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 Post subject: Madden 10 (offline) Franchise - Attempt 1
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:10 pm 
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As per my usual my first attempt at a Franchise in a new madden game is with the hawks.

First game I made no changes to the roster and came up with a comfortable win 42-13. Deon Butler was HUGE out of the slot in the 4WR package, something like 75 yards and a touchdown. Carlson and Housh were my 3rd down targets and caught everything thrown their way. Nate and Branch were also excellent with both producing large gains. Julius Jones broke through a gang tackle to score from 22 yards out, he finished with 57 in the half.

Second half was the TJ Duckett Show. He broke multiple gang tackles and had several big runs. Devin Moore and Justin Forsett also got to see some carries, and they performed admirably (picking up 1st downs when needed). Taylor, Obomanu did not have good games.

After the first game i made some roster moves. Taylor + Obomanu were cut, as were Kevin Hobbs, Baraka Atkins. I traded Julius Jones for a 3rd round draft pick, and signed a back up TE + LT. I traded said 3rd round pick, and both the TE and LT to the panthers in exchange for Stewart, Dwayne Jarret, and their 5th round pick. I brought in DJ Hackett to compliment my receiving core.

The second game was strait domination. 70-6. Stewart, Duckett, Jarret, and Butler all got into the endzone multiple times, and Deion, Nate, TJ and Carlson also put up good numbers. Very good and powerful offense.

Third game was a 77-0 shut out, with a similar story to the last game. Butler, Jarret, Stewart and Duckett had great games, and the rest WR group were solid.

The defense has been absolutely incredible. Relentless pressure from the outside, and Mebane and Cole are monsters in the middle. After 3 games Kerney has 4 sacks, Redding 5, Lo-Jack 7, Tapp 2, Mebane 3 and Cole 1. Wilson has 3 INT's, Grand has one, Tru has one, Lofa has one, and Curry has one (pick six).

overall i am happy with the time i have, and will be raising the difficulty fairly soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Madden 10 (offline) Franchise - Attempt 1
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:05 pm 
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Haha yeah, you definitely need to up the difficulty... what are you playing on? I've been using these custom sliders, and it seems to play really well for me:

http://www.operationsports.com/forums/m ... iders.html

The quarters are set at 15 min, but with the 25 second runoff, it doesn't play much longer than a regular game of madden. The total number of plays is about right. Anyways, I haven't played many games with these sliders yet, but the games I've played so far have been fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Madden 10 (offline) Franchise - Attempt 1
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Ok, into the regular season, just finished game number one against the rams.

I play 7 minute quarter on all-pro at the moment (upped from pro during the first 3 preseason games)

Here is the stat sheet:

Seahawks 44 Rams 13.

Hasselbeck - 158.3 QB rating, 18 of 22 for 327 and 4 TD's

Stewart - 95 yards on 18 attempts.
Duckett - 18 yards on 4 attempts
Forsett - 1 yard on 1 attempt
Hasselbeck - 1 yard on 1 attempt

Carlson - 6 Catches for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Branch - 3 catches for 48 yards
Burleson - 3 catches for 28 yards
Butler - 2 catches for 30 yards and a TD
Forsett - 1 catch for 66 yards and a TD (broke free of a 2 man gang tackle to bust a big YAC)
Dwayne Jarret - 1 Catch for 7 yards
Housh - 1 catch for 10 yards
Stewart - 1 catch for 34 yards

Defensive leaders:
Curry - 6 total tackles, 1 TFL,
Tatupu - 4 Total tackles
Redding - 2 TFL
Russel - TFL
Mebane - TFL, Sack
Cole - TFL, Sack
Wilson - INT, TD
Lucas - INT

Mare - 3 for 3 on field goals.

Rams were held to 200 yards of total offense, with only 11 rushing yards. They were 0-11 on third down conversions.

Prior to the game i adjusted some of the substitution sliders, so that Duckett would get some carries when Stewart was hurt, and our D-line would use the rotation system we use in reality. The HB situation worked perfectly, but the DL was F'ed. The starters played the first half, and then only mebane returned after half. It got to the point where Tapp and Lo-jack got tired, and in came Will Herring, Curry, and Lewis to play DE. Any ideas on how i can set the sliders to get an actual rotation going?

