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Offensive Philosophy

Lying in bed late the other night, I came across a realization: I am a football nerd. A big one. I dream of plays. I spent most of my high school career drawing up plays instead of taking notes. I love learning about different schemes and watching them unfold on gameday. The strategy of football, at least for me, is incredible.

So, as I’m realizing this, my mind starts to drift into offense. What does my ideal offense look like? What is it based on? What type of players fit my scheme? I had one of those moments where, at 1 in the morning, I rushed to write all this down. Here is it, my offensive philosophy. My defensive philosophy is coming tomorrow.

I want an explosive offense. I want to go downfield, as much as possible.  So, I need a great QB. Big arm, can make decisions. Not really a gunslinger, but a guy who will throw it downfield and make big plays.

Because of this, I want my receivers to be all over the place. I want trips on one side. I want motion. I want fly patterns and deep slants.

But most of all, I want a strong play action game. I want to bring the safeties in, and then bang it over the top. I’m a go for broke guy when it comes to offense.

As for run game, I want one. I want a bruiser and I want a scat back. I want to establish the run on first down. Bang it down the middle. ON 2nd down, play actions. On third down, get the scat back out in the open.

I would love to use WildCat. Not a huge fan of reverses. But, I think WildCat should be used often.

I’m a pass first guy. I want to set it up with the run. I want play action. I want to go downfield. I’m not a fan of safe plays. I think if you air it out, you force the defense to be on their heels.

As for goaline, not a fan of running. Play action to the tight end. Fade to a big receiver. Works.

It’s simple, my offensive philosophy. Get the ball down the field. Set it up with play action. Move players around. Disguise routes. Trips. Double crosses. Things like that.

That’s my philosophy. What’s yours?

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4 Responses to “Offensive Philosophy”

  1. Jason C. says:

    That’s a lot like what the Giants run now, personally my favorite offense is one that takes advantage of a lot of misdirection, maybe some counters, as well as play action, even a reverse or two, to be honest I’m a HUGE fan of the flea flicker, I think if used about once every two or three games it can be really effective, if not finding an open man downfield, maybe keeping safeties out of the box on running plays (keeping them honest). I like a nice balanced attack where the run game and pass game work harmoniously together. Pertaining to the Giants the one thing that kills me is how predictable they can be at times, and then when they’re struggling to get anything going, and finally breakthrough, they’ll run that same play again, and predictably so, it’s quite annoying. I feel (and I’ve felt this way for the past couple of years) that the solution to this problem is bringing in an all pro tight end, not that I don’t like Boss, I just don’t see him as a long term solution as a number 1 TE (he’s a beast as a 2 though).

  2. jeremy P. says:

    “The strategy of football, at least for me, is incredible.”– ME and you both

    Jeremy F, your offense sounds a hell of a lot like my Madden Offense. You just might be on to something.

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  4. Geeeeemen says:

    We all think alike. I beg for 4 months a year for one flea flicker to be called. When I play madden, almost every 2nd and short I go for the play action bomb. Need to keep defenses honest. I don’t know why Jacobs and Bradshaw are never in together. They should be. And yes, goaline play action!! I like the fade but not on 3rd down.

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