Whether working on the stick skills to become shiftier, schemes that are tough to contain, or making the most of the basic elements of football Madden NFL players are constantly finding ways to turn a short gains into a big plays. Most overlook the sidelines. This tip, submitted by WFColonel56, illustrates the importance of the sidelines for springing ball carriers and receivers for huge gains. Explosive offenses use the sidelines to stretch defenses horizontally; but don't take it from me - read about how WFColonel56 uses the sidelines to create impact plays!
Don't let fast passers give you the run around. Long ago, Randall Cunningham demonstrated how a fast quarterback with an solid arm could change football. Madden NFL 2004's cover athlete Michael Vick took scrambling quarterbacks mainstream, but the threats scrambling quarterbacks presented in Madden NFL 2004, two defensive assignments were added to Madden NFL 2005. Ever since, speed is premium at the quarterback position for Madden NFL players and NFL organizations alike. You'll need tools in your game plan to neutralize fast passers.
Kickers are the highest scoring players in the history of the NFL. Check it out. The leagues scoring record holders are virtually all kickers. Madden NFL scoring records, not so much. Madden players don't use their kickers to get points even when they are well within range on fourth and long. Daring, but not necessarily smart. After all, they don't call it football for nothing.
Madden NFL changes slightly each year, but some things remain constant; like the thrill of the competition that drives players loyalty to the game. To celebrate Madden's diversity, we spotlight passionate Madden players that work to enhance the gaming experience for others. This interview features Raymond Goode, aka Shopmaster from Shopmaster.tv where Madden players can find a social network of Madden players or unique team league style game play.
People have been playing Madden NFL head-to-head for more than 20 years, but nothing turns the line between gamesmanship and sportsmanship on its ear more than online play. Before Madden NFL 2003, players needed to be in the same room to play. Friends played friends. Taking a lopsided losses were just part of the Madden experience. Head-to-head Madden games were truly a character building social engagement. But online play has changed the way we think about playing each other.