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 PML Offensive Guide - Rushing

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PostSubject: PML Offensive Guide - Rushing   6/28/2011, 5:40 am


There are teams in the NFL that choose to run the ball almost exclusively, giving their quarterback something like 10-15 attempts per game. That's fine and dandy (though we don't really recommend it, especially in a game like this one which can be manipulated by constant play variety), but the running game is still an integral and highly vital part of the game, and there are better ways to do it than others.

The Defense Will Probably Know
Or, at best, they'll have a pretty good idea that you're going to run the ball, especially in certain formations. You can throw them off ever-so-slightly by running a play from shotgun that involves the so-called pounding of the rock, but running the ball effectively relies less on deception and more on old-fashioned grit. The running game is, fundamentally, more about smaller, consistent gains as opposed to game-shaking 50 yard gains (though they happen often enough). If you're a patient player of the game, shooting off 3, 4 and 5 yard gains will do you well and net you first down after first down. In other words, it doesn't really matter whether or not the defense knows you're coming with the run, because you can still net positive yardage against almost any formation (except maybe some overly-aggressive blitz formations).



Follow Your Blocks
This may seem obvious, but Madden players tend to call a running play and then change it on the fly depending on their mood or preference. Keep a close eye on your play book when you're choosing a play and see where the ball carrier is supposed to go. The book will show where blocks will take place in order to create a hole for positive yardage. Changing your run on the fly will do nothing but injure your chances of getting the maximum amount of yardage possible under most circumstances, and puts your offensive line's hard work to waste. Call a play and stick to it, unless the rare circumstance arises where you simply know that you're not going to gain any yardage or might even lose some if you run the play as is. If this happens, call a timeout, an audible, or simply wing it to the best of your ability.

You Have Some Tools
So use them. When running the ball (and this works in the passing game as well), you can shake off defenders, juke them, pull spin moves on them, push them away, or power right through them. Running the ball is not simply a matter of holding the turbo button down and running through gaps you see on the field. You can manipulate certain gaps and holes by pulling some of the aforementioned moves on the defense. If a defender thinks you're going left, and then you juke right only to go left again, you'll have his momentum heading in the opposite direction long enough that you can sneak by him. This is all about feel and practice, however - the more you run the ball and practice alluding the defenders, the more skilled you will get.

Specialize on Short Yardage Situations
When you only have a yard or two, or even inches to go, the running game is almost always going to be your best friend (throwing a pass play in there, however, is a great way to keep unsuspecting defenses on their toes). Make sure to utilize the veritable plethora of plays in your book to find one that fits the situation best. Usually on inches situations, running straight up the middle does the trick. For short yardage situations of other varieties, consider anything and everything, including pitch and weak side plays that might not get you an incredible amount of yardage, but just enough where the defense wasn't suspecting what you give to them just long enough for you to pass the first down marker.
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