View Full Version : Practicing The Passing Game
07-14-2004, 07:10 PM
I've really been working on my passing game on the XBOX version of the game and I've been getting some very good results online and offline. What I've been doing to improve my passing game is going through my playbook and testing out every single pass play against the common defensive coverages such as cover 0, 1, 2, and 3. I also experiment with hot routes and motion. I did this for about a few hours over the weekend and it's paying off nicely.
You'll want to know what plays work against certain coverages. The reason you do this is so that when you get in a game and the defense is playing a specific coverage against your play, you'll know how to attack them because of the time you spent in practice trying your plays against the common coverages.
I've been working on the virtual playbook and I'm paying special attention to the passing game and I"ve picked up some things that work quite nicely. I just played online against one of the top ranked players and he was the home team with Tennessee. The things that I practiced on the practice field carried over nicely to the actual game. I took some screenshots of the stats and such to illustrate that if you put the time and effort in at practice it'll give you extreme amounts of confidence that your play will be successfull regardless of what the defense does which will help improve your passing game drastically.
07-14-2004, 08:02 PM
LOL, :D I love it.
you made him quit.
I just got the game today, and the passing game is tough. guess i need to go into the practice field and practice.
07-14-2004, 08:55 PM
Thats awesome Bomber!
07-14-2004, 09:30 PM
Good job, Bomber. I've been getting better at the passing game myself. Spreading the field and hitting crosses still works nicely, although your progressions are a little different on some of the multiple cross routes. And as I posted earlier, the pump fake does an excellent job of freezing the safety and letting receivers get behind their defenders on streaks. Scores are starting to go up online, or at least it looks that way.
07-14-2004, 09:54 PM
wow, why was this not clear to me before? practice mode, duh!
how the hell did i get so good at ncaa 04, practice mode, i got so excited about getting the game i hadnt even tried practice mode, till now...
i went through about 10 passing plays in ohio states playbook in practice mode against cover 2, thunder green, man cover 2, and some 4-4 blitzes. i pretty much tryed to master each of these plays for different types of coverages.
well, i expected a a little change in my passing game against the computer since i was only getting about 90 passing yards a game.
the game i just played vs. wisconsin i had 268 passing yds. and 3 passing tds, this is on heisman.
that last game really helped me make my decision that i like this game a lot, because earlier today i was getting so pissed, not completing any of my passes slamming my controller after my 6th 3rd down failure, but now i love it!
practice, practice, practice
07-14-2004, 11:36 PM
You da'Man Bomber!! I've been practicing...but not enough....but enough to have the Mountaineers 6-0 in the first year of my dynasty....
I was really dis-heartened earlier....but I took the advice of a bunch of good people on here and stuck with it....and it's paying off.....I'm 2-3 online now....won my last two games.....the last one I beat Florida 35-7 the guy quit in the 4th with 30 seconds left....hehehe still got the win....
I agree...the passing game is a little different...I have found that the running backs (HB and FB) coming out of the backfield on slants across the middle are a good bet....another good one is your strongest WR doing a slant across the middle....hit him quick...and he can go for some good yardage.
I HAVE found a money play for me....it's works like a charm....it's the Slot Post. I motion the slot reciever to the left....and if the CB follows...I know I have the WR man to man....If possible...I call a hot route for a fly pattern....and user catch a Long pass....if the defense is in a zone I either hit the slot that motioned on a fade...or the HB who is slanting out of the backfield. If I can get the man to man....I can hit the WR....It works great online....I pump fake and freeze the safety...and I have a true one on one. It's sweet to hit that for a 40 or 50 yard gain.
The running game is tough on the option....it's hard to get anything outside...But the Play Bomber talked about....the Shotgun 2 Backs Splits...it's the Speed Option...to the left....motion the fullback towards the weak side...and when he is at the outside shoulder of the tackle hike the ball and use him for a lead blocker....it's usually good for at least 5 yards...unless your playing someone with fast Ends....then it can get dicey hehehe
I'm really beginning to appreciate some of the nuances and it's making it MUCH more enjoyable. :eek: Go figure hehehe
07-15-2004, 07:57 AM
What formation is the slot post in, shotgun 2B?
07-15-2004, 09:26 AM
What the chance of you publishing your passing plays seperate from the filmroom?
Something like Kobra's run-n-gun
I would definitely pay for that service
Hell, it could be in text format for all I care.
Need help throwing the rock
07-15-2004, 10:32 AM
Bomber, thanks for breaking it down like that for us. I cant wait for the filmroom. But, I have a couple of questions:
1.) What playbook are u sticking with. I know last year, we had plays from everytype of playbook, it made it a little hard to decide what playbook to use. Like, what playbook did u use for the Cal/Tenn game.
2.) Have You thought about offensive defensive guides, like a west coast or just a guide on the defense?
07-15-2004, 10:51 AM
Trojan, Bomber has mentioned before he might make a playbook for the one back offense, which would be sweet. Personally I like the playbooks better last year, I am having a hard time looking for a playbook I like to use online. Mad Bomber is right about Utah St's playbook, it really changed from last year. I am sure most of us would be purchasing a MAD BOMBER ONE BACK offense, if he decides to come out with one.
07-15-2004, 11:03 AM
A one back book would be great I really hope he its it. It would be extra cash for him.
07-15-2004, 07:43 PM
This is probably QB 101. I got getting the post-snap saftey read for Cover 3/1 or Cover 2/4. And is getting good results out of the 4wr shotgun formation. But what do I need to do to start making progressions. My pre-snap read if it is cover 2/4 or cover 1/3 zone or man is usually who I got to. I get rid of the ball quickly. But what do you do to start making progressions, or is it play specific. If it is play specific could you demonstrate in certain plays.
07-15-2004, 08:32 PM
I'm probabaly more than likely going to do a playbook featuring the one back offense. It'll be towards the middle of the football season as I'm currently working on the regular virtual playbook which is going to be well over 350 pages. We've been very busy the last few days.
To be honest I really haven't picked a specific playbook as I'll play with that teams playbook. I've been playing with Purdue's playbook lately. EA Tiburon has really improved the passing plays in the Shotgun 5 Wide set. I really didn't use that formation to much in NCAA 2004, but so far in this game it's probably my favorite formation, especially with all of the new plays.
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