PLAYBOOK BREAKDOWN v1.0
Setup by D12o420
Breakdown By Rallo


PLAYBOOKS DONE SO FAR:

1) Oakland Raiders - Sauceman60

2) Run Balanced - digdongsegadead

3) Pass Balanced - MavericksFan

4) New England Patriots - Rallo

5) Balanced - StubbyTheTrojan

6) Philadelphia Eagles - Rallo

7) San Diego Chargers - Rallo

8) Jacksonville Jaguars - Rallo

9) Indianapolis Colts - Rallo

10) Kansas City Chiefs - Rallo

11) Chicago Bears - Rallo

12) Run-N-Gun - Rallo

13) Miami Dolphins - Rallo

14) Washington Redskins - Rallo

15) Detroit Lions - Rallo

16) Denver Broncos - Rallo

17) Minnesota Vikings - Rallo

18) Houston Texans - Rallo

THANKS TO:
RALLO
Sauceman60
digdongsegadead
MavericksFan
StubbyTheTrojan

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OAKLAND RAIDERS
BY Sauceman60


Strengths:
-Great passing plays
-effective running plays
-Sets can utalize speedy WR's
-Plenty of two TE sets to block against blitzing teams
-Several very effective running plays
-About 6-7 formations that have 5-6 good plays (Very good to keep opponents
guessing
-Great play-action passes

Weaknesses:
-Plays may be harder to run with teams with slower WR's
-More power running plays than speed and outside rushing plays
-Lack of shotgun plays
-May be difficult to use if one doesn't have a good passing game
-May not be as effective with a QB with a smaller cone

PASSING: A+
RUSHING: B
OVERALL: A

Formations to watch for:

-*Singleback-Trips bunch*-

This formation might be my favorite in the whole game. It is good online due to
being only one back (No P/R glitch). I have about 4 passing plays I use
frequently from this formation:

---PA Switch Corner---$$
Good for a long gain, especially after establishing the run.

Main Route: /\ (Primary)

---Bunch Fade---
Great goal line (20 yards and in) play with good precision passing.

Main Route: O (Primary)

---PA Boot Over---
Great online. After running plays that are on the side of the three WR's, one
that changes direction is great.

Main Route: /\ (Non-Primary)

---Slants Slot Flat---
Great with a good TE. If not, put in the "ALL WR's" Package for more speed.

Main Route: R1 (Primary)

-*Shotgun: 2RB 3WR*-

This is the only Shotgun formation in the whole playbook, but there are some
great plays. Very effective if you use the Package "Dual HB".

---HB Screen---
Focus on O (Left). Motion O right. Drop back 3-4 steps. Drop it of to the RB
(L1) w/o putting the cone on him. Follow blockers. It s that easy.

Main Route: O (But throw to L1 for the screen)

Deep Outs
Make sure you either have the cone on nobody, or on the WR on the short side of
the field (Whichever Hashmark you are closest to). This way you can QUICKLY
change to the opposite side of the field tot he out. Also, if the RB is on an
LB, the outs spread the safetys well enough to let you lob it up to your RB.

Main Route: [] or O (Whoever has more field to run with)

---Fk WR Screen Wheel---
This play works well about 50% of the time. THe only down side is the time you
need the OL to block for. Dont worry about moving the cone around, just keep it
on /\. If you have time, a pump helps alot.

Main Route: /\ (Primary)

---Slot Cross---$$
This play is unstoppable if you are smart. Mostly used for short yardage, this
play has potential to go for a lot. The [] runs a fade, only look at him if he
is single covered. The O runs an in, which, with a good WR and a high throw
right off his cut can be a 1st down. The big three routes are the quick slant
and the two flats. Put your cone on the slot (/\) and be ready to throw it to
him if he has any space. If you notice one of the RB's out of the backfield has
no zone near him, or LB following him, gun it to him and look to make a play.

