Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: SE Dig (Setup 1)

Setup:

  1. Hot route your tight end to a streak route
  2. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a drag
  3. Block your running back

Reads:

  1. Your first read is still the B/circle receiver if there is press coverage
  2. If there isn’t press coverage, look to your Y/triangle receiver on the drag
  3. If he is covered, your X/square receiver on the deep in should be open

Overview: This is a good way to run the this play even against non press coverage. The deep in route is a really hard route to cover.  With these 2 setups, you should be able to run this play for as long as you want. Just make good reads.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: SE Dig (Setup 2)

Setup:

  1. Put the X/square receiver on a smart routed out route
  2. Put the Y/triangle receiver on a streak route
  3. Put the tight end on a streak route
  4. Block your running back

Reads:

  1. The main read against cover 2 or cover 2 man is the B/circle receiver (lead pass to the sideline)
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, your Y/triangle receiver should get open

Overview: The B/circle receiver doesn’t get bumped which makes this play really effective. If you see press coverage, B/circle will be open. The only real weakness of this play is against man coverage that isn’t pressed and cover 4.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Four Verticals

Setup:

  1. Motion your X/square receiver to the right
  2. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a smart routed out route
  3. Block your running back
  4. Put your B/circle receiver on a drag route

Reads:

  1. Against cover 3, look to your X/square receiver deep
  2. Against cover 2, look to your tight end over the middle
  3. Against other coverages, check down to your B/circle receiver

Overview: This play beats both cover 2 and cover 3 really well.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Inside Zone

Setup:

  1. None required

Overview: Just follow your blockers. This play will keep your opponent honest

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Flanker Dig

Setup:

  1. Put your tight end on a streak route
  2. Put your B/circle receiver on an in route

Reads:

  1. Your first read is a quick pass to your tight end against cover 2
  2. If he is covered, your B/circle receiver underneath should be open
  3. Then look to your running back in the flat
  4. Your last read is the X/square receiver on the post, he will usually get open against a cover 2 and cover 3

Overview: This play is designed to get either the tight end or the B/circle receiver open against pretty much any coverage.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Weak Flood

Setup:

  1. Max Protect
  2. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a drag route
  3. Put your B/circle receiver on a drag route

Reads:

  1. Your main read on this play is to the X/square receiver on the deep post against cover 4 and cover 2 defenses
  2. If he is covered, throw to one of the receivers on the drag route

Overview: Eventually your opponent will get smart and try a cover 4 defense instead of cover 2, cover 3, or man to man. When that happens, hit him with this play and beat him deep.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: PA Boot Over

Setup:

  1. Motion your X/square receiver to the right
  2. Block your tight end
  3. Slide protect to the right
  4. Put your B/circle receiver on a drag
  5. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a drag

Reads:

  1. Against cover 3, look to the X/square receiver deep
  2. Your last option is to playmaker the Y/triangle receiver or scramble

Overview: This is another good play to mix in with the Gun Doubles schemes.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Angle Smash

Setup:

  1. Put the tight end on a slant route

Reads:

  1. Your main read on this play is the running back quickly out of the backfield
  2. If he is covered, look to your tight end or the B/circle receiver

Overview: This is just a play to mix in every now and then when you need short yardage.