i'm in the xtreme madden league, and 6-0 with the colts. i also am 9-0 head to head online playing w/ the skins.
Last edited by afkidd; October-9th-2012 at 10:34 PM.
I am not liking how slow the Madden engineers have made Morris. He isn't a track star, but they have his speed rated at 83? Really....?
It's frustrating because it doesn't reflect his actual play on the field and Madden is supposed to strive for accuracy in player ratings.
In the game, Morris is way to slow to ever get to the edge to make those cut-backs and find open lanes. Anytime I swap him out for Helu and run the same plays, I run the ball with ease because of Helu's speed rating. Not asking for Morris to be rated a speedster, but they should at least have his ability in the game, match what he is doing on the field.
I wouldn't even care, except or the fact that speed is the #1 benefit in Madden. When you put all your highest rated speedsters at the top of the depth chart you will notice that suddenly short passes are going for 25 yards a pop, screen passes can be taken to the house, etc etc etc....
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I play on the PS3, my user name is T-bizkit21. I am 5-1 online and use the skins. I switch to 4-3 and put orakpo on DE, he is 99 or 98 overall there. Unlike most here, I play alot of zone. I do man when it think run. But i play mostly cover 3 and i control the safety that stays in the middle zone. Lots of players like to use their TE or slot receiver so i try to take him out with the safety. And i usually blitz a corner or linebacker on the side the safety i am controlling is. I do not get many sacks but it forces quick decisions. Which leads to many user picks by my safety, because they try to force it to their TE or slot receiver. Only problem is the flat is open but on third and long that really is not an option. Also a great zone play to stop the pass is Velcro 9.
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I can't ever get any pressure, I gave up blitz. I let my friend play one night completely ruined my record.
one thing that is really starting to piss me off when playing online is that when you hot route the announcers announce it, even if you are running up to the line of scrimmage. what this basically does is make it so the other player knows that it's not going to be a run. a good example is i was playing this guy just now and running the ball, then i select a pass play. being a nice human he had started to bring polamalu into the box to stop the run (since I was gashing him for 7 yards a carry), but as soon as he hears the announcer say "The QB is making changes at the line" or whatever they say, he drops him back into coverage. the only way around this is to hope they announcers are still talking when you do it. it didn't really effect my play because he couldn't do anything to stop the pass with polamalu (and LBs are retarded defending RBs coming out of the backfield for the most part), but it would be nice if they took it out so you can take advantage of people who like to bring the safety in.
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as far as my approach is defense is this...get ahead fast, and unless the guy is calm and collected, he will start to change what he normally does and start risking passes a little bit more. this is when you grab a pick. 90 percent of the players i've played in ncaa 13 and madden 13 will eventually throw to someone who is covered. i average 3 takeaways (interceptions) a game in head to head, and in the XtremeMadden league we got going on, I think I've got 28 interceptions through 6 games. also, don't turn the ball over. my biggest advice to people who play against me is don't stop what you are doing if you get down. don't be impatient, and don't be afraid of a 14 point deficit. i've been down 21 points at half and have came back because i didn't panic and was able to get some turnovers in the 2nd (and a little luck). i know i'm rambling, but to me, ncaa 13 and madden 13 aren't really about being awesome at defense (you won't be able to stop good players no matter how good you think you are), it's more about being able to get the lead and pressure the other guy into getting away from his high percentage plays. another thing i make a point to do is stop the run, because once they give up on that, they forget they can just hand the ball off. i've played games where arian foster will run all over me the first or 2nd touchdown drive, but i'll be able to counter punch and get the score even. then on the next drive they'll run it the first play, i'll stop em for a loss, and they won't run another run play the entire game. it really limits your options and also frees my user controlled LB to get into coverage and start intercepting the ball, or at the very least i'll be disrupting their go 2 route, and they'll start throwing it to other guys they aren't 100 percent comfortable with.
ugh wall of text.
Last edited by afkidd; October-11th-2012 at 01:33 PM.
just beat a dude who was playing the 9ers (to his credit, it's the only team he plays with...perhaps it's actually his favorite team). game winning score linked. 0 punts the entire game, he threw a pick that i scored on the following drive ended up being really the only mistakes. i did throw an interception to end the half but it didn't hurt anything. otherwise it was score score score. his overall record is 32-12 with a 710 h2h skill rating. wondering if it's actually possible to stop good players without dropping linemen into coverage.
Check out THIS sick run by Alfred
Needless to say, two Broncos needed ankle braces after this play.
to relieve some frustration from the nats blowing it, i decided to play some madden h2h...rolled a dude who played with the cowboys...it was 41-17 when he conceded defeat. brandon banks had a punt return and a kick return for a TD...something strange happened on the punt return tho...i called a fair catch, but play continued. anyone had that happen before? i've had it happen to me once but didn't give up a TD so it wasn't a biggie.
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Last edited by Dont Taze Me Bro; October-13th-2012 at 07:22 AM.
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i have officially entered the cheese zone and got my first lost...first 4 kicks he squibbed it and my guys just jumped over the ball...screw you EA.
TL;DR - Beat some more cheesers, still not enjoying the game like I would if I got a decent matchup and/or if defense was possible in this game.
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