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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...

Singleback Formation and Sets

The Singleback (Ace) formation consists of one running back lined up about five to six yards yards behind the quarterback.  Most sets found from...

I-Formation and Sets

The I-Formation is one of the most common offensive formations that be can found in any level of football. The I-Formation and sets draws...

Gun Bunch Formation Breakdown

What is the Gun Bunch formation? The Gun Bunch is a 3×1 formation that has a group of three receivers that are clustered tight...

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...

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...

Singleback Ace Breakdown

The Singleback Ace (Big) has one tight end lined up on the right of the right tackle and one lined up on the left...

46 Bear Breakdown

The Bear 46 Defense is an attacking 8 man front that has its roots, like Tom Landry’s 43 Defense, the Eagle defense of the...
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...

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...

Pistol Full House Tight

The Pistol Full House Tight features 21 personal and is balanced formation that can be used to run or pass the ball. The quarterback...

46 Bear Formation Breakdown

In this Xs Os Football Strategies breakdown, we take an in-depth look at the 46 Bear defense and how it applies to football video...

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...

Run Numbering System

Run Numbering System For most of you, we doubt that you will get to much out of  this write up because it applies more to...

4-2-5 Normal Formation Breakdown

The 4-2-5 Normal defense is played in NCAA college football and high school football is intended to be an eight man front defense along...

UNDERSTANDING TCU’s 4-2-5 Defense

Here is a look at understanding TCU's 4-2-5 base coverages. An important thing to note, TCU plays a lot of split field coverages, and...

Pistol Offense 101

Nevada’s Head Coach Chris Ault came up with the Pistol  offense in 2004 because he wanted to be able to have a threat of...

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...

NASCAR Package and Blitz Schemes

A new defense in Madden 13 this year that features four defensive ends on the field at the same time is called the NASCAR”...

Types of Football Pass Coverages

Understanding the different types of pass coverages is essential when watching or playing football. In this X's Os Football breakdown we take a look...

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