will lose yards almost every time.  The QB hands off to the HB, who then 
hands off to the far right WR running a reverse to the left. Better hope he's 
fast.  Follow the blocking, and then sprint.  Good luck.

PA Deep Post - Left  WR does a comeback to the sideline.  The TE short screens 
right. Audible him to slant right.  The middle right WR box cuts left to the 
middle. The far right WR slants right, then slightly left deep. Take your pick 
here.

WR Post Corner - Left WR slants in, then sharp slants left to the sideline.  
The TE does a comeback route in.  The middle right WR short crosses left, 
so audible him to slant right.  The far right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

The rest are short to medium range pass plays.  HB counter trap, draw, sprint, 
and quick pitch are here as well.



SINGLEBACK-TIGHT SLOTS  (4WR, 1HB)

Lions Corners - The 2 outside WR's slant deep to opposite sides. The 2 inside
WR's go short.  I like to audible these guys to streak, opening up the field.  
Hit the WR's on the slant.

PA Rollout - Sound familiar?  The outside left WR streaks. The inside left WR
crosses short right, so audible him to slant right instead.  The inside right 
WR goes short right, so audible him to streak or run an out-n-up route.  The 
far right WR slants right.  He's the target.  Again, let the QB complete his 
rollout scramble first, before throwing.

The rest here are mediocre medium range pass plays.  HB cutback, dive, and 
draw are the running plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible the left one to streak, and the 
right one to slant left.  Both inside WR's slant to opposite sidelines.  Take 
your pick.

Hail Mary - All WR's burn rubber deep....

PA Drop In - Outside left WR short boxes right.  Audible him to slant right.  
The inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR short crosses left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The far right WR box cuts deep left.  Take your 
pick; just watch the blitz on this play action play.

There's a good "slot cross" play available, but the rest are short passes.  
HB cutback, draw, pitch, counter and dive finish this set



I FORM-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 2WR, 1TE)

Flea Flicker - Trick play.  The QB hands off to the HB up the middle.  The 
HB then tosses back to the QB for the pass.  The left WR crooked posts deep 
in.  The TE short streaks, so audible him to slant right.  The right WR box 
cuts left, so audible him to streak. Take your pick, but be quick and watch 
the blitz.

WR Post - The left WR boxes short right.  Audible him to streak.  The TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant left.  The right WR deep slants left inside.  
Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides.  Take your pick.

FB Fake HB Toss - This is one of my favorite running plays.  The QB fakes the 
hand off to the FB running up the middle, and then quickly tosses left to the 
HB running left. Guaranteed positive yardage.  If you can't gain any, go play 
Hot Shot's Golf or something...If you spot the blitz, just audible to the 
opposite side using the analog stick.

There are 3 good play actions here, and a couple of short to medium range 
pass plays.  HB Toss, counter weak, lead dive, slam, and FB dive.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

Max Protect - Outside left WR's streaks.  The inside left WR short slants 
right.  The TE short streaks, so audible him to slant right.  The HB screens 
right.  Hit one of the WR's on the slant.

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

That's it. A couple more short passes, 2 more weaker play actions, and a 
medium range option pass play.  HB slash, blast, lead toss, counter and FB 
dive strong remain.



I FORM-CLOSE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA Boot Flow - Both WR's slant far left.  The TE goes short, so audible him 
to slant right.  The FB screens left. Take your pick, just watch the blitz.

There's a few more medium range pass plays, a "dangerous" 
(skilled players only) WR end around, HB slam, pitch, counter weak, and 
lead dive.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1WR, 1HB, 1FB)

Flag - The left TE slants to the left.  The right TE streaks.  The WR does a 
short comeback, so audible him to slant left.  The FB screens left.  Look 
for the left TE.

That's it for this set.  The rest are short passes, along with 2 play actions.  
HB lead dive, lead toss, counter lead, and FB dive strong.



SPLITBACKS-TWIN WR   (2WR's left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Flats - The outside left WR deep slants in.  The inside left WR slant crosses 
far right over the middle.  The TE box cuts short.  You can audible him to 
slant left if you want. Both backs screen to opposite sides.  Decent play.

The rest here are several short to medium range pass plays.  Plenty of 
audibles will be needed.  HB inside, draw, sweep and FB dive remain.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Deja Vu?  Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right 
WR goes short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete 
the rollout move though.

PA FB Fake - The QB fakes the handoff to the FB.  The left WR deep slants in.  
The TE short slants right.  You can audible him to slant left.  The right WR 
streaks, while the FB screens far right.  Take your pick.  Sweet play.

2 more decent play actions remain, along with a few short to medium range 
pass plays as well.  HB dive, power, quick toss, blast, split belly, dive 
weak, FB trap and FB dive.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1FB 1HB)

WR Streak - Left WR streaks. The TE short crosses left.  Audible him to slant 
right.  The right WR medium box cuts left in.  The HB screens far right. 
Your choice.

The rest are corny pass routes, nothing big.  HB gut, counter trap, power, 
toss, HB wham, and FB dive.  There are a couple of okay play actions too.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, except 2 WR's left)

PA Deep Threats - Outside left WR streaks.  The inside left WR slants inside.  
The TE does a comeback route, so audible him to slant to the left.  The FB 
screens left. Again, your choice.

Another "familiar" play action remains.  Several medium range passes are 
here, along with a couple of short passes.  Nothing big.  HB draw, dive, 
counter and FB power are here too.



FAR-TIGHT TWINS  (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Pretty weak stuff.  Lots of short passing, and 1 or 2 plays you've seen 
already.  HB sweep, quick toss, counter, dive, and FB dive finish this set.



NEAR-TIGHT TWINS  (same as above, 2 WR right)

HB Angle - The TE diagonally streaks left.  The inside right WR slants left 
in. The outside right WR diagonally streaks right.  The HB slants out, then 
short to the inside middle. Take your pick here.

That's it for this set.  The rest are very short pass plays.  HB inside, 
counter, and FB dive strong are leftover.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL OFFSET WEAK  ( 1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

WR Post Corner - The outside left WR streaks, and then sharp slants left to 
the sideline.  The inside left WR box cuts right. Both the TE and right WR 
streak. Take your pick.

FL Hook - Both outside left WR and TE slant right.  Both the inside left WR 
and the right WR curl short.  Audible them to streak.  Audible the HB to 
screen right, just in case.

Lots of short passes leftover.  There is a deep option play that’s good.  
HB delay and mid draw are the running plays.



SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG HB WK   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

WR Deep Hook - Left WR goes short, audible him to streak.  The TE boxes short. 
Audible him to streak too, opening up the field.  The inside right WR slants 
left.  Hit this guy.  The far right WR does a comeback inside.

Strong Overload - The left WR, TE and inside right WR slant right.  The HB 
screens left.  The far right WR goes short.  Audible him to slant left, then 
take your pick.

Sprint RT Option - The left WR streaks.  TE deep slants right.  Look for him.  
The inside right WR goes short, so audible him to slant left.  The far right 
WR goes short as well, so audible him to streak.

Several more medium to deep range passing remains.  HB sweep, delay and 
mid-draw are the run plays.



PROS:        - Nice running plays
                  - TE's get in on the fun
                  - Good medium range passing
 


CONS:        - Too conservative on the passing
                  - No WR formations
                  - Vulnerable to the blitz
                  - Lots of audibles and hot routes might be needed



GRADE:          - PASSING - C
                      - RUNNING - B+
                      - OVERALL - C+


I was disappointed with the pass plays in this playbook.  These guys should 
have the arsenal considering the talent at WR. No 5 WR formations, which 
stinks to me.  The running is pretty good, with a few FB running plays in the 
mix. I had to audible and hot route often, because of the short passing plays. 
I got blitzed a lot because of the spotty offensive line. Mediocre playbook 
IMO.  If you only have 1 or 2 good WR's and 1 good RB, then you might like 
this playbook.  Average at best.
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12)  GREEN BAY PACKERS - (Mike Sherman)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

PA FL Clown - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The TE slants deep right.  
The right WR goes short, so audible him to streak or slant to the left.  
Audible the HB to screen, then take your pick.

PA TE Corner - Play action pass.  The right WR streaks. The left WR and the 
right TE crooked post deep right.  Look for one of these guys.  The left TE 
goes short right.  Audible him to slant left or right.  Watch the blitz.

Another play action, and a couple good option passes remain.  HB stretch, 
dive, counter, and draw are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Left WR runs a very short curl in.  Inside left WR slants left 
to the sideline. Inside right TE slants right, towards the sideline.  Outside 
right TE short curls to the right.  Audible the left WR and the Outside TE 
to streak. This will open up more of the field.

PA FL Stretch - Outside left WR streaks, while the rest of the receivers slant 
far right.  I usually audible the right TE to slant left, just to confuse the 
opposition.

Posts - Both the outside left WR and the inside right WR slant right.  The 
inside left WR slants in, then cuts outside.  The outside TE screens right.  
Audible him to slant left if needed.  Your choice here.

A screen, a couple of option passes, HB counter, draw, and dive are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE - (3TE, 1WR, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Nice play action pass play.  The left TE and outside right TE 
do slants to the right.  The WR streaks.  The inside right TE does a screen to 
the right.  Lead your slanting receivers, you should be able to hit at least 
one of them. If the blitz comes, quickly get to the inside TE on the screen.

A couple of option passes, another play action, and a short pass play.  
Nothing big. HB counter, toss strong, draw, and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across 
the field to the right. Te blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. If 
you have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept getting 
blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the WR 
cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

FL Middle - Both left WR's criss-cross, then go deep. The right WR goes 5 
yards then cuts to the middle. Gently lob the ball over the defenders if 
using him. Otherwise, look for your WR's deep. You can screen to the HB too.

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

A couple play actions, a medium range pass, and a screen. HB counter, stretch, 
sweep, dive, and draw are the run plays.  



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Boot RT - The left WR and the inside right WR slant to the right.  The TE 
goes short, so audible a slant left for him. The right WR streaks.  Take your 
pick here.

Post Corners - Both outside WR's deep post to opposite sides.  The TE streaks.
The inside right WR slants in.  Look for him.  The HB box cuts left. 

A couple of options, a screen, and a short pass play remain. Boring.  
HB counter, draw, blunt dive, power, and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE&2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

PA Pin Deep - Left WR does a comeback to the sidelines.  TE screens right, 
audible him to slant right to the sideline, then he's a good option. Middle 
right WR box cuts inside, while the far right WR slants deep in, slightly 
inside. You should hit someone, but because this is a play action pass, watch 
the blitz

HB Clearout - Both the left and inside right  WR's streak.  Both the TE and 
outside right WR slant to opposite directions. Excellent play.

A deep option pass, and a couple of short pass plays remain.  HB draw, sprint, 
dive, and quick pitch are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-4WR FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys.

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The inside left WR slant 
crosses far right. The inside right WR short crosses far left. The far right 
WR streaks. Take your pick.

PA Drop In - Outside left WR short boxes right. Audible him to slant right. 
The inside left WR streaks. The inside right WR short crosses left, so audible 
him to slant right. The far right WR box cuts deep left. Take your pick; 
just watch the blitz on this play action play.

A couple option plays, a screen, a couple short passes, and a couple medium 
range passes await.  HB pitch, dive, draw, stretch, and cutback are the run 
plays.



SINGLEBACK - EMPTY BUNCH   (2WR's left, 1HB and 2WR's bunched right)

Double Drags - Both the inside right and left WR's slant to the right. The HB 
box cuts left towards the middle.  Both outside WR's go short, so audible them 
to streak.

Lots of confusing looking medium to deep range passes are here. Decent..



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right.  The TE box cuts short left, so audible 
him to slant right. The right WR streaks. The HB screens right. Simple enough.

Another play action, a couple option passes, a screen, and a few short 
passes remain.  HB toss, misdirection, draw, slam, lead dive, counter, 
FB dive, and a WR reverse are the runs.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

Flea Flicker - QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses back to the QB. This time 
the WR's criss-cross then goes deep. Audible the TE to slant left. Hit him 
or the far left WR cutting right across the middle.

A screen, a play action, a couple of options, and some short pass plays 
remain.  HB dive, draw, blast, counter, and FB dive are the run plays.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. 

Fake Sneak HB Swing - Trick play.  The QB fakes a sneak, and then quickly 
drops back for a pass to the HB, who screens left, then breaks deep.  
You need a good offensive line to pull this off.  WATCH THE BLITZ!!

A play action and a weak option play remain.  HB lead dive, slam, counter 
lead, FB dive strong, and a QB sneak are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

WR Post - Inside left TE cuts short to the inside right. Avoid him. The 
outside TE slants to the sideline. The WR runs a deep post to the inside left.  
Throw to one of these two. Don't lob the ball, or screen to the HB.

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. 

2 play actions, an option pass, and a couple of short pass plays remain.  
HB lead, blast, counter strong, lead toss, and FB dive are the run plays.



FULLHOUSE-WIDE   (2WR, 1FB, 2HB)

WR Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep.  HB screens left. Right side HB short 
box cuts right, while the right WR short boxes in left over the middle.  
Nice play, but accuracy is needed on this one.

Flares - The left WR streaks.  The right WR box cuts in.  Both backs screen to 
opposite sides.  

Only a screen play is left here.  HB draw, sweep, dive, smash. slam, and 
misdirection are the run plays.



FULLHOUSE-WEAK   (Same as above, except 1TE, 1WR)

Nothing big.  A couple of very familiar plays. There's also a screen, and a 
crazy looking medium range "cross" play.  HB slam, sweep, smash, dive, and 
FB dive.



FULLHOUSE-STRONG  ( Same as above just flipped opposite)

Weak.  A play action and a screen play.  HB misdirection, draw, sweep, pitch, 
dive, slam, smash, FB slam, HB reverse toss, and a WR reverse are the run 
plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out 
to the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

PA FB Flat - Deep play action pass play.  Right WR streaks. Left WR 
stutter-steps inside. The TE does a medium cut to the middle left. Accuracy is 
a must. You could screen pass to the FB also. Nice play.

A couple of option passes, a couple more play actions, and a screen play 
remain.  HB dive, counter lead, draw, power, and FB dive are the run plays 
in this set.



STRONG I - TWIN TE   (2TE Right, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR)

Nothing big.  2 play actions, an option pass, and a medium range pass are 
here.  HB toss strong, draw, dive, dive weak, and counter weak are the run 
plays.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

A couple of option passes, a screen, and couple of play actions.  No big deal.  
HB trap, strong stretch, dive, draw, power toss, and PA QB boot are the run 
plays.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

PA Boot Slide - QB fakes handoff to HB. Left WR slant deep right. Inside left 
WR slants short inside.  FB screens right. This is a sweet play if done 
correctly. Take your pick on who to throw to.

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in. Inside left WR slants right, across
 the middle.  TE curls short in, audible him to streak or slant left



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Post Corner - Both outside WR's run deep, then sharply slant out to 
opposite sides of the field. Inside right WR deep slants in. HB slants out 
then sharp cuts inside the middle. FB screens right. Accuracy is a must for 
the outside WR's. Play it safe and hit the WR on the slant.

A screen, a nice medium range pass, and a couple of short pass plays remain.  
HB draw and FB off tackle are the 2 run plays.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

Corner Threat - The TE and inside left WR slant deep to opposite sides.  
Both outside WR's go short, so audible them to streak

PA Slot Post - Left WR box cuts right. Inside left WR slants deep in. TE 
sharp screens right.  Audible him to slant inside left. Right WR does a 
comeback route to the sideline. Watch the blitz.

PA Stutter Post - The outside left WR stutter posts deep in.  The inside left 
WR slants right.  The right WR slants far left.  Take your pick here, just 
watch the blitz.

A screen, a couple option passes, another play action, and a few medium range 
pass plays.



SHOTGUN- 4WR  (4WR, 1HB)

Packers Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short 
slants out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR 
deep slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Hail Mary - All WR's streak deep....

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.

Slot Flags - Both inside WR slant opposite sides.  Both outside WR's go short, 
so audible them to streak.  The HB crooked posts up the middle.

Quite a few more medium to deep range pass plays leftover. HB mid draw and 
sweep are the run plays.



PROS:       - Lot's of different formations
                 -  Plenty of play actions
                 -  Smashmouth running
         


CONS:             - Mediocre passing
                       - Several repeated plays
                       - No 5 WR formations
                       - No deep threat passing


GRADE:               - PASSING - C
                           - RUNNING - C -
                           - OVERALL - C -
  

The Packers are falling, and falling hard.  I hate to see Favre go out like 
this.  This is a boring playbook.  The passing is mediocre at best.  While 
there are some decent play actions, there isn't any deep threat plays to 
stretch the field until you get to the shotgun formations.  Even then, I was 
still let down.  Nothing flashy, nothing exciting.  The run is boring too. 
There are lots of different runs, but the majority of them are up the middle. 
If your offensive line is weak, you're in some serious trouble.  Quite a few 
repeated plays in different sets, and some plays shouldn't even be there 
altogether.  A terrible waste for such a storied franchise.  Well Packer fans, 
I understand why your stomachs feel sour, because the cheese has gone bad.
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13)  HOUSTON TEXANS - (Dom Capers)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle, and slant to opposite 
sidelines. The left WR streaks, while the right WR deep slants in. Take your 
pick here.

Ace Playaction - Left WR streaks. The right TE slants in towards the middle.  
The right WR boxes left in.  Watch the blitz.  Easy play.

HB Pass - QB tosses to the HB. The HB can run or throw the ball. The left 
WR slants right.  The left TE crosses short, so audible him to slant left or 
right. The right WR streaks. I usually start to run to the right, then when 
the defenders start coming towards me, I throw deep to the streaking right 
WR.  It's your choice though.

3 more play actions remain.  Also, a few decent medium range passes too.  
HB blast, dive, power and off tackle finish this set.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TE FLIP   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Double Drags - The left WR crooked posts in.  The inside TE short crosses 
left, so audible him to slant left instead.  The outside TE goes short right, 
so audible him to slant deeper right. The right WR box cuts left. Hit the 
outside TE.

A couple more mediocre play actions, and two mediocre passes as well.  
HB counter, plunge, cutback, toss strong.



SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE   (1WR left, 3TE, 1HB)

 TE Corners - Left TE and inside right TE do slants to the opposite sides 
of the field. The WR does a nice slant/drag move deep towards the middle. 
Hit any one of these 3.  The far right TE does o short box to the inside left. 
Avoid him, to much clutter in the middle.  Pretty nice play.

1 short and 1 medium range pass play here, a so-so play action.  HB toss 
strong, plunge, dive, smash, sprint, weak toss, power, and counter are the 
run plays.  Good run variety.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Deep Attack - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR slants right.  
TE goes short, so audible him to slant.  Hit the receivers on the slant.

WR Deep Hook - Both left WR's criss-cross slant. The TE deep slants in.  
The right WR does a medium comeback.

TE Seam Option - Both outside WR's streak.  The TE options deep. The inside 
left WR goes short, so audible him to slant right.  Take your pick here.

A few more good medium to deep pass plays are still here. Some pretty good 
play actions too.  HB blunt dive, draw, counter trap, dive, cutback, slam and 
stretch.  More good running plays..



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

TE Post - The left WR goes short.  Audible him to an out-n-up route. The TE 
slants inside.  The inside right WR short crosses left, so audible him to 
slant right. The far right WR streaks.  Again, hit the receivers on the 
slants.

Deep Attack - The left WR streaks. The TE deep slants in. The inside right 
WR deep slants out.  The far right WR goes short, audible him to slant left.  
Your choice here.

More good medium range passes await.  A nice play action too. HB counter, 
belly strong, smash and draw.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG HB WEAK   (same as above)

Nothing grabbed me here.  A few decent short to medium passes, nothing big. 
 HB dive weak, sweep strong, and slash are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Drop In - Outside left WR short boxes right.  Audible him to slant right.  
The inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR short crosses left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The far right WR box cuts deep left.  Take your 
pick; just watch the blitz on this play action play.

Davis Option - Audible the HB to screen to either side. The inside left and 
far right WR's streak.  The inside right WR deep slants in.  The left WR goes 
short, so audible a slant right.  Hit the receivers on the slant.

A few more short to medium plays remain. HB  pitch, smash, sprint, cutback, 
and draw.



I FORM-NORMAL  (1HB, 1FB, 2WR, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - This is one of my favorite running plays.  The QB fakes the 
hand off to the FB running up the middle, and then quickly tosses left to the 
HB running left. Guaranteed positive yardage.  If you can't gain any, go play 
Hot Shot's Golf or something...If you spot the blitz, just audible to the 
opposite side using the analog stick.

TE Out-N-Up -  The left WR crooked posts deep in.  The TE runs a deep out-n-up 
route.  The right WR does a deep comeback.  The FB screens right.  Your choice
here.

PA Clearout - All 3 receivers streak deep.  Audible the HB to screen.

Several more short to medium pass plays remain.  There's a WR reverse for 
skilled players, HB draw, counter, toss, slam, dive, and FB dive strong.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

FB Flare - Both inside left WR and TE slant right. Look for one of these guys.  
The outside left WR short box cuts right. Audible him to box cut a little 
deeper.  Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides.

The rest are relatively weak pass plays.  There is a good play action here 
though.  HB lead dive, toss, counter, draw, and dive.



I FORM-CLOSE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Streaks - Both WR's streak.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
left or right, and get him the ball.  

The rest are mediocre, medium range passes.  Nothing big.  HB lead dive 
strong, sweep, and lead dive.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1WR right, 1HB, 1FB)

Same as above, nothing big.  HB lead dive, blast, FB dive strong, and Domanick 
toss are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 2WR, 1TE)

While there are some decent medium range passing here, nothing really stands 
out here to me.  HB counter trap, sweep, blast, dive weak and FB dive are some 
nice running plays to check out though.



STRONG I-TWIN TE   (same as above except 1WR left, 2TE's right)

See above.  A little too average for me.  HB dive, counter lead, dive weak, 
and FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards
 the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

There are some okay short to medium passes left.  HB dive, power toss, inside, 
counter weak,  off tackle, and FB dive.



WEAK I-TWINS WR   (same as above 2WR's left)

Flat Pressure - All 3 receivers slant right.  The FB screens left.  Take your 
pick.

More mediocre short to medium passes left. A decent play action too. HB lead, 
counter and FB power.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

Corner Threat - Both outside WR's go short. Audible both to streak. The inside 
left WR and the TE run deep slants to opposite sidelines. They are your 
targets, unless your audibled WR's get open on the streaks.

HB Pass - QB tosses left to the HB.  The HB can run or pass.  Both left WR's 
criss-cross slant deep.  The right WR goes short, audible him to slant left.  
Watch the blitz, and take your pick.

PA FL Fly - Inside left WR and the TE slant left.  The right WR streaks.  
The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to slant right or streak.



SHOTGUN-WING TRIPS   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Double Post - The left WR does a comeback outside.  Both right WR's 
slant post deep left. The TE screens right. The HB screens left. Your choice.

Vertical TE Cross - All 3 WR's streak.  The TE goes short. Audible him to 
slant to the left.  He's the target. The HB screens left.

A few more good medium to deep range passes here. HB mid draw, sweep and 
delay are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG HB WK   (3WR, 1TE, 1`HB)

Strong Overload - The right WR goes short. Audible him to slant left. The rest 
of the receivers slant right.  The HB screens left.  Easy pickings.

Again, a few more good medium to deep pass plays.  HB mid draw, sweep, and 
delay are here.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the middle 
too.

A decent mixture of short to medium range passing here.  HB draw and quick 
base are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-TREY OPEN  (5WR, 1HB)

Middle Corner Post - The left WR goes short, audible him to streak.  Inside 
right WR sharply slants out then in.  The middle right WR deep slants left 
towards the middle.  Far right WR streaks.

Again, decent medium to deep passing plays available. This set isn't as good 
as the one the Vikings have.  HB Sweep, mid draw, and delay again, are the 
run plays.



PROS:         - Excellent run plays
                   - TE's get playing time
                   - Good medium to deep range passing
                   - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations.


CONS:          - FB is almost invisible
                    - Practically no trick plays
                    - Vulnerable to the blitz



GRADE:           - PASSING - B
                       - RUNNING - A -
                       - OVERALL - B+


This is a decent playbook.  Good, but not great.  It has tremendous potential, 
but slows down a bit.  Kind of on the conservative side; the medium pass plays 
are great, but it seems that they are afraid to pull the trigger.  I love all 
the shotgun formations.  I did get blitzed quite often.  The running plays 
are top notch. I had a lot of success and fun with them.  It just doesn't 
give the FB enough good runs.  I think this is a good playbook for 
intermediate players.  Shows flashes of excellence, but falls a bit short.
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14)  INDIANAPOLIS COLTS  -  (Tony Dungy)  (R.I.P James Dungy)
        

SINGLEBACK- DEUCE   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

PA All Go - Play action pass. QB fakes handoff to HB.  All the receivers 
streak. Basically, it's a "Hail Mary" play action pass.

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB fakes the handoff to the HB.  HB then tosses 
the ball back to the QB for the pass.  Watch the blitz.  Lead the pass to the 
left WR cutting all the way across the field to the right. 

Ace TE Drag - Left WR streaks. Left TE does a 10 yard box cut to the middle. 
Right WR runs a deep slant in, slightly left. Throw the ball to anyone except 
the right TE.

HB Pass - QB tosses the ball to the HB.  The HB can either pass or run.  If 
running, follow your blockers first to get an idea of where you will run. Then 
use the sprint button. Sprint too early and you will get blitzed. Right WR 
streaks. The left TE short crosses over the middle. Avoid him or audible him 
for another throwing option.  Left WR slants in.  Be careful throwing the ball 
into the middle, doing so can result in an easy interception or a possible 
injury.

There's a few more decent pass plays. A WR reverse run that rarely works. 
A screen pass, and the basic HB slant, blunt dive, smash and off-tackle. Not 
too bad....


SINGLEBACK- BIG TWIN WR  (2WR Left, 2TE, 1HB)

Posts - Left WR slants deep in. Inside left WR medium slants left towards the 
sideline. Left TE also slants a shorter route to the left sideline. Good play 
if you need the easy first down. Be careful throwing left, it gets pretty 
congested. If the right TE is in single coverage, throw to him.

PA FL Stretch - Play action pass play. Left WR streaks. Inside left WR and 
the left TE slant route all the way across the field to the right. Take your 
pick. Just lead your passes, and watch the blitz.

The rest are a couple of screen passes, a 2 WR option passes. There's also 
another weak play action pass, and the usual HB dive, counter weak, pitch 
and slant runs.



SINGLEBACK- DICE  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

WR Post (Wayne Post) - Left WR runs deep crooked post in to the right.  
Left inside WR criss crosses him, and then breaks deep. Right WR crosses 
10 yards over the middle. HB screens right. Hit the left WR crossing deep 
over the middle.

Cross Up - Left WR and the TE do short routes to the middle. Avoid them.Your 
targets are the inside left WR or the right WR. Both of them slants deep left.  
The HB screens left. Hit the HB if you get blitzed.

Safety Bait - Left WR runs a box curl left, towards the sideline. 
Right WR box curls to the right sideline. The left inside WR slants in. 
The TE screens right. The sideline WR's are supposed to lure the safeties, 
freeing up the inside left WR for the open slant pass. Accuracy is a must 
if throwing to the 2 box curl WR's.

4 more play action passes that are okay, and few short to medium pass plays 
remaining and the HB dive, draw, cutback, slash, slam and belly runs. Pretty 
good set.



SINGLEBACK- SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Volunteer - Yet another Play action pass.  Left WR slants deep right.  
You can't go wrong on the slant passes..(**HINT, HINT**)  Inside right WR 
box cuts left over the middle. Precision is a must if throwing to him. The 
left WR does an even shorter cut left over the middle. I'd audible him for a 
different route of your choice. HB screens right.  Watch the blitz here too.

PA 218 Marvin - You guessed it, another play action!  Left WR runs a deep 
route, and then sharply curls left towards the sideline. Inside right WR 
streaks.  Far right WR slants in the breaks out to the right sideline. If 
timed correctly, you can hit this guy almost all the time.  The HB screens 
right if you get in trouble.

PA All Go - Are you sensing a pattern here?  Everyone goes deep, look for 
the TE slanting across the middle.

Slot Reverse - Trick play.  QB tosses to HB. HB hands off to the inside right 
WR running left. This play rarely works, and you need a speedy WR with good 
agility.  Follow the blocking before you sprint.

There are a few more decent pass plays, a couple more play action passes, 
and the HB counter, toss strong, dive, blunt dive and slant runs.



SINGLEBACK- 4WR STACK  (4WR, 1HB)

Counter Cross - Left WR box curls out to the left sideline. Inside left WR 
slant right toward the deep middle.  Inside right WR slants out to the 
sideline, while the far right WR stutter-steps a short slant in. The HB 
screens left. The 2 inside WR's slanting right are your targets.

That's it really for this set.  A couple more mediocre passes remain.  Along 
with a medium range play action pass, HB dive, sprint, draw, toss and slant 
runs.  I'm getting disappointed....



SINGLEBACK- 4WR  (4WR, 1HB)

HB Option (James Option) - This play has nothing really to do with the HB, 
so avoid him.  The left WR does a very short slant curl in. I'd audible this 
guy for another available receiver. The inside left and outside right WR's 
streak. The inside right WR deep slants in.  Since you can't always throw the 
deep ball in this game, hit that inside right WR.

Nothing else jumps out at me here. A couple more short range pass plays, a 
decent play action pass, HB dive, draw, sprint, and sweep runs finish this 
weak set.



I FORM-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

Flats - Almost a money play, because you can always get someone open. Both 
WR's streak.  TE short boxes to the inside middle. Audible him to a slant to 
the outside. That will give you another receiver. The HB and FB screen to 
opposite sides. Someone will be open; it's just up to you to find them.

FB Fake HB Toss - Semi-trick running play.  QB fakes the handoff to the FB 
up the middle, and then quickly tosses it to the HB running left.  I was able 
to get at least 7 yards or more every time. Madden vets would consider this 
a money play.  Before the snap, if you notice the opponent about to blitz 
on the left, audible the play to the right using the right analog stick.

Not too much more here.  A screen pass, 2 mediocre play action passes, and 2 
more basic pass plays.  FB dive, HB slam, toss, counter, and dive finish this 
set.



I FORM-BIG  (Same as above, just 1WR)

Use this set mainly for running plays. Believe me, the passing stinks. There 
are some decent running plays, like HB slam, counter lead, lead dive, toss and 
FB dive strong. This should have been a goaline formation.



SPLITBACKS- 3WR  (3WR, 1HB, 1FB)

HB Option - The left and far right WR's streak. Inside right WR deep slants 
in.  FB screens right, while the HB runs an option slant or curl over the 
middle. Hit anyone.........except the HB.

Out N Ups - Inside right WR short box cuts left to the middle.  Audible him 
to slant inside, and he will be your primary receiver.  Left and far right 
WR's run out and up routes deep. Unless they are really fast, there's no 
guarantee they will get open. If they are speedy, lob the pass over their 
heads and hope they catch up. You can take control of them and sprint ahead, 
because the DB's usually knock the ball down.  Keep an eye out for the blitz.

Slot Cross - Left WR slants deep in.  Inside right WR slants all the way 
across the middle towards the left. Far right WR runs a 10 yard box in, to 
the left.  I'd audible him with a curl pattern, then it's take your pick.

The remaining plays are okay, but susceptible to the blitz.  The WR's take too 
much time to finish their routes.  Only 2 running plays though, HB blast up 
the middle, and an off-tackle to the right. Not much blocking help on the 
running plays.



SPLITBACKS-TWINS WR  (Same as above, just both WR's left)

Stutter Post - Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides. The TE sharp slants 
right.  The left WR stutter-steps a slant deep inside.  Inside left WR short 
cuts in. Hit the left WR or audible the inside left WR to slant left to the 
sideline.  I was able to throw to him constantly doing this.

The rest are a few decent short range passes.  The HB and FB are available 
for screens on pretty much every one of those plays. 1 play action pass that 
stinks, and FB dive, HB sweep, and inside running plays finish this set.  
Use this set if you only need a couple of yards for the first.



STRONG I-NORMAL/STRONG I-JUMBO

Well, to put it mildly, these formations stink like gramps athlete's foot....
Use these only for running.  HB dive, sweep, lead counter and FB dive. 



STRONG I-3WR  (3WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Double Flares - Left WR streaks.  Right WR deep slants in. Inside right WR 
short cuts left, to the middle. Avoid him, or audible him slant right. HB and 
FB screen to opposite sides. Take your pick here.

Deep Cross - Left WR sharp posts left to the sideline.  HB sharp cuts to the 
middle. Use caution if throwing to him. Both right side WR's criss-cross 
slants. Hit one of these guys.

A couple of short pass plays left. 2 okay play action passes, a screen play 
and FB dive, HB draw, crash, and counter complete this set.



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR

Nothing stands out in this set.The receivers take too long to do their routes.  
A lot of short pass plays. Add in an HB draw, and delay, along with a weak 
play action pass, and you are done here.



SHOTGUN NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Corner Threat - Both outside WR's go short. Audible both to streak.  The 
inside left WR and the TE run deep slants to opposite sidelines. They are 
your targets, unless your audibled WR's get open on the streaks.

Edge Flare - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR short slants in. 
The TE blocks, and then breaks out for a pass. The HB screens. A pretty 
decent play.

A couple on nice play actions remain, along with a few short pass plays. 
Nothing you haven't seen already in other formations.  HB draw, delay, sweep 
and off-tackle finish this one. A decent set.



SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Sprint RT Option - Both outside WR's streak.  TE slants to the right sideline. 
Inside right WR does a sharp screen right. Audible him to a slant left over 
the middle, which will give you another pass option. If you do, someone will 
get open.  If you have a fast QB, you can run the ball right, since he will be 
running in that direction anyway.

Nothing else here.  Again several plays you've already seen. Some medium range 
pass plays, a play action pass, and a screen play await. HB delay, draw and 
sweep are the running plays.



SHOTGUN 4 WR      (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - "We'll take the "long" way home!

Circle - Far right WR short boxes to the sideline.  Inside right WR streaks.  
Left WR crosses all the way over the middle to the right.  Inside left WR 
criss-crosses with the left WR and runs deep left along the sideline. You 
have to hit him as soon as he gets open or the DB will swat down the ball. 
The HB circles around the left to the middle of the crowd.  Avoid him. Once 
again, you can't go wrong on the slant.

