Alliance of American Football (AAF) |OT|

Oct 25, 2017
In my continued journey to learn about football, I'm starting to actually know position names and understand formations and basic plays! Here are some more of the resources that helped me learn:
This is a cool site with lots of animations:

It took way too much time to find something diagramming the Wildcat formation / play the Dolphins used from 10 years ago, and someone also mentioned the Philly Special from the recent Super Bowl so I read about that.

Maybe someone here can help me understand since I'm still looking for a guide to play diagrams.

When a diagram has a squiggly line like that, does that mean motion that happens prior to the snap?
I thought you might be interested in this book, goes over popular football schemes, really good read.

Your dog is out of control.


Oct 25, 2017
Thanks. I feel like I'm too dumb to read anymore since I do so incredibly slowly, but I did actually see a blog recently that recommended several books which helped them learn:

1. Take Your Eye off the Ball 2.0
2. The Essential Smart Football (which they say they couldn't have understood without the above book)
3. The Art of Smart Football (again they said they needed the first two for this)
4. Blood, Sweat & Chalk: The Ultimate Football Playbook: How the Great Coaches Built Today's Game

If I read any books, I'll probably see if a library has some of those.


Oct 25, 2017
I summon the mighty power of AAF rules knowledge people!

I was reading a summary about some of the anti-blitz rules the AAF uses compared to the NFL. They mentioned there is a limit of 5 players who can blitz, but any player who is lined up and/or on the line of scrimmage at the snap is counted as one of those 5 players automatically.

Does that mean the AAF is effectively limited to 5 defensive players on the line of scrimmage at maximum? Or they can have 7+ players on the line of scrimmage while defending, but no one can blitz other than 5 of those 7+ players on the line?

I'm also aware that some or all of these rules expire in the case of passing plays.


Oct 25, 2017
All I want to know is the details of the weird blitz rule and whether 7 people are still legal on a defensive scrimmage line, and THIS is what I get for asking. I need to go post in that "how badly has anime damaged you" thread. D:
Anime has damaged america as a whole.

Not even joking.


Nov 23, 2017
Being that I'm a Pennsylvanian, I can't root for any team. However, I'm enjoying the San Diego Fleet. Also, I wouldn't mind all the teams being anime-ified lol