A modification of the traditional deep outs plays. The first modification runs two outs on each side, at different depths. The deeper SEs draw the safeties, freeing up the flankers underneath. The second modification is to start each pattern slanted in rather than running straight upfield. This causes the defense, already spread wide across the field to protect against the Slingshot formation, to pull back into the middle of the field, opening the sidelines to sharp cuts to the outside.

Slingshot-Deep Outs

The flankers running the underneath routes are the primary targets in this play, with the SE's mainly drawing coverage. The SEs can usually get open, but it's a tricky throw over the coverage of the flanker and away from the outside corner and safety. This requires precision timing and just the right touch on the throw.

Player Assignments

Position Action
O-Line Pass Block
QB Receive Shotgun Snap
RB Pass Block
Left SE N7E2-W8 (open)
Left Flanker N4E1-W7 (open)
Right Flanker N4W1-E7 (open)
Right SE N7W2-E8 (open)

See the Madden Playbook Guide for a description of these symbols.

Read Progression

  1. Flanker out (wide side of field)
  2. Flanker out (short side of field)
  3. SE out (wide side of field)
  4. SE out (short side of field)




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