Main Route: /\ (Primary)
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Run Ballanced
by Ken FosS

Strengths:
-has every run play you will ever need
-Effective 3TE and 3Back sets
-perfect playbook for teams with only 1 good WR
-has Shotgun set from both 2RB 3WR and Normal packages
-has effective crossing routes for slower WRs
-Perfect playbook for players new to the game(or the cone)

Weaknesses:
-Needs 2 Good RBs and 2-3good TEs (TB and KC)
-Needs a good to great O-line
-great Qbs have no use here
- Requires a Dominant RB (duh)
-needs a good RB player

PASSING:B
RUSHING:A+
OVERALL: A-

Formations to watch for:

{-*Full House Weak*-}
Online this formation is infuriating to try to stop. you have a #2 RB and a
fullback lined up parrallel 2 yards in front your Back and 1TE and 1 WR set up
on the strong side. Its so ingenius that every single play has a chance to go
to the house with exacution.

<u>Rushing</u>
--_Full House Weak HB slam to the left_--$$

this ones easy just fallow your FB to the hole. stay insde the CB and cut up
field and get a minimum of 5yrds.
Note: dont use this during 3rd down and short.

<u>Passing</u>
--_Full House Strong PA WR Corner_--$$

this one takes some D reading if there creeping up on the line just call this
bad boy. snap the ball and throw the ball with some touch off of the WRs Break.

Primary Route: WR Sideline Post
Secondary option:TE Middle IN
Third option: throw away or scramble.
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Pass balanced
BY MavericksFan


Strengths:
-Great passing plays
-Great for all type of recievers
-Makes it easy to spread the ball
-Great mix of short quick pass plays and deep ones.
-Has some good running plays
-Quite a Few Money Plays
-Can be used with any QB
-Has alot of option plays

Weaknesses:
-Doesn't have enough running formations/plays
-Not enough PA passes
-Sort've hard to get used to at first.
-Isn't the best for those who like to run 2/3 times.

PASSING: A+++
RUSHING: B-
OVERALL: A

Formations to watch for: ShotGun trips- Almost impossible to stop. Best used
when you need to get upfield quick since it's mostly deep plays.

Singleback 4wr Spread: One of the easiest formations for passing. Very good
against the blitz since there's space between the recievers and you can usually
get one on one coverage.

-I formation Normal: Perfect balance of Run and Pass plays. If you want a long
drive up the field you'll find the right plays here.

-Shot Gun 3 Wide 2 RB: Has slants,screens, and my favorite double slants. Can
confuse the defense easily.
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**New England Patriots** by RALLO


Strengths:

- Tons of passing plays
- Works with the TE's
- A couple of trick plays(flea flicker anyone?)
- 3, 4, and 5 receiver formations


Weakness:

- Not enough running formations
- Most running plays go straight up the middle
- You need some good offensive linemen to
protect, until your WR's complete their routes


Passing - A+
Rushing - C+
Overall - B+

Formations To Watch:

Shotgun 5 WR - Self explanatory. Hope your opponents have good DB's! It seems
there is always one WR open.
Slants, curls, outs, all at your choosing.



I-Form Big - Not the best formation. Has a couple of counter runs and
playactions, but the flea-flicker is what you need to watch out for here.


Singleback 4WR - Nice passing plays, pretty good reciever routes. If you've
been torching a defense and they think you are about to pass, use "HB Dive" and
burst up the middle.

Bottom Line - I love this playbook. I can bypass the semi-weak running game
with some nice passing. Having good TE's is a nice bonus, because if you
utilize them well, they will go to the Pro Bowl. If you like to play smashmouth
football, I recommend the RUN BALANCED playbook posted above.
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Balanced
BY StubbyTheTrojan


Breakdown:

Passing - A
Rushing - A-
Overall - A-

Pros - There is a good mix of passing and running plays, and spreading the
field isnt that much of a problem.

Cons - You need Decent WRs, TEs, and RB. RBs need some speed for counters or
Power for the Dives and Slams. WRs need to either have good jump for long
balls, or speed to spread the field. Your QB is gonna need power to throw that
long ball. TE needs to be a good Receiver, or blocker depending on if you run
or pass.

Singleback Trips Bunch
See Oakland.

