What are the oldest formations both offensive and defensive that are still in nfl playbooks?

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#1 Posted by ail_taco (137 posts) -

I know the old T is not one of them. It's kind of too amateur in this day. But I am curious

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#2 Edited by bgres077 (12578 posts) -

I would have to guess the I formation or single back are pretty old. T formation is definitely the oldest.

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#3 Posted by ail_taco (137 posts) -

@bgres077: yes but not used by nfl.

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#5 Posted by Blueresident87 (5816 posts) -

I would guess the Power I, or

@ail_taco said:

@bgres077: yes but not used by nfl.

That's not true. Chicago used it this very season.

They admitted after the game that they did it for tribute purposes, but the play they ran did gain 7 yards.

In playbooks though? I would say the power I.

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#7 Posted by MuDiaab (5 posts) -

The Powe I, I think