Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: PA Y Shot

Setup:

  1. Hot route your tight end to a streak route and motion him to the left
  2. (Optional) Block your running back

Reads:

  1. If you have a lot of time, your X/square receiver is your primary read here. But you do need a lot of time
  2. If you are under pressure, look to your B/circle receiver first or your Y/triangle receiver

Overview: This is a nice play to pick up 30-40 yards if your opponent is dropping a lot of guys into coverage.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: HB Wheel

Setup:

  1. Hot route your B/circle receiver to a streak route and motion him to the left
  2. (Optional) Block your running back

Reads:

  1. Your first read is your Y/triangle receiver on the corner route.
  2. If he is covered, look to your tight end over the middle

Overview: This play usually destroys man to man defense and works well against zone defense as well.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: HB Dive

Setup:

  1. (Optional) Motion your receiver on the right over to the left

Overview: This is a pretty effective running play when your opponent comes out in a Nickel or Dime defense.  Mix this play in to open up the passing game.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: Mesh

Setup:

  1. Hot route your Y/triangle receiver to a slant route
  2. Motion your B/circle receiver to the left
  3. (Optional) Block your running back

Reads:

  1. Your first read is your B/circle receiver over the middle
  2. If he is covered, you can look to either your tight end on the drag or the Y/triangle receiver on the slant

Overview: You have 3 really good options on this play.  If you make your reads correctly, it is almost impossible to stop.

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