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    Philadelphia Eagles FAQ by SilverChaosVII

    Updated: 02/02/05 | Search Guide | Bookmark 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 Eagles
    12. Help Playing Against The Eagles
    13. SilverChaosVII's Franchise Tips
    14. Legal Crap
    1. 2005 (Default) Team Roster
    Quarterback - Donovan McNabb (Default Overall - 95)
    Quarterback - Jeff Black (Default Overall - 77)
    Quarterback - Koy Detmer (Default Overall - 73)
    Quarterback - Andy Hall (Default Overall - 63)
    Halfback - Brian Westbrook (Default Overall - 83)
    Halfback - Correll Buckhalter (Default Overall - 83)
    Halfback - Reno Mahe (Default Overall - 65)
    Halfback - Bruce Perry (Default Overall - 63)
    Fullback - Jon Ritchie (Default Overall - 86)
    Fullback - Thomas Tapeh (Default Overall - 67)
    Wide Receiver - Terrell Owens (Default Overall - 97)
    Wide Receiver - Todd Pinkston (Default Overall - 82)
    Wide Receiver - Freddie Mitchell (Default Overall - 82)
    Wide Receiver - Greg Lewis (Default Overall - 68)
    Wide Receiver - Billy McMullen (Default Overall - 68)
    Tight End - L.J. Smith (Default Overall - 82)
    Tight End - Chad Lewis (Default Overall - 80)
    Tight End - Mike Bartrum (Default Overall - 69)
    Left Tackle - Tra Thomas (Default Overall - 95)
    Left Tackle - Trey Darilek (Default Overall - 65)
    Left Guard - Jermane Mayberry (Default Overall - 92)
    Left Guard - Artis Hicks (Default Overall - 74)
    Center - Hank Fraley (Default Overall - 87)
    Center - Alonzo Ephraim (Default Overall - 58)
    Right Guard - Shawn Andrews (Default Overall - 82)
    Right Guard - Jamaal Jackson (Default Overall - 63)
    Right Tackle - Jon Runyan (Default Overall - 87)
    Right Tackle - Jeremy Bridges (Default Overall - 58)
    Left End - Jevon Kearse (Default Overall - 94)
    Left End - Jerome McDougle (Default Overall - 81)
    Left End - Jamaal Green (Default Overall - 67)
    Right End - Ndukwe Kalu (Default Overall - 80
    Right End - Derrick Burgess (Default Overall - 78)
    Defensive Tackle - Corey Simon (Default Overall - 95)
    Defensive Tackle - Darwin Walker (Default Overall - 90)
    Defensive Tackle - Paul Drasmanis (Default Overall - 81)
    Defensive Tackle - Hollis Thomas (Default Overall - 76)
    Left Outside Linebacker - Dhani Jones (Default Overall - 86)
    Left Outside Linebacker - Justin Ena (Default Overall - 63)
    Middle Linebacker - Mark Simoneau (Default Overall - 82)
    Middle Linebacker - Ike Reese (Default Overall - 71)
    Right Outside Linebacker - Nate Wayne (Default Overall - 84)
    Right Outside Linebacker - Keith Adams (Default Overall - 62)
    Cornerback - Lito Sheppard (Default Overall - 83)
    Cornerback - Sheldon Brown (Default Overall - 83)
    Cornerback - Matt Ware (Default Overall - 70)
    Cornerback - Roderick Hood (Default Overall - 63)
    Cornerback - Dexter Wynn (Default Overall - 62)
    Free Saftey - Brian Dawkins (Default Overall - 98)
    Free Saftey - Clinton Hart (Default Overall - 72)
    Strong Saftey - Michael Lewis (Default Overall - 86)
    Strong Saftey - Quintin Mikell (Default Overall - 64)
    Kicker - David Akers (Default Overall - 96)
    Punter - Dirk Johnson (Default Overall - 77)
    2. 2005 Team Schedule
    August 13 - @ Patriots
    August 20 - vs. Ravens
    August 26 - vs. Steelers
    September 3 - @ Jets
    Regular Season
    September 12 - vs. Giants
    September 20 - vs. Vikings
    September 26 - @ Lions
    October 3 - @ Bears
    October 17 - vs. Panthers
    October 24 - @ Browns
    October 31 - vs. Ravens
    November 7 - @ Steelers
    November 15 -@ Cowboys
    November 21 - vs. Redskins
    November 28 - @ Giants
    December 5 - vs. Packers
    December 12 - @ Redskins
    December 19 - vs. Cowboys
    December 27 - @ Rams
    January 2 - vs. Bengals
    3. Offensive Strengths
    The Eagles are a very strong team both offensively and defensively. On offense
    the Eagles are more known for there air attack while the running game goes 
    un-noticed. The thing is though that with Westbrook and Buckhalter as a duo the
    team is very effective on running the ball. However now with the pick up of star
    wide receiver Terrell Owens most people look to defend the pass. McNabb's speed
    is also a great weapon sometimes forcing a teamto send a lot of blitzes leaving
    Terrell Owens in one on one coverage to beat a man deep.
    4. Offensive Weaknesses
    Even with Terrell Owens now on the receiving core of the Eagles the team still
    may have trouble producing on the pass. Some of the better defenses can double
    up on Owens and send single coverage on the other receivers like Pinkston and
    Mitchell who still are not showing how good they truely are. If Pinkston and
    Mitchell can step up and play well than it is hard to find a weakness in offense
    but until that happens stick with looking for Owens first.
