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    Table of Contents
    I. Version History
    II. Introduction
    III. About the Drills
    IV. About The Original Weekly Preparation Setting
    V. The Original Weekly Preparation Setting
    VI. About The Equal Overall Rating Growth Setting
    VII. The Equal Overall Rating Growth Setting
    VIII. Common Problems
    
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    [I. Version History]
    
    Version 0.5
    Created July 27, 2004
    Last Updated August 4, 2004
    Created for ESPN NFL 2k5 for XBox and PS2.
    
    August 4, 2004: Authorized website list. Common problems.
    
    July 28, 2004: About the drills.
    
    July 27, 2004: First version.  Includes introduction, about the setting, the
    equal overall rating growth setting, and the first weekly preparation setting.
    
    
    
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    [II. Introduction]
    
    In Franchise mode, you are allowed to prepare for each game by having workouts
    and other training. This FAQ is to help you maximize your time in preparation
    by increasing everyone's overall rating, while decreasing none or very little
    of some players.  The weekly prepartation feature in this game is helpful, 
    becausedepending on your opponent for that week, you can adjust your players
    to better handle some of their offensive or defensive threats, as well as
    improving on mistakes from your last week game.
    
    You have 40 hours each day to spend on improving your team and decreasing 
    time it takes for your injured players to come back.  To do this you can
    have players watch film, weight train, do team workouts, alternative
    workouts and 7 on 7 drills.
    
    The increase in ratings due to preparation only lasts for that week. So,
    don't worry if one of your players ratings go down because in the next
    week it will be restored back to default and you can fix the problem.
    (* Your players might have a permanent stat change in the middle of the
    season, this might happen once in the season)
    
    On Mondays you can set coaching tasks, meetings, conferences, player 
    tasks such as films and weight training (no Positon Drills), and rehabilitate
    injured players.
    
    On Tuesdays-Fridays you can do player tasks including Positon drills, films,
    and weight training, Team Drills, rehabilitate injuredd players, and give 
    the team a full or half a day off.
    
    During 7 on 7 drills and Full Drills, there's an option to have no pads,
    partial pads, and full pads.  Using Full pads would give you the most out
    of the workout, but this can cause injuries during training camp.  I
    have only gotten injuries when full pads are on, so right now I either
    use partial or no pads.
    
    7 on 7 drills and Full Drills improves many players because they are team
    drills.  So, each week try to have at least one of these since these help
    everyone.
    
    During Full Drills, there's an option to work your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd teams.
    These teams refer to players who are on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd slot on your
    depth chart. Ideally you want to work out all the teams, but try focusing
    on the 1st team because they play the most.  Also, don't forget to give 
    some of the other teams some workout becaue some of your WRs and CBs won't
    be getting any practices in.
    
    When working with a specific set of players (for example TEs or RBs) you
    have the option of focusing on certain players of the postion, this can
    be helpful so you do not overwork some of your players.  But, you will
    still be developing other players.
    
    You might not want to give players days off because you want them to gain
    more rating points.  But, if you don't you risk your players from getting
    injured during the game.  If you want to take that risk you can or you
    can play it safe and give your players some time off.
    
    Injuries can happen during workouts.  To lessen the risk of getting injured
    during workout, have your players use partial or no pads, do not overwork
    your players, and fit time off if you can.
    
    
    
    
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    [III. About the Drills]
    
    Note: not 100% correct on these, if you find any of them wrong please e-mail
    me.
    
    Meetings affect the teams morale and focus.
    
    Coaching affects the teams focus.
    
    Conferences can affect the teams focus as well.  Having players talk in
    interviews can decrease team focus.
    
    Film will give your players focus and also improves some attributes of the 
    player.
    
    Weights improve your players strength, speed, and agility.
    
    Aerobic improves player's strength, speed, stamina, and agility.
    
    Alternative affects your teams strength, agility, stamina, durabiltiy and 
    reduces players injuries.
    
    Rehabilitation will help speed up your injured players recovery.
    
    Position Drills improve qualities that are needed for specific player.
    For example: Quarterbacks will improve on pass accuracy, while wide receivers
    can improve on securing the ball and breaking tackles.
    
    7 on 7 drills increases your teams physical attributes as a whole team.
    
    Full drills increases your selected squad's physical attributes.
    
    Giving time off will reduce chance of injury during the preparation as well 
    as in the game.
    
    
    
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    [IV. About The Original Weekly Preparation Setting]
    
    This setting has been tested in a Bears franchise with default rosters.
    
