Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: Stretch

Setup:

  1. Switch the run to the left with the right stick (optional)
  2. Motion the second back to the left side of the field

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This is a very effective run play that has the potential to break off huge gains. The motion is going to be used in many plays to come.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: Zone Weak

Setup:

  1. Motion the second back to the left of screen (optional)

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This is another run play that has big play potential, but also can be used to throw off your opponent when they key in on the Stretch run. The variety of runs in this formation make this effective.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: Mesh

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/Triangle running back on a curl route
  2. Put the RB/R1 running back on a streak and motion him to the left

Reads:

  1. The first reads on this play will be the two drag routes
  2. If that is not there look for the B/O receiver on the corner route
  3. Then look deep over the middle to the RB/R1 running back
  4. Lastly, check down to the Y/Triangle running back on a curl

Overview: This is going to be our Cover 2 beater from this formation. The route combinations flood a Cover 2 leaving an area of the field open, make the correct read and take what the defense gives you.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: PA Cross F Wheel

Setup:

  1. Put the A/X tight end on a drag route
  2. Motion the RB/R1 running back to the left and put him on a drag route
  3. Block the Y/Triangle running back

Reads:

  1. The first reads on this play will be the two drag routes
  2. If that is not there look for the B/O receiver deeper to the right side of the field
  3. Then look deep over the middle to the X/Square receiver

Overview: This is the most effective pass play in this formation. It attacks all levels of the field and the B/O right if very hard to guard. You can also run this play against just about any type of defense.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: Flanker Drive

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. The first reads on this play will be the drag route to the X/Square receiver
  2. Then look for the B/O receiver on the in route
  3. Finally, check down to the running back out of the backfield on the delayed route

Overview: This is the man beater of the formation, the great thing about this play is it is in the quick audibles so you can audible to it quickly and hike it before the defense has time to adjust. This play also has good blocking because the running back is on a delay route.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: PA TE Corner

Setup:

  1. Put the RB/R1 running back on a streak and motion him to the left
  2. Block the Y/Triangle running back

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the X/Square receiver on the drag route
  2. Then look for the RB/R1 running back on the streak
  3. If that is not there look for the A/X tight end
  4. Finally, hit the B/O receiver deep over the middle

Overview: This play focuses on beating Cover 3 and Cover 4 defenses. The route combinations on this play allow for the deeper part of the middle of the field to be open. While also having other routes to go to short and deep on the right side of the field.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: I Form Close Flex

Play: HB Iso

Setup:

  1. None

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This run will be used and will be effective when your opponent starts trying to key in on the outside runs. To do that they would most likely use a Cover 4 defense or blitz off the edges, so this run goes straight up the gut and you can get 5-7 yards easily.