by Matt Bowen
June 14, 02012
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"Formation I.D." (or formation recogintion) is vital to your success as a defensive player in this league because of tendencies, route combinations, etc. Every formation you see at the line of scrimmage can tell you a story based on the pre-snap alignment.
Today, let’s take a look at the key offensive formations you need to know (taken from my notes compiled over my career) as we continue to break down the Xs and Os of the NFL game this summer.
*NOTE: Formation recognition is based on alignments (applies to every offensive personnel grouping). Here, I drew up each formation with Regular personnel (2 WR, 1 TE, 2 RB) on the field.
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