8. If the QB is rolling out, you will typically see a little ball at the end of his line. If you see no ball with the QB, they are standing in the pocket and passing.
9. A dotted line between the QB and the center indicates a shotgun formation. If the Q is attached to the center, it’s a standard “under center” snap.
10. If there is no route for your player, stay home and block. A small “notch” at the beginning your route means that there is a slight delay/block, prior to running the route. Assign a color to each player for the entire game. If there is a substitution, the new player gets the color of the player leaving the field.
Each player is assigned a specific color.
Big grey bubbles indicate defensive zones.
If a player leaves his “bubble” (zone), he is no longer responsible for that
area. If a player is in, or attached to, a zone, he is responsible for that area throughout the play.
Arrows at the end of the route indicate blitz.
An “X” at the end of a route indicates man‐to‐man coverage.
A notch at the end of a route indicates a “bump‐n‐run” (if it is legal in your
Note: Defensive plays are at the end of the offensive plays.