Madden NFL 2003
All Consoles (2002) (North America)

Rating Categories Explained

v1.0 [August 29, 2002]

written by Anthony Charles Ambrose (ACA) <webmaster@timefall.com>

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Rating Categories Explained
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When looking at your player's ratings of speed, agility, and other categories,
have you ever wondered what each one does?  This section provides an invaluable
look at what each category means.  Now you can decide who to cut and who to
keep, without relying solely on the OVR rating for a player.

Thanks to Scott Taylor (Development Director of Tiburon - Electronic Arts), we
now know exactly what each category means.  Very useful information.  Thanks
also goes to SystemofaLetDown for finding this information on the IGN message
boards.

This information is directly from Scott Taylor.  I've only formatted it and
reworded some confusing sections.

Height
- Player model scaling 

Strength 
- Used in determining if a defensive back should bump a receiver
- Used to determine the outcome of a bump, if a bump occurs
- Used in determining how long the Oomph move lasts 
- Used in determining when to chop block 
- Used in determining the outcome of a Stiff arm 
- Used in determining the outcome of an Oomph 

Agility 
- Playerís delay before getting up adjusted a bit by agility 
- Used in determining if a player gets faked by Juke or Spin 
- Used in determining velocity changes in Man To Man coverage's 
- Blocking adjustments when engaged in a block 
- Used in determining whether the CPU player will attempt Spin, Juke, etc
- Used in determining velocity changes to receivers running routes 
- Used in determining speed of Spin move 
- Used in determining velocity of player during Juke 
- Used in determining if a chopped player will fall 
- Used in determining how fast a player changes direction when moving 

Speed 
- Used in determining an estimate of Time To Intercept for player to a location 
- Used in determining if a defensive back should bump a receiver
- Used to determine the outcome of a bump, if a bump occurs
- Used in determining Defensive pursuit angles 
- Used in determining speed of player for the Defensive Bone move 
- Used in determining when a Defensive covering the flats needs to get there 
- Used in determining how a Ball Carrier should run (threats) 
- Used in determining effectiveness of Speed Burst 
- Used in determining blocking pursuit angles 
- Used in determining maximum top speed of a player 

Acceleration 
- Used in determining if a defensive back should bump a receiver
- Used to determine the outcome of a bump, if a bump occurs
- Used in determining effectiveness of Speed Burst 
- Used in determining turning velocity (change of direction momentum)

Awareness 
- Used whenever a player must make an intelligent football decision

Catch Ability 
- Catching the football in the air

Carry 
- Used in determining whether or not the ball carrier will fumble when hit

Throw Power 
- Used in determining the distance a QB can throw with power

Throw Accuracy 
- Used in determining the accuracy of all throws 

Kick Power 
- Used in determining the distance of kicked balls 

Kick Accuracy 
- Used in determining the accuracy of kicked balls 

Break Tackle 
- Used in determining the chance of avoiding or breaking a tackle 

Tackle 
- Used in determining the chance of tackling the ball carrier 

Importance 
- Used in determining the price of Trades and who gets Resigned 

Pass Block 
- Blocking adjustments when engaged in a block 
- Used in determining when to chop block 

Run Block 
- Blocking adjustments when engaged in a block 
- Used in determining when to chop block 

Injury 
- Used in determining the chance and severity of an injury to a player

Hand
- Left or Right handed, used for determining the QB Throw animation to use. 

Real Position 
- The playerís real NFL position
- Players lose stat points for playing out of position
- Example: LOLB could play ROLB without stat penalty
- Example: CB could play WR with a stat penalty





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