The Gun Bunch Quads is an empty backfield formation that has the quarterback line up in the Shotgun. It features a 4×1 alignment with four receivers aligned on the same side of the field, while one other receiver lines up on the opposite side. What we like about this formation is it gives best both worlds, we get a bunch and spread look from it. The TE, SL1, and SL2 are clustered together, created a bunch look. With the FL and SE lined up wide, we get a spread look. By having the FL line up on the same side as the receivers clustered, there are several route combinations we can create, that otherwise couldn’t be created from the Gun Bunch.
- By having four receivers aligned to one side of the field, creates floods and other route combinations that can easily beat zone coverage.
- Backside receiver makes for excellent target to attack man coverage with slants and drags.
- Get the best of bunch and spread formations combined in one formation.
- Simple but effective passing concepts to attack both short and deep zone coverages.
- Limited run game with only the QB lined up in the backfield.
- With no running backs in the backfield, the pass protection comes from only the offensive line, unless the tight end or one of the receivers is hot routed to pass block.
- If a blitz is called, the QB won’t have much to time to look for open receiver. He must know who his outlet receiver is to beat the blitz.