I am a little disappointed. Maybe it is because i have yet to figure out how to use these guides efficiently. The website told me it would guide me to better play, and i anticipated more direction. This seems to show how to make individual plays work best, and not guide me toward fixing my play call. Any recommendation on how i should use these guides more efficiently? Thanks!
The offensive coordinators guide shows you how to master the best plays from the four playbooks featured in the guide, but it sounds like the virtual playbook would have suited your needs better.
The VPB shows you how to build up and design a gameplan based on your style of play and personell in your team. It goes through various concepts but explains how to mix running and pass plays, how to use play action effectively and how to build up a defensive scheme too.
The virtual playbook is a fantastic overview and will teach you a lot if you're not already an expert. I'm not affiliated or anything, just a happy customer.
That said, I really wish they'd give me a play calling sheet -- I bought the package before that was a bonus and now I can't get it at all. It'd be nice to send one to customers who have already bought the stuff that qualifies for it.
A couple years ago I bought Kobra's RNG playbook. It was 4 volumes of what I thought was absolute crap. I used the plays in it exactly like it said, and didn't win more than 2 in a row. Then it hit me, it's not the plays per se, but the concepts(that's prolly why he calls them concepts). What you need to do is take a play that he lays out and take note of the concept involved. Then, see where you can apply that same concept. Eventually, you'll find a set or two where, combined with the formation auds, you can easily apply most of the concepts.
Another trick is to listen to the situation that the concept calls for. The man press beaters are to beat man press. The zone beaters are to beat zone. It sounds trivial, but what I'm saying is don't run plays just cuz they look cool. Don't come out in the zone beater and run the play against man press. Come out in the zone beater, see the defense coming out in man press, the aud to your man press beater.
If it's one thing I've found it's that defense depends completely on your ability to adjust. Sometimes you have that killer blitz, but the offense keeps beating it with a flat route. That doesn't mean the play is broke, it just means you need to make an adjustment to the coverage to cover the flat. Nobody can lay out exactly what to do in every situation. It's up to you to think outside the box and make the adjustment.