Again, you've seen the rest already by now. A play action pass and WR screen 
await, along with HB delay, draw and sweep.



PROS:            - Lots, and I mean lots of play action passes
                      - Plenty of deep passes
                      - TE's Chip in too
                      - Audibling routes give you more pass options
                      - Decent run plays for that ONE, star HB
 

CONS:           - Too many play action plays for such a slow QB
                     - A lot of the same type plays in different sets
                     - Very vulnerable to the blitz, with all the play actions
                     - No 5 WR formations
                     - Only 1 or 2 trick plays


GRADE:             - PASSING - B
                        -  RUNNING - C+
                        -  OVERALL - B -


Maybe I watch TV and expect the same type of brilliant plays, but this is 
an average playbook IMO.  While there are some decent passing plays, there are 
way too many play action plays for such a slow QB. The Blitzing will hurt if 
you don't have superior offensive linemen.  There are plenty of running plays,
 but most are up the middle.  If you have 2 good HB's, go to the coaching 
strategy screen during the game, and keep the starter on the main plays, and 
then substitute the 2nd HB for the weaker plays.  That way both get involved, 
and you won't have that "trade me" request at the end of the year. With all 
the different formations, I expected a whole lot more. 
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15)  JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - (Jack Del Rio)

     
SINGLEBACK BIG -    ( 2WR, 1HB, 2TE)

SE Post - Left WR goes deep slant.  Right WR streaks downfield.  Both TE's 
run left slant routes. Look for the left TE headed toward the sideline.  
Good play.

Flea Flicker - Trick play.  QB hands off to the HB up the middle. HB then 
tosses back to the QB for the pass. Big yards await if you have speedy 
receivers. Look for the left WR running across the field.

Ace Drag - Left WR streaks downfield. Right WR goes deep slant to the left. 
Both TE's go short crosses over the middle. Hit that right WR on the slant.

This set finishes up with a play action pass, a couple of other decent medium 
pass plays, and some good running plays - HB Pitch, draw, counter, stretch, 
and dive..



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR - (2WR LEFT, 2TE RIGHT, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - The inside left WR runs a left slant to the sideline. 
The inside right TE slants to the right sideline. These two are your targets. 
You could also audible your other 2 receivers to go deep, ensuring that 
you free up your targets. Also giving you 2 more pass options as well.

TE Shake - Both TE's do short stutter-step type moves to the middle. Avoid 
them, because they are the help clutter up the middle, cutting off a couple of 
defenders. The far left WR starts to the inside, and then cuts to the 
outside. While the inside left WR does a short slant in. Be quick, 
and hit that inside WR, or just screen pass to the HB.

This set finishes up with 2 more short play action passes, and some decent 
runs. HB pitch, counter, dive and draw to both sides of the field.


SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE - (3TE, 1WR, 1HB)

TE Corners - Left TE and inside right TE do slants to the opposite sides of the
 field. The WR does a nice slant/drag move deep towards the middle. Hit any 
one of these 3.  The far right TE does o short box to the inside left. Avoid 
him, too much clutter in the middle.  Pretty nice play.

PA FL Stretch - Nice play action pass play.  The left TE and outside right 
TE do slants to the right. The WR streaks. The inside right TE does a screen 
to the right.  Lead your slanting receivers, you should be able to hit at 
least one of them. If the blitz comes, quickly get to the inside TE on the 
screen.

2 more play action passes, and two more decent medium range pass plays, 
combined with HB smash, plunge, counter and power finish of this set. 
Definitely utilize the TE's on this formation.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT - (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across 
the field to the right. TE blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. 
If you have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept 
getting blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the 
WR cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

Cross Up - Almost the exact play as the above, except the play is "flipped" to 
the opposite side this time. Same rules apply, with the addition of a screen 
to the HB.

FL Middle - Both left WR's criss-cross, then go deep. The right WR goes 5 
yards then cuts to the middle. Gently lob the ball over the defenders if using 
him. Otherwise, look for your WR's deep. You can screen to the HB too.

There are a couple more short play action plays, and some medium range pass 
plays as well. Can't forget the HB cutback, draw, counter, stretch, slam and 
dive.



SINGLEBACK 4 WR SPREAD - (4WR, 1HB)

Strike Post - All 4 WR's cut to the inside. 1 short, 1 medium, 2 long. You 
have to scramble a little, and lead the passes to your receivers.  If you 
bullet pass they will drop the ball more often than catch. Accuracy is a 
must; otherwise you'll get picked off. Keep your eyes on the left WR going 
deep. Lastly, watch the blitz, because your receivers take a while to finish 
their routes.

PA HB Out - The 2 outer WR's streak. The 2 inside WR's slant left.Take your 
pick here; just be very careful if throwing to the HB in the middle.

WR Option (Taylor Option) - The inside left WR and outside right WR both 
streak downfield. The far left WR does a very short curl, so avoid him.  
The inside right WR does a deep slant inside. I was able to throw strikes 
to this guy at will.

A couple more decent pass plays, 2 more play action passes, and HB counter, 
dive, cutback, draw and pitch remain in this set.



SINGLEBACK- EMPTY 4 WR 

Slot Corners - The far left and far right WR's do very short curls in. Look 
for the other 2 WR's running deep slants towards opposite sidelines. Very 
simple but effective pass play.

TE Post - Same as above, except the inside WR's streak.

Believe it or not, all of the other pass plays are pretty much the same, 
except the receivers run shorter routes.  There's a quick screen play, but 
you will get blitzed every time. If you are into stats, you can get all your 
receivers involved here.



I FORM-NORMAL - (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Flats - One of my favorites.  The WR's both streak.  The TE does a short box 
move left toward the middle.  Use caution if throwing to him.  The FB and HB 
screen to opposite sides of the field. Use the screens often, alternating 
between the HB and FB. Just keep an eye on your receivers.  If they are in 
single coverage, they might be able to burn the DB's.

FB Fake Toss - Semi trick play.  The QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the 
middle, and then tosses left to the HB running left. Follow the blocking. 
If you have a good HB, this can turn into a big gain.

WR Reverse - QB hands off to the HB, who hands off to the WR running left. 
Better hope he's fast. Follow the blockers, and don't turbo until you get to 
the line of scrimmage. It also makes it easier for jukes and spin moves if 
you don't abuse the sprint button.  Avoid using this play more than twice 
a game.  The computer catches on quick, and will start to blitz.

PA QB Boot - Warning! Not for slow QB's. QB fakes the handoff then runs to the 
right. Use the blockers.  Vick would be perfect on this play.

There's a couple more pass plays, along with HB toss, slam, dive, and stretch.  
Oh, there’s a screen pass play too.



I Form-TWIN WR - (2WR LEFT, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

PA TE Leak - The far left WR streaks.  The inside left WR cuts across the 
field to the right. The TE does a short slant to the right. Scramble to the 
right and lead your pass to the cutting receivers.

Another play action pass play and a couple of other short passing plays are 
here.  Some good running plays - FB dive, HB slash, counter, toss, and blast 
finish up this set.


I FORM-TWIN TE - (2TE LEFT, 1WR RIGHT, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Post - Inside left TE cuts short to the inside right.  Avoid him. The 
outside TE slants to the sideline. The WR runs a deep post to the inside left.  
Throw to one of these two. Don't lob the ball, or screen to the HB.

A couple more very short pass plays remain. Although there are quite a few 
nice runs here for the FB and HB. FB dive, HB lead, toss, counter, 
off-tackle, and slam. Add in a play action pass play, and the 
"Fake FB Toss" play is here again too.


SPLITBACK-NORMAL  (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA WR Shake - The left WR runs a deep post in. The HB slants from the 
backfield towards the left sideline. The TE posts to the right sideline.  The 
right WR does the short stutter-step move.  Audible this guy and you will have 
4 options to pass to.

TE Post - Deep passing play.  Left WR and the TE slant left. Look for one 
of them. The right WR streaks.  If he's fast, lob the ball over his head deep, 
and he might catch up to it for a huge gain.

The rest are short to medium pass plays.  Nothing big.  Finishing this set 
are the HB sweep, draw, inside and toss runs. Even a FB belly to keep the 
FB involved.



SPLITBACK- 3WR  (3WR, 1HB, 1FB)

HB Option - Inside right WR slants deep to the middle.  The other 2 WR's 
streak.  You can hit any of the 3.  Play it safe and throw to the inside WR 
on the slant route. Or you can also screen to the FB. Don't throw to the HB, 
unless he gets ahead of his man on the short cross.

Slot Cross - Same play as the one under "SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT" playbook.

The rest are short passing plays, along with a screen pass. Add in a HB draw, 
blast, and toss.  FB blast finishes this set.



STRONG I-NORMAL (2WR, 1TE, 1FB 1HB)

PA FB Flat - Play action pass play.  Right WR streaks. Left WR stutter-steps 
inside. The TE does a medium cut to the middle left.  Accuracy is a must. 
You could screen pass to the FB also. Nice play.

FB Spot - Same play as "Flats" in the "I FORM-NORMAL" formation.

Comet Pass - Cool name..The left WR and the TE slant right.  These are your 
targets.  The FB screens, while the HB goes around the linemen to the left, 
then cuts short to the middle. If you throw to him, there's a good chance 
you'll get picked off. The right WR runs a very short route, so audible him 
deep downfield so you can free up the TE.

There's a couple more medium pass plays, along with 2 more play action passes.  
FB dive, HB dive, counter, toss, and blast are the run plays.



STRONG I-3WR (3WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Deep Cross - Both right WR's criss-cross into slant patterns.  Look to throw 
to one of them.  The HB does a sharp cut to the middle.  The left WR does an 
in and out cut to the sideline. If you throw to him, throw it fast, otherwise 
the defender will jump in front of the ball.

Double Flares - Either throw deep, or screen pass to the HB and FB. Avoid the 
inside right WR. He cuts into traffic up the middle.

The rest are a couple of medium range passes. All of them allow you to screen 
to the HB and FB respectively. There's a screen pass and a couple of play 
action passes too. Throw in the HB toss, off-tackle, draw, and counter runs, 
and you have a pretty good setup.



STRONG I-JUMBO  (2TE, 1FB, 1HB, 1WR)

Use this setup for running plays.  There are 2 play action pass plays, but 
they aren't that good because of the constant blitz.  There's a TE drag pass 
play, along with HB counter, blast, sweep, dive, and FB dive running plays.



WEAK I-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

TE Fade - Money Play.  HB screens left.  Left WR runs deep slant in.  The TE 
and right WR criss-cross.  You can lob to the TE, or bullet pass to the left 
WR.  How about a lead pass to the right WR going left across the field? 
I always get someone open on this play. Sweeeeet...

WR Streak - Left WR streaks. HB screens right. The right WR runs 10 yards, 
and then cuts inside left. He's your man if you time it right. Watch the 
blitz, if they do, screen to the HB.

A few more medium range pass plays, and 1 play action pass play await. Follow 
those up with HB wham, counter, lead, and gut runs...Nice!



WEAK I-TWIN WR  (2 WR LEFT, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA Deep Attack - Far left WR streaks. The TE does a short curl in.  The FB 
screens left. Hit the inside right WR on the quick slant. Again, watch the 
blitz.

The rest of the plays include FB power, HB draw, inside, trap, and toss 
running plays.  There's another screen pass, a play action pass, and a few 
short pass plays.



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Slant Out - HB screens left. Far right WR does a very short cut to the 
sideline.  The FB goes short up the middle. Avoid these guys or audible 
different routes for them. Look for the inside right WR on the deep slant in, 
or the left WR cutting across the middle.

That's the only play that stood out to me for this set.  The others are 
decent, but fairly short passes. Included in this set are; HB delay, and FB 
inside to share the wealth. Throw in a screen, and a play action pass for a 
good selection of plays.



SHOTGUN TRIPS BUNCH  (1WR LEFT, 1TE, 2WR BUNCHED RIGHT)

Clearout FL In - Left WR starts short, fakes a cut left, and then breaks deep.  
Lob the ball to him if he gets ahead of the DB.  The TE and middle WR streak, 
while the far right WR does a short box in. Avoid this guy.

Clearout SE Out - Left and far right WR's streak. Middle right receiver does a 
box cut to the sideline. The TE runs a deep slant to the inside. Take your 
pick on this one, but the sure fire guy is the TE.

There are a few more pass plays that require precision. This setup backfired 
a few times too many because of the blitz. Sometimes the receivers don't 
finish their routes in time, and you end up sacked. Throw in a HB mid-draw 
for good measure.



SHOTGUN- 4WR  (4WR, 1HB)

Jags Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short slants 
out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR deep 
slants inside. The HB screens to the right.You can't go wrong on the slants.

Slot Outs - Good play if you need short yardage to pick up the 1st down.  
The 2 outside WR's streak deep. The 2 inside WR's cut short to opposite sides 
of the field.  If you deed the first, go short.

There are still a few good pass plays left. Another screen and play action 
pass are available. Can't forget the HB mid-draw run play.



SHOTGUN-5WR

Streaks - Self explanatory.  Almost a "Hail Mary", look for the inside right 
WR on the deep slant in.

Hail Mary - Everybody's running' like Godzilla's chasing them.

Slot Post - The middle right and inside left WR's screen towards opposite 
sidelines then break deep.  Everyone else cuts inside.  Pocket presence is a 
must. Look for the right inside WR slanting towards the middle.

A few short and medium pass plays are here, including a WR screen. You should 
be able to get all your WR's involved in this set.



PROS:          - Lots of running plays available in pretty much every set
                    - Utilizes the TE's
                    - 3, 4,and 5 WR formations
                    - A bunch of Play action passes
                    - Gets all the WR's involved
 

CONS:                 - Vulnerable to the blitz
                           - WR's take too much time to get open on some plays
                           - Some of the same plays, just in different sets




GRADE:              -  RUNNING - A
  
                           - PASSING – A +

                           - OVERALL – A -


Almost perfect. Maybe a couple of trick plays and it would be. One of the top 
5 playbooks.  Gets the running game going with HB and the FB. Huge selection 
of plays. Perfect for playing against friends to keep them guessing. It's 
funny though, there's always that one WR, that reminds me of playing football 
with my friends back in the day. He would always run deep for the long bomb... 
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16)  Kansas City Chiefs – (Dick Vermeil) 

              
SINGLEBACK- BIG  (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

TE Cross - Left WR streaks.  Right WR deep slants in.  Both TE's cross each 
other over the middle.  Take your pick here, just be careful throwing the ball 
over the middle, especially if you are scrambling. Lead your passes and you 
should get someone. I like the right WR on this one.

TE Special - Left WR runs a crooked post inside. Left TE does a short curl 
out.  Audible him to slant left and he will be the primary target.  The right 
WR streaks, while the right TE screens right. Audible him to slant to the 
right and you should now have 4 options to throw to.

That's it here.  2 play action passes, a couple of option passes and the HB 
smash, dive, counter, slant and draw running plays.



SINGLEBACK- BIG TWIN WR   (2WR left, 2TE, 1HB)

WR Option (Kennison Option) - Left WR streaks.  Inside left WR either short 
curls in or out (that's the "option").  Audible him or avoid him. He does 
his route over the middle.  Left TE slants right, towards the middle.  Right 
TE stutter-steps a short slant in.  Audible him to slant, or box cut right. 
He will then be the main target.  HB screens far right.

Believe it or not, that's it. The rest are weak short to medium range pass 
plays. Add HB power, draw, counter, and dive to complete this weak set.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE right, 1HB)

TE Option(Gonzalez Option) - Left WR runs deep then does a comeback to the 
left sideline. Far right TE goes right, towards the sideline, and then breaks 
deep. The right WR deep slants in. The inside right TE goes short.  Audible 
him however you want, just to have another target.

WR Drag - Left WR breaks deep then does another comeback towards the 
sideline.  Far right TE box cuts left to the middle. Far right TE short slants 
right, towards the sideline. I'd throw to him. Hitting receivers on the slant 
is always a safe bet.  The right WR does a short cross all the way left across 
the middle.  Avoid him, or audible him to streak. If he's fast, he might 
get open.

So far this is getting boring.  There's a decent play action pass play, along 
with a weaker shorter one too. WR screen is there, joined by a corny WR option 
play. HB sprint, draw, plunge, dive and slant finish this snooze fest...



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Left WR runs a very short curl in.  Inside left WR slants left 
to the sideline. Inside right TE slants right, towards the sideline. Outside 
right TE short curls to the right.  Audible the left WR and the outside TE 
to streak. This will open up more of the field.

PA FL Stretch - Left WR box cuts right. Inside right TE slants right toward 
the sideline, while the outside right TE sharply cuts short to the inside.  
Audible the far right TE to slant post over the middle.  Be quick and watch 
the blitz.

Ho hum...I'm getting sleepy. There's an HB screen pass play, another average 
play action pass play, a couple of short option passes, HB counter, draw, 
and dive finish this set.



SINGLEBACK- NORMAL SLOT   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR criss crosses the 
left WR, towards the sideline, and then breaks deep. If throwing to him, hit 
him as soon as he gets by the first defender.  The right WR box cuts left, 
over the middle. The TE blocks and runs straight downfield. Be careful 
throwing to the middle!

Slot Cross - Left WR deep slants in.  Inside left WR crosses right, all the 
way across the field. TE blocks then goes straight for the pass, while the 
right WR streaks. I'd scramble right, and lead a pass to the inside left WR 
crossing over the middle.

HB Option(Holmes Option) - Despite the play name, avoid the HB.  The left 
WR curls out to the sideline. Audible him to slant right. The inside left WR 
streaks. The TE streaks too.  The right WR runs a medium box cut left to the 
middle.  Take your pick here.

2 weak play action passes remain.  A screen play, a couple more mediocre 
option passes, a decent WR drag play and HB slash, counter, sweep, dive and 
draw remain.



SINGLEBACK- SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Left WR deep slants in. The TE runs a medium slant across the 
left middle. The inside WR deep slants right, towards the sideline. Far right 
WR curls in short.  Audible him to slant left, and you'll have plenty of 
options, but because this is a play action, watch the blitz.

WR Post - Everybody slant posts to the left. Scramble left too and lead your 
passes on this one.

Nothing more to see here people....A couple more option passes, a screen play, 
a conservative double hook play, and HB counter, dive, draw and belly running 
plays are left.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS TE   (3WR left, 1TE, 1HB)

TE Corner - TE slants right.  HB screens right. Left WR crosses short to the 
middle. Audible him to streak.  The middle left WR slants in right, while the 
right WR slants left.  You should be able to find someone open.

Deep Attack - Left WR runs deep, and then curls back to the sideline. Middle 
left WR streaks. Inside left WR slants in right.  Look for this guy. The HB 
screens right, while the TE breaks straight ahead for a pass.

Man this is corny. A cheesy play action pass, a screen play, and a couple 
more short pass plays.  HB draw, toss, counter, and dive finish this stinker.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE, 2WR bunched right 1HB)

PA Pin Deep - Left WR does a comeback route towards the left sideline.  
TE screens right. Audible him to slant right.  Middle right WR box cuts left 
over the middle. Be careful throwing to him with all the congestion. The far 
right WR runs a semi-slant. Hit the TE, or the left WR on the comeback.

WR Option(Kennison Option) - Left and far right WR's run crooked posts deep 
right. You can throw to either of these two. The TE box cuts over the middle, 
while the middle right WR runs a short route.  Audible him to streak, because 
your targets may take too long to complete their routes. Be prepared to get 
rid of the ball, because here comes the blitz.

Clearout SE Opt - Left WR curls left to the sideline. TE slants left to the 
middle. Middle right WR goes short again, so audible him to a right slant.  
The far right WR streaks. Go ahead and take your pick.  

Another weak play action is here, and a few short pass plays.  HB dive, draw, 
sprint, counter trap, and pitch finish this set.



SINGLEBACK 4 WR   (4WR, 1HB)

TOTAL WASTE! You've seen all these plays already in previous sets.  The people 
at EA should be dropkicked from the top rope.



SINGLEBACK- FLIP TRIPS   (4WR, 1HB)

Drive - Left WR streaks.  Inside right WR semi-slants up the middle.  Middle 
right WR box cuts left.  The far right WR short drags left to the middle. 
Audible him or avoid him. You are on your own on this one. It's a risk to 
throw up the middle on this play.

Corner Flat - Left WR slants right.  Middle right WR short cuts left over 
the middle.  Inside right WR screens right. Far right WR curl drags right, 
to the sideline.  You can try to hit him, but you will have to be accurate, 
otherwise the defenders will knock the ball down. I'd go with the left WR 
on this play.

Geez, I'd have more fun watching DR. Phil  talking about how men are bad...
There's a weak play action waggle play, a couple other short pass plays, 
HB sprint, slash, counter trap, toss and draw to end this formation.



I FORM-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

Seam 678 - Left WR box cuts right.  HB and FB screen to opposite directions.  
TE and right WR criss-cross on the deep slants. Look for one of these guys.

WR Around - QB fakes the handoff to the HB up the middle, then hands-off to 
the inside right WR running left on the reverse. Follow the blocking before 
you sprint. Don't abuse this play, it only worked twice for me, gaining 16 
yards the first time and 3 yards the second.

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB who's running left.  Again, follow the blocking before 
you sprint.  Good play.

Flea Flicker - QB fakes the handoff to the HB up the middle, HB tosses back 
to the QB for the pass.  Audible the right WR to streak, then you should 
scramble right. I would look for the WR cutting across the field on this one.

A few more short passes, a screen play, HB counter, lead, toss, smash, and 
a FB dive remain.




I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, both WR's right)

Flea Flicker - This is a little different from the previous one.  QB hands off 
to the HB, HB tosses back to the QB. This time the WR's criss-cross then 
go deep. Audible the TE to slant left.  Hit him or the far left WR cutting 
right across the middle.

That's it really.  2 more play action pass plays, a couple of option passes, 
a screen pass, a couple of short passes are here.  HB dive, draw, slash, 
and lead toss end this set.



I FORM-BIG   (same as above, 1 WR right)

Didn't I see all of these plays before?  Another waste.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (same as above, 2 TE left)

Serious case of deja-vu......



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your 
pick. Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

WR Smash - Left WR takes 2 steps then curls in.  Audible him to streak.  
The inside left WR and TE slant to opposite sides.  One of these guys are 
your target.  FB streaks, HB screens right.

Another play action similar to the one above. A screen play, a weak play 
action boot play. A couple of short pass plays.  HB counter weak, draw, power, 
dive and FB dive complete this set.



STRONG I - NORMAL FLEX   (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

Deep Cross - Left WR starts in, then sharp slants out to the left.  HB screens 
left, then cuts right to the middle.  The TE and right WR criss-crosses deep. 
Look for one of them.

Double Flares - Left WR streaks, while the right WR deep posts in. The TE 
short box cuts left to the middle.

That's it... 2 more option passes, 2 simple play action passes, a short pass 
play, and the usual HB counter dive, toss, dive weak, and draw. FB dive too.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (same as above, except  2WR left)

GARBAGE!  Didn't I say something about deja-vu?



WEAK I- NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

TE Fade - Left WR deep slants in.  TE runs diagonally right to the sideline.  
The right WR criss crosses the TE on a long slant across the field. HB screens 
left. Decent play.  Take your pick here.

HB Zone Weak - Just a running play to the left, but for some reason, I kept 
getting good yardage on this play.

A couple more option passes, 2 weak play actions, a screen pass and a short 
quick slants play are here.  HB toss, counter, dive, lead and FB power remain.
 


WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

PA Boot Slide - Both WR's and TE slant post to the right.  Scramble right, 
and lead a pass to any one of them. Be careful throwing to the inside left WR, 
he goes short over the middle.

Cross Under - Left WR runs a crooked post deep inside.  The inside left WR 
criss-crosses the left WR, then breaks deep along the left sideline.  The HB 
screens far right.  The TE runs short left over the middle.  Audible him to 
slant right, and he will be the first option.

The rest are short pass plays, a screen, and HB draw, toss, gut, and dive 
unning plays. There's also a FB power.



SHOTGUN-2RB FLEX   (2WR, 1TE, 2HB)

Corner Flats Under - Both left and right WR's curl drag to opposite sidelines. 
Both HB's screen to opposite sides too.  The TE runs a medium box cut left to 
the middle.  Accuracy is needed on the WR's or just do a screen pass to one of 
the backs.

Nothing else stands out in this set. A screen play, an option play, a couple 
of weak play actions and HB draw and inside complete this weakness.



SHOTGUN - 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - Run quick see, what do we have here now, do you wanna ride or 
die, la la, la, la, la,...OH! my bad, just trying to keep myself entertained!  
Everyone streaks deep.

Smash Corners - The 2 outside WR's curl short. Audible both of them to streak 
or slant inside, creating a double cross play. The HB streaks up the middle.

A few more medium to long range passing, but the receivers take too long to 
finish their routes.  There’s an okay play action pass, a few more short pass 
plays, and an HB draw and sweep.



SHOTGUN - 5WR

Hitch Corners - The 2 outside WR's curl short.  Audible them to streak.  The 
2 inside WR's slant left.  The middle right WR slants right. You should be 
able to hit any of the WR's on the slant.

WR Post Corner - Left WR goes deep, then cuts inside, then sharply outside. 
He takes a bit to get open.  Inside left WR box cuts right towards the middle.  
The inside right WR short cuts right, to the sideline.  The other 2 right WR's 
streak.  You shouldn't have any trouble finding someone.

Aside from the slot option pass and the slot post plays, the rest are short 
passing plays. You'll need to audible them a lot to make them work.



PROS:            - Utilizes the TE's
                      - Some decent running plays
                      - Good for the "conservative" player
                      - 3, 4, 5, set formations

CONS:              - The same plays over and over and over again
                        - Receivers sometimes take a while to get open
                        - Too much audibling results in delay of game
                        - A little too conservative




GRADE:              - PASSING - D
                          - RUNNING - B - 
                          - OVERALL - C -


This is one of the worse playbooks IMO.  A lot of the same plays over and 
over in different sets. No wonder Priest Holmes and Tony Gonzalez are so 
important to the team; this playbook is built for them only. There is plenty 
of decent running; you should have at least a 1200-1500 yard rusher for the 
season.  I must have averaged at least 6 delay of game penalties because of 
constant audibles. The people at EA definitely did not plan this well. 10 
lashes for them all. So if you are thinking of using this playbook - Don't, 
spend quality time with the in-laws, you'll have more fun...
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17)  MIAMI DOLPHINS - ( Nick Saban )


SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

PA Deep In - Left WR boxes right.  The left TE screens left, and then breaks 
deep along the sideline.  The right TE slants left up the middle.  The right 
WR does a comeback to the sideline.  Watch the blitz.  Look for the right 
TE or the right WR.

Ace TE Drag - Left WR streaks, the right WR deep slants in. The left TE boxes 
right towards the middle.  The right TE crosses left all the way to the 
sideline.  Audible him to slant right, then it's take your pick.

TE Cross - Left WR streaks, while the right WR deep slants in.  Both TE's 
criss-cross over the middle.  Hit the right WR, or scramble to either side, 
and hit one of the TE's running with you.

There are a couple more play actions here, along with some nice short to 
medium range pass plays. HB slam, counter, blast, stretch, and draw.  
Not bad to start...



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA FL Stretch - Outside left WR streaks, while the rest of the receivers slant 
far right.  I usually audible the right TE to slant left, just to confuse the 
opposition.

Booker Option - Audible the outside left WR to slant right. The inside left WR 
streaks. The left TE goes short right, so audible him to slant left. The right 
TE slants right.  Easy pickings..

Leftover are a few relatively short pass plays. HB belly strong, counter weak, 
pitch and off-tackle weak.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (1HB, 2TE right, 2 WR)

Nothing really stands out here for me.  A few mediocre medium range pass 
plays. A lot of audibling and hot routes will be needed for this set.  There 
are several running plays too, but half are up the middle.  HB plunge, dive, 
counter weak, and off-tackle.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

I'm sorry, but some more weak plays here too. See above.



SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

PA TE Corner - Play action pass.  The right WR streaks. The left WR and the 
right TE crooked post deep right.  Look for one of these guys.  The left TE 
goes short right.  Audible him to slant left or right.  Watch the blitz.

HB Swing - Left WR does a comeback inside. The right TE slants left inside.  
The right WR does a comeback short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB screens 
right.  Look for the right TE here.

There's another play action pass here, and a few short to medium range pass 
plays as well.  HB counter, dive and stretch.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL   (1HB, 1TE, 3WR)

WR Wheel - Both left WR's criss-cross deep.  The HB screens right.  The right 
WR box cuts left, towards the middle.  Take your pick, just use caution 
throwing the ball to the middle.

Overload - Both outside left and outside right WR's slant in.  The left WR 
runs a short box cut in.  Audible him to slant left.  The TE boxes right, to 
the sideline.  The HB screens.  Take your pick here too.

Slot Cross - Left WR deep slants in.  The left inside WR slants right, all the 
way across the field. The TE short streaks. The right WR streaks as well. 
Hit either left WR on the slant route.

There are 2 more decent play actions, and a few short to medium range passing 
plays.  HB draw, dive, sweep and belly are here too.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Almost an exact replica of the above.  Lots of short passes.  HB draw, slam, 
stretch, dive, and smash. Again, too many runs up the middle.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Left WR deep slants in.  The TE slants around left, to the 
middle.  Inside right WR slants deep right. Far right WR does a short 
comeback.  Audible him to slant left or streak. Watch the blitz. You should 
be able to find an open man.

QB Rollout - Left and far right WR's streak.  The TE slants left, while the 
inside right WR screens right.  Audible him to slant left.  Make sure your QB 
completes his rollout scramble, or this play can breakdown fast.

A few more short to medium range pass plays remain.  HB split belly, draw, 
smash, and power



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Smash Slot Post - Left WR curl drags short left. Audible him to streak or and 
Out-n-up pattern.  The TE slants left inside.  The middle right WR slants 
right, while the far right WR goes short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB 
screens left.  Nice play.

It's weird, but most of the pass plays remaining are almost the same way. 
1 play action that’s similar too. There are some short passes as well.  HB 
slam, and counter pitch are the running plays.  They should have had more IMO.



I FORM-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

Deep Cross - HB screens far left.  TE slants deep over the middle.  The right 
WR slant streaks deep.  The left WR runs an out-n-up route deep. Good play, 
but sometimes the receivers take too long to get open.

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

PA Streaks - Play action pass play. Both WR's streak.  The TE slants short. 
I'd audible him to slant a little deeper, left or right. He's the target.

A nice assortment of short to long range pass plays are here, along with HB 
blast, slam, sweep, draw and FB dive.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

FB Flare - Left WR boxes in short.  The inside left WR deep slants in.  The TE 
slants right.  Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides.  Simple, but effective.

Flea Flicker - Trick play.  The QB hands of to the HB up the middle.  The HB 
tosses the ball back to the QB for the pass.  Both left WR's criss-cross deep.  
The TE short streaks, so audible him to slant right for an easy target.  
Watch the blitz; you might not have enough time to throw the ball.

Flats - Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR slants right. Both HB and FB 
screen to opposite sides.  Audible the TE to slant right for another pass 
option. You'll have to watch the blitz if you audible the TE off the line of 
scrimmage.

The rest are short passes.  HB toss, lead dive, off-tackle, lead draw and 
FB dive.



I FORM-3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Deep Cross - The left WR streaks.  The FB short cuts around and to the middle.  
Audible him to screen left. Both right WR's criss-cross deep.  Hit one of them.

966 H Flat - Left WR streaks.  HB screens right.  Both right WR's box cut 
to the left.  Precision is a must on this play.  Audible the inside right WR 
to slant right, if you can't get the original play to work.

WR Deep Post - The left WR curl drags left. I'd audible him to slant right.  
The HB screens to the right.  The inside right WR goes short box left.  
Audible him to slant left or right.  The far right WR deep slants in.  Another 
nice play.

The rest are short to medium range pass plays. HB blast, lead draw and FB 
dive complete this set.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FB Flat - Both TE's slant deep right. Hit one of them.  FB screens right.  
The WR streaks.  Easy play.

FL Drag - Both TE's criss-cross slant. Look for one of these guys again.  
HB screens right.  The WR Drags short left inside. Audible him however you
want.

There's another play action, and a couple of short passing plays too. HB 
blast, lead, FB dive, and the FB Fake HB Toss play are here again.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards 
the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

TE Fade - The left WR deep slants in.  The TE streaks diagonally right to the 
sideline.  The right WR slants left, all the way across the field.  The HB 
screens left. Try not to lob the ball too much to the TE, because he won't 
stay inbounds after the catch.

Nothing else stands out here.  Another play action pass and some short range 
pass plays. HB pitch, gut, dive, counter trap, off-tackle and FB counter 
remain.



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR

Streaks - Uh, everyone streaks downfield.........


Slot Drag - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside right WR goes short 
left.  Audible him to slant left instead.  He's the target.  Or you can hit 
the far right WR on the comeback route.  The right HB screens right, while 
the left HB slants left, then right to the short middle.

The rest are short to medium pass plays, including 1 play action.  There's an 
HB draw, and a FB inside too.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL SLOT   (1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

Deep In - Left WR does a comeback to the sideline. The inside left WR streaks 
diagonally to the right.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant left or 
right. The right WR deep box cuts left. The HB screens right.  Take your pick.

Double Smash - The inside left WR and the TE both slant to opposite sides.  
Hit one of them first. Both outside WR's go short, so audible them to streak, 
or slant both of them inside.

QB Sonya Check - Almost the same play as "Deep In" above. Both outside 
WR's streak. The inside left WR does the diagonal streak slightly right again.  
Audible the TE to slant right, then he'd be the primary target.  The HB 
screens left.

There are several more short to medium range pass plays left.  HB draw and 
off-tackle are here too.


SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Lots of short passing plays here.  Nothing big.  HB sweep and delay are in 
this set as well. This set is good if you need 5 yards for the first down, 
without getting sacked.



SHOTGUN-WING TRIPS   (1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

Vertical TE Cross - All 3 WR's streak.  The TE cuts short inside.  Audible 
him to slant left or right.  The HB screens left.

Double Post - The left WR does a comeback.  The HB screens left again.  
Both right WR's post deep left, towards the middle.  Look for one of them or 
audible your TE to slant right for the quick pass.

There are some good medium to deep range passing plays left.  HB draw and 
delay are here as well.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - Everybody's ghost. Man, I haven't used that word in a long time!  