Split Backs 3 WR

Good Crossing routes, plus 2 backs to hit in the flats or change to block if
its a blitz.

Strong I Twin WR

Good runs set up the play action and you can use a cross route. Easy to confuse
people if you use I form Normal Twin WR

Shotgun Slot Strong TE Flip

Many routes to send your WRs on, and with otion you can confuse the defense
very easy. Add in a running play to the weak side and you got them beat after
the pass is set up.
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**Philadelphia Eagles**(Andy Reid) BY RALLO

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

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


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 to crowded in the middle. Use the TE's
on this play.

The rest of the plays are a few Play Action plays, and a couple of basic runs
up the middle.



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, who's 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, then burn rubber.

The rest are Simple short range passes and a few basic runs. HB Dive, Counter,
Stretch, and Draw. If your a consertive 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 reciever 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 and the basic counter, stretch and
draw runs finish this set. 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 right and a couple of basic
runs are left here.


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 playaction cross play, a couple of short slant plays, and your basic running
plays end this setup. 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 recievers, 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.


SINGLEBACK EMPTY 5 WR (5WR - Duh!)

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.
-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?

Round this set off with a couple of runs up the middle. and a few other weak
pass plays.

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

Not much worth mentioning here. A few basic run plays and a couple of play
action short passes. Pretty weak.

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.

SPLITBACKS-TWIN WR - (Same as above. Both WR's left)

Very similiar plays as the above. Your not missing anything new.

STRONG I-NORMAL, STRONG I-3WR, STRONG I-JUMBO

Only short pass plays, nothing big. Basic running plays.


WEAK I-NORMAL, WEAK I-TWINS WR, WEAK I-TWIN TE

Again, weak boring plays. It seems the developpers got tired before completion,
and just threw in any ol' plays.

NEAR-NORMAL, NEAR_3WR

See above.


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..
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San Diego Chargers - Marty Schottenheimer


PROS: - Good for that 1 featured Running Back
- Utilizes the star Tight End
- Utilizes time of possession
- 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


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.

The rest of this set has your basic running plays, HB Pitch, toss, and counter.
there is also a screen and a play action pass..



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 recievers 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 eachother deep. One
going straight, while the other goes toward the right sideline. Hit the TE
going towards the sideline.

The rest of the plays consist of 2 more play action passes and your basic HB
dive, draw, toss and counter runs.


SINGLEBACK-TWIN TE WR (2WR LEFT, 2TE RIGHT, 1HB)

This set is basically the same as above. What a waste.....


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, 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
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 recievers 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 - Lefdt WR goes deep slant right. TE cuts middle left. The inside
right reciever slants towards the sideline, while the far right WR does a short
curl in. Take your pick, someone's gonna 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


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, and the basic
HB runs....Pitch, Draw, and Dive. I expected a whole lot more from this set..


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 passing 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 reciever 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.

Thats it...What a gyp. The rest of the plays include short passing plays that
suck, along with the basic HB Draw, and slam up the middle. I'm starting to
dislike this playbook. I need a drink.

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
recievers 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 reciever 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, along with the usual runs up the
middle.


I FORM-TWIN TE/ I FORM TWIN WR

Both of these are weak formations. Nothing worth looking at IMO...


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 running
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/STRONG I-TWIN TE

Lots of play action passes and your basic run plays...Just run when you use
these corny formations.

WEAK I-NORMAL/WEAK I-CLOSE

See the STRONG I above. Pretty much the same....Boring!

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.

Thats It?! Geez, another wasted formation. Only 1 running play-The Draw, so why
have 2RB's then?


SHOTGUN 2RB 3WR

This is absolutely terrible....**Takes a couple of shots of vodka**

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 pass plays, an HB sweep and draw.


SHOTGUN 2RB FLEX

**Takes 2 more drinks and puts hand on forehead** 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.


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

This playbook is boring. It's not good if you have several good recievers,
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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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - Jack Del Rio **By Rallo**


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 recievers. 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 recievers 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, 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, 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 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.

