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    Washington Redskins FAQ by SilverChaosVII

    Updated: 02/02/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Game: Madden NFL 2005
    System: Playstation 2
    FAQ Author: SilverChaosVII
    
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    Table Of Contents
    
    1. 2005 Team Roster
    2. 2005 Team Schedule
    3. Offensive Strengths
    4. Offensive Weaknesses
    5. Defensive Strengths
    6. Defensive Weaknesses
    7. Good Set Audible Packages - Offense
    8. Good Set Audible Packages - Defense
    9. Key Offensive Plays
    10. Key Defensive Plays
    11. Help Playing With The Redskins
    12. Help Playing Against The Redskins
    13. SilverChaosVII's Franchise Tips
    14. Legal Crap
    
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    1. 2005 (Default) Team Roster
    
    Quarterback - Mark Brunell (Default Overall - 86)
    Quarterback - Patrick Ramsey (Default Overall - 83)
    Quarterback - Tim Hasselbeck (Default Overall - 69)
    
    Halfback - Clinton Portis (Default Overall - 95)
    Halfback - Ladell Betts (Default Overall - 76)
    Halfback - Chad Morton (Default Overall - 70)
    Halfback - John Simon (Default Overall - 69)
    Halfback - Sultan McCullough (Default Overall - 58)
    
    Fullback - Rock Cartwright (Default Overall - 86)
    
    Wide Receiver - Laveranues Coles (Default Overall - 91)
    Wide Receiver - Rod Gardner (Default Overall - 85)
    Wide Receiver - Darnerien McCants (Default Overall - 79)
    Wide Receiver - James Thrash (Default Overall - 78)
    Wide Receiver - Taylor Jacobs (Default Overall - 74)
    Wide Receiver - Cliff Russell (Default Overall - 67)
    
    Tight End - Walter Rasby (Default Overall - 71)
    Tight End - Brian Kozlowski (Default Overall - 70)
    Tight End - Chris Cooley (Default Overall - 69)
    Tight End - Robert Royal (Default Overall - 61)
    
    Left Tackle - Chris Samuels  (Default Overall - 93)
    Left Tackle - Brandon Winey (Default Overall - 60)
    
    Left Guard - Derrick Dockery (Default Overall - 72)
    Left Guard - Daryl Terrell (Default Overall - 60)
    
    Center - Cory Raymer (Default Overall - 80)
    Center - Lennie Friedman (Default Overall - 65)
    
    Right Guard - Randy Thomas (Default Overall - 94)
    Right Guard - Bill Ferrario (Default Overall - 59)
    
    Right Tackle - Jon Jansen (Default Overall - 91)
    Right Tackle - Kenyatta Jones (Default Overall - 76)
    
    Left End - Renaldo Wynn (Default Overall - 79)
    Left End - Ron Warner (Default Overall - 66)
    
    Right End - Phillip Daniels (Default Overall - 82)
    Right End - Regan Upshaw (Default Overall - 80)
    
    Defensive Tackle - Cornelius Griffin (Default Overall - 87)
    Defensive Tackle - Jermaine Haley  (Default Overall - 74)
    Defensive Tackle - Brandon Noble (Default Overall - 74)
    
    Left Outside Linebacker - Marcus Washington  (Default Overall - 88)
    Left Outside Linebacker - Lemar Marshall  (Default Overall - 68)
    
    Middle Linebacker - Mike Barrow (Default Overall - 90)
    Middle Linebacker - Kevin Mitchell (Default Overall - 81)
    
    Right Outside Linebacker - LaVar Arrington (Default Overall - 98)
    Right Outside Linebacker - Antonio Pierce (Default Overall - 65)
    
    Cornerback - Shawn Springs (Default Overall - 89)
    Cornerback - Fred Smoot  (Default Overall - 87)
    Cornerback - Walt Harris (Default Overall - 78)
    Cornerback - Rufus Brown (Default Overall - 70)
    Cornerback - Rashad Bauman (Default Overall - 69)
    Cornerback - Ade Jimoh (Default Overall - 62)
    
    Free Saftey - Sean Taylor (Default Overall - 85)
    Free Saftey - Matt Bowen (Default Overall - 80)
    