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 Post subject: Re: Madden 10 (offline) Franchise - Attempt 1
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Game 2 stats:

Seahawks 26 49er's 15

Hasselbeck - 77.5 QB rating, 9 completions on 26 attempts, 231 yards and 2 TD's, 1 INT

Stewart - 34 yards on 14 attempts
Duckett - 13 yards on 4 attempts
Schmitt - 16 yards on 3 attempts
Hasselbeck - 14 yards on 2 attempts
Moore - 8 yards on 1 attempt
Forsett - 3 yards on 1 attempt

Branch - 2 Receptions for 20 yards
Housh - 2 Reception for 120 yards and a TD
Carlson - 2 Receptions for 73 yards and a TD
Stewart - 1 reception for 7 yards
Schmitt - 1 reception for 3 yards
Burleson - 1 reception for 8 yards

Defense:

Trufant - 4 Total tackles, INT, TD
Tatupu - 3 Total Tackles, TFL
Russell - 4 Total Tackles
Lucas - INT
Greene - INT (then fumbled it), Forced Fumble
Babineaux - Fumble recovery (Greenes fumble)
Jennings - Fumble Recovery
Grant - 2 sacks, 2 TFL (Holy hell the SS blitz in EPIC)
Mebane - Sack, TFL
Redding - Sack
Cole - TFL

Mare was 1 of 2 missing on from 53 yards out.

49er's had 319 yards total offense to my 301. They were held to 46 yards rushing. Turnovers killed them. Also, Shaun Hill ran out the back of their own endzone after Ryan had a punt drop right on the one yard line.

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 Post subject: Re: Madden 10 (offline) Franchise - Attempt 1
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Game 3 over. Really Defensive game.

Seahawks 72 - Bears 10

I held the bears to 20 rushing yards, and 2-12 on third downs.

Hasselbeck - 72.7 QB rating, 16 of 31 for 260, 3 TD's and 4 INT's

Stewart - 18 attempts for 75 yards and a TD
Duckett - 6 attempts for 5 yards
Hasselbeck - 3 attempts for 12 yards and 2 TD's

Branch - 6 receptions for 125 yards and a TD
Housh - 4 receptions for 30 yards and a TD
Carlson - 2 receptions for 22 yards
Burleson - 1 reception for 22 yards
Jarrett - 1 reception for 39 yards and a TD
Forsett - 1 reception for 17 yards
Stewart - 1 reception for 5 yards

Defense

Redding - 5 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 Sacks
Kerney - 4 tackles, 2 TFL, Sack
Curry - 2 Tackles, TFL
Grant - 2 tackles, TFL, INT, FF
Tatupu - INT
Hill - INT
Trufant - INT, TD
Cole - FR

Mare was 1 of 2 (hooked a 53 yarder).

Player of the game -
Josh Wilson - 3 kick returns for 240 yards and 2 touchdowns.

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 Post subject: Re: Madden 10 (offline) Franchise - Attempt 1
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Game 4

Seahawks 42 Colts 9

Colts managed to get 53 rushing yards and go 3-7 on third downs. however, turnovers killed them.

Hasselbeck - 153.8 QB rating, 15 of 19 for 249 yards and 2 TD's

Stewart - 15 attempts for 60 yards
Duckett - 10 attempts for 36 yards and 2 TD's
Forsett - 2 attempts for 3 yards.
Schmitt - 2 attempts for 10 yards
Hasselbeck - 1 attempt for 2 yards.

Carlson - 4 catches for 64 yards
Branch - 2 catches for 39 yards
Burleson - 2 catches for 45 yards and a TD
Stewart - 1 catch for 18 yards
Schmitt - 1 catch for 13 yards
Butler - 1 catch for 7 yards
Housh - 1 catch for 54 yards and a TD
Owens - 1 catch for 10 yards
Duckett - 1 catch for -1 yard.

Defense

Wilson - 5 tackles, INT, TD, FF
Tatupu - 4 tackles, INT, TD, FR, Field Goal Block
Redding - 2 tackles, 2 TFL, Sack
Lucas - Tackle, INT
Cole - Extra point block

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 Post subject: Re: Madden 10 (offline) Franchise - Attempt 1
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Through week 9 now, about to go into week 10. Here are the season Stats so far:

Hasselbeck - 98.3 QB rating, 94 of 166 for 1737 yards, 13 TD's, 9 INT's, Sacked 13 times.

Stewart - 786 yards on 141 attempts, 9 TD's, average of 98.2 yards per game, 4 fumbles, 18 broken tackles, 11 runs of 20+ yards.
Duckett - 194 yards on 54 attempts, 3 TD's, Average of 24.2 yards per game, 1 fumble, 4 broken tackles, 1 run of 20+ yards.
Forsett - 150 yards on 17 attempts, 3 TD's, Average of 18.7 yards per game, 2 runs of 20+ yards.
Schmitt - 51 yards on 11 attempts, 0 TD's, Average of 6.3 yards per game.
Hasselbeck - 41 yards on 11 attempts, 3 TD's, Average of 5.1 yards per game.
Moore - 26 yards on 4 attempts, 1 TD, Average of 3.2 yards per game.

