Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Wing Stack

Play: Ohio Spacing

Setup:

  1. Smart route your X/square receiver
  2. Drag the A/X tight end
  3. Block your running back
  4. Do whatever you want with your B/circle tight end

Reads:

  1. Against a cover 2 defense, your X/square receiver will be open, even if there are hard flats over there.
  2. Against a cover 3 defense, your X/square receiver will be open, even against hard flats too
  3. Against cover 4 defense, it is a little tighter, but your X/square receiver will be open
  4. Against man to man defense, your X/square receiver will be open

Overview: This is a great play because as long as your opponent doesn’t user defend the X/square route, he will get open regardless of the defense.  Make sure to only call this play when you have 10 yards to go.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Wing Stack

Play: PA Curl Post

Setup:

  1. Hot route your B/circle receiver to a streak route
  2. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a drag route
  3. (Optional) Block your running back

Reads:

  1. On this play the X/square receiver is always your primary read but you can also throw to your Y/triangle receiver or the A/X tight end if the X/square receiver is covered.

Overview: The great part about this play is that the X/square receiver will always get open unless your opponent user covers it.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Wing Stack

Play: Double Cross

Setup:

  1. Block your running back
  2. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a streak

Reads:

  1. Against a cover 2 defense, you can hit your Y/triangle receiver deep (lead pass to the inside) or hit the X/square receiver on the sideline. You also have the tight end on the drag route
  2. Against a cover 3 defense, look to the X/square receiver (lead pass to the sideline) or the A/X tight end on the drag
  3. Against a cover 4 defense, look to the X/square receiver (lead pass to the sideline)
  4. Against man to man defense, throw to either the tight end on the drag route or the tight end on the deep in.

Overview: The reason we cancel the automation on this play is to make it look like all of the other plays in the Gun Wing Stack formation.  This way your opponent doesn’t know what play you are calling.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Wing Stack

Play: Inside Zone

Setup: None Required

Overview: Mix this play in every now and then just so your opponent stays honest when you come out in the Gun Wing Stack formation.  This will stop him from pass committing or putting a bunch of defensive backs on the field.