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Gameplay Controls

ESPN NFL Football

MENU NAVIGATION
Directional Pad Highlight an Option/Increase or Decrease a selected Option
Left Thumbstick Highlight an Option/Increase or Decrease a selected Option, Up/Down = Change User Name
Right Thumbstick (click in) Maximum Passing / Player Card
A Button Advance / Increase selected Option
B Button Return to Previous Screen
Y Button Decrease selected Option / Bring up Team Options
Left Trigger Cycle backward through Options
Right Trigger Cycle forward through Options
Start Advance

IN THE HUDDLE: FORMATION SELECT SCREEN
Directional Pad Up/Down = Scroll formation type, LEFT/RIGHT = Change receiver alignment
Left Thumbstick Up/Down = Scroll formation type, LEFT/RIGHT = Change receiver alignment
A Button Choose formation
B Button Switch between Formation and Package Select Screens (offense only)
X Button Substitute Running Backs (offense only)
Y Button Substitute Receivers (offense only)
White Button Help Menu
Black Button Flip Formation
Left Trigger Coach's Pick
Back Timeout

PLAY CALL OR CHOOSE PACKAGE SCREEN
Directional Pad Up/Down = Scroll Play or Package Page
Left Thumbstick Up/Down = Scroll Play or Package Page
A Button Select (A) Play or Package
B Button Return to Formation Select Screen
X Button Select (X) Play or Package
Y Button Select (Y) Play or Package
White Button Help Menu
Black Button Flip Play or Package
Left Trigger Coach's Pick
Back Timeout

OFFENSE: PRIOR TO THE SNAP
Directional Pad Up/Down = Select Player, Left/Right = Put player in motion
Left Thumbstick Up/Down = Select Player, Left/Right = Put player in motion
Right Thumbstick + Left Trigger, A, B, X or Y = Call a Hot Route for a receiver
A Button Hurry to the line / Snap the football
B Button Bring up / Dismiss Audible Menu
Y Button Hard count
Left Trigger (Hold) View players' routes
Right Trigger (Hold) View players' fatigue levels
Back Timeout

OFFENSIVE AUDIBLE MENU
Directional Pad Left/Right = Cycle available audibles
Left Thumbstick Left/Right = Cycle available audibles
Right Thumbstick (Click in) Flip routes
A Button Select Audible (A)
B Button Dismiss Audible Menu
X Button Select Audible (X)
Y Button Select Audible (Y)
White Button Return to original play
Black Button Flip play
Back Timeout

OFFENSE: AFTER THE SNAP (PASSING PLAYS / QUARTERBACK CONTROLS)
Directional Pad Move the QB
Left Thumbstick Move the QB
A Button Throw to receiver (A)
B Button Throw to receiver (B)
X Button Throw to receiver (X)
Y Button Throw to receiver (Y)
White Button Pump fake
Black Button Throw ball away
Left Trigger Throw to receiver (L)
Right Trigger (Hold) Scramble with QB

OFFENSE: RUSHING PLAYS / BALLCARRIER CONTROLS
Directional Pad Move the runner
Left Thumbstick Move the runner
Right Thumbstick UP = Stutter-step, DOWN = Stop short, LEFT = Juke left, RIGHT = Juke right
A Button Tap for speed burst / Hold to charge up power for a move
B Button Spin move
X Button Dive / QB Hook Slide
Y Button Shoulder charge
White Button Stiff-arm left
Black Button Stiff-arm right
Left Trigger Juke left, + Left Trigger = Lateral
Right Trigger Juke right, + Right Trigger = Lateral, , Right Trigger + A = Pitch ball (Options play only)

OFFENSE: OFFENSIVE PLAYER CONTROL (NON-BALLCARRIER)
Directional Pad Move player
Left Thumbstick Move player
A Button Tap for speed burst / Hold to charge up power for a move
B Button Switch player
X Button Dive / Chop block
Y Button Wave for the pass
White Button Juke left
Black Button Juke right
Left Trigger Juke left
Right Trigger Juke right

AFTER PLAY COMPLETION
X Button Hurry to spike the ball
Y Button Hurry up offense (defaults to last play and automatically displays the audible menu)

DEFENSE: PRIOR TO THE SNAP
Directional Pad Move player, + A or Y = Switch to specific player
Left Thumbstick Move player
Right Thumbstick RIGHT = Shift defensive linemen to the right, LEFT = Shift defensive linemen to the left, UP = Spread defensive linemen out, DOWN = Pinch defensive linemen in
A Button Switch player
B Button Bring up / Dismiss Audible Menu
Y Button Switch back to previous player
White Button Hold White Button + Right Thumbstick: RIGHT = Shift linebackers to the right, LEFT = Shift linebackers to the left, UP = Spread linebackers to the outside, DOWN = Bring linebackers inside
Black Button Hold Black Button + Right Thumbstick: RIGHT = Spread defensive backs toward the sideline, LEFT = Pinch DB's toward the middle, UP = Back DB's away from the line of scrimmage, DOWN = Bring DB's up close to the line of scrimmage, Hold R2 + Left Thumbstick = Defender strafe
Left Trigger (Hold) View defensive assignments
Right Trigger (Hold) View players' fatigue levels
Back Timeout

DEFENSIVE AUDIBLE MENU
Directional Pad Left / Right = Cycle available audibles
Left Thumbstick Left / Right = Cycle available audibles
A Button Select Audible (A)
B Button Dismiss Audible Menu
X Button Select Audible (X)
Y Button Select Audible (Y)
White Button Return to original play
Black Button Flip defensive assignments
Left Trigger Select Audible (L)
Right Trigger Select Audible (R)
Back Timeout

DEFENSE: AFTER THE SNAP
Directional Pad Move Player
Left Thumbstick Move Player
A Button Tap for speed burst (Hold to charge up power for a move
B Button Switch player
X Button Diving tackle
Y Button Pick / Bat ball
White Button Rip (uppercut under blocker's arm)
Black Button Spin off of blocker, Hold Black Button + Left Thumbstick = Defender Strafe
Left Trigger Block pass
Right Trigger Intercept pass

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN MOVES
Left Trigger Club move
Right Trigger Swim move

SPECIAL TEAMS: KICKING TEAM
Directional Pad Aim Kick Arrow
A Button Press once to activate the Kick Meter. Press a second time to set the Kick Meter and kick the ball.
B Button Bring up / Dismiss Audible Menu

SPECIAL TEAMS: RECEIVING TEAM
B Button Down the ball in the end zone (press immediately after catching the ball)
Y Button Call fair catch (press before you catch the ball)

FIRST PERSON FOOTBALL
Right Thumbstick LEFT = Look left, RIGHT = Look right, (Click in) After the Snap = Initiate temporary "slowdown" mode, After the Tackle = View an action replay of the last play
White Button On defense: locate the man you are assigned to cover