Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Tight

Play: PA Ctr Waggle

Setup:

  1. Hot route the A/X receiver to a streak route

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, look to the B/circle tight end on the corner route
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, look to the Y/triangle receiver or the X/square receiver
  3. Against cover 4 defenses, your main read is the X/square receiver
  4. Against man to man defenses, look to the Y/triangle receiver or the X/square receiver.

Overview: This play works really well against cover 2 and cover 3 defenses and the formation makes your opponent respect the running game.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Tight

Play: PA Misdirection

Setup:

  1. Put your Y/triangle receiver on a streak route
  2. Hot route your running back to an out route to the left
  3. (Optional) Block your B/circle tight end

Reads:

  1. Against cover 2 defenses, look to the X/square receiver (lead pass towards the sideline)
  2. Against cover 3 defenses, look to the A/X receiver or the running back
  3. Against cover 4 defenses, hit the A/X receiver
  4. Against man to man defenses, read between the A/X receiver and the X/square receiver

Overview: This play does a good job of beating every common defense while also being a power run set.

Against Cover 2

Against Cover 3

Against Cover 4

Against Man to Man

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Tight

Play: HB Dive

Setup: None required

Overview: If your opponent doesn’t respect your running game from this formation, pound it right up the middle.  Once he starts focusing on the run, that is when the passing plays will become more effective.

Playbook: Arizona Cardinals

Formation: Singleback Wing Tight

Play: Zone Weak

Setup: None required

Overview: This is an extremely effective running play that can go for big gains.