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    I'd have to say try to establish the run out of shotgun. I know this is going against what's been successful lately for Laurence, but if they can devise a way to do this it'll also alleviate some of the pressure the Giants bring and give Tom an extra second or two to release the ball. With a healthy line and tight ends, this is even better.

    They'd be able to attack in the passing game, and run out of the same formations and line up virtually identically, maybe I'm way off base here but I think this would make sense to at least include in the offensive strategies.
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    Everything through the shotgun still, until the lead is established, then wear 'em down with 2 TE's.

    I see no reason to change much. Our o-line will be healthy this time, and both TE's look to be ready to go. That's a big change from week 17.

    I'll be shocked if I see an lb on Moss on 2 endzone plays again.

    I like the wishbone idea though.
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    Welker at QB
    Evans at FB
    Maroney and Faulk at Halfback

    It would rule.
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    1 back, 2 TE, 2 WR. Their play action passing seems to me to be best out of this look.
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    I would go with two tight ends and Faulk in the backfield. Then have two WR Welker and Moss. I would put Moss in motion and get the DB's moving around and wondering who has Moss deep. Hopefully in the confusion Faulk or Welker or Watson gets open. I think we need to make it harder for the defense to key on Moss and jam him at the line.
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    Drive 1: Hurry-up
    Drive 2: 2 TEs
    Drive 3: 3 WRs

    First drive of the 2nd half: 3 TEs to start really wearing them down physically.

    The long halftime will let them rest from any bruising, and also make plenty of scheme adjustments. So be it. That's more of a reason to save defensive wrinkles for the second half than it is to save offensive ones.
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    With these team, I'd go 3-wide (moss on one side, welker/stallworth on the other), 1 TE (watson on moss's side), 1 RB shotgun on every down. Thats pretty much what I do on madden. With, once in a while, on obvious passing downs, replace the RB with a 4th wide
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    I liked the PA/Run out of the shotgun as well. Especially the ones that we ran against Colts late in the 4th quarter. Those were magnificent.
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    Single Wing.
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    I like the formation the Titans showed on the 1st play from scrimmage against the Chargers. Have the RT snap the ball (there's no rule that says it has to be the center snapping the ball) - but I would do it "swinging gate" style. Have one player covering up the RT on the right side (as required) and then send all the other offensive linemen split wide left.
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    10-wide........
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    That's basically what all these college "Spread" teams are running (Florida)
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    And they wonder why Vince Young has horrible numbers. (Even though "all he does is win ballgames")
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