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    Table Of Contents
    1A. In the Huddle
    1B. Play call/choose package screen
    1C. Offense Prior to the snap
    1D. Offensive audible menu
    1E. On the Menu
    1F. Passing Plays
    1G. Rushing plays
    1H. Offensive player control (Away from the ball)
    1I. Defense Prior to the snap
    1J. Defensive Audible Menu
    1K.After the Snap
    1L. Special Teams
    2. Quick Game
    2A. NFL Coaches
    2B. Lineup
    3. Game Modes
    3A. Franchise
    3B. First person Football
    3C. ESPN 25th anniversary 
    3D. Practice
    3E. Situation
    3F. Tournament
    4. The Crib
    5. Features
    5A. Roster Manager
    5B. Historic Teams
    5C. Team Create
    5D. Player Create
    5E. Celebrations
    5F. Stadium Music
    6. Options
    6A. Game Options
    6B. Difficulty
    6C. Presentation
    6D. Penalties
    6E. Controller Setup
    6F. Load/Save
    6G. Audio Test
    7. XBOX Live
    8. Extras
    8A. Offensive Training
    8B. Defensive Training
    8C. ESPN Video Games
    8D. Game Manual
    8E. Reference guide
    8F. Game Registration
    8G. Credits
    9. Tips
    10. My Credits
    I have decided to create a Guide for ESPN NFL 2K5.It is a wonderful
    and I think that it has surpassed Madden 2005.
    This game is a definite buy for people who love to play football games.
    Questions or comments? Email me at Goldendragon9144@aol.com I respect
    questions or comments, but please, NO SPAM!
    Thank you, now onto my Guide
    Version 1.0
    I have completed everything and await to see if this is accepted 
    onto Gamefaqs.
    1A. Controls in the In the Huddle Formation Screen
    Left Thumbstick: Up Down: Scroll formation groups by backfield 
    		 Left/Right: Change receiver alignment
    A: Select Formation
    B: Sub Receivers (Offense)/Swap D Line (Defense) Select Screens
     (offense only)
    X: Sub Running Backs (offense)/Swap DB's (Defense)
    Y: Choose package screen (Offense)
    Back: Timeout
    Black: Flip Formation
    White: Help Menu
    Left Trigger: Coach's pick
    1B. Play Call/Choose Package Screen
    A: Select Play or Package in A slot
    B: Same, but in B slot
    X: Same, but in X slot
    Y: Switch to choose formation Screen
    Back: Timeout
    White: Help Menu
    Right Trigger: On-the-fly audibles (play call only)
    Left Trigger: Coach's Pick
    1C. Offense Prior to the Snap
    Left thumbstick/Directional Pad: Up/Down: Select Player
    Left/Right: Put Player in 
    A: Hurry to the line/Snap the Football
    B: Hard Count
    Back: Timeout
    Black: (Press and Hold) Players fatigue levels
    White: (Press and Hold) View players' routes
    Right Trigger: (Pull And Hold) View players' fatigue levels
    Left Trigger: (Pull and Hold) View Players' routes
    Right thumbstick+ A, B, X, Y, or L: Call a Hot Route for a receiver
    1D. Offensive Audible Menu
    Left Thumbstick (Left or Right): Cycle available audibles
    A: Select Audible A
    B: Select Aubible B
    X: Select Audible X
    y: Call/Dismiss Audible Menu
    Back: Timeout
    Black: Flip Play
    Right Thumbstick Button (Click): Flip Routes
    1E. Menu Navigation
    Left Thumbstick/Directional Pad: Highlight an option, UP/Down:
    or Decrease a selected option
    A: Advance/Decrease selected Option
    B: Return to previous screen
    Y: Increase selected Option
    Start: Advance
    Back: Return to Previous screen
    Black: Cycle forward through Options
    White: Cycle backward through options
    Right Trigger: Cycle forward through options
    Left trigger: Cycle backward through options
    Right Thumbstick: Up/Down Change VIP Name
    Left Thumbstick button: (CLick) Maximum Passing/Player Card
    1F.Passing Plays
    Left Thumbstick/Direction pad: Move the QB
    A: Throw to A Receiver
    B: Throw to B receiver
    X: Throw to X receiver
    Y: Throw to Y receiver
    Black: Throw ball away
    White: Pump Fake
    Left Trigger: Throw to receiver L
    Right Trigger: (Pull and hold) Scramble with QB. You can perform 
    any normal rushing moves while scrambling.
