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    freshhiphopm is offline -Hacks Neophyte
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    i'm playing under All-Pro and I keep losing games

    let me go step by step with the problems i'm having



    1) First and foremost . . . DEFENSE. I dont know what plays to use in different situations. When do I use the dime, nickel, 4-3?!? Whats the purpose of these plays? Whats stops the run? what stops the short pass? What stops the long pass?

    2) I dont know how to stop the field goal. They make 55 yarders on me easily.

    3) How do I pump fake? how do i throw the ball away?

    4) If theres any strategies please fill me in


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    greasyfingers is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    it's nearly impossible to block a field goal. if they have the wind with them and someone with good leg strength, good look stopping. chances are you can't.

    #1 and 4 go hand in hand. when you are setting up your defense, you will see that they give you a number of how many wr's, rb's, and te's are on the field. here is where they give you help.

    3-4 and 4-3 are mostly used for running plays. most running plays, the CPU will line up with 2 TE's and 1 WR or 2 WR's 1 TE, and 2 RB's. whenever you have 1 or 2 receivers go with a 3-4 or 4-3.

    using the 46 is dangerous and only use it when you know they are gonna run or at the goal line.

    if they line up with 2 RB's and you know that they are quick, go with the nickel. i usually don't switch here until mid game when they have been tearing me up and i need something new.

    if they have 3 WR's lined up you're looking at using the dime. the is effective because it replaces the slow linebackers with corner backs who are specialists at speed and catching.

    in the situation where they have 4-5 WR's or 4 WR's and 1 TE, go with a quarter if there's no RB. the quarter uses the minimum on the line and keeps everyone waiting for a pass.

    playing zone and man to man is a personal choice. i prefer to play man to man in definite passing plays with the safeties playing zone. if you know they're going to run the ball, remember to blitz in a couple extra guys and have everyone else playing zone. if you mess around here, you'll find what works.

    to be annoying when playing with other people, my strategy is to always use the quarter defense and just blitz a lot and wait to intercept. this covers many things, including option passes and weak throws to the flats.

    hope this helps you out. use the practice mode, it really helps.

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    first off, blitzing is generally your friend in madden, whereas in real football you get burned more often, in Madden it's a very viable strategy.

    I rarely play any defense outside of 4-3 and Nickel, with the occasional Dime...always sending at least one blitzer.

    I typically will play man on 1st and 2nd, and zone on 3rd (leads to lots of picks it seems, always has in madden)

    when I want to throw the ball away I usually go for a guy near the sideline, and then make sure to bullet it while pushing as far as I can towards that sideline - usually noone will catch it, and even when not under pressure I haven't been called for intentional grounding.

    you'll never block a field goal, so just accept that they are in all likelyhood going to make it.

    and remember, if you're playing the PSP version as well as the 360 (or PS3 I suppose), they are completely different

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    freshhiphopm is offline -Hacks Neophyte
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    what button should i use to tackle?

    i usually use L button and its not proving to be effective

    CPU just jukes and loses me

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    I either dive, or just run into them - dive is...square

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    freshhiphopm is offline -Hacks Neophyte
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    I FINALLY WON A GAME ON ALL-PRO

    Jets - 10
    Falcons - 7

    I think I stepped up my defense big time


    i probably gotta work on my offense, i throw too many interceptions

    i'm trying to figure out how to get passes in

    when i throw deep i'm pretty accurage because its one or two man coverage

    but when i throw it in the middle, i get INT'd

    and i get sacked a lot too, like i'll press the pass button but the QB still has the ball and he ends up getting sacked

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