Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Pistol Wing Flex

Play: PA Post Shot

Setup:

  1. Hot route your RB/R1 receiver to a whip route
  2. Motion your B/circle receiver to the right

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 or cover 2 man defense, you are going to hit your X/square receiver deep over the middle
  2. Your RB/R1 tight end on the whip route is your check down option.

Overview: This is a great play to call if you think your opponent is in a cover 2 or cover 2 man defense.

Against Cover 2

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Doubles South

Play: Dig N Up

Setup:

  1. (Optional) Max protect or hot route your tight end and running back
  2. Put your B/circle receiver on an in route

Reads:

  1. You are always looking to your X/square receiver against any coverage except for hard flats.
  2. Your B/circle receiver is your bailout option.

Overview: This is a great play to run when you need 10 yards.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Pair

Play: HB Inside Zone

Setup: None required

Overview: A lot of people you’ll play will be so worried about the right side of the field because of the 3 tight ends you have over there, that you can run it to the left and get huge gains.

 

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Gun Ace Slot Offset

Play: PA Verts Shot

Setup:

  1. (Optional) Slide protect right

Reads:

  1. Against a cover 2 defense, you are looking to the B/circle receiver deep. Lead pass up.
  2. Against a cover 3 defense, you are looking to the B/circle receiver. Lead pass to the sideline (see the video for timing)
  3. Against cover 4 defense, the B/circle receiver should get open as he breaks toward the middle of the field.
  4. Against man to man defense, the B/circle receiver should get open as he breaks toward the middle of the field.

Overview: This is a shot play which means you don’t really have any reads.  Call this if you are expecting a cover 2 or cover 3 defense.  If your guy isn’t open, don’t be afraid to throw the ball away.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man