Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Under Seams (Version 1)

Setup:

  1. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a drag route
  2. (Optional) Block your running back

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, look to him your B/circle receiver (lead pass to the sideline)
  2. If it is a cover 3 or cover 4, one of your receivers underneath should get open

Overview: This play destroys any sort of press coverage or cover 2 defense. You also have 2 good underneath options.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Under Seams (Version 2)

Setup:

  1. Motion the X/square receiver to the right and put him on a streak route
  2. Block your running back

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, throw to your B/circle receiver (lead pass to the right sideline)
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, throw to the X/square receiver (lead pass to the left sideline)

Overview: We use this play to be able to take a deep shot against both cover 2 and cover 3 defenses.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Y-Sail

Setup:

  1. Put your slot receiver on an In route

Reads:

  1. Your first read is your running back in the flat
  2. If he is covered, look to your tight end
  3. Then look to the slot receiver underneath
  4. And finally look to the X/square receiver deeper over the middle

Overview: This is an effective play when you make good quick reads.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: HB Angle

Setup:

  1. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a drag route
  2. (Optional) Hot route your B/circle receiver to a smart routed in route.

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses or press coverage, look to your X/square receiver
  2. Then look to your running back coming out of the backfield
  3. Then your Y/triangle receiver on a drag route

Overview: This play works really well against cover 2 defenses but also has reads for other defenses in case your opponent isn’t in cover 2.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: Inside Zone

Setup: None required

Overview: Just run the play as is to keep your opponent honest.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Doubles

Play: 0 1 Trap

Setup: None required

Overview: This is another play just to throw in every now and then so your opponent doesn’t start pass committing.