Each of the above playbooks is designed to be versatile, meaning that there is an even distribution of passing targets amongst the primary receivers appropriate for the offensive style, and an even distribution of passes between short and long passes. This means two things:
First, each playbook permits game plans to be weighted to favor your preferred receivers. Unlike the NFL playbook emulators in the other thread, you should weight your receivers in such a way as to emphasize your preferred distribution of targets. Left to its own devices, these playbooks will distribute passes more or less evenly to the top five targets appropriate to the offensive style.
Second, each playbook may be used with any of the guided offensive gameplans below. Use the guided game plan settings below to create your own game plans. Be forewarned that not all game plans are good fits for each offensive style, nor are all game plans a good fit for each team. You should experiment with the different game plans and use one that fits your team’s personnel strengths. You should also feel free to experiment and to create (and share!) your own game plans.
is an emulation of the popular FOF7 offense. It would be best used in an offense with a long-passing quarterback, a strong offensive line, and good downfield targets. It would pair best with one of the offenses that offers extra pass protection.
is an emulation of the standard NFL offense. It would be best used in an offense with a short-passing quarterback and receivers with good route-running skills.
Run and Shoot
is an emulation of the Houston Oilers – Kevin Gilbride offense. Again, it would be best used in an offense with a short-passing quarterback and receivers with good route-running skills, and would pair best with one of the offensive styles that sends five receivers on receiving routes.
is an emulation of an FOF7 offense run by a certain longtime MP participant. It passes heavily on first down with short passes, then balances the game plan on second down with a mix of running and downfield passing.
Greatest Show on Turf is another emulation of an FOF7 offense, which itself was based on the late-1990s St. Louis Rams offense. It features passing all over the field and requires excellent passing and excellent route-running in order to succeed. It would pair best with one of the offenses featuring five receivers on every route and an “A” running back with excellent pass-catching skills.