Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Split Close Patriots

Play: HB Wheel

Setup:

  1. Hot route your B/circle receiver to a streak route
  2. Motion your running back on the left to the left

Reads:

  1. Your first read is always your tight end on the corner route. He is going to get open against pretty much any coverage.
  2. If he is covered, you can look to your 2nd running back in the flats to the right against zone defense.
  3. You can also hit your running back on the wheel route.

Overview: This play is just about automatic.  The tight end on the corner route is open against 95% of coverages in the game.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Split Close Pats

Play: PA F Slide

Setup:

  1. Hot route your running back on the left to a wheel route and motion him out to the left.

Reads:

  1. Your first read against cover 3 or cover 4 zones is your running back in the flat
  2. If it is man to man coverage, hit your X/square receiver on that deep out. There is some timing involved
  3. Against both man and zone coverage, your B/circle receiver will always be open underneath as well

Overview: This is another play that gets a lot of receivers open where if you make your reads correctly, it can’t be stopped.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Split Close Pats

Play: X Drag Trail

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to a zig route
  2. Hot route your A/X tight end to to a slant route
  3. Motion your running back on the left out to the left

Reads:

  1. Against cover 3 defense, your running back over the middle will get open. You just have to wait for it to open up
  2. Against man to man defense you can hit your running back, your tight end on the slant, or your wide receiver on the zig route. They should all be open.

Overview: This play has so many easy reads and usually at least 2 guys will get open no matter what defense is called.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Split Close Pats

Play: Mesh

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to a streak route
  2. Motion your running back on the left out to the left

Reads:

  1. Your primary read on this play is the A/X receiver underneath. He should have good blocking out in front of him
  2. You can also look to your tight end on the corner route if your receiver is covered for any reason

Overview: This play works really well when you mix it in with the other plays out of this formation.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Split Close Pats

Play: HB Power O

Setup: None Required

Overview: This becomes a really effective running play once your opponent starts dropping his entire team into coverage to try to stop the passing plays in this formation.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Gun Split Close Pats

Play: WR Corners

Setup:

  1. Hot route your A/X tight end to a streak route
  2. Hot route your RB/R1 running back on the right to a swing route
  3. Motion your running back on the left out to the left

Reads:

  1. Against man to man defense, either of your outside receivers on the corner routes should be open
  2. Against zone defense, look to your running back on the left on your B/circle receiver on the corner route

Overview: This is just another play to add in that will give the defense something else to worry about.