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Gameplay Controls

Madden NFL 2005

MENU CONTROLS
Directional Buttons UP/DOWN = Highlight menu items. LEFT/RIGHT = Cycle choices/Move sliders.
X Button Select/Go to next screen
Triangle Button Return to previous screen

DEFENSIVE CONTROLS - Before the Snap
X Button Cycle through defenders
Triangle Button Cancel an audible (before selecting an audible). Triangle then L2 = Reset coverage.
Square Button Square then Square, X, Circle, L1 or R1 = Call an audible. Square then L2 = Reset original play (after calling an audible). Square then R2 = Flip play at the line.
Circle Button Cycle through defenders
L2 Button Coach's cam without defensive assignments (not available online)
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.
R2 Button Coach's cam with defensive assignments
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.
Select Button Call timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Reposition player.
L3 Button Pump up crowd

DEFENSIVE ADJUSTMENTS
Triangle Button Secondary Adjustments: Triangle then Right Analog Stick Right = To shift the safeties' zone coverage to the right. Triangle then Right Analog Stick Left = To shift the safeties' zone coverage to the left.
Change individual adjustments: 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 (only if there is a safety in zone coverage already).
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 QB spy), LEFT = To blitz to right outside linebacker, RIGHT = To blitz the left outside linebacker.

DEFENSIVE PLAYMAKER
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down)
Linebacker hook zone/Defensive back deep zone: Highlight player then press UP.
Blitz: Highlight player then press DOWN.
Quarterback Contain: Highlight player then press DOWN twice.
Quarterback spy coverage: Highlight player then press LEFT.
Flat zone: Highlight player then press RIGHT.

DEFENSIVE CONTROLS - After the Snap
Directional Buttons Move player
X Button Control player nearest to the ball
Triangle Button Jump/Intercept/Hands up while rushing QB
Square Button Dive
Circle Button Sprint/Shove blocker
L1 Button Swat ball. Rip move/Swim move/Spin (when engaged).
R2 Button Strip ball (when not engaged)
R1 Button Strafe (when not engaged). Rip move/Swim move/Spin (when engaged).
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Hit Stick

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - Before the Snap
X Button Snap the 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. You may also press the Left Analog Stick to change the receiver's route.
Square Button Square then Square, X, Circle, L1 or R1 = Call an audible. Square then L2 = Run original play after selecting an audible. Square then R2 = Flip play (at the line of scrimmage)
Circle Button Fake snap
L2 Button Coach's cam without play diagram (not available online)
R2 Button Coach's cam with play diagram
R1 Button R1 then Directional Button = Formation shift
Select Button Call timeout
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.

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - Rushing
Directional Buttons Move player/Run
X Button Sprint
Triangle Button Cover up/Protect ball
Square Button (Tap) Slide / (Hold) Dive (QB).
Circle Button Spin
L2 Button Stiff arm left
L1 Button Juke left
R2 Button Stiff arm right
R1 Button Juke right
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player/Run

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - Passing/Receiving
X Button Bring up passing icons (when Passing mode is set to NORMAL). Control intended receiver while ball is airborne. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.
Triangle Button Catch. Throw ball away while passing icons are up.
Square Button Dive for pass. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.
Circle Button Sprint. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.
L2 Button Scramble/Toggle passing icons OFF/ON.
L1 Button Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.
R2 Button Pump fake when passing icons are up.
R1 Button Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Direct the nearest receiver

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - Blocking
X Button Switch to closest blocker/receiver
Triangle Button Jump. Change block 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 the L2 to change to a blocking assignment to the left. Press the R2 to change it to the right.
Square Button Cut block
Circle Button Sprint/Power block
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Guide the nearest blocker (on a run play)

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - After the Play
X Button Bypass cutscene
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 Instant replay before playcalling screen appears
Select Button Call timeout

SPECIAL TEAMS
X Button Start Kick Meter/Stop Kick Meter upswing/downswing. (Hold) Delay the kick (kickoff only).
Triangle Button Cancel an audible
Square Button Square then X, Square, Circle, L1 or R1 = Call an audible. Square then L2 = Reset play.
Select Button Call timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Direction/Elevation of kick

KICKOFF/PUNT RETURNING
X Button Switch players
Triangle Button Fair catch while controlling return man
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move return man
Touchback Remain deep in the endzone