    All my players progress except for about 2-3 bench players. Also, I used
    up all my hours. You want to do this to maximize your teams time to gain
    overall rating points. During a game, I got a cut scene in which my players 
    are like "yea, it's because of the workout" (something like that and 
    after I got a td). This happend after a touchdown and showed me that this
    workout is on the right track of what you are suppose to have.
    
    On Friday, I gave my team half a day off because what I have seen from my
    games so far is that there will be minor or no injuries during the game.  
    But, when I didn't give my team half a day off, I had a pretty long injury.
    If you want to risk getting injured, but get more rating points, you can 
    take out the half a day off and add more positon drills.
    
    Note: Depending on your team you can edit and tweak these preparations. This 
    schedule will progress everyone and 99.9% of your starters will never lose
    overall points (hasn't happened to me, but there is a small chance). For 
    example, if you need to improve your Runningback you should lower time spent
    with other positons and used the hours to improve your RBs.  A good positon
    you can decrease time is your offensive line and wide receivers.  They gain 
    2-4 overall points with this setting, so lowering there time would be okay.
    
    
    
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    [V. The Original Weekly Preparation Setting]
    
    Monday:
    Meeting-- Happy
    Conference-- Happy 
    Coaching-- Coverages
    Film/ 2/ ALL WRS/ Coverage
    Film/ 2/ All DTs/ Pass Blocking Schemes
    Film/ 3/ All DEs/ Pass Blocking Schemes
    Film/ 1/ All TEs/ Fronts
    Film/ 1/ All QBs/ Coverages
    Film/ 3/ All CBs/ Route Combinations
    Film/ 3/ All Cs/ Blitz Packages
    Film/ 2/ All Gs/ Blitz Packages
    Film/ 2/ All Ts/ Blitz Packages
    Film/ 1/ All FBs/ Blitz Packages
    Film/ 1/ All OLBs/ Pass Blocking Schemes
    Film/ 1/ All FSs/ Route Combinations
    Weights/ 2 /All DTs/ Hamstring and Quads
    Weights/ 1/ All SSs/ Arms
    Weights/ 1/ All CBs/ Hamstring and Quads
    Alternative/ 2/ All SSs/  Stretching/Flexibility
    **Note: Conference isn't available every week (appears randomly)**
    
    Tuesday:
    Full Drill/ 1/ 2nd Team /No Pads
    Full Drill/ 2/ 1st Team/ No Pads
    Film/ 2/ All WRs/ Coverages
    Weights/ 1/ All DTs/ Arms
    7 on 7/ 2/ All/ Partial Pads
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Cs/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Gs/ Pass protection
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All DTs/ Pursuit Drills
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All OLBs/ Beat the Block
    
    Wednesday:
    7 on 7/ 1/ All/ Partial Pads
    Full Drill/ 2/ 2nd Team/ Partial Pads
    Full Drill/ 2/ 1st Team/ Partial Pads
    Pos Drill/ 3/ All Ts/ The Big Sled
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All DEs/ Recognition
    Pos drill/ 2/ All WRs/ Wide Receiver Release
    
    Thursday:
    7 on 7/ 1/ All/ Full Pads
    Full Drill/ 1/ 3rd team/ No Pads
    Full Drill/ 1/ 1st team/ Partial Pads
    Film/ 1/ All SSs/ Run/pass Distribution
    Film/ 3/ All WRs/ Man/zone Tendencies
    Weights/ 1/ all CBs/ Calves and Ankles
    Weights/ 1/ All DTs/ Arms
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Cs/ Enemies at the Gate 
    Pos Drill/ 2/ All Gs/ Enemies at the Gate
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All DTs/ Special Move Focus
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All CBs/ Pattern recognition
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All DEs/ Get off the ball
    
    Friday:
    Day Off-- 1/2 Day Off
    7 on 7/ 2/ All/ No Pads
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All WRs/ Pattern Depths
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All HBs/ Tire Relay
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All TEs/ The Gauntlet
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All FBs/ The Gauntlet
    Pos Drill/ 2/ All FSs/ Ball Reaction
    
    or:
    
    (if your willing to risk getting injured, but gain some more overall rating
    points here's another way to use Friday)
    
    Friday:
    Film/ 3/ All ILBs/ run blocking schemes
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All WRs/ pattern depths
    Pos Drill/ 3/ All Ts/ pass protection
    7 on 7/ 3/ All/ no pads
    Pos Drill/ 3/ All TEs/ the gauntlet
    Pos Drill/ 2/ All FBs
    Pos Drill/ 3/ All FSs/ ball reaction
    
    
    
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    [VI. About The Equal Overall Rating Growth Setting]
    
    This setting gives all your players an overall growth of 2 rating points or
    higher.  With this setting all your players will have an equal amount of time
    working on drills, so custimization for your team is even easier.
    