Slot Curl - Left WR goes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside left 
WR deep slants out.  The inside right WR goes short, so audible him to slant 
left.  The far right WR deep boxes left.  The HB screens right. Somebody's 
open...

Several more short to medium range passing plays remain.  A play action and 
a screen too.  There's even a "45 quick base" running play.



SHOTGUN 5 WR 

Hitch Corners - One of my favorite plays.  The left inside WR and the 2 inside 
right WR's slant to opposite directions.  Both outside WR's go short, so 
audible them to streak. I got someone open EVERY time I used this play.

That’s it?!  It stinks that they did so many short pass plays for this 
formation. Lots of audibles and hot routes will be needed here.  I expected 
a hell of a lot more from this formation.  If you are a master of audibling 
(such as myself..lol) then it should be no problem.


PROS:        - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations.
                  - Pretty good running plays
                  - Nice mixture of plays to throw off the opposition
                  - TE's get some run


CONS:        - Several of the same plays in different formations.
                  - Vulnerable to the blitz, because of the play actions
                  - Could have better pass plays for the 5WR formation
                  - Oh where art thou, FB?  Needs more FB runs
                  - Too many runs up the middle



GRADE:        PASSING - B+

                     RUNNING - B

                     OVERALL - B -


Lots of formations to choose from, which is good.  Several formations wasted 
with cheesy plays, now that's bad.  The running is good, but too many up the 
middle.  You'll notice several of the same plays in different sets. Don't get 
me wrong this playbook isn't that bad, it just doesn't completely live up to 
it's potential. If you are good at audibles, this is the playbook for you.  
You could confuse the heck out of an opponent. I would use this playbook for 
mediocre type players, with overall stats of like 70 - 83.  You get everyone 
involved and strengthen their stats. Again, this playbook is good enough, 
but could be better.
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18)  MINNESOTA  VIKINGS - (Mike Tice)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

PA Deep In - Left WR box cuts right.  The left TE crosses left, then breaks 
deep.  The right TE slants in left. The right WR does a comeback to the right.  
Take your pick, just watch the blitz.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle, and slant to opposite 
sidelines.  The left WR streaks, while the right WR deep slants in.  Take 
your pick here.

Ace Drag - Left WR streaks downfield. Right WR goes deep slant to the left. 
Both TE's go short crosses over the middle.  Hit that right WR on the slant.

A few more short to medium range passes are here, along with 2 play actions.  
HB dive, slam, counter, blast, stretch and draw are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA FL Stretch - Outside left WR streaks, while the rest of the receivers slant 
far right.  I usually audible the right TE to slant left, just to confuse the 
opposition.

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside 
left WR slants left.  The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short 
left.  Audible him to slant right, then its take your pick.

Another play action, and a couple of short pass plays remain.  Nothing big.  
HB belly strong, pitch, delay, and off tackle weak are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 1HB, 2TE's right)

Nothing stands out to me here.  2 decent play actions, and 2 mediocre pass 
plays.  HB counter weak, plunge, off tackle and dive are here.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR's left, 2TE's right, 1HB)

More boring stuff.  1 decent play action, and the rest are weak short range 
pass plays. I'm starting to get annoyed...HB draw, toss strong, off tackle and 
counter weak are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

PA TE Corner - The left WR and right TE crooked post deep right.  The left 
TE goes short, so audible him to slant left.  Take your pick.

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  The left TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
right.  The right TE slants over the middle to the far left.  The right WR 
slants left. Watch the blitz here.

Another short pass awaits, along with a couple good medium range pass plays 
too.  HB dive, stretch, and counter finish this set.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

WR Wheel - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  The left inside WR screens 
left, then breaks deep.  The HB screens right.  The right WR box cuts left to 
the middle. Hit the WR on the crooked post.

Slot Cross - Left WR deep slants in.  The left inside WR slants right, all the 
way across the field. The TE short streaks. The right WR streaks as well. 
Hit either left WR on the slant route.

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

There are several more short to medium pass plays leftover, and another weaker 
play action.
HB draw, dive, sweep, and belly strong are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Wiggins Option - The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to streak.  
The inside left WR slants left.  The TE options short, so audible him to slant 
left.  The right WR streaks.  Hit the receivers on the slants.

Several more short to medium range pass plays remain.  A few of them you've 
already seen so far. HB counter, draw, slam, stretch, smash and dive are 
some good run plays.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

QB Rollout - Left and far right WR's streak.  The TE slants left, while the 
inside right WR screens right.  Audible him to slant left.  Make sure your 
QB completes his rollout scramble, or this play can breakdown fast.

PA Cross Up - Left WR deep slants in.  The TE slants around left, to the 
middle.  Inside right WR slants deep right. Far right WR does a short 
comeback.  Audible him to slant left or streak.  Watch the blitz.  You should 
be able to find an open man.

The rest are short pass plays.  Nothing big.  HB split belly, power, draw 
and smash finish this set.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 2WR and 1TE bunched right)

PA Waggle - The left WR slants far right over the middle.  The TE goes short, 
so audible him to box cut right.  The inside right WR deep slants in.  The 
outside WR streaks.  Take your pick, but watch the blitz.

Finishing this set are a few decent medium range pass plays.  Add in HB 
quick pitch, counter and slam.


I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

Deep Cross - The left WR does a sharp curl in, then breaks deep.  The TE deep
 slants far left.  The right WR does a slant left, then goes deep.  The HB 
screens far left.  Your choice.

PA Streaks - Both WR's streak.  The TE slants left.  Audible both backs to 
screen to opposite sides.  Look for the TE here.

There are a few more good pass plays here, along with a couple more play 
actions. HB slam, sweep, draw, FB dive, and Vikings blast are some good run 
plays.  This is a good formation.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR's left)

Flea Flicker - Trick play.  The QB fakes the handoff to the HB up the middle. 
The HB tosses back to the QB for the pass. The outside left WR crooked posts 
in.  He's the target.  The inside right WR screens left, then breaks deep.  
The TE short streaks, so audible him to slant right for another option.

FB Flare - Left WR box cuts right.  The inside left WR deep slants in.  The 
TE slants right.  Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides.  Easy play.

Flats - Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR slants right. Both HB and FB 
screen to opposite sides.  Audible the TE to slant right for another pass 
option. You'll have to watch the blitz if you audible the TE off the line of 
scrimmage.

The rest are short to medium pass plays. There's also an okay play action 
as well.  HB toss, lead dive, off tackle and FB dive are the run plays.



I FORM-3WR   (3WR, 1HB, 1FB)

Deep Cross - The left WR streaks.  The FB short cuts around and to the middle. 
 Audible him to screen left. Both right WR's criss-cross deep.  Hit one of them.

966 H Flat - Left WR streaks.  HB screens right.  Both right WR's box cut to 
the left.  Precision is a must on this play.  Audible the inside right WR to 
slant right, if you can't get the original play to work.

A few more short to medium passes left.  HB blast, lead draw, and FB dive 
complete this set.



I FORM -TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FB Flat - Both TE's slant deep right. Hit one of them. FB screens right.  
The WR streaks.  Easy play.

FB Fake HB Toss - Again. QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then 
quickly tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You 
should be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

A couple short to medium range passes remain.  A weaker play action is here 
too. HB lead, blast, and FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK I-3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Nothing stands out here.  There are a few decent short to medium range passes, 
and a mediocre play action.  HB off tackle, wham and draw are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-2RB FLEX   (3WR, 2HB)

WR Post Corner - Both outside WR's deep slant in then out to opposite 
sidelines.  The inside right WR deep slants left.  He's the target. The left 
HB slants left, then sharply cuts right to the middle.  The right HB screens 
right.

Wasted formation.  A couple more corny short passes, along with a couple 
decent medium range plays.  A good play action is here though, and HB draw 
and RB inside are the 2 run plays.



SHOTGUN-2RB 3WR   (same as above except, 1HB and 1FB)

Streaks - All 3 WR's streak.  The HB short streaks.  Simple enough.

I expected more from this set. There are some good, but not great, short 
to deep range pass plays. However, none stood out. HB draw, and FB inside 
are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Deep In - Left WR does a comeback to the sideline. The inside left WR streaks 
diagonally to the right.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant left 
or right. The right WR deep box cuts left.  The HB screens right. Take your 
pick.

Slot Hook - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR does a short curl.  
The TE goes short left, so audible him to slant right or left, then get him 
the ball.

Double Smash - The inside left WR and the TE both slant to opposite sides.  
Hit one of them first. Both outside WR's go short, so audible them to streak, 
or slant both of them inside.

There are still some good medium to deep range pass plays. Now we are getting 
somewhere..HB mid draw and off tackle are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG   (same as above)

WR Fly - The left WR goes short left.  Audible him to streak or slant right.  
The TE short streaks, so you can audible him to slant left.  The inside right 
WR slants right.  Look for him.  The outside right WR streaks.

Posse Slants - The left and inside right WR's slant to the right.  The TE and 
the outside right WR slant to the left.  Take your pick on this nice play.

Several more short to medium range passing remains. Add in HB sweep and 
delay for a pretty good set.



SHOTGUN-TIGHT   (4WR, 1HB)

Bennett Option - Both inside WR's streak.  The outside left WR goes short, 
so audible him to slant right. The outside right WR slants right too.  Audible 
the HB to screen just in case.  Hit the WR's on the slant.

Circle - The outside left WR slants far right over the middle.  The inside 
left WR slants left, then breaks deep.  The inside right WR streaks, while 
the outside right WR box cuts right.  You can audible him to slant left if 
you want.  Audible the HB to screen too.  Your choice here.

There are several confusing looking medium pass plays here.  Several short 
ones too.  HB mid draw and sweep are the 2 run plays.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - All 4 WR's streak.

Slot Curl - Left WR goes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside left 
WR deep slants out.  The inside right WR goes short, so audible him to slant 
left.  The far right WR deep boxes left.  The HB screens right.  Somebody's 
open...

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.
 
Vikings Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short 
slants out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR 
deep slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Quite a few more good medium range pass plays are still available.  There's 
a screen and a play action here too.  HB mid draw, and 45 quick base are the
 run plays.



SHOTGUN-EMPTY TRIPS   (5WR)

Middle Corner Post - The outside left WR curls in short.  Audible him to slant 
right.  The inside left WR slants left, and then breaks deep.  The inside 
right WR deep slants out, then cuts in.  The middle right WR deep slants left 
towards the middle. The far right WR streaks.  Your choice here.

95 X/2 Comebacks - Both outside WR's run deep comeback routes. The inside 
left and middle right WR's streak.  The inside right WR deep slants in. Take 
your pick.

Corkers - I just like the name...LOL.  The inside left and middle right WR's 
deep slant to opposite sides.  Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them to 
streak.  The inside right WR goes short too, so audible him to slant right.  
Someone's going to get open.

Several more good short to deep range passing plays are still here. I really 
like this set.



PROS:       - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations
                 - Excellent variety of running plays
                 - The TE has a little fun too.
                 - Several shotgun sets


CONS:       - Several of the formations could have been a lot better
                 - You'll notice some of the same plays in different sets
                 - Too many short pass plays
                 - The FB gets no love (only a couple cheesy runs)



GRADE:          - PASSING - B+
                      - RUNNING - A -
                      - OVERALL - B+



I got pissed off early, because the formations weren't living up to it's 
potential.  Several of the same plays, lots of short passes, it just seemed 
boring.  Then it started to pick up.  The passes were more varied.  Good 
medium range and deep range passes. I was drooling when I saw all the shotgun 
formations, especially the SHOTGUN-EMPTY TRIPS formation. Those are the pass 
plays I like.  I just couldn't give the passing an A because of all the short 
passes and the weak formations that were a waste.   The running is great, 
plenty of varieties, not just up the middle.  I couldn't give the running an 
A+ because there wasn't any good FB runs.  Just short ones up the middle.  I
f these runs were equipped with some good FB variety, and the short 
meaningless passes in the 4 and 5 WR sets could be exchanged, for better ones, 
then you've got the PERFECT playbook.  So I arise from my dream to say this 
is a very good playbook nonetheless...
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19)  NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS  - (Bill Belichick) 


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses the ball back to 
the QB for the pass. The blitz should come quickly so know who you are going 
to throw the ball to.  I usually scramble straight to the right, and hit the 
WR cutting across the field with you.  The right WR streaks.

Ace TE Drag - The left WR streaks.  The left TE box cuts right.  The right TE 
crosses short, so audible him to slant right instead.  The right WR slants 
deep in.  Take your pick.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right 
WR deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

SE Post - Left WR deep slants in.  Right WR streaks. Left TE slants left, 
while the right TE short box cuts to the middle. Throw to the left WR or the 
left TE.

PA FL Clown - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The TE slants deep right.  
The right WR goes short, so audible him to streak or slant to the left.  
Audible the HB to screen, then take your pick.

A play action, a couple of option passes, and a nice medium range pass play 
remain.  HB draw, dive, counter trap, stretch, and pitch are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (2WR left, 2TE, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Play action pass play. Left WR streaks.  Inside left WR and 
the left TE slant route all the way across the field to the right.  Take your 
pick. Just lead your passes, and watch the blitz.

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside 
left WR slants left.  The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short 
left.  Audible him to slant right, then its take your pick.

A screen play, a couple option passes, and a weaker play action pass remain.  
HB delay, power, and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 1HB, 2TE's right)

Nothing big, 4 play actions, a screen, a short pass, an option play, and a 
medium range pass are here.  HB draw, dive, stretch, counter weak, sweep, 
and counter are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Left WR runs a very short curl in.  Inside left WR slants 
left to the sideline.
Inside right TE slants right, towards the sideline.  Outside right TE short 
curls to the right.  Audible the left WR and the Outside TE to streak. This 
will open up more of the field.

2 play actions, an option pass, and a medium range pass remain.  HB dive, 
draw, pitch, and counter are the run plays in this set.



SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE - (3TE, 1WR, 1HB)

TE Corners - Left TE and inside right TE do slants to the opposite sides of 
the field. The WR does a nice slant/drag move deep towards the middle. Hit 
any one of these 3.  The far right TE does o short box to the inside left. 
Avoid him, to much clutter in the middle.  Pretty nice play.

PA FL Stretch - Nice play action pass play.  The left TE and outside right 
TE do slants to the right.  The WR streaks.  The inside right TE does a screen 
to the right.  Lead your slanting receivers, you should be able to hit at 
least one of them. If the blitz comes, quickly get to the inside TE on the 
screen.

2 more play actions, an option pas, and a short pass play remain.  HB draw, 
smash, plunge, power, counter, and counter weak are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across
 the field to the right. Te blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. If 
you have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept getting 
blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the WR 
cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

FL Middle - Both left WR's criss-cross, then go deep. The right WR goes 5 
yards then cuts to the middle. Gently lob the ball over the defenders if using 
him. Otherwise, look for your WR's deep. You can screen to the HB too.

A couple of deep option passes, a couple of play actions, and a few short to 
medium range passes are here.  HB draw, slam, counter, stretch, counter trap, 
cutback, and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  Both inside WR's 
criss-cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

PA HB Out - Play action pass.  Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's 
slant left. Hit the WR's on the slant. Audible the HB to screen, in case 
there's trouble.

Strike Post - The outside left WR slants deep in.  The inside left WR box cuts 
to the right.  The inside right WR box cuts to the left.  The outside right WR 
box cuts deep left.  Your choice here.

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys.

Several nice medium to deep pass plays remain.  HB cutback, draw, pitch, 
slash, stretch, counter, and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK- EMPTY 4 WR 

Slot Corners - The far left and far right WR's do very short curls in. Look 
for the other 2 WR's running deep slants towards opposite sidelines. Very 
simple but effective pass play.

TE Post - Same as above, except the inside WR's streak.

Several more short, medium, and deep range passes remain. Most of them you'll 
notice are similar in routes.  



SINGLEBACK-EMPTY 5WR

Smash Fork - Left WR goes short.  Audible him to slant right. The inside right 
WR goes short too.  Audible him to slant left.  The other 2 WR's on the right 
criss-cross.  You should have no problems getting the ball downfield.

Comebacks - Both outside WR's run deep comeback routes to the outside. The 
inside left and middle right WR's streak.  The inside right WR box cuts short 
left. Audible him to slant left.  Take your pick.

Slot Angle Post - 2 WR's run slants to the left. the other 3 WR's run shorter 
screens to the left. Look for the inside WR to break deep.

Hail Mary - All 5 WR's take off straight downfield.

A few more short, medium, and deep passes remain.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run or 
pass. If you pass, you only have 2WR at your disposal, since the TE blocks 
on this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because 
you will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left across the field.  If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn 
the DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

A couple of option passes, a screen, a couple play actions, and a few short 
to medium range pass plays remain.  HB toss, stretch, dive, blast, draw, 
counter weak, FB dive strong, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FB Flat - Both TE's slant deep right.  Hit one of them.  FB screens right.  
The WR streaks.  Easy play.

WR Post - Inside left TE cuts short to the inside right.  Avoid him.  The 
outside TE slants to the sideline. The WR runs a deep post to the inside left.  
Throw to one of these two. Don't lob the ball, or screen to the HB.

Only a couple more weak passes left here.  HB counter strong, off tackle, 
slam, lead, and FB dive strong are the run plays.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

2 play actions, and 2 short passes are here.  The FB fake HB toss play is 
here again as well.
HB toss, lead toss, slam, counter, lead dive, and FB dive strong are the 
run plays.




STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your 
pick. Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

Double Flares - Left WR streaks. Right WR deep slants to the left. The TE 
box cuts left to the middle. Take your pick.

Several more good medium range passes here. HB toss weak, power, dive weak, 
counter trap, blast, counter weak, FB dive, and FB trap are the run plays.



STRONG I-JUMBO   (2TE, 1WR, 1HB, 1FB)

2 decent play actions and a medium range pass play are here.  HB weak dive, 
sweep, dive, counter, lead blast, and FB dive are the run plays



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards 
the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

Another play action, a couple of options, a screen, and a couple of relatively 
short pass plays remain.  HB dive, inside, counter weak, lead, power toss, 
draw, toss weak and FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

Flat Pressure - All 3 receivers slant right. The FB screens left. Take 
your pick.

A couple of options, and a couple relatively short pass plays remain. HB 
counter trap, power toss, inside, trap, lead, FB power.




SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

Corner Threat - The TE and inside left WR slant deep to opposite sides. Both 
outside WR's go short, so audible them to streak

PA Slot Post - Left WR box cuts right.  Inside left WR slants deep in. TE 
sharp screens right.  Audible him to slant inside left. Right WR does a 
comeback route to the sideline. Watch the blitz.

Several more short, medium, and deep range passes remain. HB sweep and mid 
draw are the runs.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.

Patriots Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short 
slants out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR 
deep slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants

Slot Outs - Good play if you need short yardage to pick up the 1st down.  
The 2 outside WR's streak deep. The 2 inside WR's cut short to opposite sides 
of the field.  If you deed the first, go short.

Another play action, and more short, medium, and deep pass plays remain.  
HB draw, quick base, and sweep.



SHOTGUN - SLOT STRONG TE FLIP  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Under - Both outside WR's streak.  Both the TE and the inside right WR 
short slant in.  The HB screens left.  Your choice.

Deep Dig -  The left WR box cuts left.  The TE short box cuts right. The 
inside right WR streaks.  The far right WR deep box cuts left. Your choice 
here. Accuracy is a must.

A nice mix of short, medium, and deep pass plays.  Only 1 run play though;
HB draw



SHOTGUN 5WR

Hitch Corners - The 2 outside WR's curl short.  Audible them to streak.  
The 2 inside WR's slant left.  The middle right WR slants right. You should 
be able to hit any of the WR's on the slant.

Hail Mary - All WR's streak deep.

Quite a few more medium to deep pass plays available.



PROS:           - Excellent run plays
                     - Top notch passing
                     - TE's have tons of fun
                     - 3, 4, 5 WR sets
                     - Everyone gets involved


CONS:   - None really


 
GRADE:                   - PASSING - A+
                               - RUNNING - A
                               - OVERALL - A+


C'mon, you really didn't think that the defending champions would have a weak 
playbook did you?  The passing is unbelievable. Everyone, I mean everyone 
gets involved.  TE's, WR's,  FB's,  HB's, all of them.  If you have lots of 
good players, this is the playbook for you.  If you have a bunch of decent 
players that you want their stats to improve, this is the playbook for you 
too.  3, 4, and 5 WR sets. In shotgun and singleback formations.  It's all 
here.  The running is top notch.  Lot's of variety, not just up the middle.  
You will definitely keep 'em guessing with this playbook.  This, and 
Jacksonville's playbook are definitely in the top 5 of all playbooks. Enjoy!
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20)  NEW  ORLEANS  SAINTS - (Jim Haslett)


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Ace TE Drag - The left WR streaks.  The left TE box cuts right.  The right 
TE crosses short, so audible him to slant right instead.  The right WR slants 
deep in.  Take your pick.

PA Deep Post - The left WR streaks.  The left TE box cuts in.  The right WR 
slants deep in  Easy play.

Saints Cross Up - Both TE's screen to opposite sides, then break deep. Both 
WR's streak.  Audible the HB to screen right.  Another easy play.

PA All Go - Play action pass.  All 4 receivers streak deep.

1 more play action and 4 short pass plays remain.  HB dive, counter, slam, 
belly strong, power and draw are the runs plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2TE's right, 2WR, 1HB)

Nothing big here.  A few short to medium pass plays.  HB counter weak, dive, 
and slant are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR's left, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Left WR runs a very short curl in.  Inside left WR slants left 
to the sideline.
Inside right TE slants right, towards the sideline.  Outside right TE short 
curls to the right.  Audible the left WR and the Outside TE to streak. This 
will open up more of the field.

A decent play action, and several more short passes remain.  HB dive, stretch, 
and counter weak are the only runs.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot In Drag - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR and the TE box 
cut short, so audible them to slant right.  Take your pick.

PA Rollout - Play action.  The far left WR and the TE deep slant right.  
Look for one of these 2.  The inside left WR goes short, so audible him to 
slant right. The right WR streaks.  Let the QB complete his rollout scramble 
before you pass.  I didn't a few times, and the play broke down.

A couple of nice option passes, and a few short to medium range pass plays.  
HB draw, sprint, counter trap, pitch, power, and plunge.



SINGLEBACK - TIGHT DOUBLES   (2WR left, 1TE, 1 WR right, 1HB)

Slot Corner - The outside left WR box cuts in.  The inside left WR slants 
left.  The TE crosses short left, so audible him to slant right, or streak.  
The right WR slants left in.  The HB screens left. Your choice.

There's a decent play action and several short to medium pass plays remaining.  
Nothing big.  HB draw, cutback, and stretch are the only runs.



SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

PA Boot RT - The left WR and the inside right WR slant to the right.  The TE 
goes short, so audible a slant left for him. The right WR streaks.  Take your 
pick here.

QB Rollout - Left and far right WR's streak.  The TE slants right, while the 
inside right WR goes short.  Audible him to slant left.  Make sure your QB 
completes his rollout scramble, or this play can breakdown fast.

Deep Attack - The left WR streaks.  The TE deep slants in.  The inside right 
WR deep slants out.  The far right WR goes short, audible him to slant left.  
Your choice here.

A nice "deuce option" play is here, along with some short pass plays.  HB 
strong, smash, belly strong, and counter are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

A decent play action is here, but the rest are weak pass plays.  You’re not 
missing anything here.  HB slash, draw, pitch, and dive are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-EMPTY TREY   (4WR, 1TE)

TE Middle - All 4 WR's streak.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
left or right. Easy enough.

Hi Lo Read - The outside left WR box cuts short right.  The inside left WR 
box cuts medium right.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant right.  
The inside right WR slants deep in, while the far right WR streaks. Take 
your pick.

A handful of short to deep passes remain.  



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left. Follow the blocking. You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

PA Streaks - Play action pass play. Both WR's streak. The TE slants short. 
I'd audible him to slant a little deeper, left or right. He's the target.

TE Out - The left WR slants right.  The TE box cuts short. The right WR 
streaks. The HB screens left. Easy play.

Another decent play action, and a few short to medium range pass plays 
are left.  HB slash, stretch, Saints 26 slam, HB slam, counter weak, Saints 
25 cut, off tackle, Deuce toss, and FB dive are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FB Flat - Both TE's slant deep right. Hit one of them. FB screens right.  
The WR streaks.  Easy play.

Another weaker play action is here. Two medium range passes, and 1 short pass 
play. Nothing big. HB off tackle, sweep, lead dive, and lead toss are the runs.



I FORM-BIG    (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

3 more play actions here.  2 of them are weak.  There's also a weak short 
pass play too.  Boring. HB blast, lead toss, misdirection, counter lead,
 and FB dive.



SPLITBACKS-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Streaks - All 3 receivers go deep.  Simple as that.

A decent QB rollout play, a couple of medium range option plays, and 2 pass 
plays - 1 of them short.  HB off tackle, draw, and FB dive are the only runs 
in this set.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

TE Slant In - Left WR box cuts right.  The TE slants out, then in.  The right 
WR deep slants right.  The HB screens left.  Easy play.

Another play action and a handful of okay medium range pass plays remain.  
HB dive, counter weak, and dive weak are the run plays.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 
Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions.  These 
are your targets.  The FB streaks up the middle.  You can also screen pass 
to the HB.  Okay play.

2 more play actions, and 2 medium range passes left.  HB dive, sweep, 
counter weak, lead blast, draw, and FB dive.



STRONG I-H TWIN TE   (2TE Right, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR)

Nothing big here.  A decent option pass, and 2 play actions -1 of them weak.  
There's a decent medium range pass play here though.  HB gut, lead and smash 
are the only runs.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards 
the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.


WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

Cross Under - Left WR runs a crooked post deep inside.  The inside left WR 
criss-crosses the left WR, and then breaks deep along the left sideline.  
The HB screens far right.  The TE runs short left over the middle.  Audible 
him to slant right, and he will be the first option.

A couple of play actions, an option pass, and a couple of short passes 
remain.  HB gut, wham, and FB power are the runs



WEAK I-TWIN TE (same as above, 2TE's right)

Nothing big.  A play action and a few short passes are here.  Look for the 
"Conwell Option" play.  HB gut, wham, counter trap, and FB power.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

HB Flare - Both outside WR's streak.  The TE short streaks, so audible him to 
slant right.  The inside left  WR slants right as well.  The HB screens right. 
Your choice.

Streaks - Everybody streaks downfield

A play action, a screen, and a handful of medium range pass plays are left.  
HB delay and off tackle are the 2 runs.



SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Strong Overload - The left WR, TE and inside right WR slant right.  The HB 
screens left.  The far right WR goes short.  Audible him to slant left, and 
then take your pick

Lots of medium range pass plays here.  HB sweep is the only run play.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.

There's a decent "McAllister option" play, but the rest are weak short 
passes.  Again, only one run play - HB delay.



SHOTGUN - EMPTY 4WR  

Slot Crossers - Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's criss-cross over 
the middle.  Easy enough.

A few decent medium passes, and 1 short one.



SHOTGUN 5WR BUNCH   (2WR's left, 3WR's bunched right)

Twin Streaks - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR box cuts to the 
outside.  The inside right WR cuts short, so audible him to slant right.  The
 middle right WR slants left.  Easy pickings.

Open Field Drag - The outside left WR slants deep in.  The inside left WR 
slant crosses far right.  The inside right WR cuts short, so audible him to 
slant left.  The middle right WR streaks.  The far right WR goes short.  
Audible him to slant left, or run an out-n-up route.  Your choice.

A handful of short, medium and deep range passes are still here.  
Not that big of a deal.



PROS:            - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations.
                      -  A handful of shotgun sets
                      -  Decent play actions



CONS:          - Needs more run plays in most sets
                     - Almost all the runs are up the middle
                     - Lots of short passes in the 4 and 5 WR sets
                     - Numerous repeated plays


GRADE:              - PASSING - C -
                          - RUNNING - D
                          - OVERALL - D -


Let me just say that my heart goes out to the hurricane victims and families 
that were affected.  I pray for them everyday, and I donated to their cause.  
Hopefully one day, they will be able to live a normal life, and eventually 
find a way to be happy again.



This playbook is boring.  If they actually used this playbook in real life, 
don't expect them to make it far in the playoffs anytime soon.  Sorry Saints 
fans.  The passing is very conservative.  Lots and lots of short to medium 
range pass plays. Nothing that will wow you.  Don't be fooled by the 4 and 5 
WR formations, or the shotgun sets.  While there is some deep passes, it’s 
not enough to keep you interested.  The running is mediocre at best.  Not 
enough run plays in quite a few sets.  Some sets only have 2 or 3 run plays 
in them.  Last time I checked, Deuce McAllister was a great HB...It's just 
too bad they don't utilize his skills. Most of the run plays are the same, 
with most just going up the middle.  The best running plays were in the 
I FORM - NORMAL formation, which you'll end up abusing. By then, you will 
probably be getting blitzed constantly, because your opponents will know your 
plays before you even call them.
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21)  NEW YORK GIANTS  - (Tom Coughlin)


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Giants Cross Ups - Both TE's screen to opposite sides, then break deep.  Both 
WR's streak.  Audible the HB to screen right.  Another easy play.

Post Flags - Both WR's slant in, and then cut outside to the opposite corners.  
Both TE's cross short.  Audible them both to slant right.

An option, 2 play actions, and several short pass plays remain.  HB blast, 
dive, Giants 25 counter, smash, split belly, power, and QB sneak are the 
run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

PA TE Corner - Play action pass.  The right WR streaks. The left WR and the 
right TE crooked post deep right.  Look for one of these guys.  The left TE 
goes short right.  Audible him to slant left or right.  Watch the blitz.

HB Swing - Left WR does a comeback inside. The right TE slants left inside.  
The right WR does a comeback short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB screens 
right.  Look for the right TE here.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right WR 
deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to either 
side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

2 more play actions, an option pass, a short pass, and a couple of medium 
range pass plays remain.  HB slant, stretch, counter, blunt dive, cutback, 
dive, and draw are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

WR Drag - Left WR does the comeback route towards the sideline.  Inside TE 
box cuts left towards the middle.  The outside TE short slants to the right. 
He's your man. The right WR does a short cross over the middle.  Audible him 
to streak.

3 more play actions, an option pass, and a few short to medium range pass 
plays remain.  HB slant, belly weak, draw, and counter weak are your run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

TE Shallow - Both the inside left and right side WR's streak.  The outside 
left WR runs a comeback route to the outside.  The TE slant crosses short, 
and far left.  Your choice.

Cross Up - Both the inside left WR and the right WR deep slant left.  The TE 
box cuts in.  The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to streak. The 
HB screens left. Easy play. 

PA Comeback -Both outside WR's run deep comeback routes.  The inside left 
WR streaks.  Watch out for the blitz.

A screen, an option play, 2 more play actions, and a few short pass plays 
remain.  HB slam, draw, counter trap, slant, dive, and Giants 25 counter are 
the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

WR Post -  The left WR box slants left.  The TE and the inside right WR slant 
cross far left.  The far right WR deep slants in.  Your choice here.

Nothing else stands out to me here.  There is an option pass, 3 decent play 
actions, and a bunch of short to medium range pass plays leftover.  HB smash, 
draw, slant, blunt dive, sprint, and power are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Drop In - Outside left WR short boxes right.  Audible him to slant right.  
The inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR short crosses left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The far right WR box cuts deep left.  Take your 
pick; just watch the blitz on this play action play.

Giants Smash - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak.

2 options and several short to medium pass plays leftover.  HB draw, cutback, 
dive, and Giants 22 counter are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-FLIP TRIPS  (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

Drive - Left WR streaks.  Inside right WR semi-slants up the middle.  Middle 
right WR box cuts left.  The far right WR short drags left to the middle. 
Audible him or avoid him. You are on your own on this one. It's a risk to 
throw up the middle on this play.

That's about it here.  A few short and medium range passes.  HB draw, 
counter trap, and toss crack are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK - EMPTY 4WR   (4WR, 1TE)

TE Post - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them to streak.  Both inside 
WR's streak too.  The TE slants right.  Look for him first.

This set could've been a lot better.  Plenty of short to medium range passes 
leftover.  A couple of deep ones too, but they're no big deal.  



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right.  The TE box cuts short left, so audible 
him to slant right.  The right WR streaks.  The HB screens right.  Simple 
enough...

PA Clearout - All 3 receivers streak.  The FB screens right.  Simple.

Deep Cross - The left WR sharply curls short inside, then quickly breaks deep.  
The TE slant crosses far left.  The right WR slants in, then breaks deep.  The 
HB screens left.  Nice play.

3 option passes, 2 more play actions, and a medium pass play remain.  HB lead 
dive, slash, Giants 24 lead, misdirection, slam, sweep strong, FB dive and a 
WR (Plaxico) reverse are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

FB Flare - Both inside left WR and TE slant right. Look for one of these guys.  
The outside left WR short box cuts right.  Audible him to box cut a little 
deeper.  Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides.

A play action, an option, and a few medium pass plays remain.  HB toss, 
lead dive, off tackle, draw, and blast are the run plays.



I FORM-CLOSE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

A bunch of play actions, an option pass, and a few medium range pass plays 
are here.  HB counter, lead dive, counter weak, sweep, Giants 24 lead, and a 
WR end around are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

2 play actions and 2 short passes are here.  Nothing big.  HB slam, lead toss, 
counter strong, lead, and FB dive strong are the run plays.



FULLHOUSE - NORMAL WIDE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA Middle - Both TE and FB screen to opposite sides, then breaks deep. The 
left WR box cuts right.  The right WR crooked posts, deep in.  He's the man.

Fake Dive Pitch - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, and then 
quickly tosses left to the HB, whose running left.  Follow the blocking.  

A screen, and 2 short passes is all that's left. HB draw, slam, smash, sweep, 
dive, counter lead, and FB slam.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Counter Flat - The left WR box drags left.  Audible the TE to slant right.  
The right WR crooked posts in.  Watch the blitz.

2 more option plays, 2 play actions, and a medium range pass await. HB sweep, 
draw, off tackle, dive weak, blast, and FB dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions. These are 
your targets. The FB streaks up the middle. You can also screen pass to 
the HB.  Okay play.

3 play actions, and a couple short to medium passes here. HB counter weak, 
lead blast, sweep, and FB dive are the runs.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

TE Fade - Left WR deep slants in.  TE runs diagonally right to the sideline.  
The right WR criss crosses the TE on a long slant across the field.  HB 
screens left. Decent play. Take your pick here.

