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Gameplay Controls

Madden NFL 06
GamePlay: Before using QB Vision in a game setting, play through the Vision and Precision Tutorial located in the Madden Tutorials.

GAMEPLAY CONTROLS - ALL PHASES
Triangle Button Cancel Audible (Before Selecting Play)
L2 Button Coach's Cam (Unavailable Online)
R2 Button Play Art
Select Button Call Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move Player
Combo #1 Square, Then Square, X, Circle, L1, or R1 = Call Audible Before Snap
Combo #2 Square, Then R2 = Flip Play at the Line
Combo #3 Square, Then L2 = Reset Original Play After Calling Audible

OFFENSE CONTROLS - BEFORE THE SNAP
X Button Snap Ball
Triangle Button Cancel an audible call (before selecting an audible). Hot Route to a different receiver: Triangle then the button corresponding to the receiver, then press: Directional Button UP = for a fly pattern, DOWN = for a curl pattern, LEFT/RIGHT = for an in/out pattern, L2 or R2 = for a left/right slant pattern, or Right Analog Stick DOWN for a Smart Route. You may also press the Left Analog Stick to change the receiver's route.
Circle Button Fake Snap
L1 Button Slide offensive line protection: L1 then Direction Button UP = spread line, DOWN = pinch line, LEFT/RIGHT = shift blocking left/right.
R1 Button R1 then Directional Button = Formation shift
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) UP/DOWN to highlight eligible player then Left Analog Stick LEFT/RIGHT to send that player in motion.
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) LEFT/RIGHT = Switch the direction of a running play. LEFT/RIGHT or UP/DOWN = Hot Route primary receiver.
L3 Button Quiet Crowd

OFFENSE CONTROLS - RUSHING
X Button Sprint
Triangle Button Cover up/Protect ball
Square Button (Tap) Slide / (Hold) Dive (QB).
Circle Button Spin
L2 Button Stiff Arm Right
L1 Button Juke Left
R2 Button Stiff Arm Left
R1 Button Juke Right
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Up = Big Offensive Hit. Down = Back Juke.

OFFENSE CONTROLS - PASSING/RECEIVING
Directional Buttons Control Precision Passing Ball Placement
X Button Sprint. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.
Triangle Button Catch. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.
Square Button Dive for pass. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.
Circle Button Control intended receiver while ball is airborne. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.
L2 Button Throw ball away (tap). QB scramble behind the line = Hold L2 + Square, Circle, L1, R1, or R2.
L1 Button Swat ball. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.
R2 Button Lock on to receiver: Hold R2 + corresponding receiver button. Pump fake (tap when passing icons are up). Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.
R1 Button Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Control Precision Passing Ball Placement
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) QB Vision Control
R3 Button Direct the nearest receiver = hold R3 + Right Analog Stick

OFFENSE CONTROLS - BLOCKING
X Button Sprint. Power Block.
Triangle Button Jump. Change blocking assignment before the snap: Triangle then press the button corresponding to the running back or tight end whose passing/blocking route you want to change. Press L2 to change to a blocking assignment to the left. Press R2 to change it to the right.
Square Button Cut Block
Circle Button Switch to Closest Blocker

OFFENSE CONTROLS - AFTER THE PLAY
Triangle Button No huddle/Hurry-up offense, (Hold) to repeat previous play
Square Button (Hold) Fake spike ball trick play
Circle Button (Hold) Spike ball to stop the clock
L1 Button L1 + R1 = Instant replay before playcalling screen appears
R1 Button L1 + R1 = Instant replay before playcalling screen appears

DEFENSE CONTROLS - BEFORE THE SNAP
X Button Choose a player to control (tap to cycle one by one). Switch to closest defender (Hold X + D-pad to choose player).
Triangle Button Coverage audibles: Triangle then D-button UP/DOWN = Bump and run/loose coverage. RIGHT = Shift safeties and linebackers. Triangle then R2 = Make defenders go to default positions. Triangle then L2 = Reset Coverage.
Circle Button Choose a player to control (tap to cycle one by one). Switch to closest defender (Hold Circle + D-pad to choose player).
L1 Button Defensive Line Shifts: L1 then Directional Button UP = To spread the defensive ends outside the tackles. DOWN = To move the line in tight between the tackles. LEFT = To shift the line left. RIGHT = To shift the line right. L1 then L2 = Reset defensive line shift.
R1 Button Linebacker Shifts: R1 then Directional Button UP = To spread the linebackers out. DOWN = To move linebackers in tight. LEFT = To shift the linebackers left. RIGHT = To shift the linebackers right. R1 then L2 = Reset linebacker shift.
L3 Button Pump up Crowd
R3 Button View Individual Assignments

DEFENSE CONTROLS - DEFENSIVE ADJUSTMENTS
Triangle Button Secondary Adjustments: Triangle then Right Analog Stick any direction = Shift safeties' zone coverage any direction. Change individual matchups: Triangle then X, Square, Circle, L1 or R1 (depending on which offensive player you want to matchup against), then press Directional Button DOWN = To bump the receiver, UP = To play off the receiver and RIGHT = To double team the receiver with the highlighted defender.
L1 Button Defensive line adjustment: L1 then Right Analog Stick DOWN = To make line crash in, UP = To make line rush to the outside, LEFT = To make line crash left, RIGHT = To make line crash right.
R1 Button Linebacker adjustments: R1 then Right Analog Stick DOWN = To blitz all linebackers, UP = To call off all linebacker blitzes (any LB that had a blitz assignment now goes into hook zone), LEFT = To blitz to right outside linebacker, RIGHT = To blitz the left outside linebacker.

DEFENSE CONTROLS - DEFENSIVE PLAYMAKER
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) For Defensive Playmaker, highlight player, then press Right Analog Stick UP = Linebacker hook zone/Defensive back deep zone. DOWN = Blitz. DOWN twice = QB Contain Blitz. LEFT = Go into QB spy coverage. RIGHT = Play a flat zone. RIGHT twice = Play a curl zone.

DEFENSE CONTROLS - AFTER THE SNAP
X Button Sprint. Shove Blocker.
Triangle Button Jump. Intercept. Hands up (when rushing the QB).
Square Button Dive
Circle Button Control player nearest to the ball
L2 Button Strip Ball (when not engaged)
L1 Button Rip/Swim/Spin (when engaged). Rip/Swat/Swim (when engaged)
R2 Button Strip Ball (when not engaged)
R1 Button Rip/Swim/Spin (when engaged). Strafe (when not engaged).
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Unleash the Hit Stick

KICKING CONTROLS
X Button Start Kick Meter/Stop Kick Meter upswing/Stop Kick Meter downswing.
Triangle Button Fair Catch
Circle Button Switch Players
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Change Kick Direction/Elevation
Combo #1 For a touchback, remain in the endzone after catching the ball.