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Old 01-11-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Where to Learn about the ins and outs of Football on both ends, In depth?

Hi guys, I'm kind of new to the sport. I mean, I understand all the rules and have been watching on and off for years, however I don’t really know much about the formations, play sets, and all the technical aspects of the game.

I rented this game a while ago, but found it hard to get into, especially on defence. I always asked madden for which play to choose and played a linemen, basically taking most of the fun out of it I guess. So basically I am really getting into the playoffs right now and want to buy the game on the cheap.

I was just wondering if you guys could link me to any website/tutorials/videos that do a good job of explaining the offensive and defensive formations, positions, plays, routes, and general terms. Basically enough information so I can read the opponents offense and defense and make my play choices, presnap adjustments and player control choices accordingly. I want to have a clear idea of what I'm doing and can enjoy the game as much as possible.

Little things like how to make sure a receiver like Fitzgerald or Moss is double covered, or is covered by my best corner for example. Another example would be, being able to read the defense and set hot routes and things like that to be more effective when I do have the ball. Basically have a good idea at all the options I have on both end of the ball.

I would also preferably like to have a guide that starts form the basics too, even though I kind of know, I don’t want to learn more extreme stuff until I know what the basics are fully about too.

Hope you guys can help. I know if I really get all the knowledge needed I can properly enjoy this game.

Thanks

(Btw I’m a UK fan, hence why I know a decent amount but not really any of the in depth stuff.)

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Old 01-11-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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This pretty vanilla stuff, but it will help you out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_football_strategy

Wikipedia has a nice breakdown of offensive philosophies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offensi...rican_football)

Here's a decent read:
http://www.sportsville.com/node/988

A few from some random site regarding defense stuff:
http://football.about.com/cs/a/defformations.htm
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ve.html?cat=14
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art..._3.html?cat=14

Using your linebacker:
http://www.operationsports.com/feature.php?id=617

Actually, here is the Google page for all Operation Sports results:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...ed=0CDMQrQIwCQ

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Old 01-11-2010, 03:34 PM   #3
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Sorry I can't do more; I have to go to work. Just use Google and you're bound to find something useful. I used to know more sites, but my computer crashed and I can't remember them (I get online with the PS3).

BTW, when you say you are a "UK Fan," do you mean United Kingdom or University of Kentucky? I assume the former, because you spelled defense using a "C," but the word "fan" in the context it is used is throwing me off. lol
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Thanks BTG, I'll definitely got though all of this, and I don't mind vanilla

Also I meant UK (fan of the sport ) I wish I was at Uni in america, maybe then I would know all this stuff already


Anyway Right now playing madden feels like I'm playing NBA 2k10 without knowing what a pick and roll is.

Knowing the ins and outs of the game like I do with the NBA will then surely allow me to truly enjoy this madden game.

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Old 01-11-2010, 10:19 PM   #5
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Thanks BTG, I'll definitely got though all of this, and I don't mind vanilla

Also I meant UK (fan of the sport ) I wish I was at Uni in america, maybe then I would know all this stuff already


Anyway Right now playing madden feels like I'm playing NBA 2k10 without knowing what a pick and roll is.

Knowing the ins and outs of the game like I do with the NBA will then surely allow me to truly enjoy this madden game.
Tell you what, subscribe to this thread, and whenever you have a question just come back here and ask here. I'll do the same and try my best to answer it.

Just remember, on defense it's not all about rushing the QB. Each player has a specific assignment, and whomever you control must do what the play calls for him to do. Many people just starting out just want to BLIIIIIIIIIIITZ every play, but sometimes that can be the worst possible thing to do.
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This will tell you about Madden 10:

http://www.gamespot.com/features/621...;onlineguide;1

Good basics on how to run, pass and defend in the game.
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thanks guys, and yeah i will use this thread to ask questions when i need too.

im reading through and taking notes on the wiki stuf you linked to btg, learning about all the formations and how they are effectively used.

i think its more about learning about football than learning about madden right now
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Funny thing is, I know so much more about football AFTER learning to play Madden...

It's like 'flim study' in action. I can read defences much better when I watch on TV, etc..

Have fun!
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