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Pistol Bunch TE

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Pistol Bunch TE

Play: Verticals

Setup:

  1. Hot route your tight end to a drag
  2. Block your running back
  3. Motion your X/square receiver out to the sideline

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, look to the X/square receiver on the wheel route or your Y/triangle receiver on the streak deep.
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, look to quick pass to your X/square receiver
  3. Against cover 4 defenses, look to quick pass to your X/square receiver
  4. Against man to man defenses, you can hit the tight end on the drag

Overview: This play absolutely destroys cover 2 defenses and is a nightmare to defend against with any zone defense.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Pistol Bunch TE

Play: Cross Drag

Setup:

  1. Put your tight end on a streak route
  2. Block your running back
  3. Motion the X/square receiver toward the sideline
  4. (Optional) Put your X/square receiver on an in route

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, throw the ball to your B/circle receiver
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, look to the Y/triangle receiver deep
  3. Against cover 4 defenses, look to the Y/triangle receiver deep
  4. Against man to man defenses, your Y/triangle receiver should be open

Overview: This play is great against cover 3, cover 4, and man to man defenses.  Start mixing it in once the defense is worried about the Verticals play.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Pistol Bunch TE

Play: Spot Option

Setup:

  1. Block your running back
  2. Hot route your X/square receiver to a streak route and motion him left

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, look to your tight end on the post route or your B/circle receiver in the flat
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, look to the Y/triangle receiver on the corner route
  3. Against cover 4 defenses, look to the Y/triangle receiver on the corner route
  4. Against man to man defense, your Y/triangle receiver should be open (lead pass to the sideline)

Overview: This play works really well against cover 3 and cover 4 defenses.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Pistol Bunch TE

Play: HB Zone

Setup:

  1. Motion the receiver on the left of the bunch to the left sideline

Overview: This is a really effective running play against Dime and Quarter formations.  Make sure to mix it in so you don’t get too one dimensional.

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Iballforlife26
Iballforlife26
6 years ago

This formation is everything

Voodoo Rage
Voodoo Rage
6 years ago
Reply to  Iballforlife26

hey iballforlife, Is this your favorite formation in this guide or u just like it ? If not what is your fav formation ? I only labbed the SB wing stack form which i think is excellent.

fordebros8
fordebros8
6 years ago

Plays looks great and will lab them later but could you show some quick reads on plays where the opponent is sending nanos off the edge and usering the middle of the field, like what are the most common weak spots off most nano blitzs

SirHerk
SirHerk
6 years ago

awesome! situationally, you can also hot route the RB to a swing either way for a small gain, or to make a user bite on him..

Black24mamba831
Black24mamba831
6 years ago

Going to test this scheme online

twonycot
twonycot
6 years ago

I just got unlimited and love the way this playbook outlines routes vs coverages. No other ebook does that. However, since this is pre patch is it still worth learning?

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