    All your players will be having 2 hours of position drills each week, most of
    your players will be having 1 hour of film study and weights, and everyone
    will be having at least one full team drills.
    
    This setting does not give any of your players time off, but that can be fixed
    by taking out the full drills and some positon drills on Friday.
    
    
    
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    [VII. The Equal Overall Rating Growth Setting]
    
    Monday:
    Meeting-- Happy
    Coaching- Coverages
    Film/ 1/ All QBs/ Coverages
    Film/ 1/ All Cs/ Fronts
    Film/ 1/ All Gs/ Fronts
    Film/ 1/ All Ts/ Fronts
    Film/ 1/ All FBs/ Fronts
    Film/ 1/ All DTs/ RUn Blocking Schemes
    Film/ 1/ All DEs/ Run Blocking Schemes
    Film/ 1/ All OLBs/ Run/Pass Distribution
    Film/ 1/ All ILBs/ Run/Pass Distribution
    Film/ 1/ All CBs/ Route Combinations
    Film/ 1/ All SSs/ Route Combinations
    Film/ 1/ All FSs/ Route Combinations
    Film/ 2/ All TEs/ Man/Zone Tendecies
    Weights/ 1/ All QBs/ Shoulders
    Weights/ 1/ All HBs/ Hamstings and Quads
    Weights/ 1/ All WRs/ Calves and Ankles
    Weights/ 1/ All FSs/ Calves and Ankles
    Weights/ 1/ All SSs/ Calves and Ankles
    Weights/ 1/ All CBs/ Calves and Ankles
    Weights/ 1/ All DEs/ Hamstings and Quads
    Weights/ 1/ All DTs/ Hamstings and Quads
    Weights/ 1/ All OLBs/ Arms
    Weights/ 1/ All ILBs/ Arms
    
    Tuesday:
    7 on 7/ 3/ All/ Partial Pads
    Full Drill/ 2/ 1st team/ Partial Pads
    Full Drill/ 1/ 2nd team/ Partial Pads
    Full Drill/ 1/ 3rdteam/ Partial Pads
    
    Wednesday:
    7 on 7/ 3/ All/ Partial Pads
    Full Drill/ 1/ 1st team/ Partial Pads
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All QBs/ Routes and Combinations
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All HBs/ The Gauntlet
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All FBs/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All WRs/ Wide Receiver Release
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All TEs/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Cs/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Gs/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Ts/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All DTs/ Get Off The Ball
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All DEs/ Get Off The Ball
    
    Thursday:
    7 on 7/ 3/ All/ Partial Pads
    Full Drill/ 2/ 1st Team/ Partial Pads
    Pos Drill/ 2/ All OLBs/ Beat the Block
    Pos Drill/ 2/ All ILBs/ Beat the Block
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All CBs/ Backpedaling
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All SSs/ Backpedaling
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All FSs/ Backpedaling
    
    Friday:
    Full Drill/ 1/ 1st team/ No Pads
    Full Drill/ 1/ 2nd team/ Partial Pads
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All QBs/ Routes and Progressions
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All HBs/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All FBs/ Tire Relay
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All WRs/ Pattern Depths
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All TEs/ Tire Relay
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Cs/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Gs/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All Ts/ Run Blocking
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All DTs/ Get Off the Ball
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All DEs/ Get Off the Ball
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All SSs/ Backpedaling
    Pos Drill/ 1/ All FSs/ Backpedaling
    
    
    
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    [VIII. Common Problems]
    
    You might have noticed that some of your players are losing stamina and
    durability.  The easiest way to fix that is to go to Alternative workouts and
    then select Piyo which is on the high intensity level.  This will usually
    make your players not decrease in stamina and durabilty.
    
    Strong and free safeties are the hardest players to increase in ratings.  I'm
    still trying to get them to gain some points, but I can only get them to stay
    the same with a minor increase.  I'll post more when I find a good way to
    increase them.
    
    This setting can be easily changed for your own players.  For example, if you
    have guards that are already good at run blocking choose the pass blocking 
    option instead so that they can increase in that stat instead.
    
    Having a conference end where you challenge the players will help your team 
    stay the same or increase team focus.
    
    
    
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    Created: July 27, 2004
    Updated Last: August 4, 2004
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