View Full Version : Anybody else use Rutgers's playbook?
08-17-2004, 09:27 PM
I really like this playbook for the option and running plays, but I could use some help finding some good passing plays, especially out of the more run-oriented formations like Pro Normal, I Normal, I Strong, & Ace Normal.
08-23-2004, 11:03 AM
I play with my alma-mater, Rutgers, as well. I use a lot of option runs and a lot of runs with Brian Leonard. I usually get about 250 rushing yards a game total. Hart passes for about 100-150 yards a game - I really use the matchups when I'm passing. It's not so much about the plays, but whether Moses or Tucker is better than the CB's they're against. If Moses is against a ****ty CB, I'll run the Vertical play where Moses streaks down the sideline and the TE posts in, drawing the safety off and giving Moses 1-on-1 coverage.
I use the Triple Option a lot, running with Hairston and Leonard off an on.
I try the PA FB Flat ALL THE TIME but Leonard just never catches it.
In the shotgun, there's a play where the WR on the right is streaking, and the WR in the right slot is posting in - he usually gets past the short coverage into a seam.
The zone runs don't work a lot, but when you find the holes, it's a big gain.
I like using crossing routes, especially with Moses. My favorite play is "Rollout", it's in the I Formation with 2 WR on the left. Everyone slants and the FB goes out in the flat....every receiver is open at some point on this play.
So I usually pick plays just on the matchups....
08-31-2004, 02:58 AM
Wow. I thought this thread was dead! I even ditched Rutger's PB for a bit and experimented with some other teams' PBs (Pitt and OU, mostly). But eventually I came back to this one. This game is weird like that. I have no allegiance whatsoever to Rutgers (I've never even actually played as Rutgers), but their playbook is just badass (like TCU's last year, for whatever reason). They have just about every good running formation on the game.
I know exactly what SG play you're talking about. I can't remember the name right now, but it's my favorite passing play in their PB and one of my audibles. I was messing around with it today in practice mode and I realized that it's better if you motion your left slot receiver over to the right so he's running an "in" pattern instead of an "out." Now you have your 3 primary targets on one side. If it's a zone D, you can usually hit up the WR you just motioned for 6-7 yds over the middle, your #4 WR on the slant, or if they're both covered, lob it deep to the right WR who should be single covered. If you're facing man to man D and you just motioned the aforementioned WR, your #1 WR on the left will most likely be single-covered.
I also have the HB direct snap (from the same formation) as one of my other audibles, so if I call one play and don't like the D, I can audible to the other one without changing formations.
I will expound on other formations later, but it's getting kinda late. Nice to see there's at least one other person who digs this PB.
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