Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: Drag Cross Ups

Setup:

  1. Block the running back

Reads:

  1. The first read is the X/Square receiver on the drag route
  2. Then look for the B/O receiver on his drag route
  3. After that look deep to the Y/Triangle receiver on the wheel route
  4. Finally, look for the A/X tight end on his wheel route

Overview: Here is a very effective man beating play in this formation. All four routes on the field will get very good separation against man coverage. This will make it impossible for the opponent to user all the routes on the play.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: HB Dive

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This is one of the hardest run plays to defend against in the game. Also, you can audible to this play from basically all the pass formations that are used in this Ebook. So you can surprise your opponent with a run when he is in a pass defense.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: Bench

Setup:

  1. Put the X/Square receiver on a streak
  2. Put the A/X tight end on a streak
  3. Put the B/O receiver on a drag

Reads:

  1. The first read is the B/O receiver going to the left side of the field
  2. Then look for the Y/Triangle receiver on the corner route
  3. Check down to the running back on the delay route if necessary

Overview: The unique thing about this play is you can run the exact same setup to either side of the field. The route combinations give a good high and low read with the drag route and the corner route.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: HB Draw

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. Follow the blockers

Overview: This play works best against Cover 4 and Cover 2 style defenses. Many times, players use these types of defenses in the red zone. Making this run extremely useful when getting down towards the goal line.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Singleback Tight Slots

Play: PA Y Shot

Setup:

  1. Block the running back to cancel out the play action
  2. Put the A/X tight end on a fade route
  3. Put the X/Square receiver on a drag route

Reads:

  1. The first read is the B/O receiver on the drag route
  2. Then look for the X/Square receiver on his drag route
  3. Finally, find the Y/Triangle receiver on the deep over route

Overview: On this play we are using the A/X tight end on the fade to get the Y/Triangle receiver open deep to the right side of the screen. This play is effective against zone coverage and will destroy Cover 3 and Cover 4 defenses. There is also two drag routes on this play for check downs.