2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

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2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

Postby jose21crisis » Wed May 02, 2018 8:17 pm

This is my research for the 2018-2019 NFL Season. Basically, here I'll post what I consider the offensive and defensive playbooks that most closely resembles what that team could run during the 2018 season. This is an extension of the work done here. This will be updated through the season as the team's actually show their schemes and more correct playbooks can be used, as well as possible changes that could be done to the depth charts (After Rogerjinx releases his roster) to match better their assigned team. Feel free to comment about what you think about each selection.

Note: For all intents and purposes, no playbooks with the Wildcat set will be used here. Madden 08 is not designed to deal with the Wildcat, which can make it game breaking. Additionally to that, I will list play books that have the Gun formation. There are 2 playbooks that don't have the Gun, and they won't be included in this selection.

2018 Coach Philosophies and Playbooks:
Bears:
Matt Nagy (3-4 with some hybrid looks, Cover 2 Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Eagles (Has Empty sets, Trips/Bunch and multiple QB Rollouts. Also. a fair amount of trick plays involving reverses.)
Defensive Playbook: Ravens (3-4 book with a 4-3 Under set and 46 Bear and Normal. Nickel 2-4-5, 3-3-5 and 1-5-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Bengals:
Marvin Lewis (4-3, Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Trick Plays (Bunch/Trips sets, Sluggo routes, a few Empty sets, some QB Runs)
Defensive Playbook: Vikings (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 3-3-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Bills:
Sean McDermott (4-3, Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Balanced (A few Empty sets, Full House featuring an H-Back. Decent amount of trick plays, featuring HB Pass and Flea Flickers)
Defensive Playbook: Vikings (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 3-3-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored) Would ask for help on this one.

Broncos:
Vance Joseph (3-4, Man):
Offensive Playbook: Vikings (A 5WR set, a few Bunch/Trips sets, a WR Pass Play, Split sets with 2 HBs and healthy amount of trick plays)
Defensive Playbook: 3-4 (3-4 with Nickel 2-4-5, 1-5-5, 1-5-5 Prowl. Dime 4-1-6 and Dollar 3-2-6. Quarter 3-1-7).
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 3-3-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Browns:
Hue Jackson (4-3, Cover 2 Zone/Cover 4):
Offensive Playbook: Patriots (Multiple Empty sets, multiple Twin TE sets and 2 Jumbo formations)
Defensive Playbook: Colts (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7. Playbook is Cover 2 heavy)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Buccaneers:
Dirk Koetter (4-3, Cover 2 Man):
Offensive Playbook: Jaguars (Multiple Wing and 3TE sets. Only one Empty set and one Trips/Bunch set)
Defensive Playbook: Falcons (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6 and Quarter 3-1-7).
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 3-3-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Cardinals:
Steve Wilks (4-3. I'm assuming he'll do the same as the Panthers when it comes to defense. Zone Coverage.):
Offensive Playbook: Broncos (no Bunch, no Trips, a 5WR set and a couple 4WR Empty sets, also a few QB runs and End Around.)
Defensive Playbook: Panthers (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6 and Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 3-3-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Chargers:
Anthony Lynn (4-3, Cover 3 Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Cardinals (no Empty/no 5WR, HB pass)
Defensive Playbook: Seahawks (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Chiefs:
Andy Reid (3-4, Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Eagles (two 5WR sets, plus WR Handoff and QB run/flea flicker/HB pass)
Defensive Playbook: Jets (3-4 with Nickel 2-4-5, 3-3-5, 1-5-5, 1-5-5 Prowl. Dime 4-1-6 and Dollar 3-2-6. Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Colts:
Frank Reich (Possibly 3-4):
Offensive Playbook: Colts (no Empty sets, plus HB pass/flicker/reverse, the very rare 4WR Stack. HB Direct Snap)
Defensive Playbook: Browns (3-4 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6 and Dollar 3-2-6. Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Cowboys:
Jason Garrett (4-3, Tampa 2):
Offensive Playbook: Lions (no Empty sets, plus two HB pass plays and Reverse). I would have used the Cowboys playbook, but it has the Wildcat.
Defensive Playbook: Buccaneers or Colts (4-3 with Tampa 2 Concepts (Linebacker cover the middle of the field). Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 3-3-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Dolphins:
Adam Gase (4-3, Cover 2 Zone/Cover 3):
Offensive Playbook: Titans (3TE sets, H-Back sets using the I Formation. Gun Trips set)
Defensive Playbook: Lions (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Eagles:
Doug Pederson (4-3, Cover 2 Man):
Offensive Playbook: Eagles (two 5WR sets, plus WR Handoff and QB run/flea flicker/HB pass)
Defensive Playbook: Titans (4-3 with 46 Bear (Wide 9), Nickel 4-2-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Falcons:
Dan Quinn (4-3, Cover 3 Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Pass Balanced (two 5WR sets, a 4WR Empty, and flea flicker/reverse/QB runs)
Defensive Playbook: Seahawks (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

