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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...

Levels Passing Concept

One of Peyton Mannings favorite passing concepts is Levels. Zan over at compete4ever.com has written an excellent article on what the Levels passing concept...

Common Pass Routes and Route Combos

In the article we posted on X's O's Football called "Passing Routes 101" we broke down several passing routes for runningback, receivers, and tight...

Pattern Reading: Receiver Number System

In this breakdown we to want explain how the defense knows how to identify receivers. Please keep in mind, this is based on real...

NCAA 13 Tips: Enhancing Screen Plays

Over the last few years when running HB Slip Screens, the defensive end lined up on the same side as where the screen is...

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...

Green Bay Packers Nickel & Psycho Packages

For those of you who are cheese heads and want to learn the ins and out of how the the Packers Nickel and Psycho...

A look at 4-3 Under and 4-3 Over

ZAN  over at Compete4Ever.com has posted a X’s and O’s football video game tips article that is related to Madden 12 Football.  He explains...

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...

Singleback Snugs Flip Formation Breakdown

The Singleback Snugs Flip is popular compressed formation that many teams run in real football. The formation has a tight 2x2 alignment with the...

Quick Plays #6: Singleback Ace – Inside Cross

The Singleback Ace – Inside Cross ( a variation of the mesh passing concept) has both tight ends running crossing routes making this play...

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...

Clamping Down On The Deep Passing Game

TNT713 has posted a Madden Tips article on clamping down on the deep passing game. In the breakdown, he talks about running a 2...
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...

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...

Rams Weakside Overload Blitz Concept

As many of you know, I am a huge fan when it comes to bringing pressure on the quarterback. One of the best real...

1-2 Vertical Concept

“1-2” signify the Vertical Concept in our offense. This concept allows our offense to attack and stretch the defense toward the end zone. The...

5-2 Defense Overloads and Stunts

For those of you who like reading about the X's and O's of Football as I do, I am  sure you have heard of...

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...

Defending the Goal Line Slant

Matt Bowen has posted an article in the National Football Post: Inside the Playbook series called "How to Defend the Goal Line Slant Route"....

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