2 more play actions, 2 option passes, a short and a medium pass are leftover.  
HB off tackle weak, dive, double counter, toss weak, and draw are the run 
plays.



WEAK I-TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  Both TE's slant left across the middle. FB 
screens left.  Take your pick.

Another play action, a medium range pass, and a couple of short pass plays 
remain.  HB gut, counter trap, dive, and FB power are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL OFFSET WEAK  ( 1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

WR Over - The inside left WR and the right WR streak.  The outside left WR 
box cuts to the right. The TE crosses short left, so audible him to slant 
right. The HB circle screens right.

An option and lots of short to medium range pass plays remain.  Nothing huge.  
HB sweep and mid draw are the runs.



SHOTGUN TRIPS BUNCH  (1WR LEFT, 1TE, 2WR BUNCHED RIGHT)

Switch Special - The left WR slant crosses short, and to the far right.  
Audible him to streak.  The TE screens right.  Audible him to slant left.  
The inside right WR slants right, then goes deep. The outside right WR box 
cuts to the right.  Your choice here.

A screen, a deep option, and a handful of short to medium range passes.  
Only 1 run - HB mid draw.



SHOTGUN - SLOT STRONG TE FLIP  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Under - Both outside WR's streak.  Both the TE and the inside right 
WR short slant in.  The HB screens left.  Your choice.

Deep Dig -  The left WR box cuts left.  The TE short box cuts right. The 
inside right WR streaks. The far right WR deep box cuts left. Your choice 
here. Accuracy is a must.

A screen, an option play, a short pass, and several medium to deep pass plays 
remain.  HB draw, mid draw.


PROS:         - Great running plays
                   - TE's get involved
                   - Nice play actions


CONS:          - No 5WR formations
                    - Vulnerable to the blitz
                    - Receivers take a while to get open on some pass plays
                    - Not a real deep threat playbook


This playbook could be better. This playbook is slightly above average IMO.  
There is a nice mixture of passes, however no real deep threat. Plenty of 
good play actions though, and I got some good use out of my TE(s).  No 5 WR 
set, so I was a little disappointed about that. I still managed to pass for 
good yardage though.  Be careful of the SINGLEBACK - EMPTY 4 WR set, there 
is no backfield blocking, and you will be blitzed heavily. The running is 
excellent, lots of different types of runs. A few FB touches as well. 
Overall, I think gamers will like this playbook. It's not that bad,  just 
not for me.
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22)  NEW YORK JETS   - (Herman Edwards)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses the ball back to 
the QB for the pass. The blitz should come quickly so know who you are going 
to throw the ball to.  I usually scramble straight to the right, and hit the 
WR cutting across the field with you.  The right WR streaks.

 PA Deep In  - Play action pass play.  Right WR does a 10 yard curl to the 
sideline. The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left TE 
criss-crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep.  The right TE does a slant 
towards the middle.  Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right WR 
deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

Martin Option -  Both TE's streak.  The left WR runs a comeback route to the 
outside.  The right WR deep box cuts to the left.  The HB options short.  
Take your pick.

2 more option passes and 1 more play action remain.  HB dive, counter, pitch, 
smash, and off tackle are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

Weak set.  2 short play actions, a screen, a couple of short passes, and a 
medium range option pass.  HB dive, slant, and counter are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

PA TE Corner - Play action pass.  The right WR streaks. The left WR and the 
right TE crooked post deep right.  Look for one of these guys.  The left TE 
goes short right.  Audible him to slant left or right.  Watch the blitz.

HB Swing - Left WR does a comeback inside. The right TE slants left inside.  
The right WR does a comeback short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB screens 
right.  Look for the right TE here.

A decent option pass, another play action, and a short pass play remain.  
HB dive, power, cutback, and blunt dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Rollout - Play action.  The far left WR and the TE deep slant right.  Look 
for one of these 2.  The inside left WR goes short, so audible him to 
slant right. The right WR streaks.  Let the QB complete his rollout scramble 
before you pass.  I didn't a few times, and the play broke down.

Post Corners - The left and right outside WR's run cut slants deep to opposite 
sidelines.  The inside left WR streaks, while the TE slants left over the 
middle.  Look for the TE on this play.

Cross Up - Both the inside left WR and the right WR deep slant left.  The TE 
box cuts in.  The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to streak. The HB 
screens left. Easy play.

Double Hitch - Both the TE and the left inside WR slant to the right.  The 
left outside WR goes short, so audible him to streak.  The right WR goes short 
too, so audible him to slant left or streak.


Another play action, a couple of option passes, and a couple short to medium 
range pass plays remain.  HB smash, sprint, draw, plunge, pitch, dive, and 
sweep are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Safety Bait - WR on the left side does a short curl.  The TE and 2 right 
side WR's criss cross. If you're quick, you can catch a WR in stride.
Stay away from the left side WR, the CB usually gets in front of the 
ball if thrown that way.

PA Trap X - Clown - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside right WR 
screens right, and then goes deep.  The right outside WR box cuts short left.

Slot Zig Out - Both the left WR and the right outside WR streak.  The TE 
slants right.  The inside right WR goes short, audible him to slant left.

An option and a few medium range passes remain.  HB draw, power, sprint, 
blunt dive and counter are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE&2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

PA Pin Deep - Left WR does a comeback to the sidelines.  TE screens right, 
audible him to slant right to the sideline, then he's a good option.  Middle 
right WR box cuts inside, while the far right WR slants deep in, slightly 
inside.  You should hit someone, but because this is a play action pass, watch 
the blitz.

Smash Slot Post - Left side WR runs short left.  TE short post in. WR in 
the middle of the bunch slants. WR on the far right waits for the immediate 
screen pass.  How about a floater to that middle WR?

An option and 2 short passes remain.  HB slam, draw, counter trap, and quick 
pitch are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TIGHT FLEX   (4WR 1HB)

PA Waggle - The outside left WR streaks.  The inside left WR slant crosses 
far right.  The inside right WR deep slants right.  The outside right WR goes 
short.  Audible him to slant left.  Take your pick here.

2 option passes, a screen, and a relatively short pass remain.  HB slant, 
dive, slam, and counter are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Drop In - Outside left WR short boxes right.  Audible him to slant right.  
The inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR short crosses left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The far right WR box cuts deep left.  Take your 
pick; just watch the blitz on this play action play.

Posts - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR deep slants right.  
The inside right WR slants left.  Nice play.

Another play action, and several good medium to deep range pass plays remain.  
HB sprint, off tackle, draw and toss are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK- EMPTY 4 WR 

Slot Corners - The far left and far right WR's do very short curls in. Look 
for the other 2 WR's running deep slants towards opposite sidelines. Very 
simple but effective pass play.

A screen, an option, and several more good medium to deep range pass plays.  



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run or 
pass. If you pass, you only have 2WR at your disposal, since the TE blocks 
on this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because 
you will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left across the field.  If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn 
the DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right.  The TE box cuts short left, so audible 
him to slant right. The right WR streaks. The HB screens right. Simple enough.

2 options, another nice play action, a screen, and a couple medium range 
passes remain.  HB slam, dive, counter, toss, FB dive, FB dive strong, and 
a WR reverse are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

A screen, an option pass, and another play action are leftover.  HB dive, 
draw, slash, counter, and lead toss are the run plays.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

Pump N Go - The left TE and WR both short cut inside, then break deep. The HB 
screens right. Audible the other TE to slant right for an extra pass option.

Deep Cross - The left TE short cuts in, then breaks deep.  The right TE 
streaks.  The WR deep slants inside. The HB circle screens to the right.

A screen, a short pass, and a medium pass play remain.  HB lead toss, 
lead dive, counter, toss, FB dive, and FB dive strong are the run plays.



STRONG I-H PRO   (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FB Flat - Play action pass play.  Right WR streaks. Left WR stutter-steps 
inside. The TE does a medium cut to the middle left.  Accuracy is a must. 
You could screen pass to the FB also. Nice play.

2 more play actions, a couple good option passes, and a couple medium range 
pass plays remain.  HB counter lead, counter weak, sweep, stretch, dive weak, 
draw, Fake FB HB counter, and FB trap are the run plays.



STRONG I - H TWINS   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 
Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions. These are 
your targets.  The FB streaks up the middle.  You can also screen pass to 
the HB.  Okay play.

A screen, an option pass, a couple more play actions, and several medium range 
pass plays remain.  HB dive, stretch, sweep, counter weak,  lead, PA QB boot, 
Fake FB HB counter,  and FB trap are the run plays.



WEAK I - H PRO  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

TE Fade - Money Play.  HB screens left .  Left WR runs deep slant in. The TE 
and right WR criss-cross.  You can lob to the TE, or bullet pass to the left 
WR.  How about a lead pass to the right WR going left across the field? I 
always get someone open on this play. 

Streaks - Everyone streaks.  The HB screens far right.

A screen, a play action, 3 option passes, a couple short passes, and a medium 
pass play remain.  HB draw, lead, double counter, gut, wham, counter weak, PA 
QB boot, and FB power are the run plays.



WEAK I-H TWINS   (same as above, 2 WR's left)

PA Waggle - All 3 receivers slant far and deep right. The FB screens right.  
Another easy play.

TE Shallow - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside left WR 
slant crosses far right over the middle.  The TE crosses short left. Audible 
him to slant deeper slant left instead.  The HB screens right.  Your choice.

Another play action, an option pass, and a couple medium pass plays remain.  
HB lead, gut, dive, counter, and FB power are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL OFFSET WEAK  ( 1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

Dig Wheel - The outside left WR box cuts right.  The inside left WR screens 
left, and then breaks deep.  The TE short crosses left.  Audible a slant right 
for him.  The right WR deep slants in Someone’s open

3 options, a screen, and lot's of decent short to medium pass plays leftover.  
HB delay and mid draw, are the 2 run plays.



SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Sprint RT Option - Both outside WR's streak.  TE slants to the right sideline. 
Inside right WR does a sharp screen right. Audible him to a slant left over 
the middle, which will give you another pass option. If you do, someone will 
get open.  If you have a fast QB, you can run the ball right, since he will be 
running in that direction anyway.

A play action, 2 option passes, and several more short to medium pass plays 
remain. Only 1 run - HB draw.



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.

Jets Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short slants 
out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR deep 
slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Hail Mary - All 4 WR's streak.

Corner Threat - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys. Audible the HB to screen.

Slot Flags - Both inside WR slant opposite sides.  Both outside WR's go 
short, so audible them to streak.  The HB crooked posts up the middle.

An option pass, and several more good medium to deep range pass plays 
remain.  1 run play - HB draw.



PROS:            - Excellent running
                      - Great passing
                      - Lots of Singleback formations
                      - Nice play actions
                      - Everyone gets involved



CONS:               - No 5 WR sets
                         - A couple of weak formations



GRADE:               - PASSING - A - 
                           - RUNNING - A+
                           - OVERALL - A

 

This playbook is just great!  Excellent play selections.  The passing is 
sweet.  Nice WR and TE routes.  There was so much to choose from.  I was 
able to get everyone involved.  My only gripes about the passing were, no 5 
WR formations, and a couple of formations that had weak pass plays.  They 
are the SINGLEBACK -BIG TWIN WR and I FORM - TWIN WR sets. These are 
normally run sets, but with a few audibles, you should be just fine. The 
running was beautiful, nice selection.  Tosses, counters, sweeps, it's all 
here. You can have monster games by setting up the passes with good run 
plays. If you have 2 good HB's, you can alternate between them, almost 
guaranteed 2 1,000 yard rushers by seasons end. The FB gets involved a 
little later on in the playbook, but mostly runs up the middle. Having a 
speedy QB helps as well, because of the play action QB runs. If you have 4 
good WR's, 1 or 2 decent TE's, and 2 good HB's. THIS IS DEFINITELY the 
playbook for you!  Definitely top 5 of all playbooks.  Have fun!
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23)  OAKLAND RAIDERS  - (Norv Turner)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Jordan Option -  Both TE's streak.  The left WR runs a comeback route to the 
outside.  The right WR deep box cuts to the left.  The HB options short.  
Take your pick.

Raider Fade - The left WR deep slants in.  The left TE slants short right.  
The right TE crosses short, so audible him to slant right. The right WR 
streaks.  Your choice here.

PA Deep Threat - The left WR, both TE's,  and the HB all streak.  The right 
WR box cuts left. Sweet play action play, just watch the blitz.

Another play action, another option pass, a short pass, and a medium range 
pass remain.  HB draw, slam, belly weak, and counter are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

PA TE Corner - Play action pass. The right WR streaks. The left WR and the 
right TE crooked post deep right.  Look for one of these guys.  The left TE 
goes short right.  Audible him to slant left or right.  Watch the blitz.

HB Swing - Left WR does a comeback inside. The right TE slants left inside.  
The right WR does a comeback short.  Audible him to streak. The HB screens 
right.  Look for the right TE here.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right WR 
deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  The left TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
right.  The right TE slants over the middle, to the far left. The right WR 
slants left. Watch the blitz here.

Another play action, a short pass, and a medium range pass remain. HB 
counter, dive, blunt dive, draw, and stretch are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

WR Drag - Left WR does the comeback route towards the sideline. Inside TE 
box cuts left towards the middle.  The outside TE short slants to the right. 
He's your man. The right WR does a short cross over the middle. Audible him 
to streak.

Nothing big leftover.  A screen, an option, and a couple medium range passes.  
HB split belly, plunge, and off tackle are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across 
the field to the right. Te blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. If 
you have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept getting 
blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the WR 
cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

PA Rollout - Play action. The far left WR and the TE deep slant right. Look 
for one of these 2.  The inside left WR goes short, so audible him to slant 
right. The right WR streaks.  Let the QB complete his rollout scramble before 
you pass. I didn't a few times, and the play broke down.

Deep Attack - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR slants right.  
TE goes short, so audible him to slant.  Hit the receivers on the slant.

A few options, a screen, a short pass, and a couple medium range pass plays 
remain.  HB draw, pitch, cutback, counter trap, dive and slant are the run 
plays.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

WR Post - The left WR box slants left. The TE and the inside right WR slant 
cross far left.  The far right WR deep slants in.  Your choice here.

PA All Go - Everyone goes deep, look for the TE slanting across the middle.

Deep Attack - The left WR streaks.  The TE deep slants in. The inside right 
WR deep slants out.  The far right WR goes short, audible him to slant left.  
Your choice here.

HB Checkdown - The left WR runs an out-n-up route deep. The inside right 
WR streaks.  The far right WR box cuts inside.  The HB screens to the right.

Another play action, an option, and a couple medium to deep pass plays 
remain.  HB blunt dive, draw, counter trap, slant, and belly weak are the run 
plays.



SINGLEBACK - OFFSET STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB right)

FL Drag - The outside left WR streaks. The inside left WR box cuts right.  
The TE slants right.  The right WR goes short, so audible him to streak.  
Take your pick here.

TE Corner - The far left WR runs a comeback route to the outside. The inside 
left WR crooked posts deep in.  The TE slants to the right.  The HB slants 
right, then cuts sharply towards the middle.  The right WR goes short, so 
audible him to streak. Again, your choice.

A screen, and a couple of medium range passes remain.  HB slam, delay, and 
belly strong are the runs.


SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE&2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Smash Slot Post - Left side WR runs short left.  TE short post in. WR in the 
middle of the bunch slants. WR on the far right waits for the immediate screen 
pass. How about a floater to that middle WR?

PA Boot Over - The left WR Streaks.  The rest of the receivers slant cross 
left.  Watch the blitz.  Audible the TE to slant right, and get him the ball.

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left.  The TE slants left inside.  
The middle right WR options short.  Audible a slant right for him. The far 
right WR streaks.  Look for the TE or middle right WR.

Another play action, and some short to medium range pass plays are leftover.  
HB quick pitch, Jordan draw, slash, and a WR end around (reverse).


SINGLEBACK - TIGHT  (4WR, 1HB)

Strike Post - Left WR slants deep in.  Left inside WR boxes right to the 
middle.  Inside right WR boxes short and left to the middle, while the right 
WR boxes deep left to the middle. Basically everyone cuts to the middle at 
different ranges. You should get someone, just lead your passes.

A play action, an option, and a few good medium range pass plays remain.  
HB off tackle and delay are the 2 run plays.



SINGLEBACK - EMPTY 4WR   (4WR)

All Streaks -  All 4 WR's streak

A screen play and lots of good medium to deep range pass plays are still 
available.  



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

Post Flags - Both WR's slant in, then sharply out to opposite sidelines.  
The TE slants inside.  He's the man.  The HB screens left.

PA Streaks - Play action pass play. Both WR's streak.  The TE slants short. 
I'd audible him to slant a little deeper, left or right. He's the target.

2 more play actions, a couple of options, and a few short to medium range 
pass plays remain.  HB sweep, dive, blast, misdirection, slam, counter, 
lead toss, and FB dive are the run plays.


I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

Out N Ups - The outside left WR and the TE run out-n-up routes deep.  The 
inside left WR box cuts right.  Simple.

Another play action, 2 short and 2 medium range passes leftover.  HB lead 
dive, counter toss, and lead toss are the run plays here.



I FORM-3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

966 H Flat - Left WR streaks.  HB screens right.  Both right WR's box cut 
to the left.  Precision is a must on this play.  Audible the inside right WR 
to slant right, if you can't get the original play to work.

A play action, a medium range pass, and a couple of option passes remain.  
HB draw, toss, dive, and FB dive strong are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. 

PA FB Flat - Both TE's slant deep right.  Hit one of them.  FB screens right.  
The WR streaks.  Easy play.

Another play action, a short pass, and a medium range pass are leftover.  
HB lead dive, blast, lead, and FB dive are the run plays.



SPLITBACKS - FLEX CLOSE   (1WR left, 2WR's stacked right, 1HB, 1FB)

Raider Switch - The left WR crosses short, so audible him to streak.  The 
inside right WR crooked posts deep out, while the outside right WR crooked 
posts in.  The FB screens right.  Nice play.

A screen, and a couple of short to medium passes are leftover.  HB off tackle, 
draw, and quick toss are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Counter Flat - The left WR box drags left.  Audible the TE to slant right.  
The right WR crooked posts in.  Watch the blitz.

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

844 Hook - The left WR slants deep in.  Both the TE and right WR box cut 
left.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Accuracy is a must.

Another play action, a couple of option passes, and a couple medium range 
pass plays remain.  HB stretch, dive, counter lead, and FB dive are the run 
plays.


STRONG I - TWIN WR   (2WR left, 2TE, 1HB)

A screen, a couple of play actions, and a couple of medium range pass plays.  
HB dive, off tackle, and counter weak are the run plays.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

TE Fade - Left WR deep slants in.  TE runs diagonally right to the sideline.  
The right WR criss crosses the TE on a long slant across the field.  HB 
screens left. Decent play.  Take your pick here.

TE Hook In - The left WR box drags left.  The TE goes short, so audible him to 
slant left.  He's the target.  The right WR does a pump-n-go route deep.  The 
HB screens left.

2 play actions and several short to medium range pass plays remain.  HB off 
tackle, wham, counter trap, inside, and FB power are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

PA Waggle - All 3 receivers slant far and deep right.  The FB screens right.  
Another easy play.

Raiders Fade - The outside left WR goes deep.  Both the inside left WR and the 
TE slant to the right.  Audible the HB to screen right just in case.

Another play action, a screen, a couple of option passes, and a medium range 
pass play await.  HB wham, trap, draw, inside, and FB power are the run plays.


WEAK I- TIGHT TWINS   (same as above, just a tight formation)

Nothing fancy, a bunch of short passes are here.  HB dive, counter, draw, and 
wham are the run plays. 


WEAK I - CLOSE   (1HB, 1FB, 2WR, 1TE)

TE Fade - Money Play.  HB screens left .  Left WR runs deep slant in.  The TE 
and right WR criss-cross.  You can lob to the TE, or bullet pass to the left 
WR.  How about a lead pass to the right WR going left across the field? 
I always get someone open on this play. 

A few play actions, and a couple medium range pass plays remain.  HB gut, 
lead, and quick pitch are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  Both TE's slant left across the middle.  FB 
screens left.  Take your pick.

Nothing big, another play action and some short pass plays.  HB lead, 
counter trap, dive, and FB power are the run plays.


SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - Left WR streaks. Inside right WR slants far left across the field. 
Right WR box cuts left. Both backs screen to opposite sides. I'd audible 
both left WR's to criss-cross, then hit one of them.

Lots of short, medium and deep pass plays leftover.  Only 1 run - HB draw.


PROS:          - Lots of nice play actions
                    - Pretty good running plays
                    - Lots of singleback formations



CONS:            - Not much FB usage
                      - Only 1 shotgun set
                      - No 5 WR formations


GRADE:              - PASSING - B
                          - RUNNING - B+
                          - OVERALL - B


I thought this playbook was okay.  Somewhere in the middle of all playbooks.  
It has some good plays, but nothing to astound you.  I think the play actions 
are actually the best part of the passing game.  You need some good offensive 
linemen here to pull of most of these play actions.  There's lots of decent 
medium range passes as well.  I don't think this playbook is good for someone 
who has 4 or more good WR's.  There is only 1 shotgun set, which is mediocre 
at best.  Considering how much Kerry Collins likes to throw deep, I figured 
this playbook would have one of the top passing games around.  The running 
is actually pretty good; decent variety, not just up the middle. If you have 
a speedy HB, he'll shine.  If you have a power back, you'll break some tackles 
often.  Any type of decent HB will do well here. Not much FB run plays though.  
This is a decent playbook, nothing fancy; kind of a plain Jane if you will.
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24)  PHILADELPHIA  EAGLES - (Andy Reid) 


SINGLEBACK- BIG (2TE, 2WR, 1RB)

Flea Flicker - Trick play.  HB gets handoff from QB and fakes a run.  HB then 
tosses back to the QB for a pass. WR's are streaking, while the TE on the 
left sides runs a slant to the left. If timed right, you can get a monster gain.

Double Drag - Both TE's run a slant left, while the WR's cut short to the 
inside.  Stay away from the WR's, it gets too crowded in the middle. Use 
the TE's on this play.

The rest of the plays are a few play action plays, HB dive, draw, counter, 
and pitch are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK- NORMAL (3WR, 1TE, 1WR 1HB)

PA Deep In - 2WR run deep outs. The TE posts inside left, and the other left 
WR runs a short box to the right. Decent medium range play. Just don't keep 
abusing this play.  The computer catches on fast.

WR Reverse Pass - Another Trick play.  QB tosses to the HB running left. HB 
hands off to the left side WR, who’s running around to the right. You can 
either run the ball with the WR, or throw a pass. Very dangerous if you don't 
react quickly. Veterans of Madden can pull this off if they know what they are 
doing.

FL Reverse - Left WR gets handoff from the HB, whose running left. No passing 
here, so you better have a speedy WR. Dangerous! See above.

HB Pitch - Simple pitch to the HB going left. Don't turbo right away, follow 
your blockers first, and then burn rubber.

The rest are simple short range passes, HB dive, counter, stretch, draw. and 
cutback are the run plays. If you’re a conservative player, you'll be using 
this set the most.



SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Play action pass play.  2 WR's and the TE run slants, while the 
right side receiver runs a short curl.  You should be able to get a man open 
on this play. Watch out for the blitz.

Safety Bait - WR on the left side does a short curl.  The TE and 2 right side 
WR's criss cross. If you a quick, you can catch a WR in stride. Stay away from 
the left side WR, the CB usually gets in front of the ball if thrown that way.

A couple of other weak play action plays, HB counter, stretch and draw are the 
runs. There's a short screen play too.



SINGLEBACK TRIPS BUNCH (3WR, 1TE 1HB)

PA Draw Pass - TE runs deep post slightly left. Everyone else runs short 
routes.  Only meant for the TE, if he's good.

Smash Slot Post - Left side WR runs short left.  TE short post in. WR in the 
middle of the bunch slants. WR on the far right waits for the immediate screen 
pass. How about a floater to that middle WR?

Again, a couple of play action passes, HB pitch, slam, draw, and counter are 
the run plays.



SINGLEBACK WR FLEX - (4WR, 1RB)

Hail Mary - Everyone Streaks straight downfield. Hope you have good WR's.

HB Screen - Basic screen pass play. Better get rid of the ball fast or you'll 
be eatin' turf.

A play action cross play, a couple of short slant plays, HB dive, cutback, 
draw and stretch are the run plays. I expected a lot more from this formation.



SINGLEBACK TRIPS WR - (1WR left, 3WR right, 1HB)

Comebacks - Outside WR's streak downfield then sharply curl to the sidelines. 
Inside right WR runs a short slant to the left. Accuracy is important on 
this play.

WR Hook Out - 3WR run short routes left.  Middle right WR screens right. You 
should lead your receivers, otherwise the ball will be deflected.

This set finishes with a couple of corny short cross pass plays. Of course, 
there's another play action too.  HB slam, draw, and sprint are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK EMPTY 5 WR      (5WR )

Slot Angle Post - 2 WR's run slants to the left. The other 3 WR's run shorter 
screens to the left. Look for the inside WR to break deep.

Smashfork - 2 WR run medium posts to the inside left. 2 other WR's run very 
short cuts to the right. Avoid these right side guys. The  middle right WR 
slant crosses to the right sideline. Cheap play, but effective. You should 
have at least 3 options to throw to.

A couple more short slant and cross passes. Needs better plays IMO.



I FORM-NORMAL - (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

PA Streaks - Play action pass.  WR's streak, TE does a short slant route. 
Throw deep to WR's for a big gain.  Watch out for the blitz, and throw it 
away if needed.

HB Pass - QB tosses to HB. HB can run or throw to an open receiver. Make 
up your mind quickly or lose yardage.

Eagles WR Hand - Trick play.  A reverse to the HB, then the WR. Better be 
fast, but this play can get you some good yards if done correctly.

Eagles HB Dive - A fake reverse. Just a simple handoff to the HB up the 
middle.

Double PA Pass - QB fakes a handoff to the HB and the WR, and then throws 
deep. My favorite play. Sweet - IF IT WORKS.

FB Fake HB Toss - Another sweet play. QB fakes handoff to the FB running 
right, and then quickly tosses to the HB running left. Sweet Play, just don't 
abuse it. Only use it to catch the opponents off guard.

This formation has a handful of trick plays.  Veterans of Madden will love 
'em, while newbies will struggle with it.  HB dive weak, lead toss, Eagles 
HB dive, counter, FB dive fake HB, draw and PA QB boot are the run plays.



I FORM 3 WR - (same as above, just 3 WR's now.)

Flats - 3 WR's deep both backs screen to opposite sides. Utilize the WR 
slanting in towards the left, or screen pass to your backs. Good Play.

FB Flare - FB screens right. Left WR cuts sharply to the right as well. The 
right side WR criss crosses.  Someone will be open, will you see them?

A few more weak pass plays remain.  HB lead, lead toss, draw, dive and FB 
dive strong are the run plays.




I  FORM TWIN TE - (2TE, 1 WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Not much worth mentioning here. A couple of play action short passes.  Pretty 
weak.  HB lead, lead toss, counter strong, FB fake HB toss, and FB dive are 
the run plays.




SPLITBACKS-3WR - (2WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Plain type of play.  HB screens left. Hit the WR on a quick slant 
or cross in.

Nothing more really.  An option pass and a screen play.  A couple of weak 
runs up the middle.



SPLITBACKS NORMAL - (Same as above, 2WR's instead)

TE Post - Basic post pass toward the left. Right side WR goes deep. FB screens 
right. Easy play to pull off.

Nothing else worth mentioning here. HB inside, quick toss, draw, sweep, and FB 
belly are the run plays.



SPLITBACKS-TWIN WR - (Same as above. Both WR's left)

Very similar plays as the above. You’re not missing anything new.  HB dive, 
draw, quick toss and FB dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Counter Flat - The left WR box drags left.  Audible the TE to slant right.  
The right WR crooked posts in.  Watch the blitz.

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out to 
the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

Another play action, a screen and 3 option passes remain.  HB counter weak, 
blast, counter lead, PA QB boot and FB dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-3WR   (3WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Double Flares - Left WR streaks. Right WR deep slants to the left. Inside 
right WR box cuts left to the middle. I"D audible him to slant left or right, 
then it's take your pick.

Deep Cross - Left WR runs a sharp slant left. HB screens towards the middle. 
Both right side WR's criss - cross on a slant. Look for one of them.

2 option passes, 2 play actions, and 2 medium range pass plays remain.  HB off 
tackle, counter dive, dive and FB dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-JUMBO    (2TE, 1WR, 1HB, 1FB)

TE Drag - The left TE crosses short outside.  The outside right TE slants to 
the left. The inside right TE slants right.  Watch the blitz.

Only 2 play action passes remain.  HB lead blast, sweep, counter, dive, PA QB 
boot and FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK  I- NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

A screen, 2 option passes, 2 play action passes and a short pass play remain.  
HB double counter, dive, draw, zone read and PA QB boot are the run plays.



 WEAK I-TWIN TE    (same as above, 2TE's right)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  Both TE's slant left across the middle.  FB 
screens left.  Take your pick.

A screen, an option pass and a short play action pass remain.  HB trap, 
power toss, dive, draw and FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWINS WR

WR Cross - The Left WR crooked posts deep in.  The Inside left WR slants 
right, across the middle.The TE short drags right,  Audible him to streak or 
slant right.  Take your pick here.

PA Boot Slide - Both WR's and TE slant post to the right.  Scramble right, 
and lead a pass to any one of them. Be careful throwing to the inside left 
WR, he goes short over the middle.

2 option passes, another play action, a short pass and a medium pass play 
remain.  HB toss weak, gut, trap, wham and PA QB boot are the run plays.



NEAR- NORMAL   ( 1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

Texas - The left WR and the TE streak.  The right WR does a short comeback.  
Audible a slant left for him.  He's the target.  The FB screens left.  Audible 
the HB to screen right.

HB Wheel - The left WR runs a comeback route to the outside. The TE box cuts 
short and left.  The right WR crooked posts deep inside.  The HB screens
far right.

A screen, an option pass, a play action and a few short to medium range pass 
plays remain.  HB inside, FB fake HB toss, counter, toss, draw, FB dive weak 
and FB dive strong are the run plays.



NEAR - 3WR      (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

PA Deep Post - The left WR runs a comeback route to the outside.  The inside 
right WR box cuts right.  The outside right WR deep slants in.  The HB screens 
right , and then cuts a sharp left up the middle.  

A screen, an option pass and a medium range pass play await.  HB draw, inside, 
counter, FB fake HB toss and FB dive strong are the run plays.




PROS:            - Some nice trick plays, running and passing.
                      - TE's will get their share of the ball.
                      - Good for Power RB's
                      - Conservative players should like this
                      - Utilizes the short pass
                      - Needs a speedy QB for this playbook


CONS:             - No shotgun formations
                       - Not good if you have more than 2 good WR's
                       - Not enough GOOD running plays
                       - Must have good O-line or get blitzed
                      - A lot of repeated run plays

GRADE:              - PASSING - B -
                          -  RUNNING - C+
                          -  OVERALL - B
 
 
If it wasn't for the handful of trick run plays, the grade would have been 
lower. Decent medium range passes. Lots and lots of curls and short hooks. 
Too many run plays up the middle. Utilizes the TE's. Lack of deep passing to 
boost WR stats.  You definitely need a speedy QB because of all the play action
QB runs.  There is one of them in almost every set.
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25)  PITTSBURGH  STEELERS - (Bill Cowher)   


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

 PA Deep In  - Play action pass play.  Right WR does a 10 yard curl to the 
sideline. The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left TE 
criss crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep.  The right TE does a slant 
towards the middle.  Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

PA FL Clown - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The TE slants deep right.  
The right WR goes short, so audible him to streak or slant to the left.  
Audible the HB to screen, then take your pick.

A few more short to medium passes remain.  HB draw, sprint, blunt dive, 
stretch, counter and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (2WR left, 2TE, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Play action pass play. Left WR streaks.  Inside left WR and 
the left TE slant route all the way across the field to the right.  Take 
your pick. Just lead your passes, and watch the blitz.

Nothing else big here.  Decent short to medium range pass plays.  HB counter 
weak, power, stretch, and dive are the run plays in this set.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Miller Option - The left WR does a comeback route to the outside.  The right 
WR slants deep in. The outside TE screens right, then breaks deep. The inside 
TE options short, so audible him to slant left. Look for the right WR first.

That's it. Boring short passes and a couple of weak play actions.  HB off 
tackle, dive, draw, counter, plunge, and sweep are some nice runs though.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - The left WR deep slants in.  The left inside WR slant crosses 
over the middle to the far right.  The TE short streaks, while the right WR 
streaks deep.  Take your pick here.

FL Middle - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in.    The inside left 
WR screens left then breaks deep along the sideline.  If you throw to him, 
hit him as soon as he breaks past the first defender.  The HB screens left, 
while the right WR box cuts short left.  Audible him to slant left, or streak.

PA Comeback - Both outside WR's run deep comeback routes.  The inside 
left WR streaks.  Watch out for the blitz.

Several more short to medium range pass plays here.  A deep option pass, and 
another play action.  HB pitch, dive, draw, slam, counter trap, and slant are 
the running plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

PA Pin Deep - Left WR does a comeback to the sidelines.  TE screens right, 
audible him to slant right to the sideline, then he's a good option.  Middle 
right WR box cuts inside, while the far right WR slants deep in, slightly 
inside.  You should hit someone, but because this is a play action pass, 
watch the blitz.

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left.  The TE slants left inside.  
The middle right WR options short.  Audible a slant right for him.  The far 
right WR streaks.  Look for the TE or middle right WR.

WR Post Corner - Left WR slants in, and then sharp slants left to the 
sideline.  The TE does a comeback route in.  The middle right WR short crosses 
left, so audible him to slant right.  The far right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

Smash Slot Post - Left WR curl drags short left. Audible him to streak or and 
Out-n-up pattern.  The TE slants left inside.  The middle right WR slants 
right, while the far right WR goes short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB 
screens left.  Nice play

HB Pass - The QB tosses to the HB.  The HB can run or pass.  The left WR 
diagonally streaks right.  The TE screens right, and then breaks deep.  Watch 
the blitz.

