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August 18, 2004 7:49:33 PM

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When you play online, or even just against a friend at home, do you move the
players around individually, especially the DL to gain better penetration?
Personally, I only use the features that allow me to adjust the formations,
but I won't take control of a DE or OLB and move them out to get around the
end better.

The other thing I won't do is drop my QB back an obnoxious amount of yards
so, so that he can avoid sacks. I just drop like like a QB would normally.

The problem is, I feel like this is putting me at a huge disadvantage
online. Am I just playing the wrong guys? Many of the guys doing this will
actually play fairly the rest of the game, as opposed to the losers that go
for it on 4th every time.

Just Curious.

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Anonymous
August 18, 2004 7:49:34 PM

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Jayhawker wrote:

> When you play online, or even just against a friend at home, do you move the
> players around individually, especially the DL to gain better penetration?
> Personally, I only use the features that allow me to adjust the formations,
> but I won't take control of a DE or OLB and move them out to get around the
> end better.
>
> The other thing I won't do is drop my QB back an obnoxious amount of yards
> so, so that he can avoid sacks. I just drop like like a QB would normally.
>
> The problem is, I feel like this is putting me at a huge disadvantage
> online. Am I just playing the wrong guys? Many of the guys doing this will
> actually play fairly the rest of the game, as opposed to the losers that go
> for it on 4th every time.
>
> Just Curious.
>

Madden has fair play rules, which eliminate the going for it on 4th
down. It also is almost impossible to drop back 20 yards and complete a
pass anymore in either game.

Many guys control the DE and move him out. Dives, Slams and screen burn
their ass real quick.
Anonymous
August 18, 2004 9:38:22 PM

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"Dan S" <dan@work.com> wrote in message
news:InLUc.17371$4i1.3505@fe01.usenetserver.com...
> Jayhawker wrote:
>
> > When you play online, or even just against a friend at home, do you move
the
> > players around individually, especially the DL to gain better
penetration?
> > Personally, I only use the features that allow me to adjust the
formations,
> > but I won't take control of a DE or OLB and move them out to get around
the
> > end better.
> >
> > The other thing I won't do is drop my QB back an obnoxious amount of
yards
> > so, so that he can avoid sacks. I just drop like like a QB would
normally.
> >
> > The problem is, I feel like this is putting me at a huge disadvantage
> > online. Am I just playing the wrong guys? Many of the guys doing this
will
> > actually play fairly the rest of the game, as opposed to the losers that
go
> > for it on 4th every time.
> >
> > Just Curious.
> >
>
> Madden has fair play rules, which eliminate the going for it on 4th
> down. It also is almost impossible to drop back 20 yards and complete a
> pass anymore in either game.
>
> Many guys control the DE and move him out. Dives, Slams and screen burn
> their ass real quick.
>

I spread my D-line alot, but usually just using the audible for it.
Occassionaly, if I don't want a full spread, I'll manually take one of the
DE's and move him to the same position (just outside the tackle, or lined up
with the TE) but never further than where the automatic adjustment would
have taken him.

In Madden, it doesn't matter anyway, you can burn people who spread to much
by actually being able to run up the gut, or you just get them with passes
in the flat.

Like Dan said, dropping way back doesn't work anymore either, so feel free
to play the game however you want... it's almost cheese-free from what I can
tell so far (I play alot of unranked/AllPro/7min qtrs for my league, and
it's just about right ~120 total combined plays of offense).
Anonymous
September 16, 2004 1:38:51 PM

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It's fine to cheat to the outside if your opponent favors running plays to
that direction. His job is to make adjustments to nullify the defensive's
tactic. It would be dumb on his part to see a sweep coming or a pass to the
flat and stay put until the ball is snapped. The LB or DE aren't fast enough
to cover a speedy RB & can often get blocked during a run play.

If you can blitz often and provide some type of coverage, you'll get him/her
sack for a huge loss. This problem has been addressed in Madden2005, since
the DL can usually catch up to a QB behind the LOS (sack) if the QB abandon
the pocket early by going back 20 yards.

The people that goes on 4th at his/her own 15 yd line early in the game, are
usually over confident (or very dumb to the game of Football) but will
disconnect if they start losing because of their tactic. To eliminate this,
you will need to join a league or only play with people you know.

"Jayhawker" <rock.chalk@jayhawks.net> wrote in message
news:BD48E4BC.2A992%rock.chalk@jayhawks.net...
> When you play online, or even just against a friend at home, do you move
the
> players around individually, especially the DL to gain better penetration?
> Personally, I only use the features that allow me to adjust the
formations,
> but I won't take control of a DE or OLB and move them out to get around
the
> end better.
>
> The other thing I won't do is drop my QB back an obnoxious amount of yards
> so, so that he can avoid sacks. I just drop like like a QB would
normally.
>
> The problem is, I feel like this is putting me at a huge disadvantage
> online. Am I just playing the wrong guys? Many of the guys doing this
will
> actually play fairly the rest of the game, as opposed to the losers that
go
> for it on 4th every time.
>
> Just Curious.
>
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