The thing that I like about Madden is that it really forces you to play disciplined on offense. There are a lot fewer HUGE plays. If you get into 2nd and 20 or 3rd and 15, you almost never convert. On NCAA, there are just so many big plays that long yardage doesn't really pose the same sorts of problems. How many times have you been in a situation where all you had to do was keep your opponent from going 80 yards in under a minute, and yet you already know that he's probably going to get the game winning TD? You don't see that on Madden. The other thing is with the run game. Like I said, there aren't as many huge plays on Madden, so you have to be more consistent. You have to learn how to put together 13 and 14 play drives, where a 4-6 yard run is considered a good play. Madden really rewards you for running where the hole is, rather than always trying to bounce it outside or freelance.
On NCAA I feel like I have to rely on things like unrealistic bump and run in order to stop people. On Madden I feel like I can play good solid D without relying on any gimmicks.
But I also agree about the PA bombs and the TEs. I am just way better at NCAA than I am at Madden, so I kind of enjoy it more just because I feel like I can adjust and make plays to win. I don't feel nearly as in control on Madden, and that's probably just because I don't know as much about NFL football in general, and I don't know the ins and outs of the game.
Last edited by rhombic21; 10-18-2006 at 02:12 AM.
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