Once you stop looking at Madden as football and start looking at it as a video game, you’re going to find yourself in a much better situation to win tournaments and challenges. Once you do that, everyone considers you a ‘cheezer.’
I think that this part of your post is the only thing I disagree with. While Madden is a video game, the developers are striving to make the game realistic, keeping in mind the limitations of a video game. Real-life football is about strategy and putting up a winning formula against the opponent to ultimately win, and when one finds exploits in the game such as glitches and uses that is an advantage, that person's intent is to win in an unrealistic way, which is not game's intent. Football is supposed to be a chess match, not a cheese match. Most people play the game beyond the will to win at all costs.