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's 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 recievers. 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 eye on the left WR going deep. Lastly, watch
the blitz, because your recievers 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 recievers 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 recievers
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 recievers. 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, 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, ther'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 recievers.

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 playaction 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 .


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, 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, anda 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, 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 reciever 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 recievers 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's 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 runnin' 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. The best one so
far besides New England. Gets the running game going with RB 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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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Tony Dungy by **RALLO**


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

PA All Go - Playaction pass. QB fakes handoff to HB. All the recievers 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, 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.

Remaining plays are, 4 more play action passes that are okay. A few short to
medium pass plays, and the HB dive, draw, cutback, slash, slam and belly runs.
Pretty good set.


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

PA Volunteer - Yet another Playaction 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,
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 reciever. 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 reciever. The HB and FB screen to opposite
sides. Someone will be open, it's just up to you to gind them.

FB Fake HB Toss - Semi-trick running play. Qb fakes the handoff to the FB up
the middle, then quickly tosses it to the HB running left. I was able to get at
least 7 yards or mor 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 reciever. 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 succeptible 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.
**Makes the fart noise**


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 recievers take to 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 do 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, 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

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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Kansas City Chiefs - Dick Vermeil by **RALLO**


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, 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 recievers 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 snoozefest...


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 cris crosses the left
WR, towards the sideline, 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, 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

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 while cleaning the house...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 handsoff 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 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 similiar 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, Right WR deep posts in. 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 (ame as above, 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
running plays. here'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..Everybody's STREAKING!


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 recievers take too long to
finish their routes. Theres 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
- Recievers 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 the worst playbook I've done so far. 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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CHICAGO BEARS - (Lovie Smith) by **RALLO**


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 playaction 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 recievers kinda 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 reciever. 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 kinda 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, kinda 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 c ross 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, couter dive, and FB Dive.


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

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


WEAKI-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 possesion. Conservative, but
effective. Veterans will be able to kick some serious Boo-Tay! It's a good
playbook to practice your skills with.
============================================================================

RUN-N-GUN PLAYBOOK by **RALLO**


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
it's 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, 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 reciever. 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.

 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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MIAMI DOLPHINS - Nick Saban by **RALLO**


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

PA Deep In - Left WR boxes right. The left TE screens left, 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 recievers 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 - Playaction 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 thats similiar 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 recievers 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 everytime. (Considering you haven't abused
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.


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 - Again. 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 is 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 streraks 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 comback 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 (same as above)

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 her 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.

Thats it?! It stinks that they did so many sahort 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 get everyone involved
and strengthen their stats. Again, this playbook is good enough, but could be
better.
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS - Joe Gibbs


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


Corners - Both TE's streak. Both WR's run deep, 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, 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, couter
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, 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 wek, 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 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 similiar 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 good 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 handsoff 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, 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 top 3 so far. 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 get 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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DETROIT LIONS - Steve Mariucci by**RALLO**


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 playactions, 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, 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 a 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, 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
recievers 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 strong are leftover.


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

WR Post Corner - The outside left WR streaks, 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 thats good. HB delay
and mid draw are the running plays.


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

WR Deep Hook - Left WR goesa 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.


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 migh 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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DENVER BRONCOS - (Mike Shanahan) by **RALLO**


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, 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 (The FB is lined up as the left outside WR in this set.)
(1TE, 1FB, 2WR, 1HB)

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 playaction, 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 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 recievers 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, 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 reciever. 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 oppsite 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 recievers 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. Thge 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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MINNESOTA VIKINGS - (Mike Tice) by **RALLO**


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 recievers 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.

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 recievers 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 everytime. (Considering you haven't abused
this play.)

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 everytime.

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, 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 gonna 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. If 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
nontheless...
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HOUSTON TEXANS - (Dom Capers) by **RALLO**


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 recievers 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 recievers 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 recievers 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, 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 recievers 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)

Ehh, 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 pases 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 recievers 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 do 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, delay.


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 recievers 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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WEST COAST by **RALLO**


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 recievers 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 everytime.

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
recievers 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 oppsite 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, 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 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

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 is weak.
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