I Formation Playbook by Sean Webster | National Football League Teams | Gridiron Football

I Formation Playbook by Sean Webster

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Pro/Con I 25/24  FB blocks weakside linebacker  HB follows FB  LT blocks RE  LG and C block nose tackle and middle line backer  RG blocks DT  RT blocks the strongside linebacker (unless the SAM blitzes outside the end, which in that case, he is left unblocked)  TE blocks LE

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Pro/Con I 25/24 Counter  Based off of 25, FB blocks weakside linebacker  LT blocks RE  LG pulls to block LE  C blocks NT  RG and RT block DT and MIKE  TE blocks strongside linebacker  HB takes counter step, receives inside handoff, follows LG then cuts it up or bounces outside

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Pro/Con I 26/27  Used to set up play action  LT blocks RE  LG and C block NT and WILL (WILL is not blocked if he blitzes from the outside)  RG blocks MIKE  RT blocks DT  TE blocks LE  FB blocks SAM  RB follows his FB

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Pro/Con I Zip 25/24  Run against a zone defense to get an extra blocker  Blocking for the offensive line is all the same  Z receiver (flanker) goes in long motion (Zip) to the opposite side  If the corner stays man-to-man with the Z motion, then after the Z motions across the QB, he should motion back to his original spot because the play will not work against man coverage (if this happens, a regular pro/con 25/24 is ran)

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Pro/Con I Zap 26/27  Crack-back play primarily used to set up play action pass  Z receiver comes in short motion (Zap) and blocks SAM  FB blocks CB  Blocking for offensive linemen is the same as regular 26/27  HB follows his FB

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Pro/Con I 25/24 (Counter) Pass  Can be used off of 25/24 or the 25/24 counter, designed to attack the WILL with the play action and then an underneath route (FB) and an over route (TE)  FB does a flat route at 2-3 yards  The X receiver (split end) does a skinny post at 12 yards  The Y (tight end) does a 8 yard drag route slowly gaining depth  The Z does a deep drag at about 15-16 and does not cross the middle of the field  After the fake, the QB’s read progression is: - FB flat - TE drag - X post - Z drag

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Pro/Con I 24/25 Boot/Naked  FB blocks RE in Boot to protect naked, fakes the 25 in a Naked (QB isn’t protected but supplies a better fake)  Y hits the end and does a 5 yard out  The Z does a fly on the outside hip of the CB  The X does a drag at 10  After the fake, the QB’s read progression is: - TE out - Z fly - X drag

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Pro/Con I 24 Pass  Designed to attack the SAM with an underneath route (FB) and the hitch to the outside (Z)  Z receiver does a hitch at 10 yards  Y does a fly  FB does an outside hitch at 4-5 yards  X receiver does a fly with an inside release, trying to distract the FS  After the fake, the QB’s read progression is: - Z hitch - Y fly - FB hitch - X fly

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Pro/Con I Zap 24/25 Pass  Designed off of Zap 26/27  FB does a swing route  Z does short motion (Zap) and does a 10 yard out  Y does a 5 yard drag  X does a 10 yard dig  After the fake, the QB’s read progression is: - FB swing - Z out

- Y drag - X dig  Pro/Con I Zap 24/25 Pass “Switch”: - Z does the drag and the Y does the 10 yard out

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Pro/Con I Zip 25/24 Smash  Based off of the Zip 25/24, designed to attack zone defenses  Just as in the Zip 25/24, if the corner stays man-to-man with the Z, then this play will not work. In this case, after the Z motions pass the QB, he will motion back to just outside the Y and the play will be automatically audibled to the Pro/Con I Zap 24/25 Pass (although the Zap motion will not be needed because the Z will already be in position)  X receiver does a 7 yard hitch  Z receiver does a 10 yard corner  Y does a 5 yard drag  After the fake, the QB’s read progression is: - X hitch - Z corner - Y drag

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Pro/Con I Zap 22 Reverse/Fake  The fake to the Z allows the RE to be left unblocked, allowing the FB to block the FS  LT blocks the WILL  LG blocks the NT  C and RG block the MIKE and DT  RT and TE block the SAM and LE  FB blocks the FS  HB looks for the cutback

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Pro/Con I 90 (GO)  Three-step-drop pass designed to get the ball away as quickly as possible  Z and X receivers do 5 yard slants  Y does a fly  HB blocks the SAM if he blitzes; if he doesn’t blitz, then he does a swing route  FB blocks the WILL if he blitzes  QB reads the SAM: if he drops straight back, look to hit the Z slant; if he blitzes or drops back in the flat, look to hit the Y; if they aren’t open, make a quick look to the X and if he isn’t open, drop it off to the HB on the swing route  On a “GO” call, the Z and X do slant-and-go’s. QB takes a 5 step drops (he can pumpfake if necessary at 3rd step) and looks to hit the Z, Y, or X (HB is checkdown receiver)  Use the “GO” call against defenses that are playing Cover 2: the strong safety will have to choose between the Y and the Z. Whoever he chooses to cover, the QB will throw to the other.

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