FK Rev HB Pass - Trick play.  The QB tosses to the HB running right. The HB 
fakes the handoff to the far right WR, whose running left. The left WR slant 
crosses to the far right.  The TE slants right too.  Your choice here.  
Sweet play.

This is a good formation.  A couple more decent play actions are here, as well 
as a few medium range pass plays. HB slam, counter, draw, quick pitch, and 
a WR bunch reverse.



SINGLEBACK-FLIP TRIPS   (4WR, 1HB)

Drive - Left WR streaks.  Inside right WR semi-slants up the middle.  Middle 
right WR box cuts left.  The far right WR short drags left to the middle. 
Audible him or avoid him. You are on your own on this one. It's a risk to 
throw up the middle on this play

Decent medium range passes are here.  A decent play action as well.  HB 
counter, draw, slam, stretch, slash, and toss crack are the runs.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run or 
pass. If you pass, you only have 2WR at your disposal, since the TE blocks 
on this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because 
you will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left across the field.  If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn 
the DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

Cross - In - Short pass play.  Look for the right WR hooking in, or screen 
to the HB going right.

Flats - Almost a money play, because you can always get someone open.  
Both WR's streak.  TE short boxes to the inside middle. Audible him to a 
slant to the outside. That will give you another receiver. The HB and FB 
screen to opposite sides. Someone will be open; it's just up to you to find 
them.

Several more good medium range pass plays still available here, including 
a couple of good play actions.  HB lead dive, lead toss, slam, draw, off 
tackle, counter, and FB dive strong.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

Flea Flicker - QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses back to the QB. This time 
the WR's criss-cross then go deep. Audible the TE to slant left.  Hit him or 
the far left WR cutting right across the middle.

Several more mediocre passes are leftover.  HB counter, draw, dive, lead dive, 
boss sweep, and FB dive are the run plays.



I FORM-BIG  (same as above, 1 WR right)

A couple of decent play actions and a couple of short passes are here.  HB lead 
toss, counter lead, lead dive, FB dive strong, HB slam, off tackle, and a QB 
sneak are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

Comet Pass - Both the left WR and the TE deep slant to the right. These are 
the initial targets.  The right WR goes short, so audible him to slant left or 
streak.  The FB screens right. The HB circles around to the middle. Audible 
him to screen left.

TE Slant In - Left WR box cuts right.  The TE slants out, then in.  The right 
WR deep slants right.  The HB screens left.  Easy play.

FB Spot - Both WR's streak.  The TE slants left inside.  The HB screens left.  
The FB screens right, and then runs a short comeback route.  Your choice here.

Another play action, and 2 decent option passes are here, along with HB 
counter lead, blast, quick toss, dive weak, stretch, draw, counter weak, dive, 
and FB dive.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (same as above, except 2WR's left)

WR Smash - Inside left WR and the TE slant to opposite sides.  The FB streaks 
deep.  The HB screens.  The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to 
streak.  Take your pick.

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 
Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

2 more play actions remain, along with a short option pass play.  HB dive, 
lead, draw, and off tackle.



STRONG I-JUMBO  (2TE, 1FB, 1HB, 1WR)

A couple of decent play actions, and a couple of short pass plays.  HB 
counter, sweep, weak dive, dive, FB dive.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards 
the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

Another play action, and a couple more short pass plays are left.  FB dive, HB 
inside, lead, counter weak, and draw are the runs.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR slants right, across 
the middle.  TE short drags right,  Audible him to streak or slant right.  
Take your pick here.

A decent play action, and a few short pass plays.  Nothing big.  HB lead, 
dive, draw, and FB power.



WEAK  I -TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  Both TE's slant left across the middle.  FB 
screens left.  Take your pick.

Another weak play action remains, along with a few decent short to medium 
range passes.  HB dive, trap, toss weak, power toss, and FB dive are the runs.



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - Left WR streaks. Inside right WR slants far left across the 
field. Right WR box cuts left. Both backs screen to opposite sides. I'd 
audible both left WR's to criss-cross, and then hit one of them.

WR Post Corner - Both outside WR's run deep, then sharply slant out to 
opposite sides of the field. Inside right WR deep slants in. HB slants out 
then sharp cuts inside the middle. FB screens right. Accuracy is a must for 
the outside WR's. Play it safe and hit the WR on the slant.

Slot Post - Both outside WR's run comeback routes to the outside.  The inside 
right WR slants in.  He's the first target.  The HB circles in.  Audible the 
FB to screen.

That's about all here.  Several short to medium pass plays, and a decent play 
action remains.  HB draw and FB inside are the runs.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

TE Corner - Left WR boxes in.  Left inside WR streaks.  TE slants deep right 
to the sideline. Right WR sharp screens right, audible him to streak. Nice 
play

PA Slot Post - Left WR box cuts right.  Inside left WR slants deep in. TE 
sharp screens right.  Audible him to slant inside left. Right WR does a 
comeback route to the sideline. Watch the blitz.

PA Stutter Post - The outside left WR stutter posts deep in.  The inside left 
WR slants right.  The right WR slants far left.  Take your pick here,  just 
watch the blitz.



SHOTGUN TRIPS BUNCH  (1WR LEFT, 1TE, 2WR BUNCHED RIGHT)

Clearout SE Out - Left and far right WR's streak. Middle right receiver does a 
box cut to the sideline. The TE runs a deep slant to the inside. Take your 
pick on this one, but the sure fire guy is the TE.

Twin Fades - The left and outside right WR's streak.  The inside right WR 
slants short left, so audible him to slant right.  Audible the HB to screen 
left, then take your pick.

A handful of more short to medium passes are still here.  There's also a 
good "Ward Option" play too.  HB mid draw is the only run play.



SHOTGUN- 4WR  (4WR, 1HB)

Steeler Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short 
slants out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR 
deep slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Slot Outs - Good play if you need short yardage to pick up the 1st down.  
The 2 outside WR's streak deep. The 2 inside WR's cut short to opposite 
sides of the field.  If you deed the first, go short.

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the 
middle too.

Hail Mary - All WR's streak deep....

Circle - Left WR medium crosses far right over the middle.  Left inside WR 
crosses over left, and then breaks deep along the sideline.  Inside right WR 
streaks.  Far right WR goes short. Audible him to a comeback curl...Just in 
case.

A mixture of short to medium range pass plays.  HB delay, and sweep are the 
run plays.



SHOTGUN -TRIPS  (3WR's left, 1WR right, 1HB)

Deep Attack - The left outside WR streaks. The middle left WR box cuts right.  
The inside left WR slant crosses far right.  The right WR deep slants in.  
The HB screens right. 

SE Under - The inside left WR and the right WR slant to the left.  The outside 
left WR crosses short, so audible him to streak or run a comeback route.  
The inside left WR slants to the left.  Easy pickings.

Several more good medium to deep range pass plays are here.  HB draw and 
sweep are the run plays.



PROS:          - Good running
                    - Nice play actions
                    - The TE's get involved
                    - A couple of trick plays thrown in the mix



CONS:          - No 5 WR formations
                    - Several complicated pass routes



GRADE:          - PASSING - B
                      -  RUNNING - A
                      - OVERALL - B+


Good running plays were automatic.  I knew that before even looking at this 
playbook.  It has power running and elusive type runs as well.  The FB gets 
a few touches too.  If you have a good offensive line, there shouldn't be too 
many problems running the ball.  The passing is decent.  The TE is utilized, 
and there are some good WR routes.  With that said, some of these routes can 
become cluttered, making it confusing to see who is going where.  There is no 
5WR formation, so the passing lost a point or two with me.  It still good 
though if you only have a couple of decent WR's. I recommend this playbook 
for skilled madden players who are good with the run, because of the few trick 
plays, and reverses.
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26)  San Diego Chargers – (Marty Schottenheimer)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

PA Deep In - Play action pass play.  Right WR does a 10 yard curl to the 
sideline. The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left 
TE criss-crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep.  The right TE does a 
slant towards the middle.  Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

Flea Flicker - Trick Play, one of my favorites.  QB hands off to the HB going 
up the middle. HB then tosses the ball back to the QB for a pass. If you have 
speedy WR's, then look for the right WR going deep.  If not, scramble a little 
to the right side and hit the left WR cutting across the middle. 

Cross Up - Both WR's do very short cuts to the inside.  Avoid them. Both TE's 
go deep; try hitting them instead...IF they are any good.

 There is  a screen and a play action pass.  HB dive, counter, toss strong and 
pitch are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE  (2WR, 2TE BUNCHED RIGHT, 1HB)

TE Stick - Simple play.  Everyone does a very short cut, except the right WR. 
This guy slants deep to the inside left. Throw to him only. The rest aren't 
worth the short yardage. Of course if you set your audibles to your profile, 
you could send your receivers anywhere you want.

WR Option - Another simple play. The 2 WR's go short. Although this play is 
meant for the left WR, avoid him.  Both TE's criss cross each other deep.  
One going straight, while the other goes toward the right sideline. Hit the 
TE going towards the sideline.

A couple more play actions are here.  HB dive, toss strong, counter weak 
and draw are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR LEFT, 2TE RIGHT, 1HB)

This set is basically the same as above. What a waste.....HB toss strong, 
counter, counter weak, dive and stretch are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK- NORMAL SLOT   (2WR, 1TE 1HB)

Quick Hits - Both left and right WR's run short curls in, avoid them.  The 
inside left WR streaks deep, while the TE does a short slant to the inside 
left. I was able to hit the TE at will, on this play.

WR deep hook - The 2 left WR's criss cross short.  The TE does a deep slant 
to the middle left of the field.  The right WR does a comeback curl to the 
inside. Use the TE on this play, unless you need 3-5 yards for the first 
down - then hit the right WR instead.

Ins Left - The left WR does a box cut to the inside. The right WR does a fake 
curl in, and then breaks deep. If the opposing DB's are slow, this guy will 
burn 'em.  The TE does a deep slant to the inside. The TE keeps getting open 
on the slant..I'm sensing a pattern here.

This series finishes up with a few short passing plays, along with the HB 
smash, slam,  cutback, sprint, sweep and draw runs. Okay package I guess.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (2WR, 2TE BUNCHED RIGHT, 1HB)

Drive - Left WR streaks downfield. The rest of the receivers are on the right, 
and they all cut to the inside left.  Be careful of the TE cutting inside, you 
could get picked off, if you don't time it correctly.

PA Cross Up - Left WR goes deep slant right. TE cuts middle left. The inside 
right receiver slants towards the sideline, while the far right WR does a 
short curl in.  Take your pick; someone's going to get open. Throw it away 
if you get blitzed.

There's another weak play action and a couple of corny short passing plays. 
Also a few weak runs, HB dive, draw and slam are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BASE FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

Flood - Conservative play.  Left WR streaks downfield.  Inside left WR does 
a 5 yard cut across the right. Leave him alone.  The inside right WR slants 
to the sideline. I'd throw to this guy. The far right WR does a short curl.  
If you want to trick your opponent, you could also screen pass to your HB. 
If you have good blocking, your HB can get you some nice yardage.

Flanker Post - Money play. Almost the same as the "Flood" above. Hit only 
the inside left WR or far right WR. They both do slants to the left. I was 
hitting them both at will. Accuracy is important here.

The rest are some short post plays, a couple more play actions. I expected 
a whole lot more from this set.  HB dive, pitch, slant and draw are the run 
plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD   (4WR, 1HB)

Double Smash - Only the 2 inside WR's are targets on this play. They both 
do deep slants to opposite sides of the field.

The rest of these plays suck! I am totally disappointed here. Even the 
"WR Deep Outs" play, is a short weak pass play! A couple more short corny 
passes and 3 weak runs..Draw, dive, and cutback.  Booooo!



SINGLEBACK-FLIP TRIPS  (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

Inside Hook - Left WR does a medium cut to the right.  Inside left TE runs a 
screen route.  The far right WR screens as well. The middle right receiver 
slants to the right sideline, I’d throw to him.

HB Counter Trap - HB starts left, but runs right instead. Good blocking is 
essential here. Don't turbo until your teammates pick up their blocks.

That’s it...What a gyp. The rest of the plays include short passing plays 
that suck.   HB counter trap, slam and LaDainlian draw are the run plays.  
I'm starting to dislike this playbook. 



SINGLEBACK-TREY OPEN  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Inside Shake - Left WR streaks. TE does a short inside left slant. The middle 
right WR does the same. The far right WR breaks deep. Hit your streaking 
receivers if they are fast enough.

PA Streak - Another play action pass. Left WR does a slant all the way right 
across the middle. The TE boxes in 10 yards to the right sideline.  The 
middle right WR short slants in, while the far right WR streaks. You can't 
always throw the long bomb, so look for the TE towards the sideline.

This set finishes up with a couple of short to medium pass plays where only 
1 WR gets open. Add in the HB counter, slam, and draw running plays.



I FORM-NORMAL (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Cross - In - Short pass play.  Look for the right WR hooking in, or screen to 
the HB going right.

WR Post - I generally use this play for screen passes to the HB and FB. The 
right WR does a deep slant to the inside left. You can throw to him if you are 
not double teamed.

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run or 
pass. If you pass, you only have 2WR at your disposal, since the TE blocks 
on this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because 
you will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left across the field.  If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn 
the DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

The rest are medium conservative pass plays.  HB lead dive, slam, blast, 
counter weak, lead toss, toss and FB dive are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN TE - (2TE LEFT, 1WR RIGHT, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Post - Inside left TE cuts short to the inside right.  Avoid him. The 
outside TE slants to the sideline.  The WR runs a deep post to the inside 
left.  Throw to one of these two. Don't lob the ball, or screen to the HB.

A couple of play action passes and a short pass play remain.  HB counter 
strong, lead toss, lead dive, counter and FB dive strong are the run plays.



I FORM TWIN WR  (2WR LEFT, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

 PA TE Leak - The far left WR streaks.  The inside left WR cuts across the 
field to the right. The TE does a short slant to the right. Scramble to the 
right and lead your pass to the cutting receivers.

An option pass, 2 decent play actions and a couple of short to medium range 
pass plays remain.  HB off tackle, blast, counter and FB dive strong are the 
run plays.



SPLITBACKS-3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Drag-In - Left WR slants inside right. The inside right WR does the same. Look 
for one of these 2 guys. You can also screen to your HB. Mediocre play at 
best.

A couple of ho-hum short pass plays. HB draw, smash and a FB blast are the 
run plays.  This formation is deceiving..For the worst.  Running is difficult 
because there are no lead blockers.
Created playbooks....Where are you?



STRONG I-NORMAL  (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

I use this setup mainly for running plays, because the passing stinks.  Switch 
up between the HB counter weak, and the HB off tackle runs.  Don't use this 
formation back to back, or else you'll get blitzed.



STRONG I-TWIN WR  (Same as above, except both WR's are on the left)

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions.  These 
are your targets.  The FB streaks up the middle.  You can also screen pass 
to the HB.  Okay play.

2 more play action passes and several running plays round up this set.



STRONG I-NORMAL FLEX    (1HB, 1FB, 1TE lined up slot right, 2WR)

3 play actions and 2 medium range pass plays remain...Just run when you use 
these corny formations.  HB off tackle, dive, dive weak and FB dive are the 
run plays.



STRONG I-TWIN TE      (2TE Right, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR)

4 good play action passes, an option and a medium range pass remain.  HB 
counter weak, counter lead, toss strong, blast, stretch and FB dive are the 
run plays.



WEAK I-NORMAL      (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)


See the STRONG I above.  Pretty much the same....Boring!



WEAK I-CLOSE      (1HB, 1FB, 2WR, 1TE)

A screen, 2 play actions and 3 short to medium range pass plays remain.  
HB lead, gut and counter trap are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-2RB FLEX  (2WR, 1TE, 2RB)

Corner Flats Under - Left WR drags left towards the sideline.  TE does a short 
cut to the inside left. The right WR drags to the right sideline. Both RB's 
screen to the opposite sides. Use the TE, or screen to the RB's.  You need 
to be very accurate if using the WR's.

That’s it?!  Geez, another wasted formation.  Only 1 running play-The Draw, 
so why have 2RB's then?



SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR

This is absolutely terrible....



SHOTGUN- 4WR  (4WR, 1RB)

Hail Mary - Chicks dig the long ball.......

Charger Cross - Left outside RB short crosses right.  Inside left WR slants 
to the right sideline.  Throw to this guy. Inside right WR deep slants 
slightly left. If you lead the pass, you could hit this guy too. Or maybe a 
screen to the HB?

Finishing this set are a couple of medium range pass plays.  HB sweep and 
draw are the run plays.



SHOTGUN 2RB FLEX

Unbelievably stupid...I can't believe how frustrated I got over this one.
The developers probably had their interns do the work while they had their 
liquid lunches.



PROS:          - Good for that 1 featured HB
                    - Utilizes the star Tight End
                    - You can burn the play clock against your opponents
                    - Tons of play action pass plays


CONS:         - Not enough deep pass plays
                   - Way too conservative
                   - A lot of the same type plays
                   - Vulnerable to the blitz
                   - Tons of play action pass plays


GRADE:             - RUNNING - B-
                         - PASSING - C+
                         - OVERALL - C+



This playbook is boring. It's not good if you have several good receivers, 
because the most of the plays are short routes and have them going over the 
middle, causing several key injuries. Also, not a lot of deep pass plays 
either. Very vulnerable to the blitz.  I suggest veterans of this game use 
this playbook to control the clock against your opponents. If you have a 
standout RB such as LT, then you'll be one of the top 5 RB's at season's end. 
So if you want some fun plays with a good team....Choose another playbook.
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27)  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - ( Mike Nolan) 


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

SE Post - Left WR deep slants in.  Right WR streaks. Left TE slants left, 
while the right TE short box cuts to the middle. Throw to the left WR or 
the left TE.

Outs - Both TE's slant to opposite sides.  Both WR's go short.  Audible them 
to slant in, forming a "double X” pattern.  Or you can just audible them to 
streak.  Your choice.  Look for the TE's first though.

Ace WR Stretch - Both left WR and the left TE streak.  The right TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant to the right.  The right WR slant crosses 
far left.

2 option passes, a screen, and a couple of medium range pass plays remain.  
HB dive, toss strong, counter, slam, and QB sneak are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside 
left WR slants left.  The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short 
left.  Audible him to slant right, then its take your pick.

PA FL Stretch - Play action pass play. Left WR streaks.  Inside left WR and 
the left TE slant route all the way across the field to the right.  Take your 
pick. Just lead your passes, and watch the blitz.

Posts - Left WR slants deep in. Inside left WR medium slants left towards 
the sideline.  Left TE also slants a shorter route to the left sideline.  Good 
play if you need the easy first down.  Be careful throwing left, it gets 
pretty congested. If the right TE is in single coverage, throw to him.

Another play action, and an option pass remain.  HB dive, power, off tackle 
weak, and belly strong are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR's left, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Posts - The outside left WR and the right TE slant to the right, the inside 
left WR slants in, and then cuts left.  The right WR screens short, so 
audible him to streak or slant left if you want.  Take your pick.

2 more play actions, an option pass, and a couple of medium range pass 
plays remain. 



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Deep Attack - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR deep slants in.  
The TE curls short, so audible him to slant right.  Take your pick.

Post Corners - Both the outside left and right WR's deep slant in then out to 
opposite sidelines.  The inside left WR streaks, while the TE slants left.  
Look for the TE first.

PA Deep In – Both outside WR’s run deep outs.  The TE posts inside left, and 
the other left WR runs a short box to the right. Decent medium range play. 
Just don't keep abusing this play.  The computer catches on fast. Watch the 
blitz.

2 option passes, and a few medium range pass plays remain.  HB sprint, draw, 
plunge, off tackle, slash, toss sweep, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Zig Out - Both the left WR and the right outside WR streak.  The TE 
slants right.  The inside right WR goes short, audible him to slant left.

An option pass, a play action, and a few medium range pass plays are leftover.  
HB sweep, dive, and smash are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Drop In - Outside left WR short boxes right.  Audible him to slant right.  
The inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR short crosses left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The far right WR box cuts deep left.  Take your 
pick; just watch the blitz on this play action play.

Posts - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR deep slants right.  
The inside right WR slants left.  Nice play.

WR Breakout - The far left WR runs a comeback route to the outside.  The 
inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR slants right.  Audible the far 
right WR to streak or slant left.  Take your pick.

Streaks - All receivers streak.  Kind of like a shorter "Hail Mary"..

Isolation - The outside left WR deep slants inside.  The left WR slants left.  
The inside right WR cuts short, so audible him to slant left or right.  The 
outside right WR streaks.

A screen, an option pass, and several short, medium, and deep passes remain.  
HB dive, sweep, cutback, and draw, are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-EMPTY TREY   (4WR, 1TE)

TE Middle - All 4 WR's streak. The TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
left or right.  He's the first option.

Hi Lo Read - The outside left WR box cuts short right.  The inside left WR 
box cuts medium right.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant right.  
The inside right WR slants deep in, while the far right WR streaks. Take 
your pick.

TE/Slot Cross - The outside left WR deep slants in. The inside left WR crosses 
short, so audible him to slant left.  The TE crosses short and far left. The 
middle right WR box cuts left.  Far right WR streaks. 

An option, and several short to medium passes remain.


I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Under - Both WR's and the TE streak. The FB box cuts short over the 
middle.  The HB screens left.

PA Misdirection - Left crooked posts deep in.  The TE slants right. 
The right WR streaks.

Playaction - The left WR box slants left. The TE box cuts left over the 
middle. The right WR slants deep left inside. The FB box cuts right.
 Audible the HB to screen left. Watch the blitz.

TE Out - The left WR slants deep right.  The TE box cuts short right. The 
right WR streaks. HB screens left.  Easy play

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run or 
pass. If you pass, you only have 2 WR's at your disposal, since the TE blocks 
on this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because 
you will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left across the field.  If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn 
the DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

Flea Flicker - QB fakes the handoff to the HB up the middle, HB tosses back 
to the QB for the pass.  Audible the right WR to streak, then scramble right. 
I would look for the WR cutting across the field on this one.

An option pass, a couple of play actions, and a couple medium range pass 
plays remain.  HB misdirection, dive, blast, counter, slam, toss, and FB dive 
are the run plays.


I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks. Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

Out N Ups - The outside left WR and the TE run out-n-up routes deep.  The 
inside left WR box cuts right.  Simple.

FB Flare - Both inside left WR and TE slant right.  Look for one of these 
guys.  The outside left WR short box cuts right.  Audible him to box cut a 
little deeper.  Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides.

PA Split - Both the inside left WR and the TE slant to the right.  The left 
outside WR streaks.  Audible the HB to screen right.  Take your pick,  just 
watch the blitz.

A screen, an option, and a couple of short to medium passes remain. HB blast, 
counter, lead dive, off tackle, and FB dive are the run plays.



I FORM-3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Deep Post - The left WR curl drags left. I'd audible him to slant right. 
The HB screens to the right.  The inside right WR goes short box left.  
Audible him to slant left or right.  The far right WR deep slants in.  Another 
nice play.

Flats - Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides. Both outside WR's streak.
Inside right WR short slants in. Audible him to slant further, either to 
the left or the right, and he becomes the intended target.

Pump-N-Go - Both outside WR's run in and out routes.  The inside right WR 
short slants in.  Audible him to slant to the left or right, then get him 
the ball.

FB Flare - The left WR box cuts inside right.  The inside right WR curls out, 
then streaks.  The outside right WR crooked posts deep left.  Both the HB 
and FB screen to opposite sides.

2 option passes, and a medium range pass remain.  HB lead, blast, draw, and 
FB dive strong are the runs.


I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

Deep Cross - The left TE short cuts in, then breaks deep.  The right TE 
streaks.  The WR deep slants inside. The HB circle screens to the right.

A play action, an option, a short pass, and a medium pass play remain.  
HB misdirection, lead dive, counter lead, toss, counter, and FB dive are the 
run plays.



SPLITBACKS-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Mid Split - The left WR does a comeback route to the outside. The TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant right.  The right WR deep slants in.  Both 
backs screen to opposite sides.

Texas - The left WR and the TE streak. The right WR curls short.  The FB 
circle screens right, then left, towards the middle. The HB screen curls 
short.  Your choice.

An option pass, a short pass, and a couple medium passes are leftover.  HB 
inside, draw, and FB dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

PA FB Fake - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle.  The left WR deep 
slants in.  The TE slants right.  The right WR streaks.  The HB screens far 
right.  Watch the blitz.  

Another play action, and a few medium range passes remain.  HB counter weak, 
dive, dive weak, and FB dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA WR Cross - The left outside WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside left 
WR slant crosses far right.  The TE streaks.  Audible the HB to screen either 
way.

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions.  These are 
your targets.  The FB streaks up the middle.  You can also screen pass to the 
HB.  Okay play.

2 more play actions, a short pass, and a medium pass play remain.  HB dive, 
sweep, counter weak, lead blast, draw, and FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards 
the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right 
WR deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

An option pass, a screen, and a couple of short pass plays remain.  HB gut, 
lead, and double counter, are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

PA Boot Slide - QB fakes handoff to HB. Left WR slant deep right.  Inside 
left WR slants short inside.  FB screens right. This is a sweet play if done 
correctly. Take your pick on who to throw to.

Cross Under - Left WR runs a crooked post deep inside.  The inside left WR 
criss-crosses the left WR, then breaks deep along the left sideline.  The HB 
screens far right.  The TE runs short left over the middle.  Audible him to 
slant right, and he will be the first option.

Another play action, an option, a short pass, and a medium range pass remain.  
HB gut, wham, and FB power are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

A play action, a couple of decent option passes, and a couple of short pass 
plays remain.  HB gut, counter trap, wham, and FB power.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

HB Flare - Both the left outside WR and the right WR streak.  The inside left 
WR slants right.  Audible the TE to slant right too.  The HB screens right.

Streaks - Everyone streaks deep.

A few option passes, and several short to medium range pass plays remain.  
HB delay and off tackle are the runs.


SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Strong Overload - The left WR, TE and inside right WR slant right.  The HB 
screens left.  The far right WR goes short.  Audible him to slant left, and 
then take your pick

An option pass, a deep screen play, and several medium to deep pass plays 
remain.  Only 1 run - HB sweep.


SHOTGUN TRIPS BUNCH  (1WR LEFT, 1TE, 2WR BUNCHED RIGHT)

Clearout SE Out - Left and far right WR's streak. Middle right receiver does 
a box cut to the sideline. The TE runs a deep slant to the inside. Take your 
pick on this one, but the sure fire guy is the TE.

Twin Fades - The left and outside right WR's streak.  The inside right WR 
slants short left, so audible him to slant right.  Audible the HB to screen 
left, then take your pick.

Several more short, medium and deep pass plays left. 1 run play - HB mid draw


SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the middle 
too.

A couple of deep option passes, a screen, and a few short to medium pass plays 
remain.  1 run play here as well - HB delay.



PROS:           - Excellent passing
                     - Great running
                     - People will under estimate this playbook, giving you
                       the edge
                   
                   
CONS:           - No 5 WR formations
                     - Not much on the FB run plays
                     - Although some sets have 2 TE's, most plays are for 
                       just 1



GRADE:           - PASSING - A
                        - RUNNING - A
                        - OVERALL - A



I specifically did this playbook last because I figured it stunk.  Well, let 
me finish picking the crow feathers out of my teeth, because I was so wrong.  
This playbook is sweet.  Top notch passing. I got 4 WR's over 100 yards in a 
few straight games.  Lots of variety to spread the field.  The TE's get some 
play time, but mainly the starter.  There aren't any 5WR sets, but it's okay, 
you won't really need them.  The running is great too.  Lot's of different run 
plays.  I did notice several up the middle though.  The FB didn't get too much 
love though.  All in all this is a great playbook.  Much better than expected. 
The future of the niners doesn't seem so grim after all. Enjoy.
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28)  SEATTLE  SEAHAWKS  - (Mike Holmgren)  


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Outs - Both TE's slant to opposite sides.  Both WR's box short, so audible 
them to streak or slant in for a double "X" pattern.  The HB streaks too.  
Easy play.

Ace WR Long - The left WR deep slants in. Audible the left TE to slant right. 
The right TE box cuts right, while the right WR streaks.  Your choice.

A short pass, a deep option pass, and a couple of play actions remain here.  
HB dive, draw, slam, and counter are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Post Corners - Both the outside left and right WR's deep slant in then out to 
opposite sidelines.  The inside left WR streaks, while the TE slants left.  
Look for the TE first.

Slot Cross - Left WR deep slants in. The left inside WR slants right, all 
the way across the field. The TE short streaks. The right WR streaks as well. 
Hit either left WR on the slant route.

Cross Up - Both the inside left WR and the right WR deep slant left. The TE 
box cuts in.  The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to streak. The 
HB screens left. Easy play. 

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks. The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

Deep Attack - Both outside WR's streak. The inside left WR deep slants in.  
The TE curls short, so audible him to slant right. Take your pick.

2 more decent play actions, and a few short to medium passes.  HB draw, 
plunge, toss sweep, pitch, sprint, slash, and counter trap are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK - TIGHT DOUBLES   (2WR left, 1TE, 1 WR right, 1HB)

Nothing huge here.  A decent play action, and some short to medium range pass 
plays. HB cutback, dive, pitch, and draw are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

Safety Bait - The left WR box drags left, towards the sideline. The TE 
screens right, audible him to slant left instead. The inside right WR slants 
right.  He's the main target.  The outside right WR box drags to the right.

A couple of decent play actions remain, along with some more short to medium 
range passes. HB draw, belly weak, split belly, and slam are the runs.



SINGLEBACK - BUNCH SWAP   ( 1WR left, 1TE, 2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Nothing stands out here. A good play action, a few short passes, and a couple 
of medium ones. HB counter, dive, and a WR end around, are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in. Both inside WR's 
criss-cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks. Take your pick.

949 Yara - Both outside WR's streak.  The HB screens right. Both inside 
WR's run short curls. Take your pick.

Comebacks - Both outside WR's run medium range comeback routes to the 
outsides.  Both inside WR's streak. Simple enough.

A couple short passes and a medium pass play remain. HB sprint, draw, and 
cutback are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. Both 
inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of these 
guys

There's a deep option pass play, but the rest are short weak pass plays. HB 
dive, cutback, and draw are the runs here.



SINGLEBACK -TREY OPEN   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Drive - Left WR curls in.  You'd have to hit him immediately. TE box cuts to 
the middle.  Inside WR goes short left. Audible him to slant right, and he 
would be the primary receiver. The right WR streaks.

SE Cross - The left WR crosses short left.  Audible him to crooked post right 
if you can.  The TE deep slants far left., while both right side WR's streak.  
Simple. 

A play action, a screen, and a couple of short to medium passes remain. HB 
counter, draw, and slam are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-EMPTY TREY   (4WR, 1TE)

Under Seams - The far left WR short boxes right. Have him slant right instead. 
The inside right WR short crosses left over the middle, so audible him to 
slant right too.  Everyone else streaks.  Hit one of the receivers on the 
slant.

TE Middle - All 4 WR's streak.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
left or right.  He's the first option.

Whip Unders - The outside left WR deep posts in.  The inside left WR goes 
short.  Audible him to slant right.  The TE goes short too, so audible him to 
slant right as well.  The inside right WR deep slants in, while the far 
right WR streaks. Take your pick

Hi Lo Read - The outside left WR box cuts short right.  The inside left WR 
box cuts medium right.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant right.  
The inside right WR slants deep in, while the far right WR streaks. Take your 
pick.

A few short to medium range pass plays remain.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run or 
pass. If you pass, you only have 2WR at your disposal, since the TE blocks 
on this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because 
you will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left across the field.  If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn 
the DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

Pump N Go - Both WR's fake short, then break deep.  Audible the TE to slant 
left, and get him the ball.  The HB screens left.

A couple of decent play actions, and several more short to medium range passes 
remain.  HB blast, toss, misdirection, counter weak, dive and slam, and FB 
dive strong are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look
for the receivers on the slant.

That's about it.  A weaker play action, and some short passes remain.  HB 
lead dive, counter, and FB dive strong are the 3 run plays.



I FORM-3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Pump-N-Go - Both outside WR's run pump fake deep routes.  The inside right 
WR short slants in.  Audible him to slant to the left or right, then get him 
the ball.  Audible the HB to screen left.

Flats - Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides. Both outside WR's streak. 
Inside right WR short slants in. Audible him to slant further, either to the 
left or the right, and he becomes the intended target.

FL Post - The left WR box slants left.  The inside right WR box cuts short.  
Audible him to slant right instead.  The right WR deep slants in.  The HB 
screens right.  Your choice.

Deep Cross - The left WR streaks.  The 2 right WR's criss-cross deep.  The HB 
circle screens left to right.  Your choice.

PA Slot Post - The left WR runs a bump-N-run deep.  The inside right WR 
slants left.  He's the first target. The far right WR box cuts right. Audible 
the HB to screen either side.

PA Slot In - The left WR slants right.  The inside right WR box cuts left.  
The far right WR streaks.  The HB screens right.  Take your pick.

A few option passes and some short to medium range pass plays are still left.  
HB draw, lead, blast, and FB dive strong are the run plays.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

3 play actions, an option pass, and a weak short pass are here.  You are not 
missing anything. HB blast, misdirection, sweep, counter, lead, FB dive, and 
FB dive strong are the run plays



SPLITBACKS - PRO   (2WR, 1FB, 1HB, 1TE)

Texas - The left WR and the TE streak. The right WR curls short.  The FB 
circle screens right, then left, towards the middle. The HB screen curls 
short.  Your choice.

TE Sail F Flat - Both the Left WR and the TE slant right.  Hit one of these 
guys first.  The right WR streaks. Audible the HB to screen left, or slant 
left.  The FB screens far right.

Nothing else really.  Several short to medium pass plays.  HB off tackle, 
quick toss, sweep, draw, and FB dive are the runs.



SPLITBACKS 3 WR   (same as above, 3WR no TE)

Slot Cross - HB screens left.  Right WR boxes medium left. Inside right WR 
slants left all the way across the field. Left WR deep slants in.  This is 
your target.

WR Corners - Both outside WR's box slant to opposite sides.  Both the HB and 
FB screen to opposite sides. The inside right WR goes short, so audible him to 
slant left, and then get the ball to him.

A screen, a decent option pass, and more short passes remain.  HB blast, draw, 
off tackle, and FB blast are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

3 good play actions, a nice medium range pass, and some short passing are in 
this set. HB blast, counter weak, split belly, Fake FB HB counter, and FB trap 
are the run plays.



