I have a question for the gamers out there. I am playing madden 01 and I am doing franchise mode with the titans. Now, I am doing pretty well so far, 8-2, but I can do better on defense. My question is, how do you stop the pass? I have no problem stopping the run, it also helps that the titans are good run stoppers anyway. I often wonder the reason that I get passed on so much is the plays that I call or the people that I have picked up to help with the secondary. Many times, I put teams down by three or more td's and they have no chance to run the ball, and of course they are going to pass for three or four hundred yards if they are -16 rushing...anyway, any tips that you have would be helpful, and also any tips on passing offense would be helpful. I know McNair can run well, and it helps to pass out of the backfield to E. George and R. Thomas. And I know...hit the TE...ideas anyone?
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Stopping the pass is next to impossible due to the camera, and how it's positioned so that the quarterback/ball are the main focal points, so you can't follow the recievers routes. Your best bet is to get the best defense members you can to cover them and pray for the best. Also, when you see your man in position after the ball has been thrown, hitting X and switching to the man, you can go for the ball, block it or whatever, if you think you have the necessary skills.
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I agree, it is almost impossible to stop the pass. Once it is in the air, that is. BUT.....
I have discovered that in the dime defense package that there is one play (I'm at work and don't remember the name of the play right now) in which one of the extra DB's blitz (It is the "Man Zone 2" in the dime package). He is up on the line to start. If you control this DB and blitz like hell you should be able to rack up a bunch of sacks. How much is a bunch? My record is around 30 in one game for that player. On the All-Madden level I think I usually picked up around 20 sacks or so a game for that player. This can negate much of the passing game. This also works well if they decide to run, but you have to be careful or you'll be vulnerable to sweeps. If they run away from you, it doesn't take long to switch control to a player on that side of the ball. The great thing about the DB blitzing is the speed factor. They get to the QB quickly and can move around the left tackle well. (That is where the blitzing DB starts, outside of the left tackle/TE or just outside of the right side defensive end.) In this play the right DE drops back into zone coverage. I have created a fast DE with good hands to play this position, but the player doesn't get too abused very often anyway. You'll give up big plays, but you should be able to control the game.
Does this work? I started on "rookie" and gradually played up to "All-Madden" and I'm still undefeated (with 5 Super Bowl wins) with an average score of around 84 to 21. (I play 12 minute or 15 minute quarters so my offensive players get enough opportunities to lead the league in their statistical categories.)
It can be fairly boring. I would cut my game times down, but I generally play in the winter (can't play golf) when my wife isn't home and there is nothing I want to watch on TV (so it basically keeps me from having nothing to do). I generally replace my starting tailback and quarterback at halftime and gradually phase in my third and fourth receivers into the first two spots. By putting my "second tier" guys in, it makes the game a little more challenging. Damn Charlie Garner can't run for nothing on Madden '01. But, when I got the game I wanted to learn how to dominate it, so I learned.
"Damn Charlie Garner can't run for nothing on Madden '01"
Well he IS a UT alum...I like to cut all UT alums and replace them with my own kick ass created Vandy players. You should get Derek Homer or Moe Williams in there and replace him. And yes, I know that I'm a sick, sick man.
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Finally, some good news out of Dolphins camp. The team's website is reporting that Chris Chambers has signed an extension that will take him through the 2009 season. Hopefully this is a sign that things are gonna turn around heading into the year.