    5. Defensive Strengths
    With the arrival of defensive end Jevon Kearse this defense has truely taken a
    big step up. Also with linebacker Dhani Jones on the left side pressure can
    definetly be established on the quarter back. Also the pro safteys are a great
    key to the defenses success. The freak can pressure the quarterback into bad
    desisions as the safteys go and break the passes up, BUT remember nothing is
    always certain.
    6. Defensive Weaknesses
    Many would start with the loss of Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor as a huge loss
    for the defense of the Eagles. Sadley it isn't true one bit. Lito Sheppard and 
    Shelton Brown have proven themselves time and time again to not be as bad as 
    everybody says. They may not be the best but the do have a lot of talent. The 
    biggest weakness would probably be the linebackers. Problems with stopping the 
    run will occur unless a blitz is brought almost every play. The best way to 
    prevent this... is well to send a blitz every play.
    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.
    Singleback Tight - Flat Corner
    Singleback Tight - PA Slot Drag
    Singleback Tight - Hitch Corners
    Singleback Tight - Slot Outs
    Singleback Trips Bunch - Slants Slot Flat
    Singleback Trips Bunch - Z Cross In
    Singleback Trips Bunch - Double Drags
    Singleback Trips Bunch - Clearout FL In
    I Form Twin WR - HB Lead Dive
    I Form Twin WR - HB Counter
    I Form Twin WR - HB Toss
    Singleback Trips TE - HB Slam
    Singleback Trips TE - HB Counter Strong
    Singleback Trips TE - HB Pitch
    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.
    4-6 Bear - Wall Stunt
    4-6 Bear - Sam Snake
    4-6 Bear - Hero Stunt
    4-6 Bear - Gap Press
    Quarter Normal - Ram Buck 1
    Quarter Normal - Under Smoke
    Quarter Normal - QB Trap
    4-3 Normal - Strong Flat 3
    4-3 Normal - Cover 1
    4-3 Normal - Under 4
    Nickel Normal - Quarters Safe
    Nickel Normal - Double Slot
    Nickel Normal - 4 Across
    9. Key Offensive Plays
    Singleback Tight - Hitch Corners
    Terrell Owens runs a corner route here, and can physically bump his defender off
    on the cut to the outside. With his size and speed, Owens is a threat to go the
    distance after the catch. The real saving grace is Brian Westbrook down the
    middle. He's fast and will beat most linebackers if you are looking his way.
    I Form Normal - HB Lead Toss
    Brian Westbrook isn't your conventional up the middle running back. He has shifty
    moves and can make multiple linebackers miss. The toss is ideal because it will
    force defenders to take an angle on him, and he can cut back against their
    pursuit. Be prepared to take a loss every now and then on this play but also be
    ready to break it big.
    Singleback Normal - Slot Pivot
    On this play, you'll be looking not for Owens but for Freddie Mitchell in the
    slot. He'll "sell" the inside route before angling back to the outside and away
    from his defender. If Mitchell is well covered, Chad Lewis or L.J. Smith will
    float out off the line for an easy pass. Lastly, if the safeties have come up
    to help defend the underneath now check for Owens deep downfield.
    10. Key Defensive Plays
    Nickel 3-3-5 - Double Outside
    The Eagles lost Troy Vincent to free agency and must compensate by helping out
    on the corners. Everyone is in man coverage here, with the SE and FL positions
    being doubled up. Brian Dawkins is a great safety, and will pick off his share
    of passes. Watch the TE down the middle of the field against this formation
    4-3 Normal - Strong Flat 3
    This is a Cover 2 with a small twist. The cornerback on the left side drops deep
    instead of rolling up in flat pressure. This action deceives the quarterback and
    might tempt him into throwing deep into coverage, which will result in an
    interception more often than not.
    Dime - Zone Man X
    Here the Eagles go man up on the number-two receivers while dropping two
    defenders into zones against the top receiving threat. The man twist can be
    enhanced with a bump, as the quarterback might see the number-one receiver come
    off clean, and assume the second wide-out will as well. With a bump he'll be
    jammed at the line.
    11. Help Playing With The Eagles
    To start things off don't overuse Donovan McNabb running the ball. As known he
    hasn't been to healthy the last few seasons and with a good hit it could end
    another one. To run the ball mainly use Westbrook as he is the HB future of the
    team. Don't over play him though also throw in Buckhalter in short situations
    and on 3rd downs. Along with starters, try playing L.J. Smith longer and more
    often than Lewis. Smith may not have the experience but Lewis will be gone soon.
    Lastley set up trips a lot and send the playmaker T.O. deep for some long
    yardage situations.
    12. Help Playing Against The Eagles
    McNabb is the key threat to your team if you're on defense. Always dedicate a
    linebacker to avoid him getting on the run. Moving onto offense you need to run
    the ball more than not. The Eagles have fallen short in stopping the run lately.
    When running look to run it the opposite side of the field that Kearse is on now
    that him and Dhani can easily team up on any running back.
    13. SilverChaosVII's Franchise Tips
    * Be sure to start Brian Westbrook at the HB position
    * You can set Buckhalter as a 3rd down back if wanted but Westbrook will hold up
    * Start L.J. Smith at TE, he is younger and improves faster than Chad Lewis
    * I suggest starting Freddie Mitchell over Pinkston at WR
    * After the first year look to improving MLB on defense
    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

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