    Strong Saftey - Ifeanyi Ohalete (Default Overall - 80)
    Strong Saftey - Andre Lott (Default Overall - 64)
    
    Kicker - John Hall (Default Overall - 85)
    
    Punter - Tom Tupa (Default Overall - 84)
    
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    2. 2005 Team Schedule
    
    
    Preseason
    
    August 9 - @ Broncos
    August 14 - vs. Panthers
    August 21 - @ Dolphins
    August 27 - @ Rams
    September 3 - vs. Falcons
    
    Regular Season
    
    September 12 - vs. Buccaneers
    September 19 - @ Giants
    September 27 - vs. Cowboys
    October 3 - @ Browns
    October 10 - vs. Ravens
    October 17 - @ Bears
    October 31 - vs. Packers
    November 7 - @ Lions
    November 14 - vs. Bengals
    November 21 - @ Eagles
    November 28 - @ Steelers
    December 5 - vs. Giants
    December 12 - vs. Eagles
    December 18 - @ 49ers
    December 26 - @ Cowboys
    January 2 - vs. Vikings
    
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    3. Offensive Strengths
    
    The Redskins created instant offense by acquiring explosive running back Clinton
    Portis from Denver and veteran quarterback Mark Brunell. Brunell is a great
    quarterback but also has some age on him and it wouldn’t be odd to see young
    quarterback Patrick Ramsey out on the field this year. At the very least Brunell
    could be an awesome backup for Ramsey.
    
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    4. Offensive Weaknesses
    
    The Redskins have added talent at key positions in the backfield, but the team
    still must address a lack of depth along the offensive line. The team drafted
    two offensive tackles in late rounds, but they may not even make the team, and
    the only arrival via free agency is center Cory Raymer. Portis’ numbers
    (and Ramsey’s health) will suffer if the Redskins have injuries up front.
    
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    5. Defensive Strengths
    
    "Strengths" might be too stong a word for a defense that's being completely
    revamped. The Redskins are adding much-needed depth to the defensive line with
    defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin and defensive end Phillip Daniels
    (both likely starters) Free-agent linebacker Marcus Washington joins linebacker
    LaVar Arrington. Together the two will add some intensity to the pass rush.
    
    
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    6. Defensive Weaknesses
    
    It's to soon to tell how much Gibbs' strategy on the defense will work. The
    Redskins cleaned some house in the offseason dropping a great linebacker like
    Jeremiah Trotter, Jesse Armstead, and defensive end Bruce Smith. The departure
    of Champ Bailey means that the team no longer has the strong secondary that they
    had before. Overall, the Redskins have holes that need filling everywhere.
    
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    7. Good Set Audible Packages - Offense
    
    Note: These are all suggestions, they are not certain to be the best. Also note 
    that there are more than enough so you should just pick the ones that you like.
    
    
    Passing
    
    Singleback 4WR - Strike Post
    Singleback 4WR - Slots Attack
    Singleback 4WR - PA Slot Crosses
    Singleback 4WR - PA Slot Wheels
    Singleback Twin TE - WR Screen
    Singleback Twin TE - Corners
    Singleback Twin TE - PA Rollout
    Singleback Twin TE - Slot Middle
    
    Running
    
    I Form Normal - HB Counter
    I Form Normal - HB Lead Dive
    I Form Normal - HB Slam
    I Form Normal - HB Toss
    I Form Twin TE - HB Counter Strong
    I Form Twin TE - HB Lead
    I Form Twin TE - FB Dive Strong
    I Form Twin TE - HB Lead Toss
    
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    8. Good Set Audible Packages - Defense
    
    Note: These are all suggestions, they are not certain to be the best. Also note 
    that there are more than enough so you should just pick the ones that you like.
    
