Category: Plays

STRATEGY – RUNNING PLAYS SLOT 4

Closing our coverage in top-tier talent running plays, we bring you Running Plays in Slot 4. QB Sneaks can be sneaky. We like to use them. What are your favorites so far?

R and S QB Run                    R and S QB Sneak

R and S QB Run R and S QB Sneak

These two plays are similar slot 4 placeholders for pure R and S playbooks. The QB run involves a few frames of the QB turning and running while moving backwards while the QB sneak involves a few frames of pausing at the end of a short dropback. Both are used as surprise runs by pass-heavy players to move the chains, elite players try to put another run in this spot if possible.

FB Power Dive
FB Power Dive

A powerful dive play from a powerful formation in tournament Tecmo. The player gets a lead blocker plus a TE blocking on the play side. Unlike the T formation dives, this one is a little more difficult to blow up because a defender has to come from the topside instead of the bottom of the formation – there are too many potential high hitting power blockers for a bottom formation player to knife in and stop the ball carrier. This run hits for big yardage against inexperienced players and is good for 4-5 yards a pop against even elite level talent.

*NB There is another T-Formation Dive that can go in slot 4, it is the same exact play as the T-Formation Dive in slot 2.

What are your thoughts on the running game so far? Have you identified any new plays that you may try to implement? Let us know in the comments!

STRATEGY – RUNNING PLAYS SLOT 3

Continuing our coverage in top-tier talent plays, we bring you Running Plays in Slot 3. Yes, the glorious Right+A. Air Bontempo’s path to glory is contained in Right+A. Get good with these two plays!

R and S Sweep Right
R and S Sweep Right

The most effective, most used, and most abused play in Tecmo. Rarely is this play left out of a playbook. The left side of the line, along with the bottom two receivers form a wall of blockers for a ball carrier that is immediately running at speed to the outside of the defense. Unless something drastically goes wrong, this play is good for 6 yards with ease. Thousands of words and hundreds of hours of study have gone into the foundational run play of Tecmo offense and yet it still keeps rolling along in everyone’s playbook.

 

 

Pitch L Open
Pitch L Open

The only other play that appears in the Right + A slot in the rarest of circumstances. It usually rears its head among the elite players when the opponent is using a strong top DB or top LB team. This play generates three blockers by having the top WR block the DB, the offset blocker pushing forward to block downfield, and the playside guard pulling into the gap as well. This play has no good mirror pass, if it’s in the passing playbook is reduced slightly through ineffectiveness.

 

Strategy – Running Plays Slot 2

In continuing our coverage in top-tier talent plays, we bring your Running Plays in Slot 2. The options may be limited, but you’ll find plays to throw off your opponent with formation mirroring or changes.

R-Slot 2 (Left + A)

T Power Dive

T Power Dive

The T formation is another old standard in Tecmo playbooks. It affords players some solid blocking with a lead blocker plus brings the TE into play, however mostly on the weakside of the run formation. This play is your standard dive up the middle with lead blocker. Elite players can stop this via a well-timed dive at the line of scrimmage, though missing that dive results in huge gains. Another wonderful play for 4-5 yards easily with big-break ability.

 

 

 

T Offtackle R

T Offtackle R

Similar to the dive play, the offtackle play brings a lead blocker into play and tries to get to the outside of the defense. Unfortunately, the TE has shifted to the weakside of the formation, providing an elite level player with the right man defender to blow the play up with little effort. This play has fallen out of favor unless the opponent team has weak lower LBs or general slow team speed.

 

Tecmo Super Bowl Strategy – Running Plays Slot 1

Of the 32 running plays and 32 passing plays in the full Tecmo Super Bowl play library, 95% of the tournament players will use between 8-10 runs and 9-11 passes. This limited selection exists for a good reason; most of the runs and passes can be blown up by the novice player. Trick plays are practically non-existent as are all but one play action pass. Tecmo Bowl is a game built around speed, the longer your play takes to develop, the more time the opponent has to make an aggressive play on the ball.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

R-Slot 1 (Up + A)

R and S Sweep Up

One of the most basic plays out of the 4 receiver, 1 RB Run and Shoot system. Line blocks man on man, outside top receiver blocks immediate DB in front, RB takes pitch from QB, tries to grab yards. Standard gain in top level play is about 2-4 yards. An easy way to gain some yards. When run effectively against a player not using the top DB, can grab 6+ yards. Not a play that is broke for huge gains.

 

 

Toss Sweep R
Toss Sweep R

The Off-Set I formation has become a heavy part of newer play styles as it affords a lead blocker on most running plays. Line blocks man on man, downside receiver blocks DB in front, the TE is on the playside of the formation and provides another solid blocker, and the lead blocker seeks and destroys the next available defender, which happens to be the man defender who has gone free due to player control. When run effectively, can grab 5-6 yards easily with a chance to break one for bigger gains.