Gun Trey Open is an outstanding passing formation, but it is limited due to the fact that it is the only 4×1 set in the guide, so you can’t audible to another formation. With that being said, you do have a really good inside zone, a screen to both sides, Man Beaters, Zone Beaters, Deep Bombs and Blitz Beaters in this formation.

Inside Zone

  1. Snap the Ball
  2. Read the Blocks


WR Screen (Zone Blitz Beater)

  1. Snap the Ball
  2. Bullet Pass as soon as QB turns
  3. If they Jump Screen Lob the Streak and go for Aggressive Catch

HB Slip Screen

  1. Slide Protect Right
  2. Snap the Ball
  3. If jump Screen Throw Flat/Crossing route or take sack if need be


  1. Snap the Ball
  2. OR Hot Route Outside Left WR to anything you want

PA WR In (Bomb ALL Coverages)

  1. Streak Inside Trips WR
  2. Block HB

Y Corner (Zone)

  1. Whip Route Slot
  2. Fade Far Right WR
  3. Block HB *Optional

*The WR on the left’s post route can’t be bumped, so if you guess wrong and it is man, not zone he, the HB, and the Corner should all get open (Or at least one of them)

Y Corner (Man)

  1. Slant Slot
  2. Drag Far Right Trips WR
  3. Motion Slot In 1 step and snap ball
  4. Block or Delay HB *Optional b/c his default route will beat man

Strong Flood

  1. Run As Is

*Right Side Floods Zone, Left Side Kills Man both the HB and WR

*You can also quick pass to the HB if its a zone blitz you didn’t expect

Vikes Dig

  1. Slant Slot
  2. Motion Him a Half Step In and Snap