    Right Thumbstick: (Behind Line of Scrimmage) QB Evade
    1G. Rushing Plays 
    Left Thumbstick/Direction Pad: Move the runner
    A: Tap for speed burst/Hold down to charge up power for a move
    B: Spin Move
    X: Dive/QB Hook Slide
    Y: Shoulder Charge
    Black: stiff arm Right
    White: Stiff arm left
    Right Trigger: Juke right
    left trigger: Juke Left
    Left trigger+Right Trigger: Lateral
    Right Thumbstick: Up: stutter step Down: Stop short Left: 
    Juke left Right: Juke right
    Riht Thumbstick (CLick): Hurdle
    Right trigger: Pitch the ball (Option plays only)
    1H. Offensive Player control (Away from the ball)
    Left Thumbstick/Direction Pad: Move Player
    A: Tap for speed burst/Hold down to charge up power for a move.
    B: Switch player
    X: Dive/Chop block
    Y: Wave for the pass
    Black or right trigger: Juke Right
    White or left Trigger: Juke Left
    B: Hurry up offense (defaults to last play 
    and automatically displays the Audible Menu)
    X: Hurry to spike the ball
    1I. Defense Prior to the snap
    Left Thumbstick/Directional Pad: Move Player
    A: Switch Player
    B: Switch back to previous player
    X: Blitz selected player
    Y: Call/Dismiss Audible Menu
    Back: Timeout
    Black: (Hold) View Players' fatigue levels
    White: (Hold) View defensive assignments
    Right trigger+right thumbstick: Right: Shift Linebackers to the 
    LEFT: Shift linebackers to the left 
    Up: Spread Linebackers to the outside Down: Bring Linebackers 
    Pull and hold left trigger: Linebacker Adjustment
    Pull and hold right trigger: Defensive back adjustment
    Right Thumbstick: Right: Shift defensive linemen to the right. 
    LEFT: Shift defensive linemen to the left UP: Spread defensive
    linemen out DOWN: Pinch defensive linemen in
    1J. Defensive Audible Menu
    Left Thumbstick/directional pad: Cycle available Audibles
    A: Select audible A
    B: Select audible B
    X: Select audible X
    Y: Call/dismiss audible menu
    Black: Flip defensive assignments
    White: Return to original play
    Right Trigger: Select Audible R
    left trigger: Select audible L
    Back: Timeout
    1K. After the Snap
    Left Thumbstick/directional pad: Move Player
    A: Tap for speed burst/Hold down to charge up power for a move
    B: Switch player
    X: Diving Tackle
    Y: Intercept or block the pass
    Right Trigger: Intercept pass or Swim move (defensive linesman)
    Left Trigger: Block pass or club move (defensive linesman)
    Black: Linebacker strafe or Spin off of blocker 
    (defensive linesman)
    1L. Special Teams
    left thumbstick/directional pad: Aim kick arrow
    A: Press once to activate the Kick Meter. Press a second 
    time to set the kick power and kick the ball.
    Y: Bring up/Dismiss Audible menu
    Right thumbstick: (CLick) Down the ball in the endzone
     (Click immediately after catching the ball)
    Y: Call fair catch (press before you catch the ball)
    Few...Ok, before I continue, I must mention something important.
     While playing the game, you may have noticed something called
    VIP. VIP is a personal profile, where you earn points for doing 
    well in games. You can use these points in your crib, more on
    that later. At the end of each game, you want to save your VIP. 
    2.Quick Game
    Here you can play right away, along with your created team, 
    as well as 
    legendary teams. This is normally used for a quick game 
    with the real roster for current teams. A cool new feature 
    which was 
    added in with games was Chris Berman and his shows. First,
    there is a halftime show with highlights and stats, a postgame 
    with highlights and stats. Finally, there is a short 
    Sportcenter with Chris Berman, where they show your score and
    highlight from your game, along with other stats from other
    games. You can do this after any game. This is the awesome thing
     that I couldn't wait for in a sports video game, making this 
    game so much better than Madden.
    2A. Nfl Coaches
    You can choose the playbook from all of the coaches in the NFL 
    during the quick game.
    2B. Lineup
    You can choose the normal lineup from the teams, scramble their 
     or do a quick fantasy draft. I love this, as you 
    choose one of each important position and 1 team's defense, 
    this way you don't have to go into a season and do a draft when
    you play your friend.