WEAK I -TWIN WR    (2WR's left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR slants right, across 
the middle.  TE short drags right,  Audible him to streak or slant right.  
Take your pick here.

Flat Pressure - All 3 receivers slant to the right.  The FB screens left.  
Your choice.

PA Waggle - The outside left WR deep slants in.  The inside left WR slant 
crosses right.  The TE deep slants right as well. The HB screens right.  
Complete the QB rollout move before throwing the ball, for better results.

Another decent play action, a couple of short passes, and a decent medium 
pass play remain.  HB trap, power toss, gut, wham, and FB power are the run 
plays.



FAR - PRO    (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

Slant-N-Go - The left WR slants in, then breaks deep.  The TE goes short, 
so audible a slant left for him. The right WR slants in, and then breaks deep.  
The HB screens left.  Your choice.

TE Post - Both WR's slant deep in, then out to the sideline. The TE deep 
slants in. Look for him. The FB screens far right.

That's all, nothing big.  A few short to medium pass plays.  HB counter, 
sweep, and FB lead are the run plays.



FAR-3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - the left WR streaks, while the inside right WR slants far left 
over the middle.  The far right WR box cuts left inside.  Both backs screen 
to opposite sides.  Take your pick.

That's it here, short meaningless passes remain.  HB sweep, counter, and FB 
dive weak are the runs.



NEAR-PRO   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Texas - The left WR and the TE streak.  The right WR does a short comeback.  
Audible a slant left for him.  He's the target.  The FB screens left.  Audible 
the HB to screen right.

The rest are pretty weak.  Lots of short passes.  HB counter, inside, and 
FB dive strong, and FB fake HB toss, are the run plays.



NEAR-CLOSE     (same as above, just a tight formation)

Boring.  A play action, a medium pass, and the rest are short passes. HB toss, 
inside, FB dive strong, and the FB fake HB toss play are the run plays.



PROS:           - Nice variety of passes
                     - Decent running plays
                     - Lots of play actions
                     - TE's are used well


CONS:          - No Shotgun formations
                     - No 5 WR formations
                     - FB was used sparingly
                     - The run game slows down some



GRADE:             -  PASSING - B 
                          - RUNNING - C+
                          - OVERALL - B -


This playbook is decent.  Unfortunately that's the most polite word to use 
for this playbook.  There are lots of singleback formations to choose from.  
A nice mixture of short to medium range pass plays can be found in almost 
every set.  Good play actions are here are at your disposal as well.  With 
that being said, the deep pass game is very limited.  The lack of a 5 WR 
formation, and no shotgun formations truly hurt this playbook.  The running 
game started out with a bang early, with a nice number of runs in the first 
couple of sets.  However, it drifts in and out of consciousness often, with 
some sets having 6 or 7 running plays, and others with just 2 or 3.  I 
couldn't really adjust to it. This playbook is decent like I said, so if you 
are the conservative type, and don't like to throw deep; this is the playbook 
for you.
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29)  ST. LOUIS RAMS - (Mike Martz)   


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

 PA Deep In  - Play action pass play.  Right WR does a 10 yard curl to the 
sideline. The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left TE 
criss crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep.  The right TE does a slant 
towards the middle.  Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

Double Drag - Both TE's run a slant left, while the WR's cut short to the 
inside.  Stay away from the WR's, it gets too crowded in the middle. Use the 
TE's on this play.

Jackson Option - Both TE's streak.  The left WR runs a comeback route to the 
outside.  The right WR box cuts deep left.  Audible the HB to screen to either 
side.  Take your pick here.

A couple more short pass plays remain.  HB delay, blast, power, and Rams 25 
cutback are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Corners - Both outside WR's go deep, slant in, and then slant to the outside.  
The TE slants deep up the middle. The inside right WR streaks.  Look for the 
TE first.

A decent play action, and some short pass plays remain.  HB plunge, slant, 
and counter.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked
 posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

PA Deep In – Both outside WR’s run deep outs.  The TE posts inside left, and 
the other left WR runs a short box to the right. Decent medium range play. 
Just don't keep abusing this play.  The computer catches on fast.

Backside Drag - The left outside WR goes short right.  Audible him to streak.  
Both the left inside WR and the TE deep slant to the right. The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant to the left.  Someone should get open.

The rest are okay short to medium pass plays.  HB smash, Rams 27 counter, 
delay and power are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

TE Corner - Both the inside left WR and the TE slant right.  The outside left 
WR short curls left.  The right WR box cuts short, so audible him to streak.  
Look for the slanting receivers going right.

A couple of short pass plays, and a couple of medium to deep passes too.  
HB counter trap, draw, slam, and dive are the running plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

PA Pin Deep - Left WR does a comeback to the sidelines.  TE screens right, 
audible him to slant right to the sideline, then he's a good option.  Middle 
right WR box cuts inside, while the far right WR slants deep in, slightly 
inside.  You should hit someone, but because this is a play action pass, 
watch the blitz.

Z Cross In - The left WR and the TE box cut left.  The inside right WR slants
right.  The far right WR goes short, so audible him to streak.  Look for the 
inside right WR on the slant.

There's a nice "Holt Option" pass play here, along with several more decent 
medium range pass plays.  HB sprint, quick pitch, and Rams 22 draw are the 
run plays



SINGLEBACK-BASE FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

Flood - Conservative play.  Left WR streaks downfield.  Inside left WR does 
a 5 yard cut across the right. Leave him alone.  The inside right WR slants 
to the sideline. I'd throw to this guy. The far right WR does a short curl.  
If you want to trick your opponent, you could also screen pass to your HB. 
If you have good blocking, your HB can get you some nice yardage.

Flanker Post - Money play. Almost the same as the "Flood" above. Hit only 
the inside left WR or far right WR. They both do slants to the left. I was 
hitting them both at will. Accuracy is important here.

WR In - The TE and right WR streak deep.  The FB short boxes in.  I'd audible 
him to an out-n-up route, or a comeback move.  The inside left WR medium box 
cuts inside.  You are on your own here.

An okay play action is here, along with a few good medium range passes.  
HB draw, counter weak, pitch, and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  Both inside WR's 
criss-cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

PA Slot Wheels - The left WR crooked posts deep in again.  Both inside WR's 
screen to opposite sides, then break deep.  The far right WR box cuts left, 
over the middle.  Take your pick, and watch the blitz.

Slots Attack - Left outside WR goes short. Audible him to streak.  Inside left 
WR slants left. HB screens right.  Inside right WR deep slants in.  Outside 
right WR slants short and left over the middle.  Take your pick.

Slot Zig Outs - Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's zig-zag to the 
outside.  Easy play. Take your pick.

Another play action is here, along with several more good medium to deep 
pass plays.  HB sprint, counter, sweep, and dive are the runs.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Comebacks - Both outside WR's do comebacks to opposite sidelines.  The inside 
right WR short slants inside.  The middle right WR streaks. Audible the HB to 
screen to either side.

WR Deep In - Left WR does a in and out route deep.  The inside right WR slants 
deep left inside.  The middle right WR streaks, while the far right WR box 
cuts left.  Great play.

A nice play action is available, along with some decent short to medium range 
passes as well.
HB slam, sprint, and draw are the runs.



SINGLEBACK EMPTY 5 WR 

Smashfork - 2 WR run medium posts to the inside left.  2 other WR's run very 
short cuts to the right. Avoid these right side guys. The  middle right WR 
slant crosses to the right sideline. Cheap play, but effective. You should 
have at least 3 options to throw to.

WR Drag - Both inside left and right WR's streak.  The outside left WR does a 
comeback route to the outside.  The middle right WR box cuts left.  The far 
right WR crosses short left so audible him to streak.  Take your pick on 
this one.

A nice mixture of short, medium and deep range passing still available.  



I FORM-NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB who's running left.  Follow the blocking before you 
sprint.  I always seem to get decent yards every time I run this play.

PA Streaks - Play action pass play. Both WR's streak.  The TE slants short. 
I'd audible him to slant a little deeper, left or right. He's the target.

SE Post Flag - The left WR cuts in, then cuts to the outside.  The TE short 
slants in.  Audible him to slant deeper left.  The right WR box drags to the 
right sideline.  The FB screens far left.  Look for the TE first.

A few more decent short to medium range pass plays left.  The running plays 
are HB dive, sweep strong, slam, Rams 21 counter, and toss.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

Nothing else really stands out here.  A few decent medium range passes that's 
all.  HB lead dive, toss, blast, and counter are the run plays.



I FORM-3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

PA Slot Post - The left WR does a stop-n-go route deep.  The inside right 
WR slants left over the middle.  The outside right WR box cuts right.  Hit 
the TE first.

Another play action is here, along with some short to medium range pass plays.  
HB Lead and draw are the runs.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FB Flat - Both TE's slant deep right.  Hit one of them.  FB screens right.  
The WR streaks.  Easy play.

WR Post - Inside left TE cuts short to the inside right.  Avoid him.  The 
outside TE slants to the sideline.  The WR runs a deep post to the inside 
left.  Throw to one of these two. Don't lob the ball, or screen to the HB.

TE Post - Both TE's criss-cross slant.  The right WR streaks.  The HB screens.  
Easy play.

Only 1 weak short pass left.  HB slam, lead dive, counter strong, sweep, 
FB dive strong



SPLITBACK-NORMAL  (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

Mid Split - The left WR does a comeback route to the outside. The TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant right.  The right WR deep slants in.  Both 
backs screen to opposite sides.

HB Pass - The QB tosses to the HB.  The HB can either run or pass.  The left 
WR slants right.  The right WR streaks.  Run the HB directly to the right, and 
hit the WR running across the field with you.

A few more short to medium passes remain.  Nothing big.



SPLITBACKS 3 WR   (same as above, 3WR)

Slot Cross - HB screens left.  Right WR boxes medium left. Inside right WR 
slants left all the way across the field. Left WR deep slants in.  This is 
your target.

Deep Slants - The WR deep slants in.  Inside right WR slants left.  Far right 
WR streaks.  The FB screens right.  Your choice.

Several more mediocre short to medium pass plays.  Only 1 run - HB draw.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

A couple more decent play actions and option passes are here.  HB counter 
weak, power, dive, FB dive.



STRONG I-3WR (3WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Deep Cross - Both right WR's criss-cross into slant patterns.  Look to throw to
one of them.  The HB does a sharp cut to the middle.  The left WR does an in 
and out cut to the sideline. If you throw to him, throw it fast, otherwise the 
defender will jump in front of the ball.

Double Flares - Either throw deep, or screen pass to the HB and FB. Avoid 
the inside right WR. He cuts into traffic up the middle.

2 mediocre pass plays here, along with a few medium range pass plays.  HB 
quick toss, dive, Rams 26 counter, off tackle, crash, and FB Dive.



STRONG I-H PRO   (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

Comet Pass - Cool name. The left WR and the TE slant right.  These are your 
targets.  The FB screens, while the HB goes around the linemen to the left, 
then cuts short to the middle. If you throw to him, there's a good chance 
you'll get picked off. The right WR runs a very short route, so audible him 
deep downfield so you can free up the TE.

Nothing else big here.  A nice play action, and more short to medium range 
pass plays.  HB blast, counter weak, counter lead, and dive weak are the 
run plays.  



WEAK I-3WR  (3WR,  1HB, 1FB)

Nothing to brag about here.  Just conservative short passes.  HB Wham, lead 
toss weak, and lead are the runs.



WEAK I-BIG   (2TE, 1WR right, 1HB, 1FB)

WR Post - Both the left TE and the WR deep slant to the left.  These are your 
targets.  The right TE box cuts short.  Audible him to slant right.  The HB 
screens left.

That's about it here.  2 more play actions, and a couple of short pass plays 
remain.  HB wham, counter strong, power toss and lead are the run plays.


WEAK I-H TWINS   (same as above, 2 WR's left)

PA Waggle - All 3 receivers slant far and deep right.  The FB screens right.  
Another easy play.

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR slants right, across
the middle.  TE curls short in, Audible him to streak or slant left.

That's really all.  More short pass plays here.  FB power, HB counter trap



SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the middle 
too.

Slot Outs - Good play if you need short yardage to pick up the 1st down.  
The 2 outside WR's streak deep. The 2 inside WR's cut short to opposite sides 
of the field.  If you deed the first, go short.

Hail Mary - All WR's streak deep....

Another good mixture of short, medium, and deep passes.  Only 1 run - HB draw.



PROS:          - Excellent passing
                    - Tons of plays and formations
                    - Good if you have several good WR's
                    - Nice running
                    - 3, 4, 5 WR sets


CONS:        - Only 1 Shotgun set
                  - Most runs are up the middle
                  - Some formations need more run plays


GRADE:          - PASSING - A
                       - RUNNING - B -
                       - OVERALL - B+


 As history has taught us veteran Madden users, the Rams always have had good 
passing plays. That is the case as well here.  The passing is great.  A 
generous helping of short, medium, and deep passing plays with extra cheese.  
3, 4, and 5 WR sets.  However, the 5 WR formation is in the "SINGLEBACK" set, 
thus leaving you vulnerable to the blitz, with the thin offensive.  Veterans 
should be able to bypass this though.  The running is good, but not great.  
The reason why is, there are too many runs up middle.  Also, on some sets, 
you would think there would be plenty of run plays on certain sets, but it 
ends up with only 2 or 3.  Example:  STRONG I-NORMAL, and I FORM 3WR. It's 
still pretty good though. The TE's do get in on the fun. The passing is so 
much fun, and I think you will spent a little too much time with it and forget 
about the run. This is a good playbook nonetheless.
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30)  TAMPA BAY  BUCCANEERS   (John Gruden)   


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

 PA Deep In - Play action pass play. Right WR does a 10 yard curl to the 
sideline. The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left TE 
criss crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep. The right TE does a slant 
towards the middle. Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses the ball back 
to the QB for the pass. The blitz should come quickly so know who you are 
going to throw the ball to.  I usually scramble straight to the right, and hit 
the WR cutting across the field with you. The right WR streaks.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right 
WR deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

2 more good play actions, and a few short pass plays remain. HB blast, off 
tackle, dive, delay, and toss strong are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR's left, 2TE's right, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Left WR box cuts right. Inside right TE slants right toward 
the sideline, while the outside right TE sharply cuts short to the inside.  
Audible the far right TE to slant post over the middle.  Be quick and watch 
the blitz.

TE Shake - Both TE's do short stutter-step type moves to the middle. Avoid 
them, because they are the help clutter up the middle, cutting off a 
couple of defenders. The far left WR starts to the inside, and then cuts 
to the outside. While the inside left WR does a short slant in. Be quick, 
and hit that inside WR, or just screen pass to the HB.

PA Boot LT - All receivers slant cross to the left.  Simple, just watch 
the blitz.

A couple of option pass plays remain.  No big deal.  HB dive, draw, pitch, 
and counter weak are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

PA Deep In -  2WR run deep outs. The TE posts inside left, and the other left 
WR runs a short box to the right. Decent medium range play. Just don't keep 
abusing this play.  The computer catches on fast.

Slot Mountain Cross - Left WR deep slants in.  The left inside WR slants 
right, all the way across the field. The TE short streaks. The right WR 
streaks as well. Hit either left WR on the slant route.

Flanker Shake - Outside left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside left WR 
slant crosses over the middle to the far right.  The right WR box cuts right, 
towards the sideline.  Take your pick.

WR Wheel - Both left WR's criss-cross deep.  The HB screens right.  The right 
WR box cuts left, towards the middle.  Take your pick, just use caution 
throwing the ball to the middle.

A few more medium range pass plays remain.  HB dive, plunge, slam, draw, Bucs 
counter weak, and a QB draw, are the running plays.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Left WR deep slants in.  The TE slants around left, to the 
middle.  Inside right WR slants deep right. Far right WR does a short 
comeback.  Audible him to slant left or streak.  Watch the blitz.  You should 
be able to find an open man.

PA Boot RT - The left WR and the inside right WR slant to the right.  The TE 
goes short, so audible a slant left for him. The right WR streaks.  Take your 
pick here.

Post Corners - Both outside WR's deep post to opposite sides.  The TE streaks.  
The inside right WR slants in.  Look for him.  The HB box cuts left.

Another play action is here, along with 2 option pass plays.  The rest are 
short to medium range passes.  HB dive, toss strong, draw, blunt dive and 
belly weak are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK - BUNCH TE   ( 1TE left, 1TE and 2 WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Nothing big.  A couple of option passes, and a couple of play actions.  
There's a slant pass too.  HB sprint, toss crack, dive, and draw are the runs 
here.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE&2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left.  The TE slants left inside.  The 
middle right WR options short.  Audible a slant right for him.  The far right 
WR streaks.  Look for the TE or middle right WR.

PA Pin Deep - Left WR does a comeback to the sidelines.  TE screens right, 
audible him to slant right to the sideline, then he's a good option.  Middle 
right WR box cuts inside, while the far right WR slants deep in, slightly 
inside.  You should hit someone, but because this is a play action pass, watch 
the blitz.

Smash Slot Post - Left WR curl drags short left. Audible him to streak or and 
Out-n-up pattern.  The TE slants left inside.  The middle right WR slants 
right, while the far right WR goes short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB 
screens left.  Nice play.

A couple more good option passes are here, along with some more short to
 medium range pass plays.  HB sprint, draw, quick pitch,  and a WR reverse.



SINGLEBACK - TIGHT  (4WR, 1HB)

WR Middle - The outside left WR screens left, and then breaks deep.  The 
inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR box cuts left.  Audible him to 
slant right.  The outside right WR goes short, so audible him to slant left.  
The HB screens right.

A couple of option passes, a play action, and a couple decent medium range 
pass plays.  HB sprint, toss, and draw.



SINGLEBACK - EMPTY BUNCH   (2WR's left, 1HB and 2WR's bunched right)

Double Drags - Both the inside right and left WR's slant to the right.  The HB 
box cuts left towards the middle.  Both outside WR's go short, so audible them 
to streak.

Nothing else stands out here.  Several option passes, and more short to medium 
passes. 



SINGLEBACK- EMPTY 4 WR 

Slot Corners - The far left and far right WR's do very short curls in. Look 
for the other 2 WR's running deep slants towards opposite sidelines. Very 
simple but effective pass play.

A handful of decent short, medium, and deep passes are here.  Beware!  This 
set makes you vulnerable to the blitz, because there is no backfield blocking.


SINGLEBACK-EMPTY 5WR

Smash Fork - Left WR goes short.  Audible him to slant right. The inside right 
WR goes short too.  Audible him to slant left.  The other 2 WR's on the right 
criss-cross.  You should have no problems getting the ball downfield.

Comebacks - Both outside WR's run deep comeback routes to the outside.  The 
inside left and middle right WR's streak.  The inside right WR box cuts short 
left. Audible him to slant left.  Take your pick.

Still several short, medium, and deep passes left.  Again you'll be vulnerable 
to the blitz because of minimal blocking.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

Flats - Almost a money play, because you can always get someone open. Both 
WR's streak.  TE short boxes to the inside middle. Audible him to a slant to 
the outside. That will give you another receiver. The HB and FB screen to 
opposite sides. Someone will be open, it's just up to you to find them.

3 decent play actions, a couple of options, a screen, and a medium range pass 
play.  HB toss, misdirection, dive, slam, counter, FB dive.


I FORM - TIGHT TWINS    (same as above, except both WR's left)

Nothing big, a few play actions, and a couple of short passes.  HB dive, draw, 
counter, and lead toss are the runs.



I FORM-BIG  (same as above, 1 WR right)

2 play actions...Weak.  See above.  HB lead dive, toss, slam, counter lead, 
FB dive strong.



FULLHOUSE - NORMAL WIDE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA Middle - Both TE and FB screen to opposite sides, and then breaks deep.  
The left WR box cuts right.  The right WR crooked posts, deep in.  He's the 
man.

Fake Dive Pitch - The QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, and then 
quickly tosses to the HB running left. Sweet play.  You should almost always 
gain positive yards on this running play.

That's about it. Only 2 short passes left.  HB sweep, draw, slam, smash, and 
FB slam are the run plays.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

A handful of play actions still remain.  A couple of options too.  HB draw, 
counter lead, off tackle, sweep, FB trap, and Fake FB HB counter are the runs.



STRONG I-3WR (3WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Deep Cross - Both right WR's criss-cross into slant patterns.  Look to throw 
to one of them.  The HB does a sharp cut to the middle.  The left WR does 
an in and out cut to the sideline. If you throw to him, throw it fast, 
otherwise the defender will jump in front of the ball.

Double Flares - Either throw deep, or screen pass to the HB and FB. Avoid the 
inside right WR. He cuts into traffic up the middle.

2 play actions, a couple of option plays, and a few short to medium range 
plays remain.  HB counter dive, quick toss, draw and dive are the run plays.



STRONG I-H TWIN TE   (2TE Right, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR)

This set is average.  3 decent play actions and 2 option passes.  HB toss 
strong, dive, counter weak, and FB dive are the runs.



WEAK I - NORMAL (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

Mediocre at best.  2 play actions, an option play, and a couple of short 
passes here.  HB inside, toss weak, double counter, draw, off tackle, and FB 
power are the run plays.




WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR slants right, across 
the middle.  TE short drags right,  Audible him to streak or slant right.  
Take your pick here.

2 play actions leftover, an option play, and a medium range pass play remain 
as well.  HB inside, counter,  toss weak, draw,  FB power, and a play action 
QB run.



SPLITBACK-NORMAL  (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA WR Shake - The left WR runs a deep post in. The HB slants from the 
backfield towards the left sideline. The TE posts to the right sideline.  
The right WR does the short stutter-step move.  Audible this guy and you will 
have 4 options to pass to.

Mid Split - The left WR does a comeback route to the outside. The TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant right.  The right WR deep slants in.  Both 
backs screen to opposite sides.

A few decent options, and a couple of short pass plays.  HB draw, off tackle, 
blast, quick toss, and FB blast.



SPLITBACKS 3 WR   (same as above, no TE, 3WR)

Slot Cross - HB screens left.  Right WR boxes medium left. Inside right WR 
slants left all the way across the field. Left WR deep slants in.  This is 
your target.

4 decent option plays, and 3 short passes remain.  HB quick toss, draw, and 
blast are the run plays.




PROS:         - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations
                   - Tons of option plays, and medium range passing
                   - Smashmouth running style


CONS:         - No shotgun formations
                   - Too conservative
                   - Not much use of the TE's
                   - The majority of runs are up the middle
                   - Vulnerable to the blitz



GRADE:           - PASSING - C+
                       -  RUNNING - C+
                       - OVERALL - C+


I should've expected this type of playbook.  It's like playing the lottery, 
you get a few numbers and start getting excited, then you miss a few, and the 
letdown ensues. That's how I felt with this playbook. The passing is average, 
with a few good deep passes in the 4 or 5 WR sets.  However, using these 2 
empty 4 and 5 WR sets got me blitzed constantly, because there is no backfield 
blocking.  Quick decisions will need to be made if using them.  The running is 
just plain simple.  Nothing big,  just up the middle, up the middle, up the 
middle. You won't fool many people with the running here.  If you like 
smashmouth, then this is for you.  This playbook needs much improvement. 
 No wonder why "Chucky" is always angry.
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31)  TENNESSEE  TITANS - (Jeff Fisher)  
    

SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

SE Post - Left WR deep slants in.  Right WR streaks. Left TE slants left, 
while the right TE short box cuts to the middle. Throw to the left WR or 
the left TE.

PA Deep In - Play action pass play.  Right WR does a 10 yard curl to the 
sideline. The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left TE 
criss crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep.  The right TE does a slant 
towards the middle.  Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

Outs - Both TE's slant to opposite sides. Both outside WR's go short. Audible 
them to streak. The HB streaks as well.  Take your pick here.

2 more good play actions are here, a nice option pass too.  Also there's a 
couple short to medium range pass plays.  HB blast, stretch, counter, off 
tackle and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short.  Audible him to slant right.  The inside 
left WR slants left.  The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short 
left.  Audible him to slant right, then its take your pick.

Posts - Left WR slants deep in. Inside left WR medium slants left towards the 
sideline.  Left TE also slants a shorter route to the left sideline.  Good 
play if you need the easy first down.  Be careful throwing left, it gets 
pretty congested. If the right TE is in single coverage, throw to him.

2 more play actions remain, along with a mediocre pass play.  HB slant, power, 
counter weak, and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  The left TE goes short, so audible him to slant 
right.  The right TE slants over the middle to the far left.  The right WR 
slants left. Watch the blitz here.

HB Swing - Left WR does a comeback inside. The right TE slants left inside.  
The right WR does a comeback short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB screens 
right.  Look for the right TE here.

A few more decent short to medium range pass plays remain.  HB cutback, dive, 
draw and stretch are the running plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

PA Rollout - Play action.  The far left WR and the TE deep slant right.  Look 
for one of these 2.  The inside left WR goes short, so audible him to slant 
right. The right WR streaks.  Let the QB complete his rollout scramble before 
you pass.

Slot In Drag - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside left WR box cuts right.  
The TE short crosses left, so audible him to slant right.  

A few more short passes remain.  HB draw, stretch, cutback, dive, Titans 24 
blast, Titans slash, and slam are the running plays.



SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Middle Hook - Left WR box drags left.  The TE screens right.  Audible a slant 
right instead.  The inside right WR slants short left.  The far right WR 
streaks.  Audible the HB to screen to either side.  Take your pick here.

Nothing else stands out to me here.  Several short to medium pass plays. HB 
pitch, slam, and belly weak are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

Smash Slot Post - Left WR curl drags short left. Audible him to streak or and 
Out-n-up pattern.  The TE slants left inside.  The middle right WR slants 
right, while the far right WR goes short.  Audible him to streak.  The HB 
screens left.  Nice play.

PA Waggle - The left WR slants far right over the middle.  The TE goes short, 
so audible him to box cut right.  The inside right WR deep slants in.  The 
outside WR streaks.  Take your pick, but watch the blitz.

PA Boot Over - The left WR Streaks.  The rest of the receivers slant cross 
left.  Watch the blitz.

That's really about all here.  HB dive, and slant are here, along with a WR 
"end around" - for skilled runners.



SINGLEBACK-TIGHT FLEX   (4WR 1HB)

PA Waggle - The outside left WR streaks.  The inside left WR slant crosses 
far right.  The inside right WR deep slants right.  The outside right WR goes 
short.  Audible him to slant left.  Take your pick here.

Slot Corner - Both left inside WR and outside right WR slant to the left. The 
outside left WR box cuts right.  The inside right WR short crosses left.  
Audible him to slant right.  The HB screens left.  Your choice here.

A few more short passes remain.  HB counter weak, slam, draw, off tackle, 
dive, slant, lead dive, and counter are some nice run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD   (4WR, 1HB)

PA HB Out - Play action pass. Both outside WR's streak. Both inside WR's 
slant left. Hit the WR's on the slant. Audible the HB to screen, in case 
there's trouble.

PA HB Streak - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. Both 
inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of these 
guys.

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in.  Both inside WR's 
criss-cross over the middle.  The far right WR streaks.  Take your pick.

Quite a few more decent medium to deep range pass plays left.  HB draw, dive, 
sprint and pitch are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK EMPTY 5 WR   

Smashfork - 2 WR run medium posts to the inside left.  2 other WR's run very 
short cuts to the right. Avoid these right side guys. The middle right WR 
slant crosses to the right sideline. Cheap play, but effective. You should 
have at least 3 options to throw to.

This set has a good mix of short, medium, and deep pass plays.  You just have 
to watch the blitzes constantly, because of the thin offensive line.



I FORM-NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

FB Under - All receivers streak.  The HB screens left.  Audible the FB to 
screen right.Easy play.  

A couple of good play actions are here.  HB counter weak, Chris draw, lead 
dive, slant, Titans 24 blast, and a WR end around.



I FORM-BIG    (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

A couple of good medium passes here, along with a few short pass plays.  HB 
off tackle, misdirection, Titans 24 blast, lead toss, lead dive, and FB dive.




STRONG I-H PRO   (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

FL Curl - The left WR slants in.  The TE box cuts left.  The right WR short 
curls.  The FB screens right.  Easy play.

PA FB Fake - The QB fakes the handoff to the FB.  The left WR deep slants in.  
The TE short slants right.  You can audible him to slant left.  The right WR 
streaks, while the FB screens far right.  Take your pick.  Sweet play.

PA FB Flat - Play action pass play.  Right WR streaks. Left WR stutter-steps 
inside. The TE does a medium cut to the middle left.  Accuracy is a must. You 
could screen pass to the FB also. Nice play.

Several more decent short to medium pass plays are here.  HB dive weak, draw, 
sweep, blast, stretch, counter lead, counter weak, FB trap, and FB fake HB 
counter are some more good running plays.  



STRONG I-H TWINS   (same as above, 2WR's left)

WR Smash - Inside left WR and the TE slant to opposite sides.  The FB streaks 
deep.  The HB screens.  The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to 
streak.  Take your pick.

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 

PA FB Fake - The outside left WR box cuts right. The inside left WR diagonally 
streaks to the right.  The TE short slants right.  The HB screens far right.  
Your choice here.

More decent short to medium range pass plays leftover.  HB stretch, sweep, 
dive, counter weak, FB trap, Fake FB HB counter, lead, and a QB play action 
run play.




WEAK I - H PRO    (1TE, 2WR, 1HB, 1FB)

TE Fade - Left WR deep slants in.  TE runs diagonally right to the sideline.  
The right WR criss crosses the TE on a long slant across the field. HB screens 
left. Decent play.  Take your pick here.

TE Hook In - The left WR box drags left.  The TE goes short, so audible him to 
slant left.  He's the target.  The right WR does a pump-n-go route deep.  
The HB screens left.

A handful of short passes remain.  HB double counter, gut, wham, counter 
weak, draw, and another QB play action run - PA QB boot.



WEAK I-H TWINS   (same as above, 2 WR's left)

PA Waggle - All 3 receivers slant far and deep right.  The FB screens right.  
Another easy play.

TE Shallow - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in.  The inside left WR 
slant crosses far right over the middle.  The TE crosses short left. Audible 
him to slant deeper slant left instead.  The HB screens right.  Your choice.

A few more relatively short pass plays remaining.  HB dive, counter, lead, 
gut and FB power.  There's another weaker play action as well.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL OFFSET WEAK  ( 1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

WR Post Corner - The outside left WR streaks, and then sharp slants left to 
the sideline.  The inside left WR box cuts right. Both the TE and right WR 
streak. Take your pick.

Dig Wheel - The outside left WR box cuts right.  The inside left WR screens 
left, and then breaks deep.  The TE short crosses left.  Audible a slant right 
for him.  The right WR deep slants in Someone’s open.

Lots more mediocre short to medium pass plays left.  HB delay and mid draw 
are the 2 runs.




SHOTGUN-SLOT STRONG  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Sprint RT Option - Both outside WR's streak. TE slants to the right sideline. 
Inside right WR does a sharp screen right. Audible him to a slant left over 
the middle, which will give you another pass option. If you do, someone will 
get open.  If you have a fast QB, you can run the ball right, since he will be 
running in that direction anyway.

Nothing else really stands out here.  A lot of short to medium range pass 
plays left.  HB draw is the only run in this set.




SHOTGUN TRIPS TE  (3WR's left, 1TE, 1HB)

HB Swing - Outside left WR and TE deep slants right.  The middle left WR goes 
short, audible a slant right.  The inside left WR slants left.  HB screens 
right.. Easy pickings.

That's all that stands out here.  Lots more decent medium range pass plays 
remain.  HB delay, and mid draw.




SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the middle 
too.

Titan Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short slants 
out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR deep 
slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Hail Mary - All 4 WR's streak.

Corner Threat - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. Both 
inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of these 
guys. Audible the HB to screen.

Several more decent medium to deep pass plays here.  HB draw is the only run 
play.




PROS:         - 3, 4, 5 WR formations
                   - Excellent run plays
                   - Pretty good passing
                   - A fast QB would be great with this playbook


CONS:        - Lots of play actions that may require audibles
                  - Vulnerable to the blitz
                 

GRADE:         - PASSING - A -
                     - RUNNING - A
                     - OVERALL - A


I was pretty satisfied with this playbook.  The running plays were great.  
The FB was included often, and a speedy QB adds more trouble for the defense.  
Lots of play actions.  However, I had to audible/hot route often for some of 
them, which resulted in a few delay of game penalties.  The passing is pretty 
good too.  3, 4 and 5 WR formations. My only gripe is, the 5 WR set is in the 
SINGLEBACK formation, which in turn, makes your offense vulnerable to the 
blitz.  Having a stellar offensive line will make you a force.  This is a very 
balanced playbook.
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32)    WASHINGTON REDSKINS - (Joe Gibbs)


SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

Corners - Both TE's streak. Both WR's run deep, and then slant to the corners. 
HB screens up the middle. Audible him to screen right just in case.  This is 
a deep pass play.

PA Deep In - Left WR box cuts right. The left TE crosses left, then breaks 
deep. The right TE slants in left. The right WR does a comeback to the 
right. Take your pick, just watch the blitz.

Patten Option - Left and right WR's go short, so audible both of them to 
slant inside. The left TE streaks. The right TE slants right. Take your 
pick.

There's a few more medium to deep range pass plays left. HB draw, pitch, 
slam, counter and smash.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN TE   (same as above, except both WR's left.)

Dig Out - Short pass play, but effective.  The right TE streaks, while the 
left TE goes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The outside left WR medium 
box cuts right, to the inside.  The inside left WR short boxes out.  Hit the 
left TE if you can.

Moss Option - Left WR streaks.  Inside left WR goes short, so audible him to 
slant left.  The left TE slants right. The right TE goes short, so audible him 
to slant right too. HB screens to the far right.  Look for one of the TE's

The rest of the plays left are pretty much the same.  There's a play action 
and a screen, along with HB dive, 2 counters, slant, toss strong, and 
off-tackle.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Corners - I've seen this name before....Left WR and the far right WR go deep 
then slant out.  The inside right TE slants, while the outside TE streaks.  
Another deep pass play.

Ace TE Drag - Left WR boxes right, to the inside.  The inside right TE goes 
short.  Audible him to slant left.  The outside TE goes short too, so audible 
him to slant right.  The right WR slants deep in.  Someone should get open.