49ers:
Kyle Shanahan (4-3, Cover 1 Man, Cover 3 Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Redskins (no empty/5WR sets, Stack Double Weak formation (Tighter version of Indy's 4WR Stack), plus a HB Direct Snap, Pro sets, flea flicker)
Defensive Playbook: Texans (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Giants:
Pat Shurmur (4-3, Zone(?)):
Offensive Playbook: Giants (Full House H-Back, no 5WR sets, also WR handoff, End Around). Alternatively, Rams (two 5WR sets, multiple split-back sets, plus an HB pass and Reverse).
Defensive Playbook: Giants (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Jaguars:
Doug Marrone (4-3, Cover 2 Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Saints (Full House Normal H-Back playbook, multiple 4/5WR Empties including 5WR Bunch formation, no Trips, WR Handoff, QB run)
Defensive Playbook: Colts (4-3 with mostly Cover 2 concepts. Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Jets:
Todd Bowles (3-4, Man/Zone Mix):
Offensive Playbook: Seahawks (4WR Empty set, multiple split-back and Pro sets, an HB pass)
Defensive Playbook: Jets (3-4 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, 1-5-5, 1-5-5 Prowl. Dime 4-1-6 and Dollar 3-2-6. Quarter 3-1-7).
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Lions:
Matt Patricia (No idea, considering he ran a 3-4/4-3 hybrid back in New England. I will assume a 4-3 until someone proves otherwise.):
Offensive Playbook: Colts (no Empty sets, plus HB pass/flicker/reverse, the very rare 4WR Stack. HB Direct Snap)
Defensive Playbook: Titans (4-3 with 46 Bear "Wide 9". Nickel 4-2-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Dime 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Packers:
Mike McCarthy (3-4, Man/Zone Mix):
Offensive Playbook: Packers (some Empty, some Bunch/Trips formations, "Short Snap Shotgun", or Pistol, multiple twin-TE, plus some Sluggo, Reverse, QB run, flea flicker)
Defensive Playbook: Jets (3-4 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, 1-5-5, 1-5-5 Prowl. Dime 4-1-6 and Dollar 3-2-6. Quarter 3-1-7).
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Panthers:
Ron Rivera (4-3, Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Balanced (two 5WR sets, Full House Normal H-Back, HB pass, Reverse, flea flicker)
Defensive Playbook: Panthers (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6 and Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 3-3-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Patriots:
Bill Belichick (They don't have a Defensive Coordinator at this point right?):
Offensive Playbook: Patriots (multiple 4/5 WR Empties, also 3TE, multiple twin-TE, and HB pass/QB run/reverse/flicker)
Defensive Playbook: Best I can do for now is suggest Ravens (3-4 book with a 4-3 Under set and 46 Bear and Normal. Nickel 2-4-5, 3-3-5 and 1-5-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7).
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 1-5-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Raiders:
Jon Gruden (4-3, Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Buccaneers (multiple 4/5WR Empties and a huge amount of unique Bunch and Trips, Slant-N-Go routes)
Defensive Playbook: Vikings (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7).
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Rams:
Sean McVay (3-4, Man):
Offensive Playbook: Redskins (no empty/5WR sets, Stack Double Weak formation (Tighter version of Indy's 4WR Stack), plus a HB Direct Snap, Pro sets, flea flicker)
Defensive Playbook: Cowboys (3-4 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6 and Dollar 3-2-6. Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Ravens:
John Harbaugh (3-4/4-3 hybrid, Man/Zone Mix):
Offensive Playbook: Ravens (no Empty sets, some 3TE/twin-TE, multiple Trips, a flea flicker, End Around, Reverse)
Defensive Playbook: Ravens (3-4 book with a 4-3 Under set and 46 Bear and Normal. Nickel 2-4-5, 3-3-5 and 1-5-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7).
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 1-5-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Redskins:
Jay Gruden (3-4, Cover 3 Zone, some Cover 1 Man):
Offensive Playbook: Jets (no Empty sets, flicker/HB pass/reverse)
Defensive Playbook: 49ers (3-4 book with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Saints:
Sean Payton (4-3, Cover 2 Zone/Cover 3 Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Saints (Full House Normal H-Back, multiple 4/5WR Empties including unique Bunch formation, no Trips, WR Handoff, QB run)
Defensive Playbook: Saints (4-3 book with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Nickel 3-3-5 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

