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Gun Bunch

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Bunch

Play: Pats Verts

Setup:

  1. Put the running back on a streak out of the backfield
  2. Motion the B/O receiver out to the right

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the B/O receiver to the right side of the field
  2. Then look for the running back quick out of the backfield
  3. If that is not there look for the A/X tight end on the inside pass lead
  4. Finally, find the RB/R1 receiver over the middle of the field

Overview: This play will spread out your opponent’s defense with all the quick reads on the play. The running back will always be open out of the backfield against zone coverage. Against Cover 3 and Cover 4 the B/O receiver will be open quick.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Bunch

Play: HB Base

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: In an effective passing formation it is important to have good run plays as well. This will keep your opponent honest and force him to respect the fact that you can run the ball. This will make it to where your opponent cannot fully pass commit.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Bunch

Play: Pats Sail

Setup:

  1. Put the RB/R1 receiver on a fade route
  2. Put the B/O receiver on a hitch
  3. Max Protect

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the B/O receiver on the hitch and you can also playmaker him anywhere
  2. Then look for the X/Square receiver deep to the right side of the field

Overview: On this play we will be able to pick up any type of blitz in this formation when max protecting while also still having very effective routes on the field. These routes can beat any type of defense even with just 3 routes on the field.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Bunch

Play: HB Draw

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This is a very effective run play to use if your opponent is running a lot of Cover 2 and Cover 4 defenses. This will happen when your opponent starts to over commit on guarding all the passing plays. Leaving the draw wide open.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Bunch

Play: Corner Strike

Setup:

  1. Put the RB/R1 receiver on a drag route

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the RB/R1 receiver on the drag route
  2. Then look for the A/X tight end on the flat route
  3. Next, look for the running back on the table route out of the backfield
  4. If that is not there look for the B/O receiver deep on the right side of the field
  5. Finally, look for the X/Square receiver on the corner route

Overview: On this play there is a high low read on both the left and right side of the field. Then the RB/R1 receiver attacks the middle of the field on the drag route. This play mixed in with the other pass plays is extremely difficult to stop.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Bunch

Play: 518 Hook

Setup:

Cover 3 Bomb Setup

  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a out route and smart route him
  2. Put the RB/R1 receiver on a streak
  3. Max Protect

Regular Setup

  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a drag route
  2. Put the RB/R1 receiver on a streak
  3. Motion the B/O receiver to the right side of field and hike it

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the X/Square receiver on the drag route
  2. Then look for the B/O receiver deep

Overview: Here the first setup is how to bomb a Cover 3 zone. Then the next setup is a base setup that can be used against multiple defenses. The route combinations leave the B/O receiver open over the middle of the field.

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    1. Use the right stick and flick it in the direction that you want the receiver nearest to you to run

  1. I for the life of me can’t get pats verts to work. I do what you say, but it won’t let me throw the ball to the b receiver as soon as I snap it.

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    boxcar.dixie@gmail.com says:

    On 518 why do we smart route X after putting him on an out?

    1. That just makes his route a little deeper

  3. – B receiver does not get open on man for like 20 yards in and then the safety is there to help.
    – I think I have thrown more ints than completions on the quick B receiver throw. The corner backs off like 3-4 yards and then immediately jumps the ball.
    – same thing for corner strike but the opposite. The flat corner comes close to the drag and once I start throwing already backs off and picks the corner route.
    – 518 hook doesn’t work against anyone half decent at usering. The just follow X and those are your options.

    I understand that there are also ways to counter these issues (even mentioned in the video) but it seems like these options should be the primary routes and the other ones are just read only.

    Very disappointed by this scheme, it literally got me into more trouble than really helping me :/ Did a patch change something? Maybe I am just too dumb to play it.

    1. Every scheme isn’t for everyone. If you can’t get this one to work for you, try a couple different formations that might lead to more success

  4. Regular setup for 518 Hook gets picked every time with a decent user. The other plays in Bunch are solid.