    
    Blitzing
    
    4-3 Over - Sam Shoot Fire 2
    4-3 Over - Slant Crash Left
    4-3 Over - Crash Right
    4-3 Over - Buzz Duo
    4-3 Normal - Under Ram Buck
    4-3 Normal - OLB Fire Man
    4-3 Normal - Mid Rush
    4-3 Normal - Double Z
    
    Coverage
    
    4-3 Over - Cover 3
    4-3 Over - Strong Snake 3 Deep
    4-3 Over - 4 Deep DT Stunt
    4-3 Over - Cover 4 Buzz
    Dime Flat - Cover 3
    Dime Flat - DE Contain
    Dime Flat - Cover 2
    Dime Flat - 2 Man Under
    
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    9. Key Offensive Plays
    
    I Form Normal - PA FB Streak
    This will put a bug in the defense's ear that they should cover Portis out of the
    backfield on just about every play. Portis weaves his way through traffic
    through the line and should be open for a decent gain. If he's covered or gets
    bottled, up throw to Coles. Look for the mismatch or the single coverage if he
    is covered to hit the open receiver.
    
    Singleback 4WR - HB Wheel
    This play will once again showcase Clinton Portis' hands as a receiver out of
    the backfield. When the ball is snapped he will make his way through the line
    and do a wheel route. Try hitting him in stride for best results. With Portis'
    speed you could make quick work of the defense and put the game away early using
    this play.
    
    Singleback Big - HB Slam
    Since you have one of the best backs in the NFL, you might as well put him to
    good use running the ball. This play isn't designed to pick up huge  yardage,
    but it does make a strong statement. Running the ball down the defense's
    throat using Portis will allow you to domintate the line or take some precious
    time off the clock. This is also an outstanding short yardage play.
    
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    10. Key Defensive Plays
    
    4-3 Normal - Double Z
    This play puts pressure on the QB and receivers. With the quality of the
    Redskins' defensive front fout, you should have no trouble sacking the QB if you
    execute well. If you move a middle linebacker to the right and swing him around
    the tackle, you might find either the ball-carrier or a clean romp to the
    quarterback. But be careful, this leaves the CB's to defend alone.
    
    3-4 Normal - DBL TE Bracket
    This defensive play is designed to contain the tight end and stop things from
    developing in the middle of the field. It's even decent for stopping the run,
    but you had better have your wits about you. LaVar Arrington is on a mission
    to stop the offensive team from converting.
    
    4-3 Normal - Mid Rush
    This one allows the defensive front four to head for the QB. It's perfect when
    the offense is in a must-pass situation and has to get long yardage to pick up
    the first down. The outside receivers will be covered and the Redskins defensive
    front will take care of the middle if the offense tries a draw or an off-tackle
    play. The middle linebacker should take care of the short passes in the middle
    of the field.
    
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    11. Help Playing With The Redskins
    
    If you are in a single game, start Brunell. If you are in a franchise scroll
    down a bit to my franchise tips. You want to bring in a steady blocker at tight
    end to aid Clinton Portis' running game. You may want to pick one up in free
    agency if there are any available. Send multiple blitzes with the strong
    linebacker core to pressure the quarterback and hurt the other teams running
    game.
    
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    12. Help Playing Against The Redskins
    
    First and formost be sure to pressure the line by sending a lot of blitzing.
    There is no doubt that they are not the best in the league. Bring up a safety
    closer to the line of scrimmage to spy on Clinton Portis since he is a huge
    threat on offense. Please stay away from LaVar Arrington on offense. Run to the
    other side of the field and if you are forced to scramble try scrambling the
    other direction.
    
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    13. SilverChaosVII's Franchise Tips
    
    * Start Patrick Ramsey as QB, he is young and has much to improve on
    * Consider picking up a new tight end in free agency
    * If you can't find one start Brian Kozlowski
    * After your first year forget about everything but upgrading the o-line
    * Blitz a lot, you need to pick up turnovers on defense
    * Also look into picking up the d-line
    * Start DT Haley over Noble
    * This team has a lot of room for improvement, it'll be tough to bring them up
    
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    14. Legal Crap
    
    Yeah, this FAQ is designated for IGN and GameFAQ purposes only. The creation of
    this FAQ is by SilverChaosVII and should not be used unless I approve it. If you
    need to email me my email is SilverChaosVII@yahoo.com, but please don't be
    sending me crap mail or anything. Also this FAQ would not be possible without
    the help of Prima Official Game Guide to Madden 2005. Some of this information
    is taken straight from it as some isn't. Thank you and there will be more teams
    to come soon.
    
    			Copyright 2005 Mike Mill