View Full Version : Zone killers in the Near/Far tight?
01-09-2006, 08:48 PM
i dunno im looking through it and besides putting the outside reciever on a fade and motioning him i cant find any default plays that bust open zones. like in shotgun tight there is a play that eats the cover 2 and cover 3 with a streak/corner combo. but i just cant find that in and of the near/far tight sets.
01-09-2006, 09:58 PM
My man, keep searching. For instance the flats play out of the far formation is $$ against cover 3 or cover 2. For some reason the AI of the cpu does not cover the hb very well in far intially. And even if the AI does cover the hb right away, just be patient and let the hb clear the flat zone for an even bigger gain down field. The same goes for the fb, either hit the fb quick for nice quick gain or let him clear the flat zone.
In the hb angle play out of near, hot route the slot receiver on a streak and look for the outside receiver on the fade. Usually works for me. Also at different points the hb coming out in angle route is open.
01-10-2006, 01:18 AM
I don't know, but I love to hit my SlotWR over the middle on the post out of that Near-HB Angle play. It usually works more often than not, but if that's being manually covered good or just zoned out good, look to hit the other recievers on those slant fade routes to the outside, if not, like GMoney said, that "HB Angle" route to the halfback is usually always open at some point also. When I run that play by default, so no hotroutes motion or anything, I usually always start locked onto the TE and if I see that the TE is being covered well by the Zones, I will quickly shift the cone to the middle and look to my SlotWR on the post and if he ain't open, usually the HB is. Try what GMoney said also about the streaking SlotWR and Fade to outside WR. But if you really want to pick zones apart little by little in a bit safter way, it's probably best to use the Far formation. You can really get your Fullback & Halfback involved in the Far formation on those flat swing passes and if your FB is a slow slug, package in your #2HB at FB. There's some really nice routes to the TE out of these Near/Far formations also that can be good vs. both zone and man, the route slants out then slants in, good for hitting the TE as he cuts over the middle.
01-10-2006, 03:25 AM
Excellent post by man BooBooSD. Yo BooBoo thanks for the flat play out of the far, that has really opened up things for me especially in the red zone. Now I can just pick, pick, pick my way downfield if I want to. Other good plays out of far include the fb dive always a good 4-6 yards and just keeps the d honest. I like to hit flats and force the d into a cover 2 and then I look for my fade to the wideout for a big play. And the pa out of near if you read no blitz is nice play too.
01-10-2006, 10:34 AM
I like to run Fb lead, but I switch RBs so my FB is actually my HB. It works pretty good.
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