5 Staples of Every NFL Playbook

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5 Staples of Every NFL Playbook
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Every offensive playbook in the NFL tends to have some overlap.

These are base plays that teams practice so much that they can run them in their sleep and still get positive yards. There are definitely other, fancier plays that get most of the attention, but they're the chocolate cake; the base plays are the meat and potatoes.

The better you are at the base plays, the more likely everything else works as well.

Here are five plays that you will find in some form or fashion in every NFL playbook.

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