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Old 07-24-2004, 03:00 PM   #17
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Hey all, I think I may have stumbled upon something here. I had found that man to man was by far a better defense at defending the pass than zone is. But there seems to be far more zone defenses and if you only run man to man, you'll be running the same couple defenses over and over. But I tried something last game. I play zones, cover 2, cover 3, etc. But with the CBs, I audible to man coverage. So I have my LBs and safeties in zone and my CBs in man to man. This really did a great job of improving my pass defense and giving me alot more defenses I can use.

Just thought I'd share this strategy with anyone else who hasn't thought of this yet. It worked for me for the half that I tried it in, allowing my Steelers (not the best secondary mind you) shut the Rams down 14-7 in a half with their td coming on a long Faulk TD run.
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Old 07-24-2004, 05:46 PM   #18
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wow thanks for all the tips guys. im really improving defending the pass!
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:13 AM   #19
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1) run a lot of "2 man." Its man to man with 2 safties over the top. It's your bread and butter play.

2) mix in an occasional zone. Nothing fancy though. Something that gives uniform coverage like cover 12 or soft 2. Avoid the 2 hard zone or any zone that doesn't uniformally blamket the field in the play diagram.

3) blitz rarely and try to do it only with a good zone backing you up. The CPU QB doesn't go far so you should get cosistent pressure with just a four man line.

4) Jump with your DL to bat down balls if you can't get in for the sack.


Basically, stick to man coverage with over the top help. The DBs/LBs will "bump" the receivers and throw off the timing more often than not. The CPU will throw it anyway. Incomplete or pick.

BTW: I've got Human coverage @ zero and CPU passing, blocking, and catching at maz (passed Legened). And, still, I'm killing the CPU passing game...its almost too easy to man up D in this game with any team...good luck.
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:24 AM   #20
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Hey all, I think I may have stumbled upon something here. I had found that man to man was by far a better defense at defending the pass than zone is.



If they are good defenders, man will most likely be the best coverage, but zone is better for defending the run.
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:28 AM   #21
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Also, I like to use a base NICKEL MAN coverage on 3rd and long, calling a "loose" coverage audble-tough to beat against a good or decent secondary.
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