Blitzer88 wrote:Really.....WR screens have been awful for me this year and in Madden 10 they made up about 50% of my offense. I mean my WR's don't even try to block anyone.....They just start running down field and hit no one.
You are probably holding the ball to long. WR screens have to be executed with either a 1 or 3 step drop. Rarely will a 5+ step drop be productive.
It is also important to call them against the right teams, at the right times. In obvious passing situations where the CB's have dropped off, do it. But don't call it against the Green Bay Packers or another team that uses Press-Man coverage.
BTW, using anyone 1 type of play 50% of the time is not going to cut it. Need to mix it up. This game is VERY good about forcing you to change habits and tactics. Its not just in a certain game either. I have found that opposing teams learn my tendencies, and seem to have actually scouted me.
A great example is when I played the Cardinals. First game, at home, I dominated 56-7. I established the run early, opened up the playaction, then standard passes, then draws, then screens, it all sort of fell together on offense. On defense I was effective with edge rushing with Curry and making Leinart hold onto the ball. Curry had 5 sacks, Tatupu 2, Reed 2, Bryant 1, Mebane 1, and Vickerson 1. There line was swiss cheese.
Second game was brutal. I could not get to Leinart. 1 sack...the entire game. I hit him every play, but just a hair after he released. He threw for 222 yards and 3 TD's. I swear, I hit him on EVERY pass play. They shut down my run game, got an early lead and forced me to throw it. Game finished 24-21 after I failed a 4th and 8 just outside of field goal range (had I gotten the first, I would have been in range).