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Developing An Offensive Philosophy: Building Your Pyramids

  This approach is based off Central Connecticut State's offensive pyramid building system. I suggest taking this system a step further, and make a pyramid...

Defensive Game Planning

In this X's O's Football breakdown, we take a look at defensive game planning. Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Personnel The first thing you need to...

Pass Routes 101

In this X’s and O's breakdown breakdown we take a look at some of the more common passing routes that you will find throughout...

0-1-2 Coverage System

A simple, but yet effective to system teach quarterbacks on all levels how to read pass coverage structure is the 0-1-2 Coverage System. By...

Three Pass Routes WRs Must Convert

Here is another X's and O's article by Matt Bowen. In this breakdown, he talkes about about three pass routes that pro receivers must...

Tampa 2

In this X's O's Football breakdown, we take at the Tampa 2, it's coverage variations, and a few Madden Tips how it can implemented...

Seattle’s Cover 3: Six Degrees Of Monte Kiffen

The Tampa 2 was en vogue from the late 90's till around 2012, but the Cover 3 is now the x's and o's style...

QUARTERS COVERAGE: PART 1: THE BASICS

In this X's O's Football breakdown, we take a look at the quarters coverage and why team's use it to defend not only the...

Run N Shoot Offense 101

Here at X's O's Football we want to take a look at a very popular offensive style.  The Run and Shoot Offense was first...

Quarters Coverage Part 2: Alerts and Checks

For our second part of Quarters Coverage, we take an in-depth look at Cover 4 Alerts and Checks. ZORRO Zorro is a check versus a 2×2...

Gun Spread Y-Flex

The Gun Spread Y-Flex is 2x2 formation that utilizes 11 personnel to speed the defense out. A tight end replaces a receiver. The Gun...

Man Coverage Basics

For this X’s O’s Football Strategy  breakdown, we take a look at man coverage basics, Cover 0, Cover 1, and Cover 2. We also...
ickel 1-5-5 Prowl | Madden 15

Nickel 1-5-5 – Prowl

The Nickel 1-5-5 Prowl replaces two defensive ends with linebackers. Therefore, team's that run the 3-4 as their base defense will use the Nickel...
Pistol Full House Tight

Pistol Full House Tight

The Pistol Full House Tight formation features 21 personnel and is balanced formation that can be used to run or pass the ball. The...
Drive Passing Concept

Drive Passing Concept

The Drive passing concept made popular by Bill Walsh as a way to get his flanker or "Z" receiver open. The Drive passing concept...

Texas Passing Concept

A West Coast staple passing concept is called Texas. This real football play passing concept features a high-low read between a receiver, who runs...

3-4 Over Breakdown

The 3-4 Over is a defense that has three DL's, four LBs, and four DB's. The defensive line is shifted to the left. The...

Understanding Coverages

Here is an excellent in-depth article that was posted by SmartFootball.com about understanding coverages and attacking them with the passing game.  If you haven't...

Gun 5WR Trio Breakdown

The Gun 5WR Trio is designed to spread the defense out by putting 5 receivers on the field at the same time. Two receivers...

Pistol Trips – Inside Cross

The Pistol Trips - Inside Cross is designed to get one of the two receivers that are crossing each other open against underneath zone...

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