Branch - 23 receptions for 386 yards and a TD. 48.2 yards per game.
Carlson - 22 receptions for 438yards and 2 TD's. 53.5 yards per game
Burleson - 11 receptions for 238 yards, 2 TD's. 29.7 yards per game
Housh - 11 receptions for 265 yards, 3 TD's. 33.1 yards per game
Butler - 10 receptions for 127 yards, 2 TD's. 15.8 yards per game
Stewart - 6 receptions for 99 yards, 1 TD. 12.3 yards per game
Schmitt - 3 receptions for 34 yards. 4.2 yards per game.
Jarrett - 2 receptions for 46 yards and a TD. 5.7 yards per game.
Forsett - 2 receptions for 83 yards and a TD. 10.3 yards per game.
Owens - 2 receptions for 19 yards. 2.3 yards per game.
Duckett - 2 receptions for 12 yards. 1.5 yards per game.

Top 5 Blocking:
1. Schmitt - 46 pancakes, 0 sacks allowed.
2. Unger - 5 pancakes, 2 sacks allowed.
3. Locklear - 4 pancakes, 1 sack allowed.
4. Carlson - 3 pancakes, 0 sacks allowed.
5. Owens - 4 pancakes, 0 sacks allowed.

Defensive leaders:

Top 5 tacklers:
Wilson - 27
Tatupu - 27
Cole - 21
Redding - 19
Currly - 18
Russell - 18

Top 5 TFL:
Redding - 17
Cole - 7
Curry - 6
Mebane -4
Tatupu - 4
Grant - 4

Top 5 Sacks:
Redding - 11
Grant - 3
Mebane - 2
Cole - 2
Jackson - 1
Curry - 1
Lucas - 1
Kerney - 1

INT's:
Lucas - 5
Wilson - 4
Russell - 3
Tatupu - 2
Trufant - 2
Grant - 2
Hill - 1
Greene - 1
Redding - 1

Forced Fumbles:
Wilson - 1
Greene - 1
Redding -1
Grant - 1

Fumble Recoveries:
Cole - 2
Jennings - 1
Babs - 1
Tatupu - 1
Russell - 1

Defensive TD's:
Wilson - 4
Trufant - 2
Lucas - 2
Tatupu - 1

Kicking -
Mare - 11 of 15, long of 54.
Ryan - 14 punts. Average of 48.3

Kick Return -
Wilson - 36.8 yards average. 930 yards on 25 returns, 3 TD's
Moore - 22.5 yards average. 45 yards on 2 returns.
Burleson - 2 yards average on 1 return.

Punt Return -
Burleson - 375 yards on 23 attempts.

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 Post subject: Re: Madden 10 (offline) Franchise - Attempt 1
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:17 am 
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I have decided that starting next season i will be bumping up the difficulty to all-madden (or whatever they call it these days).

Things are going very well, I have clinched home field advantage and have gone undefeated to this point, 16-0.

Early in the season my running game was down right NASTY, but faded around week 8 against the cowboys. It was halftime and the score was 17-3 Cowboys. My pass happy offense was just not working, and i had lost Housh for the remainder of the game due to a minor injury. Their pressure from the 3-4 D was relentless. I was backed up in my own end, around the 30 when i called a Screen pass on 3rd down to forsett (hes my 3DRB). Forsett broke the initial tackle and Burleson laid out the safety to spring him. Forsett was eventually caught from behind (around the 10) and J-Stew came in to finish it off. I continued to use the run game as my primary attack against the boys and ended up winning the game 24-17. Week 9 i faced a very weak lions team (they finished 1-15 on the year) and pounded the ball down their throat to a 59-10 whooping. I had 343 yards of rushing offense that game and 8 rushing TD's spread among all 4 backs. This trend continued through the remainder of the season. Here are the stats for the season:

Passing:
Hasselbeck - 92.2 QB rating - 212 of 37 for 3265 yards, 25 TD's and 15 INT's.
Wallace - 128.7 QB rating - 5 of 8 for 67 yards and a TD.

