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Old 08-16-2019, 03:12 PM   #1
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How to rush by goalline?

I have just randomly been playing as teams in a Franchise mode. (Moved several and got in games with different teams to see what they looked like.)

But I have tried multiple times with different teams/players and cannot gain a yard rushing by the goalline.

Got 1st & goal at the 1, stuffed 4 times. Then next drive at the 3, it took me to 3rd down to get in.
Last game with E Elliot, got 2 drives inside the 3 yard line, and couldn't get in either time (most of the time get tackled for a loss). In real life it is hard to stop a team from punching it in that close, yet time after time I can't on this game...

Any tips or anything to be able to get a yard or two by the goalline?
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: How to rush by goalline?

My advice? Find a TE who can reliably catch a play action pass... or run a pitch/sweep/stretch. Madden has forever come up short in delivering even remotely realistic trench battles, such as the goal line / short yardage stands. If the block holds, you typically glitch into the nearest o-lineman... if not, it's a shed animation and a stuff. The architecture of the current game just isn't capable in this area... it does a decent enough job of fudging things thru dice rolls + motion capture when there is some space to work with... but when more than two or three bodies are fighting for the same spot on the field? well, it all just breaks down.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: How to rush by goalline?

The hardest thing to do in Madden for years is run the ball straight ahead for 10 inches on the goal line. I have had some luck bouncing in with a power back but was just stuffed 3 times in a game last night. Had to kick the field goal to make it a two score game. The defense instasheds and throws your offensive linemen out of the way. There just is not such a thing as a push from the oline in madden. Goaline is where you notice that the most.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:44 PM   #4
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Re: How to rush by goalline?

I either QB sneak it or, more likely, run outside (on a toss) to the corner.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:41 PM   #5
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Re: How to rush by goalline?

I'm usually pretty deadly with the toss play out of goal line formation. Especially against human opponents where most of the time when they see me come out in goal line inside the 5 they assume I'm trying to run between the tackles. Most human opponents I run it on usually pinch their line or crowd the box between the tackles. If they don't I then audible to a run inside or a play action pass.

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Old 08-17-2019, 12:47 AM   #6
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Re: How to rush by goalline?

Draws can work well
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:16 AM   #7
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Re: How to rush by goalline?

I know in previous years the Hb toss was always a guarantee touchdown.

Try coming out in shotgun with 3-4 wr set and run it with zone, sometimes works
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:34 AM   #8
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Only way I've had success inside the three:

Aggressive blocking in coach adjustments.
Goalline offense.
HB Iso.
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