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Gun Empty Y-Saint

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Y Stick

Setup:

  1. Hot route the X/square receiver to a comeback route
  2. Hot route the tight end to a steak route

Reads:

  1. Against cover 3 or cover 4 defenses, quick pass to the X/square receiver on the left. Lead pass to the sideline
  2. Against cover 2 defenses, pass to the tight end up the middle. Lead pass to the middle of the field.
  3. The Y/triangle receiver will get open against any coverage on the post route

Overview: This play has solid reads against every common coverage you will face. Practice reading the slot cornerback and outside cornerback on the left side so you know when to throw to the X/square receiver.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Slant Flood

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to a smoke screen
  2. Do whatever you would like with your receivers on the other side of the field (see video for options)

Reads:

  1. Your primary read on this play is always the Y/triangle on the corner route
  2. If he is covered, you can look to the X/square receiver on the smoke screen or the receivers on the other side of the field

Overview: The corner route on this play beats every coverage in the game. See the video for timing.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Drag

Setup:

  1. Hot route the X/square to a streak route and motion him to the right
  2. Hot route the tight end to a block and release streak route
  3. Hot route the B/circle receiver to a smart routed out route
  4. Double team the outside most pass rusher on the left side of the screen

Reads:

  1. The primary read on this play is the Y/triangle against cover 2 defenses. Lead pass to the sideline (see video for timing)
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, look to the B/circle receiver on the out route

Overview: This play absolutely destroys cover 2 defenses.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Fork

Setup:

  1. Hot route the X/square receiver to a comeback route
  2. Hot route the Y/triangle to a smart routed in route
  3. Hot route the tight end to a block and release streak route
  4. Double team the outside most rusher on the left side

Reads:

  1. Against cover 4 defenses, buy time by rolling to the left and lead pass to the sideline to the B/circle receiver
  2. Against cover 2 defenses, look to the B/circle receiver deep. Lead pass up

Overview: This is a shot play that we use when our opponent starts calling cover 4 drop. The goal of calling this play is to get our opponent out of cover 4.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Comeback

Setup:

  1. Put the B/circle receiver on smart routed out route
  2. Put your other receivers on whatever routes work best for you

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the B/circle receiver on the smart routed out route. Against any defense but a cover 2 zone, your B/circle receiver should get open.

Overview: This play requires timing and quickly reading the defense after the snap.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Go’s Whip

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/triangle receiver on a smart routed out route
  2. Put the tight end on a streak route
  3. Motion the X/square receiver to the right
  4. Put the 2 wide receivers on the right on a drag and an in route

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the X/square receiver deep against cover 3 defenses. Lead pass to the sideline.

Overview: This is a shot play that results in a 1 play touchdown against cover 3 defenses. Only run it when you are on the right hash mark or in the middle of the field.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Clearouts (Version 1)

Setup:

  1. Hot route the B/circle receiver to a flat route
  2. Hot route the X/square receiver to a drag route

Reads:

  1. Your first read on this play is the tight end. (See video for timing against different coverages)
  2. If he is covered, wait for the B/circle receiver to get open on the deep in route
  3. Then look to the X/square receiver underneath on the drag route

Overview: Mix this play in every now and then to give your opponent something extra to think about.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Clearouts (Version 2)

Setup:

  1. Hot route the X/square receiver to an out route and motion him to the left

Reads:

  1. Look to the running back on the out route. He will be open against any coverage except hard flats.

Overview: This concept can be used from any play in this formation and isn’t specific to this play. By calling this play a few times, it forces your opponent to use hard flats or take his user way out of the play.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Corner

Setup:

  1. Motion the X/square receiver to the right
  2. Do whatever you would like with your receivers on the right
  3. Double team the outside most rusher on the left

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, look to throw it to the Y/triangle receiver. Lead pass to the sideline
  2. Against other defenses, look to the X/square receiver on the corner route. Lead pass up.

Overview: Only call this play if you are on the right hashmark or in the middle of the field. It will not work if you are on the left hashmark.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints Under

Setup:

  1. Put your X/square receiver on a comeback route
  2. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a streak route
  3. Put your tight end on a streak route
  4. Do whatever you want with the WRs on the right
  5. Double team the outside pass rusher on the left

Reads:

  1. Against cover 3 defense, throw to the Y/triangle receiver on the streak route. Lead pass to the sideline

Overview: Only call this play if you are expecting a cover 3 defense and are either in the middle of the field or on the right hash mark. This concept can be done from any play.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play:  Saints Seams (Cover 3 Match or Cover 3 Zone Blitz Beater)

Setup:

  1. Hot route the X/square receiver to a smoke screen
  2. Put the Y/triangle receiver on a streak route

Reads:

  1. The Y/triangle receiver will get wide open deep. Lead pass to the sideline

Overview: This concept can also be done from any play in this formation. It works best from Saints Corner and Saints Drag because of the special streak route the Y/triangle receiver is on which is even more effective than the regular streak route we hot route into.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Saints In

Setup:

  1. Hot route the running back to a drag route

Reads:

  1. The running back on the drag route is open against just about every coverage for a quick pass. Just make sure your opponent’s user isn’t in the area.

Overview: This concept can be done from any play in this formation as well.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Any Play (Delayed Routes)

Setup:

  1. Just put your tight end on a delayed streak route
  2. (Optional) Motion your X/square receiver in and put him on a delayed route as well

Reads:

  1. Just let the receivers clear out and then release your delayed routes.

Overview: Using delayed routes puts a lot of strain on your opponent’s user because he can’t drop too far back or to the sideline. He has to stay in the middle of the field because we can release our tight end at any time.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Audibling From Gun Tight Offset TE or Into Singleback Doubles

Setup:

  1. Come out in the Gun Tight Offset TE formation while using the HB1 package. This will get 4 receivers on the field.
  2. Then audible into Gun Empty Y-Saint

Overview: This is a way to get a wide receiver lined up at the tight end position which will make your tight end a huge matchup problem.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Empty Y-Saint

Play: Any (Attacking Cover 3 On the right side)

Setup:

  1. Make sure you are on the right hash mark
  2. Put your tight end on a streak route
  3. Put your R1/RB slot receiver on a smart routed out route
  4. Motion the B/circle receiver to the left and put him on a streak route
  5. (Optional) Double team the outside most pass rusher on the right side and roll slightly to the right

Reads:

  1. Your main read on this play is the tight end on the streak route against cover 3 defenses. Lead pass to the sideline.

Overview: Usually we are attacking Cover 3 defenses on the left side of the field, but it is important to show that we can also attack it on the right.

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jes14051
jes14051
4 years ago

Great stuff, love your content. Please consider turning off the game volume during your videos, it will make it easier to hear and understand your descriptions. Thanks.

Alvin504
Alvin504
4 years ago

What’s the name of this formation in custom playbook and by the way it’s a great ebook ??

E1T1x9
E1T1x9
4 years ago
Reply to  Alvin504

In custom it under Eagle H-Slot

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