The rest of the plays are short to medium range pass plays.  There's another 
play action here, and HB plunge, counter, draw and slant.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2TE right, 2WR left, 1 HB)

Hitch Corners - The inside left WR and the inside right TE slant to opposite 
sides of the field.  The outside left WR and the outside TE go short, so 
audible them to slant to the inside for a nice play.

Not much more here. Just a few short range passes. HB slam, counter weak, 
stretch, and dive are here as well.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TE FLIP   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Cooley Inside Hook - The left WR slants to the inside.  The inside TE runs a 
short curl.  Audible him to slant right.  The outside right TE short cuts left 
to the middle.  The right WR goes short, so audible him to streak.  Take your 
pick here.

Again, not too much more that stands out here.  There are two decent play 
actions, and two short pass plays as well.  HB plunge, counter, counter H weak 
and dive are here too.



SINGLEBACK-DUECE WING   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

FL Drag Clearout - Both TE's streak.  The left WR slants in, and then out, 
towards the sideline. The right WR short crosses left over the middle.  
Audible him to slant left instead.  Hit the TE's on the slant.

Wow, I got excited for nothing on this set.  3 short pass plays, and a play 
action that's pretty decent, HB slam, counter, and counter H strong remain.



SINGLEBACK-BIG JUMBO WING   (2TE, 2WR, all tight, 1HB)

TE Corners - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  The left TE slants left. The 
right TE slants right.  The right WR cuts left over the middle. Again, look 
for the TE's on the slant.

PA FL Stretch -  Left WR streaks.  The left TE short slants in. The right 
TE screens to the right.  The right WR slants right too.  No real need to 
audible, someone should get open.  Watch the blitz though.

2 more weak play actions, 2 medium range pass plays, and HB sprint, counter 
strong, smash, plunge and a TE motion running play.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL TE FLIP   (1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

Streaks - Everyone breaks deep.  The HB screens right.

Ins Left - The left WR medium box cuts right.  The inside left WR does the 
same, just shorter.  Audible him to streak.  The HB screens left.  The TE 
slants in, look for him.  The right WR runs, cuts back in, and then breaks 
deep.  Good play.

Deep Corners - The left WR crosses short and right, to the middle.  Audible 
him to slant right.  The inside left WR and the TE streak curl to opposite 
sides.  The right WR does a short comeback.  Audible him to streak or slant 
left.  Another good play.

A few more short to medium range pass plays are left.  A deep QB rollout play, 
a couple of play actions and HB counter trap, sprint, draw, slam, stretch, 
counter H weak, dive and even a QB draw.



SINGLEBACK-STRONG TE FLIP   (1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

Post Check - Both outside WR's streak.  The inside right WR deep slants left, 
over the middle.  The TE blocks, but you can audible him for another pass 
option.  The HB cuts short inside.  Audible him to screen either way. This is 
a deep pass play.

WR Under - Left WR streaks, HB cuts inside again.  Audible him to screen 
either way.  The inside right WR slants deep right towards the sideline.  The 
outside right WR goes short. Audible him to slant left.  The TE blocks again, 
so audible him if you want.

Deep Comebacks - Both outside WR's run a deep comeback.  The inside right 
WR streaks.  Take your pick.  You can audible the TE again if you want.

A few more medium to deep passes leftover.  A screen, and a play action await, 
also, HB off-tackle, draw, lead, toss, and counter.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2WR bunched right, 1HB)

Bunch Mesh - Left WR slants in, so does the middle right WR.  Look for one of 
these guys.  The TE screens right, so audible him to slant to the left.  The 
far right WR goes short, so audible him to streak.

Deep Curl - Left WR slants right, inside.  The middle right WR streaks.  The 
TE screens right while the far right WR does a comeback inside.  Take your 
pick here.

The rest are a couple of short to medium range pass plays.  There also two 
good play actions, HB draw, dive, counter and slam.



SINGLEBACK-STACK DOUBLES WR 
( 2WR stacked left, 1WR and 1TE stacked right, 1HB left)


Portis Option - Avoid the HB or audible him to screen to either side. The left 
WR does a comeback to the middle. The right WR streaks.  The left WR and TE 
deep slant left. Pretty good play.

Corner Flat - Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR slants medium right, over 
the middle.  The TE short box cuts right, while the right WR slants right too.  
Take your pick here.

Skins Corner Strike - The inside left and right WR's slant to opposite sides.  
The TE short streaks.  The outside left WR short curls in, so audible him to 
slant to the right.  The HB screens left.  Another good play.

There are several more good medium range pass plays left.  Add in HB sweep,
off-tackle and draw.  Should have more running plays, but still a good 
formation.



SINGLEBACK-4WR STACK   (2WR left, 2WR right, both sides stacked, 1HB)

WR Out - Both inside WR's streak.  The left outside WR short cuts left.  
Audible him to slant right.  The far right WR does a comeback inside.  Look 
for the left outside WR.

Corner Cross - The left outside  WR curl drags left to the sideline.  The HB 
screens left.  Both inside WR's slant to the right. Look for one of these 
guys. The far right WR stutter-steps short. Audible him to slant left.

The rest of the plays are quite similar types of medium range pass plays. 
There's an okay play action, HB draw and dive as well. Again, this set needs 
more runs, to throw off opponents.



SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD   (4WR, 1HB)

Comebacks - Both outside WR's run deep comeback routes.  Both inside WR's 
streak.  Take your pick.

Double Smash - Both outside WR's go short so audible them to streak or slant 
inside.  The inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides. Take your pick here too.

WR Deep In - The left WR does a comeback in.  The inside left WR deep slants 
right inside.  The inside right WR streaks, while the far right WR box cuts 
left. Someone's gotta be open.

There's a play action here, and several short passes left.  HB draw, dive, 
cutback and pitch.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS WR   (4WR, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Left WR slants deep in.  Both right inside and middle WR's 
slant cross over the middle. The far right WR streaks. Audible the inside 
right WR to slant right, and you've got yourself a pretty good play.

WR Deep In - Name sound familiar?  Left WR does a in and out route deep.  
The inside right WR slants deep left inside.  The middle right WR streaks, 
while the far right WR box cuts left.  Great play.

Comebacks - Another familiar one.  Both outside WR's do comebacks to opposite 
sidelines.  The inside right WR short slants inside.  The middle right WR 
streaks. Audible the HB to screen to either side.

A few more nice medium to deep range passes left.  A screen, HB slam, draw 
and trap.



I FORM-CLOSE   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

WR Streaks - Both WR's streak.  The TE crosses short, so audible him to slant 
left or right.  The HB screens right.  Hit the TE.

PA TE Leak - Left WR streaks.  The right WR crosses deep over the middle. The 
TE slants right.  The FB screens right.  This is a nice play action play.  
Take your pick, and watch the blitz.

There are 2 more decent medium range pass plays, a barely useable WR 
reverse. It doesn't work often, so don't use it more than twice.  HB slam, 
dive and counter.


I FORM-3WR    (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Flag - Both left and inside right WR's slant right.  The far right WR 
streaks.  The HB screens right.  Hit the WR's on the slant.

Thrash Option - Both outside WR's do comebacks to the outside.  The inside 
WR options, so audible him to slant left. The HB screens right. Take your 
pick.

There's another play action and a deep screen play, 2 short pass plays HB 
blast, lead draw and toss remain.



I FORM-TWIN TE   ( 2TE's left, 1WR right, 1HB, 1FB)

TE Post - Both TE's criss-cross.  Hit one of them.  The HB screens right, 
while the WR streaks. Someone's open...

PA FB Flat - Another play action pass play.  Outside left TE deep slants in.  
The inside TE slant crosses to the far right.  The WR streaks. Audible the FB 
and HB to screen to opposite sides.  Watch the blitz.

2 more medium range pass plays remain, HB lead, counter, lead toss, and 2 
FB dives.



FULLHOUSE-NORMAL WIDE  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

PA Middle - Both TE's and FB screen to opposite sides, then break deep.  The 
left WR box cuts in, while the right WR crooked posts deep in.  Watch the 
blitz.  Nice play.

Fake Dive Pitch - Trick play.  QB fakes the handoff to the FB, then rolls out 
left, and pitches it to the HB running left.  Running skills are needed, 
because either you'll gain nice yards or be stopped for a loss.

A couple more short passes leftover. HB counter weak, draw, slam, smash and 
FB slam.



SPLITBACKS-3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Corners - Both outside WR's curl drag to the outside opposite corners.  
The inside right WR goes short, so audible him to slant to the left. Then he 
will be the target.  Both backs screen to opposite sides.

Nothing more really stands out here to me.  A few short passes, and a couple 
of medium range passes as well.  HB draw, off-tackle and FB dive.



STRONG I-H TWIN TE   (2TE Right, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR)

FB Fake Counter - QB fakes the handoff to the FB then hands-off to the HB 
running a counter right.  Follow the blocking. Sweet play.

Deep Cross - The left WR and outside right TE deep slant to the left.  The 
inside TE box cuts to the right. The HB screens left, then to the middle. 
Take your pick here.

2 short play actions, and 1 short pass play remain.  HB counter weak, blast, 
dive, weak, and FB trap.


WEAK I-H WING TE   (2TE, 1WR, 1HB, 1FB)

TE Drag - The left WR box cuts to the right.  The left TE goes short, so 
audible him to slant right or left.  The right TE slants to the right, he's 
your target.  The HB screens right.

A couple more decent option pass plays, 2 mediocre play actions too.  HB gut, 
trap, counter trap and wham.



WEAK I-H WING TWIN TE   (same as above, except both TE's right)

Basically the same plays as above, only reversed..


PROS:       - Lots and lots of formations
                 - The TE's have fun too
                 - Plenty of nice running plays
                 - Lots of deep pass plays
                 - Can confuse opponents good


CONS:        - No 5 WR formations
                  - You might notice some of the same plays in different sets.
                  - Could probably have FB runs



GRADE:        - PASSING - A - 

                     - RUNNING - A - 

                     - OVERALL - A - 


This is one of my favorites. Lots and lots of formations and plays.  Deep 
passing, medium range passing, and short passing.  It's all here. Excellent 
running plays, and they don't just run up the middle. The passing would be 
perfect if they had the 5WR set. I like more FB run plays, so that's why I 
couldn't give a perfect score.  Yeah, I know, kinda harsh but what can I say?
The play actions are pretty good as well. This is a great playbook.....Enjoy!
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33)  BALANCED  PLAYBOOK  


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

 PA Deep In  - Play action pass play.  Right WR does a 10 yard curl to 
the sideline. The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left 
TE criss crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep.  The right TE does a 
slant towards the middle.  Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

Double Drag - Both TE's run a slant left, while the WR's cut short to the 
inside.  Stay away from the WR’s; it gets too crowded in the middle. Use the 
TE's on this play.

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses the ball back 
to the QB for the pass. The blitz should come quickly so know who you are 
going to throw the ball to.  I usually scramble straight to the right, and hit 
the WR cutting across the field with you.  The right WR streaks.

Another play action, and a few short to medium pass plays remain.  HB pitch, 
dive, draw, counter, and stretch are the run plays.


 SINGLEBACK-NORMAL   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

PA Deep In - 2WR’s run deep outs. The TE posts inside left, and the other 
left WR runs a short box to the right. Decent medium range play. Just don't 
keep abusing this play.  The computer catches on fast.

Several more good medium range pass plays here.  2 more weaker play actions 
as well.  HB draw, pitch, stretch, dive, slash, counter, and A WR reverse.



SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Play action pass play.  2 WR's and the TE run slants, while the 
right side receiver runs a short curl.  You should be able to get a man open 
on this play. Watch out for the blitz.

Safety Bait - The left WR box drags left, towards the sideline. The TE screens 
right, audible him to slant left instead.  The inside right WR slants right.  
He's the main target.  The outside right WR box drags to the right.

PA Boot RT - The left WR and the inside right WR slant to the right.  The TE 
goes short, so audible a slant left for him. The right WR streaks.  Take your 
pick here.

Another decent play action is here, along with several more short to medium 
pass plays. HB dive, sweep, counter, draw, stretch.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

PA Boot Over - The left WR Streaks.  The rest of the receivers slant cross 
left.  Watch the blitz.  Audible the TE to slant right, and get him the ball.

That's about it.  There a decent option pass, but the rest are short weak pass 
plays.  HB draw, counter, slam, and quick pitch.



SINGLEBACK-4WR FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

Hail Mary - All WR's burn rubber deep....

PA Drop In - Outside left WR short boxes right.  Audible him to slant right.  
The inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR short crosses left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The far right WR box cuts deep left.  Take your 
pick; just watch the blitz on this play action play.

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys

A deep option pass awaits, along with a few short passes.  HB dive, cutback, 
draw, and stretch are the runs.



SINGLEBACK - EMPTY 5WR

Smash Fork - Left WR goes short.  Audible him to slant right. The inside right 
WR goes short too.  Audible him to slant left.  The other 2 WR's on the right 
criss-cross.  You should have no problems getting the ball downfield.

Comebacks - Both outside WR's run deep comeback routes to the outside.  The 
inside left and middle right WR's streak.  The inside right WR box cuts short 
left. Audible him to slant left.  Take your pick.

Quite a few confusing looking short to medium pass plays remaining.  You'll 
need several audibles/hot routes.



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

HB Pass - Trick play. QB tosses right, to the HB. The HB can either run or 
pass. If you pass, you only have 2WR at your disposal, since the TE blocks on 
this play. Don't make the mistake of audibling the TE for a pass, because you 
will get blitzed for not having enough blockers on the line of scrimmage. 
Scramble directly a few steps to the right, and hit the receiver coming from 
the left across the field.  If the right WR has enough speed, he might burn 
the DB, so keep a sharp eye on him too.

Cross - In - Short pass play.  Look for the right WR hooking in, or screen to 
the HB going right.

Flats - Almost a money play, because you can always get someone open.  Both 
WR's streak.  TE short boxes to the inside middle. Audible him to a slant to 
the outside. That will give you another receiver. The HB and FB screen to 
opposite sides. Someone will be open, it's just up to you to find them.

Comet Pass - Both the left WR and the TE slant deep right.  These are the 
targets.  The right WR curls short, so audible a slant left or streak for him.  
The FB screens right.  The HB circles short over the middle.

Post Flags - Both WR's slant in, then sharply out to opposite sidelines.  The 
TE slants inside.  He's the man.

A couple more short to medium range pass plays.  HB counter, boss sweep, lead 
dive, lead toss, slam, draw, off tackle, FB dive strong.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

Flea Flicker - QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses back to the QB. This time 
the WR's criss-cross then go deep. Audible the TE to slant left.  Hit him or 
the far left WR cutting right across the middle.

The rest are weak, short pass plays.  HB sweep, counter, draw, lead dive, 
and FB dive are the runs.



I FORM-BIG  (same as above, 1 WR right)

A couple of decent play actions are here, the FB fake FB toss play, and a 
few weak short pass plays.  HB lead toss, counter lead, lead dive, slam, 
off tackle, FB dive strong, and a QB sneak are the run plays.



FULLHOUSE - NORMAL WIDE   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA Middle - Both TE and FB screen to opposite sides, and then breaks deep.  
The left WR box cuts right. The right WR crooked posts, deep in. He's the man.

That's it.  2 more weaker pass plays left.  HB counter lead, smash, draw, 
slam, sweep, and FB slam are the run plays.



SPLITBACKS-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA WR Shake - Left WR posts deep in. HB crooked posts left towards the 
sideline.  TE slants right, get it to him. Right WR stutter-steps short.   
Audible him, or avoid him. This play is up in the air because it's a play 
action, and that means there's a good chance of the blitz.

TE Post - Left WR slants in, then out to the sideline. Right WR streaks.  
TE deep slants left over the middle. FB screens right. Hit the TE.

A few more short to medium pass plays remaining.  Nothing big.  HB sweep, 
draw, inside, quick toss, and FB belly are the runs.



SPLITBACKS 3 WR   (same as above, 3WR)

Slot Cross - HB screens left.  Right WR boxes medium left. Inside right WR 
slants left all the way across the field. Left WR deep slants in.  This is 
your target.

A good deep option pass is here, along with a few short corny pass plays.  
HB draw, blast, quick toss, and FB blast are the runs.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout - Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out to 
the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

Another play action is here, along with some decent medium range passes.  
HB dive, counter trap, power, blast, stretch and FB dive.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (2WR left, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right 
all the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 
Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

WR Smash - The TE and inside left WR slant in opposite directions.  These 
are your targets.  The FB streaks up the middle.  You can also screen pass 
to the HB.  Okay play.

Another good play action is here, and some more short to medium range pass 
plays.  HB counter weak, dive, lead, draw, power, and FB dive.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards
 the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

A couple more good play actions await.  A nice comeback option play is here 
too, along with another weaker option play.  HB counter trap, gut, draw, 
double counter, dive, FB dive.



WEAK I-TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  Both TE's slant left across the middle.  FB 
screens left.  Take your pick.

That's it. Nothing else big here. Several more weak short pass plays.  HB 
draw, trap, dive, power toss, counter trap, FB dive.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

Corner Threat - The TE and inside left WR slant deep to opposite sides.  Both 
outside WR's go short, so audible them to streak.

Boring - Lot's of short useless passes.  A deep option pass and a decent play 
action remains.  HB sweep and mid draw are the runs.



SHOTGUN - SLOT TE FLIP   (1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

Slot Under - Both outside WR's streak.  Both the TE and the inside right WR 
short slant in.  The HB screens left.  Your choice.

Deep Dig -  The left WR box cuts left.  The TE short box cuts right.  The 
inside right WR streaks.  The far right WR deep box cuts left.  Your choice 
here. Accuracy is a must.

Lots more short to medium passes left.  1 run - HB Draw.




SHOTGUN 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field.  
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the middle 
too.

WR Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside.  The inside left WR short slants 
out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR deep 
slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Slot Outs - Good play if you need short yardage to pick up the 1st down.  The 
2 outside WR's streak deep. The 2 inside WR's cut short to opposite sides of 
the field.  If you deed the first, go short.

More short passes here.  A good deep option pass too.  HB quick base, sweep, 
and draw.



SHOTGUN 5WR

Hitch Corners - The 2 outside WR's curl short.  Audible them to streak.  The 2 
inside WR's slant left.  The middle right WR slants right. You should be able 
to hit any of the WR's on the slant.

There are several medium to deep pass plays still available. Look for the 
deep option play.



PROS:   - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations
             - Great running plays
             - Good Play actions


CONS:   - Too many short passes
             -  Lots of audibles/hot routes will be needed
             - 4 and 5 WR sets should have better pass routes


GRADE:      - PASSING - B -
                  - RUNNING - A
                  - OVERALL - B+


I hate to see good WR formations go to waste.  Even though waste would be kind 
of harsh, that’s how I felt throwing the ball.  Way too many short passes.  
I had to audible/hot route often.  They did manage to stick at least 1 good 
pass play in each set.  Kudos for the 2 5WR formations.  The running game 
is pretty good.  Lots of variety, not just up the middle.  I can’t complain 
too much for this playbook. It is what it is…..Balanced.
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34) RUN BALANCED PLAYBOOK


SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  Left WR streaks. Right 
WR deep slants in.  Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

PA FL Clown - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The TE slants deep right.  
The right WR goes short, so audible him to streak or slant to the left.  
Audible the HB to screen, then take your pick.

Another play action, and a couple of option passes remain.  HB stretch, 
counter, draw, power, dive, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Weak.  3 play actions, a screen, and a couple of medium pass plays remain.  
HB counter, draw, plunge, smash, and sweep are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE - (3TE, 1WR, 1HB)

Not much here.  2 play actions and 2 option pass plays.  HB counter, power, 
dive and draw are the running plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT - (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across 
the field to the right. Te blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. If 
you have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept getting 
blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the WR 
cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

FL Middle - Both left WR's criss-cross, then go deep. The right WR goes 5 
yards then cuts to the middle. Gently lob the ball over the defenders if using 
him. Otherwise, look for your WR's deep. You can screen to the HB too.

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

PA Deep In - The outside left WR medium box cuts right.  The inside left WR 
and the right WR streak deep.  The TE slants left.  Look for him first.  Watch 
the blitz on this play.



SINGLEBACK SLOT STRONG - (3WR,1TE, 1HB)

PA Cross Up - Left WR deep slants in. The TE runs a medium slant across the 
left middle.  The inside WR deep slants right, towards the sideline.  Far 
right WR curls in short.  Audible him to slant left, and you'll have plenty of 
options, but because this is a play action, watch the blitz.

Corners - Both outside WR's slant in, then sharply cuts outside.  The TE 
streaks, while the inside right WR slants in.  The HB box cuts to the left. 
Your choice.  Accuracy is needed on the outside WR's.

A play action, 2 option passes a screen, and a medium range pass play remain.  
HB toss strong, belly weak, dive, and blunt dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE&2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left.  The TE slants left inside.  
The middle right WR options short.  Audible a slant right for him.  The far 
right WR streaks.  Look for the TE or middle right WR.

A play action, an option pass, and a couple of short passes leftover.  HB 
slam, draw, slash, counter, quick pitch, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR  (4WR, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys.

Slots Attack - Both inside WR's slant deep left.  The outside left WR goes 
short, so audible him to streak or slant right.  The outside right WR short 
slants to the left.  The HB screens right, take your pick.

A deep screen, a play action, a couple of option passes, and a couple of short 
to medium pass plays remain. HB slash, dive, draw, sprint, sweep, and stretch 
are the run plays.




I FORM-NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB who's running left. Follow the blocking before you 
sprint. I always seem to get decent yards every time I run this play.

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right. The TE box cuts short left, so audible 
him to slant right. The right WR streaks. The HB screens right.  Simple 
enough...

A screen, 2 options, another play action, and a couple of short to medium 
pass plays leftover.  HB draw, slam, counter, lead toss, stretch, 
misdirection, dive, FB dive fake HB, PA QB boot, FB dive, and a 
WR reverse are the run plays here.



I FORM-3WR  (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Deep Post - The left WR curl drags left. I'd audible him to slant right.  
The HB screens to the right. The inside right WR goes short box left.  
Audible him to slant left or right. The far right WR deep slants in. Another 
nice play.

Flats - Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides. Both outside WR's streak. 
Inside right WR short slants in. Audible him to slant further, either to the 
left or the right, and he becomes the intended target.

Pump-N-Go - Both outside WR's run in and out routes. The inside right WR 
short slants in. Audible him to slant to the left or right, then get him 
the ball.

A play action, a couple of option passes, and a short pass play remain.  
HB dive, blast, draw, toss, and FB dive are the run plays.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. 

Fake Sneak HB Swing - Trick play.  The QB fakes a sneak, and then quickly 
drops back for a pass to the HB, who screens left, then breaks deep.  You need 
a good offensive line to pull this off.  WATCH THE BLITZ!!

 A "familiar” play action, and a few short to medium range pass plays are 
leftover.  HB counter lead, lead dive, misdirection, lead toss, and FB dive 
strong are the run plays.



FULLHOUSE-WIDE   (2WR, 1FB, 2HB)

WR Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep.  HB screens left. Right side HB short 
box cuts right, while the right WR short boxes in left over the middle.  
Nice play, but accuracy is needed on this one.

Flares - The left WR streaks.  The right WR box cuts in.  Both backs screen 
to opposite sides.  

A rollout screen remains.  HB smash, dive, slam, draw, sweep, and misdirection 
are the run plays.



FULLHOUSE-WEAK   (Same as above, except 1TE, 1WR)

Nothing big.  A couple of very familiar plays. There's also a screen, and a 
crazy looking medium range "cross" play.  HB slam, sweep, smash, dive, and 
FB dive.



FULLHOUSE-STRONG  ( Same as above just flipped opposite)

Weak.  A play action and a screen play.  HB misdirection, draw, sweep, pitch, 
dive, slam, smash, FB slam, HB reverse toss, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



SPLITBACKS-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Mid Split - The left WR does a comeback route to the outside. The TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant right.  The right WR deep slants in.  Both 
backs screen to opposite sides.

PA WR Shake - The left WR runs a deep post in. The HB slants from the 
backfield towards the left sideline. The TE posts to the right sideline.  The 
right WR does the short stutter-step move.  Audible this guy and you will have 
4 options to pass to.  Watch the blitz, it'll be coming!

A couple of option passes, another play action, and a couple medium range 
pass plays remain.  HB counter, sweep, draw, inside, quick toss, and FB dive 
are the run plays.


SPLITBACKS 3 WR    (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Post - The left WR slants in, then sharply cuts to the outside.  The 
inside right WR slants left.  The far right WR streaks.  The HB circle screens.

Several decent option passes, a couple of screens, and a few short to medium 
range pass plays remain.  


STRONG I-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in. Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out to 
the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

A screen, 3 option passes, and a couple more play actions remain.  HB counter 
weak, blast, counter lead, PA QB boot, and FB dive are the run plays.


STRONG I-JUMBO   (2TE, 1WR, 1HB, 1FB)

A couple of decent play actions, and a medium range pass play are here.  HB 
lead blast, sweep, counter, dive, PA QB boot, and FB dive are the run plays.


WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards 
the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right. The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

A screen, a couple option passes, and a couple more play actions are here.  
HB double counter, dive, counter trap, gut, draw, and FB dive are the run 
plays.


WEAK I-TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  Both TE's slant left across the middle. FB 
screens left. Take your pick.

A screen, a couple of option passes, and another shorter play action pass 
play remain.  HB draw, trap, power toss, dive, counter trap, and FB dive are 
the run plays.


SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Post - The left WR medium box cuts left. The inside right WR slant crosses 
far left. The outside right WR deep slants in. The FB screens. Your choice here.

Slot Drag - Left WR crooked posts deep in. The inside right WR goes short 
left.  Audible him to slant left instead. He's the target. Or you can hit 
the far right WR on the comeback route. The right HB screens right, while 
the left HB slants left, then right to the short middle.

A couple of screens, a play action, and a handful of short to medium passes 
remain. HB draw and FB inside are the run plays.



SHOTGUN-NORMAL  (1TE, 3 WR, 1HB)

PA FL Fly - Inside left WR and the TE slant left.  The right WR streaks.  
The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to slant right or streak.

Hail Mary - All WR's streak deep.  Easy enough.

A couple of screens, a few option passes, another play action, and a medium 
range pass play remain. HB direct snap, mid draw, and off tackle are the run 
plays.


PROS:           - Good Running
                     - Great for TE's
                     - Plenty of play actions


CONS:            - NO 5WR sets
                      -  Not much FB runs
                      - Several repeated plays


GRADE:           - PASSING - C
                        - RUNNING - B+
                        - OVERALL - C+


This playbook is just plain.  Plain boring too me. The passing is just 
adequate.  Nothing big, nothing that will shock you. Good for like 2 decent 
WR’s.  The TE’s will stand out because most of the formations suit them more 
so than the WR’s IMO.  No 5 WR sets, but that’s not surprising considering the 
name of this playbook.  The running is pretty good.  Decent variety, not just 
up the middle.  Having a speedy QB helps with the play action QB runs. The 
FB helps out sparingly with a few runs, mainly up the middle. This playbook 
is just too plain. Trust me, there’s a better playbook out there.
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35)  RUN HEAVY  PLAYBOOK
   

 SINGLEBACK-BIG  (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

Ace WR Stretch - Both left WR and the left TE streak. The right TE goes 
short, so audible him to slant to the right. The right WR slant crosses 
far left.

 PA Deep In  - Play action pass play.  Right WR does a 10 yard curl to the 
sideline.The left WR does a short box cut to the inside right.  The left TE 
criss crosses with the left WR, then breaks deep.  The right TE does a slant 
towards the middle.  Nice play, hit the TE on the slant.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle. Left WR streaks. Right 
WR deep slants in. Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to 
either side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

TE Seam Option - Both WR's and the right TE streak. The left TE curls short.  
Easy play.

A couple of option passes, another play action, a couple of short passes, and 
a couple of medium range pass plays remain. HB counter weak, smash, blunt 
dive, pitch, stretch, slam, and draw are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

Posts - Left WR slants deep in. Inside left WR medium slants left towards the 
sideline.  Left TE also slants a shorter route to the left sideline. Good play 
if you need the easy first down.  Be careful throwing left, it gets pretty 
congested. If the right TE is in single coverage, throw to him.

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short.  Audible him to slant right. The inside 
left WR slants left.  The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short 
left.  Audible him to slant right, then it's take your pick.

PA FL Stretch - Play action pass play. Left WR streaks. Inside left WR and 
the left TE slant route all the way across the field to the right. Take your 
pick. Just lead your passes, and watch the blitz.

Another play action, a couple of screens, and a couple option passes remain.  
HB counter weak, draw, power, off tackle weak, stretch, and dive are the run 
plays.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE   (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Nothing big.  2 play actions, an option pass, and a couple of medium range 
pass plays.  HB sweep, sprint, dive and counter are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-BIG 3 TE - (3TE, 1WR, 1HB)

PA FL Stretch - Nice play action pass play.  The left TE and outside right TE 
do slants to the right.  The WR streaks.  The inside right TE does a screen to 
the right.  Lead your slanting recievers, you should be able to hit at least 
one of them. If the blitz comes, quickly get to the inside TE on the screen.

TE Corners - Left TE and inside right TE do slants to the opposite sides of 
the field. The WR does a nice slant/drag move deep towards the middle. Hit 
any one of these 3. The far right TE does o short box to the inside left. 
Avoid him, to much clutter in the middle.  Pretty nice play.

2 option passes, a short pass, and another play action remain. HB plunge, 
dive, counter weak, toss strong, counter, and draw are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT - (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across 
the field to the right. Te blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. If 
you have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept getting 
blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the WR 
cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

Cross Up - Almost the exact play as the above, except the play is "flipped" to 
the opposite side this time. Same rules apply, with the addition of a screen 
to the HB.

FL Middle - Both left WR's criss-cross, then go deep. The right WR goes 5 
yards then cuts to the middle. gently lob the ball over the defenders if using 
him. Otherwise, look for your WR's deep. You can screen to the HB too.

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside 
left WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to 
screen left or right.  Watch the blitz.

A couple more play actions,a screen, and a few short to medium range pass 
plays remain.  HB stretch, dive, counter trap, sprint, draw, and sweep are the 
run plays.


SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

PA Boot RT - The left WR and the inside right WR slant to the right.  The TE 
goes short, so audible a slant left for him. The right WR streaks.  Take your 
pick here.

WR Post -  The left WR box slants left.  The TE and the inside right WR slant 
cross  far left.  The far right WR deep slants in.  Your choice here.

3 option passes, a screen, another play action, and a couple medium range pass 
plays leftover.  HB counter, stretch, dive, draw, pitch, and smash are the run 
plays.



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE&2WR's bunched right, 1HB)

Clearout SE Opt - The left WR box drags left. The TE slants left inside. The 
middle right WR options short. Audible a slant right for him. The far right 
WR streaks. Look for the TE or middle right WR.

2 play actions, 2 options, and several short to medium range pass plays 
remain. HB counter, quick pitch, sprint, dive, draw, and a WR reverse 
are the runs.


SINGLEBACK 4WR   (4WR, 1HB)

WR Streaks - All 4 recievers streak. Audible the HB to screen to either side, 
just in case.

A screen, a deep option, a play action, and a short pass remain. HB cutback, 
pitch, draw, and dive are the run plays.



I FORM-NORMAL   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB who's running left.  Follow the blocking before you 
sprint.  I always seem to get decent yards every time I run this play.

Flea Flicker - QB fakes the handoff to the HB up the middle, HB tosses back 
to the QB for the pass.  Audible the right WR to streak, then scramble right. 
I would look for the WR cutting across the field on this one.

A screen, a couple play actions, 2 options, 2 short passes, and a medium range 
pass play remain.  HB misdirection, stretch, dive, counter, draw, lead toss, 
slam, FB dive fake HB, PA QB boot, and a WR reverse are the run plays.



I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. 

A play action, a screen, an option pass, a couple short passes, and a medium 
pass play remain.  HB counter lead, lead dive, lead toss, and FB dive strong 
are the run plays.



I FORM-TWIN TE   (2TE left, 1WR, 1FB, 1HB)

WR Post - Inside left TE cuts short to the inside right.  Avoid him.  The 
outside TE slants to the sideline. The WR runs a deep post to the inside left.  
Throw to one of these two. Don't lob the ball, or screen to the HB.

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking. 

A nice play action and a bunch of short weak pass plays remain.  HB lead, 
lead toss, counter strong, off tackle, blast, slam, and FB dive strong are the 
run plays.



FULLHOUSE-WIDE   (2WR, 1FB, 2HB)

WR Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep.  HB screens left. Right side HB short 
box cuts right, while the right WR short boxes in left over the middle.  Nice 
play, but accuracy is needed on this one.

Flares - The left WR streaks.  The right WR box cuts in.  Both backs screen to 
opposite sides.  

A rollout screen remains.  HB smash, dive, slam, draw, sweep, and misdirection 
are the run plays.



FULLHOUSE-WEAK   (Same as above, except 1TE, 1WR)

Nothing big.  A couple of very familiar plays. There's also a screen, and a 
crazy looking medium range "cross" play.  HB slam, sweep, smash, dive, and 
FB dive.



FULLHOUSE-STRONG  ( Same as above just flipped opposite)

Weak.  A play action and a screen play.  HB misdirection, draw, sweep, pitch, 
dive, slam, smash, FB slam, HB reverse toss, and a WR reverse are the run 
plays.



JUMBO T - BIG   (2TE, 2HB, 1FB)

HB Counter Pass - The QB hands off to the HB. The HB can run or pass. Audible 
both TE's to slant left.  The FB screens far left.  Press "X" to bring up the 
pass icons.

A short play action and a screen play remain.  HB gap counter, power sweep, 
weak sweep, slam, 24 dive, and FB weak are the run plays.


STRONG I-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle.  Audible him to slant left if throwing his way.  TE breaks out to 
the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

PA FB Flat - Deep play action pass play.  Right WR streaks. Left WR stutter-
steps inside. The TE does a medium cut to the middle left.  Accuracy is a 
must. You could screen pass to the FB also. Nice play.

PA Counter Flat - The left WR box drags left.  Audible the TE to slant right.  
The right WR crooked posts in.  Watch the blitz.

Comet Pass - Both the left WR and the TE deep slant to the right. These are 
the initial targets.  The right WR goes short, so audible him to slant left or 
streak.  The FB screens right. The HB circles around to the middle. Audible 
him to screen left.