Seahawks:
Pete Carroll (4-3 Under, Cover 3 Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Jets (no Empty sets, flicker/HB pass/reverse)
Defensive Playbook: Seahawks (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 4-2-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Steelers:
Mike Tomlin (3-4, Man/Zone Mix):
Offensive Playbook: Patriots (multiple 5WR sets, plus HB pass/QB run/reverse/flicker). Would say Steelers (good amount of power runs, more I formations, WR Reverse Pass), but it has the Wildcat. Alternatively, Pass Balanced (two 5WR sets, a 4WR Empty, and flicker/reverse/QB runs)
Defensive Playbook: 3-4 (3-4 with Nickel 2-4-5, 3-3-5, 1-5-5, 1-5-5 Prowl, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7).
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Texans:
Bill O'Brien (3-4, Zone):
Offensive Playbook: Patriots (multiple 5WR sets, plus HB pass/QB run/reverse/flicker).
Defensive Playbook: Chiefs (3-4 with Nickel 4-2-5, 3-3-5, Dime 4-1-6 and Dollar 3-2-6. Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Titans:
Mike Vrabel (3-4):
Offensive Playbook: Texans (no 5WR (a 4WR Empty) plus two HB pass plays and Reverse).
Defensive Playbook: Patriots (3-4 with Nickel 2-4-5, 1-5-5, 1-5-5 Prowl, Dime 4-1-6 and Dollar 3-2-6. Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 50% (Nickel 2-4-5 and Dime 4-1-6 should be favored)

Vikings:
Mike Zimmer (4-3, Press-Man):
Offensive Playbook: Titans (3TE sets, H-Back sets using the I Formation. Gun Trips set).
Defensive Playbook: Vikings (4-3 with Nickel 4-2-5, Dime 4-1-6, Dollar 3-2-6, Quarter 3-1-7)
Pass/Run Defense Ratio: 51% (Dollar 3-2-6 and Quarter 3-1-7 should be favored)

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Re: 2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

Postby BUS36 » Wed May 09, 2018 10:35 pm

Teams that don't run the Wild Cat... the HB could be subbed out for the QB
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Postby BUS36 » Mon May 14, 2018 1:03 pm

jose21crisis...here is alittle to think about Steelers Defensive Playbook...http://triblive.com/sports/columnists/t ... nse-before
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Re: 2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

Postby jose21crisis » Mon May 14, 2018 3:33 pm

BUS36 wrote:jose21crisis...here is alittle to think about Steelers Defensive Playbook...http://triblive.com/sports/columnists/t ... nse-before

Thanks Bus. I'm trying to figure out a way to implement a 3 or 4 safety defensive set. I guess it depends whenever rogerjinx's Roster has Edmunds or Allen as a Safety or Linebacker. Formations subs could be used as well, as well as a custom playbook. I know that the 2 formations that have 3 safeties by default are the Dime 3-2-6 and the Quarter sets.

