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Gun Tight Offset TE

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: Y Out HB Swing

Setup:

  1. Block the running back
  2. Put the A/X tight end on a drag route

Reads:

  1. The first read on the play is the Y/Triangle receiver on the corner route
  2. Then look for the B/O receiver on the post
  3. Finally, you have both drag routes underneath as check downs

Overview: This setup is very quick and allows us to attack any type of defense our opponent throws at us. I like to come out in this play and then we can audible to all the other plays that we use.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: Y Out HB Swing (Motion)

Setup:

  1. Block the running back
  2. Put the X/Square receiver on a streak
  3. Put the A/X tight end on a hitch
  4. Put the B/O receiver on a drag
  5. Motion the Y/Triangle receiver to the right

Reads:

  1. The main target on the play is the Y/Triangle receiver on the post route
  2. Then look for the tight end on the hitch quick
  3. Next look for the B/O receiver on the drag route going to the left

Overview: This setup is going to be a unique look to our opponent and throw them off. We essentially are getting a bunch look from a tight formation. The streak serving as a clear out will get the post open against nearly any defense.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: Y Out HB Swing (Cover 4 Bomb)

Setup:

  1. Block the running back
  2. Put the A/X tight end on an in route and smart route him
  3. Motion the B/O receiver to the right

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the B/O receiver deep on the post
  2. Check down to the drag if the beater is not there

Overview: On this setup we are using it to bomb a Cover 4 defense. The post motioned out by the B/O receiver will just get behind all the coverage. Make sure to use a speedy receiver for the post.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: Y Out HB Swing (Cover 3 Bomb)

Setup:

  1. Block the running back
  2. Put the A/X tight end on a streak
  3. Put the Y/Triangle receiver on a drag route
  4. Put the X/Square receiver on an out route and smart route him
  5. Motion the X/Square receiver out to the left

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the B/O receiver deep on the post
  2. Check down to the Y/Triangle receiver on the drag

Overview: Here we are going over how to beat a Cover 3 defense in one play. The out route by the X/Square receiver is going to hold down the outside third, leaving the post wide open over top the defense.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: Slot Outs

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/Triangle receiver on a slant
  2. Put the B/O receiver on a drag

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the running back on the Texas route out of the backfield
  2. Then look for the Y/Triangle receiver on the slant
  3. Lastly, find the B/O receiver on the drag route

Overview: This play we are going to use it solely to destroy man coverage. If our opponent is using man coverage basically every down against us, we can go to this play and essentially force them to run zone.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: Saints Spot

Setup:

  1. Put the B/O receiver on a streak

Reads:

  1. The first read is the running back out of the backfield on the table route
  2. Then look for the A/X tight end on the corner route
  3. Next look to the left side of the field to the X/Square receiver on the whip route
  4. Finally, find the Y/Triangle receiver on the corner route

Overview: This play is going to give us a high low concept on both sides of the field. As went over in the video we can use this play to beat any type of defense.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: PA Shot Seams (Cover 3)

Setup:

  1. Motion the X/Square receiver to the left
  2. Put the X/Square receiver on a comeback
  3. Put the Y/Triangle receiver on a streak
  4. Put the A/X tight end on a streak
  5. Put the B/O receiver on a drag

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the Y/Triangle receiver on the streak
  2. Then look for the A/X tight end up the seam of the field
  3. Finally, check down to the B/O receiver on the drag

Overview: This setup is designed to beat a Cover 3 defense for a touchdown in one play. The comeback on the left will pull down the corner allowing us to outside pass lead the streak.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: PA Shot Seams (Cover 2)

Setup:

  1. Put the Y/Triangle receiver on a drag route
  2. Put the X/Square receiver on an in route and smart route him
  3. Put the A/X tight end on a streak
  4. Motion the B/O receiver to the right

Reads:

  1. The main read on this play is the B/O receiver on the wheel route
  2. Then look for the A/X tight end on the streak up the seam
  3. Next look for the Y/Triangle receiver on the drag
  4. Lastly, find the X/Square receiver on the in route

Overview: This specific setup is to beat Cover 2 style defenses. As shown in the video the wheel route by the B/O receiver get wide open along the sideline. Also, the Tight end up the seam of the field gets open because the streak splits the safeties.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: Mesh Spot

Setup:

  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a streak
  2. Put the B/O receiver on an out route
  3. Motion the B/O receiver to the right

Reads:

  1. First look for the running back on the wheel route quick
  2. Then look deep to the Y/Triangle receiver on the corner route
  3. Next look for the A/X tight end on the drag route underneath

Overview: On this play the out route by the B/O receiver creates space to leave the running back open on the wheel route. On the left side of the field the streak clears everything out for the deep corner route to be wide open.

Playbook: New Orleans Saints

Formation: Gun Tight Offset TE

Play: Inside Zone

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This is a run play to mix in with our prolific passing formation. We do not want to be one dimensional to where our opponent always knows we are passing. It is a solid run play to mix in to keep your opponent on their toes.

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DJ K-Brew
DJ K-Brew
3 years ago

Very nice content guys!!! Well put together! Will all these plays still work with the defense having the new zone coverage adjustments?

slingblade73
slingblade73
3 years ago

This formation shreds.

Kelton
Kelton
3 years ago

Very Wonderful

stjourdan
stjourdan
3 years ago

good formations but complex setup. H2H we have less than 20s for all changes … very challenging

Davsam8
Davsam8
3 years ago
Reply to  stjourdan

Totally agree. I’m getting crushed and this is my 4th year of Madden School so I’m not new to set ups. Why not find a playbook that doesn’t have us button smashing like we’re playing Mortal Kombat before every play. I’m having more success just running the plays the way they are.

Donlaster11
Donlaster11
3 years ago

Maybe I suck but none of these plays are working for me

slingblade73
slingblade73
3 years ago

1.09 Still shreds.

liquid7
liquid7
2 years ago

Is this formation still worth learning after the latest patch?