Another play action, 2 options, and a screen remain.  HB power, dive, counter 
lead, counter weak, draw, fake FB HB counter, and FB trap are the run plays.



STRONG I - TWIN TE   (2TE Right, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR)

3 play actions, a nice option pass, and a medium range pass are here.  HB toss 
strong, counter weak, draw, counter lead, dive weak,  PA QB boot, and FB dive 
are the runs.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Deep Post - Play action pass.  The left WR does a comeback left, towards 
the sideline.  The TE boxes short.  Audible him to slant right.  The right WR 
deep posts in.  I was able to hit the TE at will.

Another play action, 2 option passes, and a short pass play remain.  HB 
counter weak, draw, inside, dive, lead, and FB dive are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, 2WR left)

WR Cross - Left WR crooked posts deep in.  Inside left WR slants right, across 
the middle.  TE curls short in, audible him to streak or slant left

A couple of play actions, an option pass, and a short pass play remain.  HB 
dive, draw, lead, and FB power are the run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN TE  (same as above, 2TE's right)

PA Boot LT - Left WR streaks.  Both TE's slant left across the middle.  FB 
screens left.  Take your pick.

A another weaker play action, an option pass, and a medium range pass play 
remain.  HB dive, trap, power toss, toss weak, and FB dive are the run plays.



PROS:            - Tons of running plays
                      - Several TE formations
                      - Plenty of play actions
                      - Decent passing



CONS:           - Several repeated plays
                     - No shotgun formations
                     - Needs better FB runs



GRADE:               - PASSING - B -
                           - RUNNING - A+
                           - OVERALL - B


This playbook has pretty much every run play in all the playbooks.  They don't 
call it RUN HEAVY for nothin'. Top notch running plays. Nice variety.  It even 
has a "JUMBO - T" formation.  Smashmouth, speed, and power running combined. 
You should have at least 2 good HB's and FB's to split up the running buffet 
between them all.  The passing is decent, nothing to blow you away, but 
enough to keep opponents on their toes.  The passing starts of fairly strong, 
but fades in and out of obscurity. Obviously,  this is a more run oriented 
playbook anyway.  Having at least a couple good TE's will help as well.  
There's plenty of opportunities for them to get in on the action, whether 
passing or blocking.  A solid offensive line is a must have for this playbook.  
With no protection, you can't use the majority of the plays here.  It's easy 
enough for this playbook to become too predictable, but again, they don't call 
this playbook "RUN HEAVY" for nothing..
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36)  RUN - N - GUN PLAYBOOK    
 

SINGLEBACK-BIG   (2TE, 2WR, 1HB)

Flea Flicker - QB fakes handoff to HB up the middle. HB tosses back to the 
QB for the pass.  You have to be quick and watch the blitz. I usually 
scramble right and hit the left WR cutting across the field.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle.  The left WR streaks, 
while the right WR deep slants in. He's your first target. Or you could 
scramble to either side and hit the TE crossing the field with you.

SE Post - Left WR slants deep in.  The right WR streaks. Left TE slants left 
to the sideline, while the right TE boxes in.  Audible him to slant right, 
then its take your pick.

A few more decent medium range pass plays are left. Add in HB pitch, draw, 
dive, stretch and counter trap finish this set.



SINGLEBACK-BIG 3TE   (1WR, 3TE, 1HB)

TE Corners - Left WR crooked posts right, towards the middle.  The left TE 
slants deep left.  The right inside TE slants right, while the outside TE 
short cuts left towards the middle.  Audible him to slant left, and you've got 
a pretty good play.

PA Stretch - Left WR streaks.  Both left and outside right TE's slant right.  
Hit one of these two guys. The inside right TE screens right.  Watch the blitz.

Nothing more to see here.  1 short, and 1 medium range pass plays are left. 
2 more play actions too.  HB smash, plunge, power, counter, draw and counter 
weak finish this one.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT   (1TE, 3WR, 1HB)

FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in. Inside left WR slants left, and 
then breaks deep along the sideline.  TE short streaks.  HB screens right.  
I'd hit the left WR on the crooked post. The right WR cuts a short left inside.

Slot Cross - Left WR slants deep in.  Inside left WR goes right, all the way 
across the middle.  The TE and right WR streak. HB screens left. Take 
your pick.

The rest are conservative, but effective short to medium range pass plays. 
2 play actions, and HB dive, draw, slam, stretch, cutback and counter trap. 



SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD  (4WR, 1HB)

PA HB Out - Both outside WR's streak.  Both inside WR's slant left. HB short 
boxes right.  Just audible him to screen right. Look for the inside WR's on 
the slant.


Slots Attack - Left outside WR goes short. Audible him to streak.  Inside left 
WR slants left. HB screens right.  Inside right WR deep slants in.  Outside 
right WR slants short and left over the middle.  Take your pick.


Slots Clearouts - Both outside WR's streak. Both inside WR's short box in.  
Audible the left outside WR to slant right, giving you 4 good pass options.

There are a couple more play actions, and a few medium to long range pass 
plays too.  HB counter, dive, draw, pitch, slash and stretch. Good formation 
here.



I FORM-NORMAL    (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

Flea Flicker - Same as the one in the "Singleback-Big" formation above, just 
slightly different WR routes. Just audible the TE to slant left, and the right 
WR to slant right. Watch the blitz.

Flats - Both WR's streak.  TE goes short inside.  Audible him to slant left, 
and he would become the primary receiver.  Both HB and FB screen to opposite 
sides.

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB running left.  Don't sprint right away, follow the 
blocking first.  Sweet play.

3 more play actions are here, and a few short range pass plays.  FB dive, 
HB draw, counter, lead, toss, smash, and a barely usable WR around play 
complete this one.



I FORM-BIG/I FORM-TWIN TE

BORING!  Short passes and play actions.  Nothing big to see.  There are a 
few nice running plays, but most of them you've seen already in previous 
formations. Use only on short yardage plays.


FULLHOUSE-WIDE   (2WR, 1FB, 2HB)

WR Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep.  HB screens left. Right side HB short 
box cuts right, while the right WR short boxes in left over the middle.  Nice 
play, but accuracy is needed on this one.

Flares - Pretty much the same play as above, except the left WR streaks, while 
all the backs screen.

Plenty of runs are here, HB misdirection, slam, draw, sweep, dive and smash



FULLHOUSE-WEAK   (Same as above, except 1TE, 1WR)

See above.  Short passing and some runs.



FULLHOUSE-STRONG  ( Same as above)

Short passing again. Plenty of running. Don't get fooled using the reverses.
I never got more than 3 yards using them. All of these are basically the 
same.  They could have created better formations.  The developers got lazy it 
seems.


STRONG I-NORMAL  (2WR, 1TE, 1FB, 1HB)

Ho hum... Boring. Trust me!  2 play actions and a couple of short to medium 
range pass plays.
HB sweep, blast, dive, and counter. There's also a FB dive as well.


STRONG I-TWIN TE   (same as above, except 1WR left, 2TE right)

See above...Weak.


WEAK I-CLOSE   (1HB, 1FB, 2WR, 1TE)

TE Fade - Left WR deep slants in.  Right WR slants left all the way across 
the field.  The TE diagonally streaks right, towards the sideline.  The HB 
screens left.  I had no problem hitting anyone on this play.

That's about all that stands out here. 3 so-so play actions, and a couple more 
conservative like pass plays.  HB counter trap, strong stretch and HB gut await.



WEAK I-TIGHT TWINS   ( same as above, except both WR's left)

Weak indeed....



SHOTGUN-2RB 3WR

Wow...WHAT garbage! Put it this way, the best plays in this formation are HB 
Draw and FB Inside.  Keep in mind this is a shotgun formation.  AVOID...



SHOTGUN-NORMAL   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

TE Corner - Left WR box cuts right.  Inside left WR streaks, while the TE deep 
slants right. Look for him.  The right WR goes short right, so audible him to 
slant left.  You should find someone open.

3 more play actions, and lots of short passes are left. Why have shotgun if 
you only have short range passing.  Tons of audibles will be needed.  HB draw, 
and off-tackle remain.



PROS:       - Good running plays
                 - TE's get in on the action
                 - Plenty of play action plays


CONS:       - Passing stinks
                 - No 5 WR formations
                 - Several of the same plays in different formations
                 - Vulnerable to the blitz, because of all the play actions


GRADE:           -  PASSING - D+

                       - RUNNING - B

                       - OVERALL - D


This playbook should be called RUN-N-DUMB, or RUN-N-BUM. This playbook sucks.  
Even the Chiefs are better than this.  Don't be fooled by the name. I could 
have given this a "C-", because it DOES need improvement.  "GUN" to me in 
football usually involves lots of deep passing and 5 WR formations, but there 
is none. This playbook belongs in NFL-Europe, no, no, NFL-Antarctica.  The 
running is good, but even the best Madden players cannot win on the run alone. 
Avoid this stinker of a playbook.
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37)  PASS BALANCED PLAYBOOK


SINGLEBACK-BIG (2WR, 1RB, 2TE)

SE Post - Left WR deep slants in. Right WR streaks. Left TE slants left, while 
the right TE short box cuts to the middle. Throw to the left WR or the left TE.

Flea Flicker - Trick play. QB hands off to the HB, HB tosses the ball back to 
the QB for the pass. The blitz should come quickly so know who you are going 
to throw the ball to. I usually scramble straight to the right, and hit the WR 
cutting across the field with you. The right WR streaks.

Ace TE Drag - The left WR streaks. The left TE box cuts right. The right TE 
crosses short, so audible him to slant right instead. The right WR slants deep 
in. Take your pick.

TE Cross - Both TE's criss-cross over the middle. Left WR streaks. Right WR 
deep slants in. Look for the right WR on the deep slant. OR scramble to either 
side and hit one of the TE's cutting across the field with you.

PA FL Clown - The left WR crooked posts deep in. The TE slants deep right. The 
right WR goes short, so audible him to streak or slant to the left. Audible 
the HB to screen, then take your pick.

2 option passes, a short pass and a medium pass remain. HB draw, dive, 
counter trap, stretch, pitch are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-BIG TWIN WR (same as above, except both WR's left)

Cross Up - The left WR crosses short. Audible him to slant right. The inside 
left WR slants left. The left TE streaks, while the right TE crosses short 
left. Audible him to slant right, then its take your pick.

PA FL Stretch - Play action pass play. Left WR streaks. Inside left WR and 
the left TE slant route all the way across the field to the right. Take your 
pick. Just lead your passes, and watch the blitz.

2 options passes, a screen, and another weaker play action remain. HB power, 
dive, and delay are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE (2WR, 2TE's right, 1HB)

WR Drag - Left WR does the comeback route towards the sideline. Inside TE box 
cuts left towards the middle. The outside TE short slants to the right. 
He's your man. The right WR does a short cross over the middle. Audible 
him to streak.

An option pass, a few play actions, and a couple short to medium range pass 
plays. HB counter weak, sweep, counter, draw, dive, and stretch are the 
run plays.


SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Cross Up - Both the inside left WR and the right WR deep slant left. The TE 
box cuts in. The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to streak. 
The HB screens left. Easy play. 

Slot Cross - Far left WR goes deep slant in. Left WR cuts all the way across
 the field to the right. TE blocks then runs downfield. Right WR streaks. 
If you have speedy WR's, you can lob to the ones going deep, but I kept 
getting blitzed, so scramble a few yards to the right, and lead a pass to the 
WR cutting all the way across the middle of the field.

FL Middle - Both left WR's criss-cross, and then go deep. The right WR goes 
5 yards then cuts to the middle. Gently lob the ball over the defenders if 
using him. Otherwise, look for your WR's deep. You can screen to the HB too.

A couple of play actions, a screen, a couple of option passes, and a few 
medium range pass plays are still here. HB draw, slam, stretch, counter trap, 
cutback, and dive are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK - TIGHT SLOTS (4WR, 1HB)

Drag Cross Ups - Both outside WR's cross slant to the inside. The HB slants 
out, then deep inside. Both inside WR's screen to opposite sides, then break 
deep. Your choice here.

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short. Audible them both to streak. Both 
inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys.

A nice play action, an option pass, and a medium range pass play are leftover. 
HB draw, dive, and pitch are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK-4WR SPREAD (4WR, 1HB)

PA Slot Crosses - The left WR crooked posts deep in. Both inside WR's criss
-cross over the middle. The far right WR streaks. Take your pick.

PA HB Out - Play action pass. Both outside WR's streak. Both inside WR's slant 
left. Hit the WR's on the slant. Audible the HB to screen, in case 
there's trouble.

Strike Post - Left WR slants deep in. Left inside WR boxes right to the 
middle. 
Inside right WR boxes short and left to the middle, while the right WR boxes 
deep left to the middle. Basically everyone cuts to the middle at different 
ranges. You should get someone, just lead your passes.

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short. Audible them both to streak. Both 
inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys.

Slots Attack - Left outside WR goes short. Audible him to streak. Inside left 
WR slants left. HB screens right. Inside right WR deep slants in. Outside 
right WR slants short and left over the middle. Take your pick.

Slots Clearouts - Both outside WR's streak. Both inside WR's short box in. 
Audible the left outside WR to slant right, giving you 4 good pass options.

Another nice play action, an option pass, a short pass, and a couple decent 
medium range pass plays remain. HB dive, cutback, pitch, draw, slash, stretch, 
and counter are the run plays.


SINGLEBACK - EMPTY 4WR (4WR, 1TE)

TE Wheel - The outside left WR slants right. The inside left WR screens left, 
then breaks deep along the sideline. The TE and inside right WR box cut short 
right. The far right WR streaks.Take your pick on this play.

TE Angle Post - The outside left WR streaks. The inside left WR slant crosses 
short right. The TE slants left, then sharply cuts deep inside. The inside 
right WR screens right. Audible him to slant left if needed. The far right WR 
box slants to the right. Your choice here.

TE Post - Both outside WR's go short. Audible them to streak. Both inside 
WR's streak too. The TE slants right. Look for him first.

Slot Corners - The far left and far right WR's do very short curls in. Look 
for the other 2 WR's running deep slants towards opposite sidelines. Very 
simple but effective pass play.

A screen, and a few short to medium range pass plays remain. 



SINGLEBACK-EMPTY 5WR

Smash Fork - Left WR goes short. Audible him to slant right. The inside right 
WR goes short too. Audible him to slant left. The other 2 WR's on the right 
criss-cross. You should have no problems getting the ball downfield.

Slot Angle Post - 2 WR's run slants to the left. The other 3 WR's run shorter 
screens to the left. Look for the inside WR to break deep.

Hail Mary - All 5 WR's take off straight downfield.

An option pass, a screen, and a few medium to deep range passes remain.


I FORM-NORMAL (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left. Follow the blocking. You should be 
able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

PA HB Flat - The left WR slants right. The TE box cuts short left, so audible 
him to slant right. The right WR streaks. The HB screens right. Simple 
enough...

Another play action, a couple of option passes, a screen, and a couple of 
short pass plays remain.



I FORM-TWIN WR (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks. Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right. Audible the HB to screen left. Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

A screen, another play action, a couple of option passes, and a couple medium 
range pass plays remain. HB slash, blast, toss, counter, and FB dive strong 
are the run plays.



I FORM-3WR (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

WR Deep Post - The left WR curl drags left. I'd audible him to slant right. 
The HB screens to the right. The inside right WR goes short box left. Audible 
him to slant left or right. The far right WR deep slants in. Another nice play.

Flats - Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides. Both outside WR's streak. 
Inside right WR short slants in. Audible him to slant further, either to the 
left or the right, and he becomes the intended target.

Pump-N-Go - Both outside WR's run in and out routes. The inside right WR short 
slants in. Audible him to slant to the left or right, then get him the ball.

A couple of options, a decent play action, and a couple of short pass plays 
are left. HB blast, draw, toss, dive, and FB dive are the run plays.


SPLITBACKS-NORMAL (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

PA WR Shake - Left WR posts deep in. HB crooked posts left towards the 
sideline. TE slants right, get it to him. Right WR stutter-steps short. 
Audible him, or avoid him. This play is up in the air because it's a play 
action, and that means there's a good chance of the blitz.

TE Post - Left WR slants in, then out to the sideline. Right WR streaks. TE 
deep slants left over the middle. FB screens right. Hit the TE.

3 options, and a few short to medium range pass plays remain. HB sweep, draw, 
inside, and quick toss are the run plays.



SPLITBACKS 3 WR (same as above, 3WR)

Slot Cross - HB screens left. Right WR boxes medium left. Inside right WR 
slants left all the way across the field. Left WR deep slants in. This is your 
target.

A few option passes, a short pass, and a medium range pass are still here. 
HB blast, quick toss, draw, and FB dive are the runs.



STRONG I-NORMAL (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA FL Middle - Left WR crooked posts deep in. Right WR box cuts short over 
the middle. Audible him to slant left if throwing his way. TE breaks out to 
the right, and goes deep. Watch the blitz.

PA Counter Flat - The left WR box drags left. Audible the TE to slant right. 
The right WR crooked posts in. Watch the blitz.

Several option passes, a screen, and another play action remain. HB counter 
weak, blast, counter lead, PA QB boot, and FB dive are the run plays.


STRONG I-3WR (3WR, 1FB, 1HB)

Deep Cross - Both right WR's criss-cross into slant patterns. Look to throw to 
one of them. The HB does a sharp cut to the middle. The left WR does an in 
and out cut to the sideline. If you throw to him, throw it fast, otherwise the 
defender will jump in front of the ball.

Double Flares - Either throw deep, or screen pass to the HB and FB. Avoid 
the inside right WR. He cuts into traffic up the middle.

A couple of play actions, a couple of options, a short pass and a medium pass 
remain. HB off tackle, counter dive, dive, and FB dive are the run plays.


SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - Left WR streaks. Inside right WR slants far left across the 
field. Right WR box cuts left. Both backs screen to opposite sides. I'd 
audible both left WR's to criss-cross, and then hit one of them.

A couple of play actions, a few screens, and a few short to medium range pass 
plays remain. HB delay and FB inside are the run plays.


SHOTGUN - TRIPS TE (3WR's left, 1TE, 1HB)

TE Corner - The far left WR goes short, so audible him to streak. The middle 
left WR slants left. The inside left WR and the TE slant to the right. Take 
your pick.

PA Deep Attack - The far left WR deep slants in. The middle left WR box cuts 
inside. The inside left WR slant crosses far right. The TE streaks. Watch the 
blitz on this play action.

A deep screen, another play action, and a couple of short to medium range pass
 plays remain. HB mid draw and off tackle are the runs.



SHOTGUN TRIPS BUNCH (1WR LEFT, 1TE, 2WR BUNCHED RIGHT)

Clearout SE Out - Left and far right WR's streak. Middle right receiver does a 
box cut to the sideline. The TE runs a deep slant to the inside. Take your 
pick on this one, but the sure fire guy is the TE.

Twin Fades - The left and outside right WR's streak. The inside right WR 
slants short left, so audible him to slant right. Audible the HB to screen 
left, then take your pick.

Clearout FL In - Left WR starts short, fakes a cut left, then breaks deep. 
Lob the ball to him if he gets ahead of the DB. The TE and middle WR streak, 
while the far right WR does a short box in. 

A deep option pass, and several short to medium range pass plays. 1 run 
play - HB mid draw


SHOTGUN- 4WR (4WR, 1HB)

Slot Outs - Good play if you need short yardage to pick up the 1st down. The
2 outside WR's streak deep. The 2 inside WR's cut short to opposite sides of 
the field. If you deed the first, go short.

Post Cross - Far left WR cuts short inside. The inside left WR short slants 
out. Inside right WR box cuts to the middle, while the far right WR deep 
slants inside. The HB screens to the right.
You can't go wrong on the slants.

Smash Corner - Both inside WR's slant deep to opposite sides of the field. 
Both outside WR go short, audible them to streak. The HB streaks up the middle 
too.

2 good play actions, a screen, 3 option passes, and a couple of short to 
medium range pass plays remain. Only 1 run - HB quick base.


SHOTGUN-5WR

Slot Post - The middle right and inside left WR's screen towards opposite 
sidelines then break deep. Everyone else cuts inside. Pocket presence is a 
must. Look for the right inside WR slanting towards the middle.

Hitch Corners - The 2 outside WR's curl short. Audible them to streak. The 
2 inside WR's slant left. The middle right WR slants right. You should be 
able to hit any of the WR's on the slant.

Hail Mary - All WR's streak deep.

A couple of option passes, a screen, and a handful more short, medium, and 
deep pass plays remain. 



PROS:          - Excellent pass plays
                    - 3, 4, and 5 WR formations
                    - TE's get some catches too
                    - Decent running
                    - Nice play actions



CONS:          - Vulnerable to the blitz
                    - Plenty of runs up the middle
                    - Not much on FB's
                    - Some complicated pass routes


GRADE:             - PASSING - A+
                          - RUNNING - B -
                          - OVERALL - B


This playbook obviously has great passing (hence the name). 3, 4 and 5 WR 
sets to open up the field with. Slants, Hail Mary's play actions, it's all 
here. You'll need some good receivers though. At least 3 or more, and a 
couple of TE's as well. The running was good, nothing spectacular. It does 
have some variety, but after a few plays, you'll notice most of the runs going 
up the middle. The FB got practically no run, so you might have a "trade me" 
request at the end of the season. This playbook shouldn't disappoint many. 
After a few games, you'll probably start to realize that although this 
playbook is good, there might just be another one that's a little better.
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38)  WEST COAST  PLAYBOOK 
   

SINGLEBACK-BIG WING   (2WR, 2TE, 1HB)

PA TE Corner - The left WR and right TE crooked post deep right.  The left TE 
goes short, so audible him to slant left.  Take your pick.

2 more play actions, and 2 good option pass plays as well.  HB counter, draw, 
stretch and dive are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR   (2WR's left, 2TE's right, 1HB)

Hitch Corners - The inside left WR and the inside right TE slant to opposite 
sides of the field.  The outside left WR and the outside TE go short, so 
audible them to slant to the inside for a nice play.

Posts - The outside left WR and the inside TE slant to the right.  The inside 
left WR starts in, then cuts outside.  The outside TE screens right.  Hit one 
of the receivers slanting right.

A couple of short to medium pass plays leftover.  Nothing big.  There is a 
decent play action here too.  HB dive, draw and a QB draw are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-NORMAL SLOT  (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Slot Cross - The left WR deep slants in.  The left inside WR slant crosses 
over the middle to the far right.  The TE short streaks, while the right WR 
streaks deep.  Take your pick here.

FL Middle - The outside left WR crooked posts deep in.    The inside left 
WR screens left then breaks deep along the sideline.  If you throw to him, 
hit him as soon as he breaks past the first defender.  The HB screens left, 
while the right WR box cuts short left.  Audible him to slant left, or streak.

PA HB Look - Play action pass.  Left WR streaks.  The inside left WR crooked 
posts deep in.  The TE goes short, so audible him to streak or do a comeback 
route.  The right WR box drags to the right sideline.  Look for the inside left 
WR or the TE, whichever audible you chose for him.  Audible the HB to screen 
left or right.  Watch the blitz.

PA Comeback -Both outside WR's run deep comeback routes.  The inside left 
WR streaks.  Watch out for the blitz.

 Not a bad set here.  HB dive, stretch, counter, draw and sweep are the 
run plays.


SINGLEBACK-SLOT STRONG   (3WR, 1TE, 1HB)

Post Corners - Both outside WR's deep post to opposite sides.  The TE streaks.
  The inside right WR slants in.  Look for him.  The HB box cuts left.

A decent play action is still available.  The rest are weak short pass plays.  
HB power, blunt dive, counter, draw and dive complete this set



SINGLEBACK-TRIPS BUNCH   (1WR left, 1TE and 2 WR bunched right, 1HB)

PA Pin Deep - Left WR does a comeback to the sidelines.  TE screens right, 
audible him to slant right to the sideline, then he's a good option.  Middle 
right WR box cuts inside, while the far right WR slants deep in, slightly 
inside.  You should hit someone, but because this is a play action pass, 
watch the blitz.

HB Clearout - The left and middle right WR's streak.  The TE and far right 
WR's slant to opposite sides.  Hit one of these guys.  Audible the HB to 
screen to either side.

A decent option pass, and a couple of short passes remain.  HB dive, quick 
pitch, draw and sprint are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-4WR FLEX   (4WR, 1HB)

PA Drop In - Outside left WR short boxes right.  Audible him to slant right.  
The inside left WR streaks.  The inside right WR short crosses left, so 
audible him to slant right.  The far right WR box cuts deep left.  Take your 
pick; just watch the blitz on this play action play.

Hitch Corners - Both outside WR's go short.  Audible them both to streak. 
Both inside WR's run deep slants to opposite sides of the field. Hit one of 
these guys.

Hail Mary - All WR's take off straight downfield.

There are still quite a few good medium to deep range pass plays in this set.  
HB pitch, dive, draw, stretch and cutback are the run plays.



SINGLEBACK-EMPTY BUNCH  (2WR's left, 1TE+1HB+1WR bunched right)


Double Drags - The inside left WR and the TE slant to the right.  These guys 
are your target.  The HB box cuts left towards the middle.  Both outside WR's 
go short, so audible them to streak.

Several more confusing looking pass plays are here.  They are decent though, 
you just might have to audible/hot route often.  



I FORM-NORMAL    (2WR, 1HB, 1FB, 1TE)

FB Fake HB Toss - QB fakes the handoff to the FB up the middle, then quickly 
tosses left to the HB, who's running left.  Follow the blocking.  You should 
be able to get at least 5 yards or more every time. 

WR Post - The left WR short cuts to the right.  Audible him to slant right 
instead.  The TE goes short, so audible him to slant to the right too.  The 
right WR deep posts in, while both backs screen to opposite sides.  Easy play 
here.

Quite a few more good play actions are still here.  A few mediocre short 
passes too.  HB blast, slam, FB dive strong, counter weak and draw complete 
this set.



I FORM-TWIN WR   (same as above, except both WR's left)

PA TE Leak - Outside left WR streaks.  Inside left WR slants far right over 
the middle. The TE short slants right.  Audible the HB to screen left.  Look 
for the receivers on the slant.

3 more good play actions are here.  Also a couple of mediocre short to medium 
range passes as well.


I FORM-BIG   (2TE, 1HB, 1FB, 1WR right)

TE FLAG - Both TE's slant deep right. The WR streaks. The HB screens to 
the right.  Hit the TE's on this one.

PA Streaks - both the left TE and the WR streak.  Audible the HB to screen.. 
Simple enough.

A few more decent short to medium pass plays remain.  3 more play actions 
too.  HB blast, lead, sweep, lead toss, lead dive and strong stretch are the 
run plays.



SPLITBACKS-3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - The left WR slants deep in.  The inside right WR slants far left 
over the middle.  The outside right WR box cuts left.  The HB screens left.  
Hit the outside left WR.

Nothing else big here.  Corny short to medium range passes left.  There is a 
good HB option play here though.  HB quick toss, draw, blast and FB blast 
complete this set.



SPLITBACKS-TWINS WR  (Same as above, just both WR's left)

Stutter Post - Both HB and FB screen to opposite sides. The TE sharp slants 
right.  The left WR stutter-steps a slant deep inside.  Inside left WR short 
cuts in. Hit the left WR or audible the inside left WR to slant left to 
the sideline.  

Flats - The outside left WR deep slants in.  The inside left WR slant crosses 
far right over the middle.  The TE box cuts short.  You can audible him to 
slant left if you want. Both backs screen to opposite sides.  Decent play.

A few weak short passes , a decent option play.  HB dive, draw, quick toss, 
and FB dive.



STRONG I-NORMAL   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

PA Rollout -  Both left WR and the TE deep slant right.  The right WR goes 
short, so audible him to slant left. Take your pick; just complete the rollout 
move though.

PA FB Fake - The QB fakes the handoff to the FB.  The left WR deep slants in.  
The TE short slants right.  You can audible him to slant left.  The right WR 
streaks, while the FB screens far right.  Take your pick.  Sweet play.

Several more good play actions are here.  Decent medium passes too.  HB dive, 
counter weak, lead blast, draw, dive and FB Dive.



STRONG I-TWIN WR   (same as above, except 2WR's left)

WR Smash - Inside left WR and the TE slant to opposite sides. The FB streaks 
deep.  The HB screens. The outside left WR goes short, so audible him to 
streak. Take your pick.

PA FB Flat - Left WR stutter-steps a slant in.  Inside left WR slants right all 
the way across the field.  TE streaks.  FB screens right.  Take your pick. 
Throw the screen if you get in trouble.

A couple more play actions are here, a weak short pass play, and a decent 
medium range pass play.  HB sweep, counter weak, lead blast, draw, dive 
and FB dive.



WEAK I-NORMAL   (1TE, 2WR, 1HB, 1FB)

3 mediocre play action passes are here, a short pass play, and a good 
comeback option. HB strong outside, off tackle weak, and FB power are the 
run plays.



WEAK I-TWIN WR   (same as above, except 2 WR's left)

Nothing stands out for me here.  Lots of short passes and some corny play 
actions.  A few decent medium range passes though.  Nothing big.  Just 
decent.  HB trap, dive, gut, strong stretch, and toss weak are the run plays.



FAR-PRO   (1HB, 1FB, 1TE, 2WR)

TE Post - Both WR's slant deep in, then out to the sideline.  The TE deep 
slants in.  Look for him.  The FB screens far right.

Slant-N-Go - The left WR slants in, then breaks deep.  The TE goes short, 
so audible a slant left for him.  The right WR slants in, and then breaks deep.
 The HB screens left.  Your choice.

Nothing more to see here.  3 short passes left, and 1 medium range option 
pass.  HB counter, sweep and FB lead are the run plays.


FAR-3WR   (1HB, 1FB, 3WR)

Slot Cross - the left WR streaks, while the inside right WR slants far left 
over the middle.  The far right WR box cuts left inside.  Both backs screen 
to opposite sides.  Take your pick.

That's it here, short meaningless passes remain.  HB sweep, counter, and 
FB counter weak.



NEAR-PRO   (2WR, 1TE, 1HB, 1FB)

Texas - The left WR and the TE streak.  The right WR does a short comeback.  
Audible a slant left for him.  He's the target.  The FB screens left.  Audible 
the HB to screen right.

The rest are pretty weak.  Lots of short passes.  HB counter, inside, and FB 
dive strong, and the FB FAKE HB TOSS is here again.



NEAR-CLOSE    (same as above, just a tight formation)

Not worth looking at.  Again, lots more short passing. FB dive strong, FB 
Fake HB Toss again, HB toss and inside.


PROS:        - Decent run plays
                  - FB finally has some runs
                  - Good for short yardage passing


CONS:        - No 5 WR formations
                  - No shotgun formations
                  - No real deep like pass routes  (only a few)
                  - Boring


GRADE:          - PASSING - D
                      - RUNNING - B
                      - OVERALL - D



This playbook is flat out BORING IMO.  I felt like I wasted my time with this 
one. The singleback formations are where you will spend most of your time.  
There were not too many deep pass plays.  Lack of shotgun formations crippled 
the passing game.  The running was good, but not great. The FB finally gets 
some love in this playbook. I noticed a several repeated plays as well. Is this 
the fabled West Coast Offense people have been talking about?  LIES!!, LIES I 
TELL YA!  This playbook stinks....
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B) DEFENSIVE PLAY INFO


4-3 - Used by most teams.  This is your basic defensive set.  It is used 
mainly to stop the run. However, there are some decent pass defenses in this 
set as well.

Versus the run:  4-3 Under Man,  4-3 Double X,  4-3 Fire Man,  4-3 Strong 
Blitz, 4-3 Man Flats

Versus the pass:  4-3 Man Cover 1, 4-3 Edge Sting,  4-3 QB Spy,  4-3 Cover 2
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46 - 10 men are at the line of scrimmage.  It can confuse a lot of opponents 
because they don't know whether you will blitz, or play man coverage.  Most 
of the sets use man coverage though.  QB's don't get a chance to drop back 
much, because of the constant pressure.  You can get burned deep, if the QB 
can get the ball off in time.

Versus the run:  46 Bear-Man Cover 1,  46 Bear-Outside Blitz

Versus the pass:    46-Normal (Zone Stretch, etc.)
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3 - 4 - If your team has several speedy and athletic linebackers, this is 
a good defense for you. There is an extra linebacker that gets free to support 
whatever decision you make.  If you play the pass, so will he.

Versus the run:  3-4 Normal - Man Cover 1,   3-4 Normal -Double Man,   3-4 
Double Z

Versus the pass:  3-4 Man Under,   3-4 Cover 2,  or 3
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4 - 4 -  I Usually use this set for blitzing and short yardage plays.  This is 
still under review because you will get burned on the deep passes and some 
of those 5 yard screen plays. Teams won't be able to run straight up the 
middle though.
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Nickel - This formation is usually made to stop the pass.  I use this set for 
any plays between 5 to 12 yards. You get excellent man coverage, but mediocre 
run coverage.

Versus the run: Nickel-Fire Man,  Nickel - Double Blitz,  Nickel - Sting Pinch

Versus the pass:  Nickel-Cover 2,  Nickel-Cover 3, Nickel-QB Spy,  Nickel-
Strong Zone
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Dime - This is the main defense you should use strictly for the pass. Don't 
get cute and try to fool your opponent by trying to use a run defense in this 
formation. Chances are you will get burned.  I use this formation for any pass 
play that is at least 10 yards or more.

Versus the run: Dime-Cornerback Snake,  Dime - Zone Blitz,  Dime-Double Wide

Versus the pass: Dime-Cover 2, Cover 3,  Cover 4,  Dime-Prevent
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Quarter - Use this defense for the deep passes only. Usually, at least 15 
yards or more.

Versus the pass: Quarter - 3 Man Deep, Quarter - 4 Man Spy, Quarter - Prevent
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C) RALLO's TOP 10 Passing Playbooks:

1) New England Patriots

2) Jacksonville Jaguars

3) San Francisco 49ers

4) New York  Jets

5) Washington Redskins

6) Tennessee Titans

7) Balanced

8) Minnesota Vikings

9) Cleveland Browns

10) Miami Dolphins
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D)  Rallo's top 10 Running Playbooks

1) Run Heavy

2) Atlanta Falcons

3) Pittsburgh Steelers

4) Dallas Cowboys

5) Denver Broncos

6) Baltimore Ravens

7) Arizona Cardinals

8) Buffalo Bills

9) Chicago Bears

10) Cleveland Browns
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