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Re: 2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

Postby jose21crisis » Thu May 17, 2018 12:15 am

jose21crisis wrote:
BUS36 wrote:jose21crisis...here is alittle to think about Steelers Defensive Playbook...http://triblive.com/sports/columnists/t ... nse-before

Thanks Bus. I'm trying to figure out a way to implement a 3 or 4 safety defensive set. I guess it depends whenever rogerjinx's Roster has Edmunds or Allen as a Safety or Linebacker. Formations subs could be used as well, as well as a custom playbook. I know that the 2 formations that have 3 safeties by default are the Dime 3-2-6 and the Quarter sets.

So, I think I figured out how to make a 3-3-5 Nickel with 3 safeties and 2 corners, having Davis and Burnett playing deep, and Edmunds playing as a box safety. The playbook I assigned to Pittsburgh, the "3-4" playbook, has the 3-3-5 Nickel set. 3 down linemen, 3 linebackers (The MLB#2 is removed), 3 corners and the safeties. That formation has a Formation Sub called "SS2 Swap". Assuming that on roger's roster, Edmunds is a Strong Safety, and in the depth chart he is SS#2, when using that Formation Sub he will appear in the slot corner position. However, when using the "Show Blitz" audible, he will move into the box, kind of occupying the space the MLB#2 should be occupying. This also happens if the offense doesn't have any slot receiver in the side of the field the slot corner is. If there is a slot receiver, the slot corner/safety will go to cover him. The general result is a 3-4 looking set with 3 down lineman, 3 linebackers, a box safety, 2 corners and 2 deep safeties.

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Re: 2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

Postby tbb429 » Fri May 18, 2018 3:19 am

jose21crisis have you tried editing the defenses in the defensive playbook editor in the mad mod x utilities folder? you can change which player will line up at whichever position and you can even change where the players line up, might be worth looking at if you haven't already. i don't think you can edit the default playbooks though, you would need to save a playbook first in madden itself and then edit it, or you could use one of the user created playbooks found on the site.

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Re: 2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

Postby jose21crisis » Sat May 19, 2018 10:45 pm

Updated the Cardinals Defensive playbook and philosophy. Also ...
tbb429 wrote:jose21crisis have you tried editing the defenses in the defensive playbook editor in the mad mod x utilities folder? you can change which player will line up at whichever position and you can even change where the players line up, might be worth looking at if you haven't already. i don't think you can edit the default playbooks though, you would need to save a playbook first in madden itself and then edit it, or you could use one of the user created playbooks found on the site.

The idea of this project is to get the most accurate scheme for each team using the playbooks the FF/FI mod has by default. I know that a custom playbook would solve a lot (I made a few custom defensive playbooks, one of which I use in my Journal), but the general idea is using the default playbooks.

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Re: 2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

Postby joegreenlight10 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:29 pm

I found this article from the always good Football Outsiders very interesting. In a copycat league, are teams pulling back from 11 personnel out of necessity or out of strategy?

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat- ... l-analysis

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Re: 2018 Offensive and Defensive Playbooks and Schemes

Postby jose21crisis » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:47 pm

joegreenlight10 wrote:I found this article from the always good Football Outsiders very interesting. In a copycat league, are teams pulling back from 11 personnel out of necessity or out of strategy?

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat- ... l-analysis

Here's the follow up to that. https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat- ... l-analysis

Nickel is still the primary defensive set, but it went down a bit along with 11 personnel. There is still a lot of Nickel sets ... unless you are Cleveland or the Rams or the Panthers, then you have base pretty much all day. If you are Minnesota or Atlanta, then it's Nickel all day. Or, if you are the Chargers, pretty much Dime all day. Then you have the mutated thing that is the New England defense. And the balanced likes of Houston, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.


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