Rushing:
Stewart - 1579 Yards on 229 attempts - 16 TD's, 5 Fumbles - AVG PC 6.8 - AVG per game 98.6
Duckett - 424 yards on 114 attempts - 5 TD's, 2 fumbles - AVG PC 3.7 - AVG per game 26.5
Forsett - 182 yards on 37 attempts - 4 TD's, 0 fumbles - AVG PC 4.0 - AVG per game 11.3
Moore - 163 yards on 31 attempts - 2 TD's, 0 fumbles - AVG PC 5.2 - AVG per game 10.1
Hasselbeck - 162 yards on 31 attempts - 5 TD's, 5 Fumbles - AVG PC 5.2 - AVG per game 10.1
Schmitt - 81 yards on 23 attempts - 1 TD, 0 fumbles - AVG PC 3.5 - AVG per game 5.0
Wallace - 6 yards on 1 attempt - 0TD's, 0 fumbles - AVG PC 6.0 - AVG per game .4
Griffith -0 yards on 1 attempt - 1TD, 0 fumbles - AVG PC 0 - AVG per game 0

Receiving:
Carlson - 50 receptions for 713 yards - 2 TD's, 44.5 YPG
Branch - 43 receptions for 652 yards - 2 TD's, 46.5 YPG
Housh - 37 receptions for 645 yards - 8 TD's, 40.3 YPG
Butler - 29 receptions for 378 yards - 3 TD's, 23.6 YPG
Burleson - 23 receptions for 459 yards - 5 TD's, 28.6 YPG - All 2 of Burlesons TD's game on deep throws. Average per catch - 19.9 yards.
Stewart - 16 receptions for 230 - 1 TD, 14.3 YPG
Schmitt - 6 receptions for 59 yards - 1 TD, 3.6 YPG
Forsett - 4 receptions for 106 yards - 1 TD, 6.6 YPG
Jarrett - 4 receptions for 55 yards - 2 TD's, 3.4 YPG
Owens - 2 receptions for 19 yards - 0 TD's, 1.1 YPG
Duckett - 2 receptions for 12 yards - 0 TD's, .7 YPG
Hackett - 1 reception for 4 yards - 1 TD, .8 YPG

Blocking:
Schmitt - 46 pancakes - 0 sacks
Unger - 11 pancakes - 7 sacks
Locklear - 6 pancakes - 2 sacks
Jones - 6 pancakes - 4 sacks
Carlson - 5 pancakes - 0 sacks
Sims - 4 pancakes - 7 sacks
Spencer - 4 pancakes - 7 sacks

Defense:

Tackles:
Tatupu - 69 - 7 TFL
Grant - 49 - 10 TFL
Redding - 42 - 32 TFL
Wilson - 40 - 0 TFL
Russell - 37 - 4 TFL
Hill - 36 - 4 TFL
Curry - 34 - 7 TFL
Cole - 33 - 9 TFL
Mebane - 29 - 8 TFL
Lucas - 27 - 2 TFL
Jennings - 25 - 2 TFL
Trufant - 25 - 1 TFL
Kerney - 25 - 7 TFL
Greene - 23 - 0 TFL
Babs - 17 - 0 TFL
There are 19 players with less than 15 tackles each. They have a combined 3 TFL (Bryant, and Jackson)

Sacks:
Redding - 21 (1.5 away from breaking the season record)
Grant - 8
Mebane - 4
Cole - 2
Kerney - 2
Jackson - 1
Jennings - 1
Curry - 1
Lucas - 1

INT's:
Trufant - 8 - 19 Deflections
Wilson - 7 - 7 Deflections
Russell - 7 (all of these came where he was the only player within 15 yards of the ball) - 4 Deflections
Lucas - 6 - 9 Deflections
Tatupu - 5 - 7 Deflections
Jennings - 2 - 4 Deflections
Grant - 2 - 5 Deflections
Hill - 1 - 3 Deflections
Greene - 1 - 0 Deflections
Curry - 1 - 5 Deflections
Redding - 1 (screen pass) - 1 Deflection
Tramon Williams - 1 - 1 Defleciton

Defensive TD's:
Wilson - 6
Trufant - 4
Lucas - 2
Tatupu - 1
Curry - 1

Kicking:
Mare - 26 of 32, Long of 54.

Punting:
Ryan - 47 - 2194 yards - 46.6 AVG - 1772 NET - 37.7 NET AVG - 17 IN20 - 15 TB

Kick Return:
Wilson - 47 - 1639 yards - 5 TD's - Long of 103 - AVG 34.8
Moore - 5 - 138 yards - 0 TD's - Long of 43 - AVG 27.6
Hawthorne - 1 - 2 yards - 0 TD's - long of 2 - AVG 2
Burleson - 3 - 3 yards - - TD's - Long of 1 - AVG 1

Punt Return:
Burleson - 60 - 958 Yards - 15.9 AVG - Long of 52 - 0 TD's.

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