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