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Gameplay Controls

Madden NFL 2005

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

DEFENSIVE CONTROLS - Before the Snap
Left Thumbstick Reposition player. (Click) Pump up crowd (LB only).
A Button Cycle through defenders
B Button Cycle through defenders
X Button X then X, A, B, Left Trigger or Right Trigger = Call an audible. X then White Button = Reset original play (after calling an audible). X then Black Button = Flip play at the line
Y Button Cancel an audible (before selecting an audible). Y then White Button = Reset coverage
White Button Coach's cam without defensive assignments (not available online)
Black Button Coach's cam with defensive assignments
Left Trigger Defensive Line Shifts: Left Trigger then Directional Pad 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. Left Trigger then White Button = Reset defensive line shift.
Right Trigger Linebacker Shifts: Right Trigger then UP = To spread the linebackers out. DOWN = To move linebackers in tight. LEFT = To shift the linebackers left. RIGHT = To shift the linebackers right. Right Trigger then White Button = Reset linebacker shift.
Back Call timeout

DEFENSIVE ADJUSTMENTS
Y Button Secondary Adjustments: Y then Right Thumbstick Right = To shift the safeties' zone coverage to the right. Y then Right Thumbstick Left = To shift the safeties' zone coverage to the left.
Change individual adjustments: Y then A, X, B, Left Trigger or Right Trigger (depending on which offensive player you want to matchup against), then press Directional Pad 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).
Left Trigger Defensive line adjustment: Left Trigger then Right Thumbstick 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.
Right Trigger Linebacker adjustments: Right Trigger then Right Thumbstick 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 Thumbstick 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 Pad Move player
Left Thumbstick Move player
Right Thumbstick Hit Stick
A Button Control player nearest to the ball
B Button Sprint/Shove blocker
X Button Dive
Y Button Jump/Intercept/Hands up while rushing QB
Black Button Strip ball
Left Trigger Swat ball (when not engaged)
Right Trigger Strafe (when not engaged)

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - Before the Snap
Left Thumbstick UP/DOWN to highlight eligible player then Left Thumbstick LEFT/RIGHT to send that player in motion. (Click) Quiet crowd.
Right Thumbstick LEFT/RIGHT = Switch the direction of a running play. LEFT/RIGHT or UP/DOWN = Hot Route primary receiver.
A Button Snap the ball
B Button Fake snap
X Button X then X, A, B, Left Trigger or Right Trigger = Call an audible. X then White Button = Run original play after selecting an audible. X then Black Button = Flip play (at the line of scrimmage)
Y Button Cancel an audible call (before selecting an audible).
Hot Route to a different receiver: Y then the button corresponding to the receiver, then press: Directional Pad UP = for a fly pattern, DOWN = for a curl pattern, LEFT/RIGHT = for an in/out pattern, White or Black Button = for a left/right slant pattern. You may also press the Left Thumbstick to change the receiver's route.
White Button Coach's cam without play diagram
Black Button Coach's cam with play diagram
Right Trigger Right Trigger then Directional Pad = Formation shift
Back Call timeout

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - Rushing
Left Thumbstick Move player/Run
A Button Sprint
B Button Spin
X Button Dive. (Tap) Slide / (Hold) Dive (QB).
Y Button Protect ball
Left Trigger Stiff arm left/right
Right Trigger Right Trigger + Directional Pad LEFT/RIGHT = Juke left/right.

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - Passing/Receiving
Right Thumbstick Direct the nearest receiver
A 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.
B Button Sprint. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon.
X Button Dive for pass. Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon.
Y Button Catch. Scramble/Toggle passing icons OFF/ON.
White Button Throw ball away while passing icons are up
Black Button Pump fake
Left Trigger Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.
Right Trigger Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - Blocking
Right Thumbstick Guide the nearest blocker (on a run play)
A Button Switch to closest blocker/receiver
B Button Sprint/Power block
X Button Cut block
Y Button Jump. Change block assignment before the snap: Y then press the button corresponding to the running back or tight end whose passing/blocking route you want to change. Press the White Button to change to a blocking assignment to the left. Press the Black Button to change it to the right.

OFFENSIVE CONTROLS - After the Play
A Button Bypass cutscene
B Button (Hold) Spike ball to stop the clock
X Button (Hold) Fake spike ball trick play
Y Button No huddle/Hurry-up offense, (Hold) to repeat previous play
Left Trigger + Right Trigger = Instant replay before playcalling screen appears
Right Trigger + Left Trigger = Instant replay before playcalling screen appears
Back Call timeout

SPECIAL TEAMS
Left Thumbstick Direction/Elevation of kick
A Button Start Kick Meter/Stop Kick Meter upswing/downswing. (Hold) Delay the kick (kickoff only).
X Button then A, X, B, Left Trigger or Right Trigger = Call an audible. X then White Button = Reset play.
Y Button Cancel an audible
Back Call timeout

KICKOFF/PUNT RETURNING
Left Thumbstick Move return man
A Button Switch players
Y Button Fair catch while controlling return man
Touchback Remain deep in the endzone