Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: PA F Slide

Setup:

  1. Block both running backs
  2. Put the B/circle receiver on a streak route

Reads:

  1. Look to the A/X receiver coming deep over the middle against a cover 3

Overview: This is a shot play against cover 3 defenses. Only call it if you expect some sort of cover 3.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: FB Inside

Setup: None required

Overview: Just follow your blockers. This play works really well once your opponent starts pass committing.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: HB Power 0

Setup: None required

Overview: This play can occasionally result in a big gain. Just run it to keep your opponent from shifting his defensive line or linebackers to the left to stop the FB Inside play.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Split Close

Play: Close FB Trail

Setup:

  1. Block your Y/triangle running back
  2. Put your X/square receiver on a drag route

Reads:

  1. Look first to the RB/R1 running back coming out of the backfield
  2. If he is covered, look to one of the drag routes (at least one will be open against man to man defense)
  3. If they are covered, throw a high pass to the A/X receiver at the back of the endzone

Overview: This is a red zone play. Mix it in with the FB Inside play from this formation once you get close to the goalline. If your opponent starts dropping 7 or 8 guys into coverage, audible to FB Inside.