Formation: Singleback Ace Slot

Play: HB Slant 18

Steps:

  1. Slide protect to the stretch side
  2. ID the outside defender

Overview:

This is the first play in our 3 play running scheme. I primarily run this formation from the 10 yardline and in, but you can also run this running scheme anywhere on the field. Playmaker the run to whichever side has the numbers advantage for you offensively, ID the mike as the outside defender, slide protect that side, and hit the edge.

Play: HB Dive

Steps:

  1. ID the mike on your opponents user to prevent shooting the gap
  2. Pinch Offensive line/Slide protect down

Overview:

This play is a perfect counter to the HB Slant 18 that will hit right up the middle as opposed to the outside Slant run. That is why prefer this formation in the redzone, it has a great outside run but also the best inside run in the game which is this halfback dive. It is a quick hitter and I like to come out and try to hurry and ID the mike and then get the snap off. You can also quickhike the play immediately out of the huddle to try and catch your opponent off guard.

Play: HB Draw

Steps:

  1. ID the mike on your opponents user to prevent shooting the gap

Overview:
This is the perfect play to add to our inside/outside run combo from HB Slant and HB dive. What makes the draw so perfect is because it has a different timing than both the other two run plays. The draw allows us to be more patient at the line, see the defense and really react before we even have the ball. Your opponent will not be expecting a draw from undercenter in the redzone and the draw will absolutely kill the most popular redzone defense, which is cover 4.

Play: PA Scissors Flood

Steps:

  1. Drag the left tight end
  2. Slant the right side tight End
  3. Smart route both the post routes to the WRs

Reads:

  1. Quickthrow; read the mesh between the slant and the drag
  2. Highball to whichever wide receiver is open first

Overview:

This is a really dominant play because we have two high ball routes in the endzone that will hit at different times, so you can really read whichever one is open or wait until one clears the zone and then throw it after the zone jumps on the other post. Those post routes make the play, but what really works is the quick throws to either the slant or drag. If both quick routes are taken away immediately and after they clear the yellow zones, then one of the post routes will be open for a high ball(LB/L1+Up on the left stick).