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
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
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.