Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: X Under (Version 1)

Setup:

  1. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a drag

Reads:

  1. Your first read is your running back in the flat
  2. If he is covered, look to the tight end a little deeper on the corner route
  3. Then look to the Y/triangle receiver on the drag
  4. Your X/square receiver should also be open
  5. And finally, your B/circle receiver will also get open deep (lead pass down)

Overview: This play is great because you can quick hike your opponent.  Since there is only 1 adjustment, you can make it while breaking the huddle and it won’t let the defense set up any complicated setups or adjustments.

The reads work from right to left so it is pretty easy to make the right reads with a little practice, you can run this play for the entire game unless your opponent figures out how to stop it.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: X Under (Version 2)

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to a smoke screen
  2. (Optional) Block your tight end or running back

Reads:

  1. Your first look is to the X/square receiver. You will have to wait a second or 2 to make sure he is open.
  2. If he is covered, throw to your Y/triangle receiver (lead pass towards the sideline)

Overview: This play works really well with the first version of X Under because it attacks the left side of the screen.  The first version of the play attacks the right side of the screen and the middle part of the field so this stops your opponent from committing to those areas.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: X Under (Version 3)

Setup:

  1. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a streak route and motion him to the right

Reads:

  1. Your first look is the running back in the flat
  2. If he is covered, we will look to the tight end on the corner route
  3. Then we read between the X/square receiver on the shallow in route and the B/circle receiver on the deeper post.

Overview: This play is designed to get the tight end on the corner route a little more open than he normally is.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: PA Crossers

Setup:

  1. Hot route the tight end to a streak route
  2. Hot route the X/square receiver to an in route
  3. Hot route the running back to an out route

Reads:

  1. Your main read on this play is the B/circle receiver towards the right sideline
  2. You have your running back on the out route as a bail out option
  3. And your X/square receiver underneath should get open as well.

Overview: This is a nice play to mix in every once in a while with X Under.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: 0 1 Trap

Setup: None required

Overview: Just follow your blockers right up the middle.  This play is extremely effective once your opponent starts dropping more and more defenders into coverage.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: TE In

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to a slant route

Reads:

  1. Your first read on this play is the B/circle receiver on the drag route
  2. If he is covered, look to the tight end or the x/square receiver

Overview: This play works well because of the route your running back runs.  It clears out the defenders for the B/circle receiver.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: PA WR Screen

Setup: None required

Reads:

  1. Your only read on this play is the X/square receiver

Overview: Call this play only when you expect a zone or zone blitz.  It won’t work well against man to man defense.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Gun Trips TE Offset

Play: Inside Zone

Setup: None required

Overview: This is a default audible in the Seattle offensive playbook so if you ever don’t like what you see from the defense, this is a safe play to call it pick up some yards on the ground.