    3. Game Modes
    Here are the multiple Game modes
    3A: Franchise: This is the franchise mode. This is a regular season,
    but you can continue on with your season. Obviously, you
    can do a draft, first person football (where it is as if 
    you are a certain player for the whole game), salary cap, coaching
    firing, etc. It also comes with roster moves available and a 
    3B. First Person Football
    As I said before, this a mode where you are behind the helmet of a
     real player, and play with him the whole game. This is a 
    cool new feature, which I am planning on trying more.
    3C. ESPN 25th Anniversary
    This is an awsome mode where it is as if it is a situation game, 
    but the situation is during a famous play in the history of 
    the NFL. See if you can beat all 25! You can choose the difficulty, 
    3D. Practice
    This is just a mode where you can play and practice for fun, 
    help you where you need help.
    3E. Situation.
    Here is where you can set up a situation of which you 
    enter the game. So
    you could make a situation where you are down by 7 
    with 2 minutes to go. There are a few more options, but not 
    necessary to state.
    3F. Tournament
    You can do a draft if you want to. This is where you can create a 
    tournament of
     multiple teams, and see which team is the best.
    4. The Crib
    In the crib you spend points from your VIP that you earned to make 
    it look more appealing
    to you. There is also the celebiraty 
    phone call, where you can play (one at a time) Carmen Electra, 
    Seve-O, Flunkmasterflex,
     and a few others. They are a real challenge
    as their teams are very good. If you unlock it, you can play NFL 
    Trivia, darts, or air hockey.
     Also, you can change the music in
    the crib by going to the jukebox. The crib is an interactive and 
    interesting addition to NFL 2K5.
    5. Features
    5A. Roster Manager
    All you do here is rearrange rosters for your franchise.
    5B. Historic Teams
    You can only use these during a quick game, and have 2 at a time. 
    These are historically famous teams that you can play with.
    5C. Team Create
    Here you can create a team, along with their roster, jersey, team 
    team location, etc. This is fun, but unfortunately you
    can only use them during a quick game.
    5D. Player Create
    Along with almost every sports game for XBOX, Gamecube, or PS2 
    you can create a player
    . This game is no different. It is a really
    in depth player create, too. In order to use him in the 
    regular season, you have to
     save him to a roster, load that roster, and
    then do a franchise. If you quit out of your franchise, 
    you have to do this again.
    5E. Celebrations
    We all love touchdown celebrations. All you do here is assign a 
    celebration for
     each corresponding button. It is then used whenever
    you score a touchdown.
    5F. Stadium Music
    I love this awesome feature. What you have to do is take songs off 
    of CDs that you 
    like and copy them onto a soundtrack on your XBOX.
    Then, you go into the Stadium music option, and assign your XBOX
     soundtrack to a
     possibility. (I.E. Touchdown, sack, interception, etc.)
    This is a cool way to listen to your favorite music during a game.
     Also, the Stadium music loads right away along with your VIP,
    so you don't have to constantly reload it.
    6. Options
    6A. Game Options
    These are just the options that you can adjust during the game. 
    They are: Quarter length,
     play calling, game speed, challenges, coach mode,
    performance EQ, and multiple hot routes.
    6B. Difficulty
    This is where you adjust your difficulty, rookie being the easiest, 
    then Pro, 
    All-Pro, and Legend. What is cool about the difficulty
    adjustments in this game is that there is a meter for categories 
    that you can 
    adjust, so you can go in-between two categories.
    So if you are too good for pro, but not good enough for all-pro, 
    then you can
    adjust what you need help in.
    6C. Presentation
    Here you can change the volume of multiple things and turn 
    on/off first 
    person football,
    stadium music, etc.
    6D. Penalties
    Like in difficulty, instead of just on/off, you can adjust them to 
    however you like it.
     It includes all of the penalties in the NFL.
    6E. Controller setup
    Simply, all this is, is where you can change the controller to 
    changed controls to how you
     like them during the game.
    6F. Load/Save
    Well, that's what it is. Load or save anything that you have 
     while playing 2k5.
    6G. Audio Test
    This is pretty cool. This is where you test your sound of the game, 
    and you can listen to the
     various angles of multiple sounds.
    7. XBOX Live
    This game has the internet ability of XBOX live, and you can play 
    online with a stranger
    via XBOX Live. Now, almost all sports games
    have this capability. OF course, you have to pay big bucks for XBOX 
    8. Extras
    8A. Offensive training
    This is a video narrated by an expert to help you learn ways to play 
    better offense.
    8B. Defensive Training
    This is a video narrated by an expert to help you learn ways to play 
    better defense.
    8C. ESPN Video Games
    A short preview of all of the 2k5 sports games.
    8D. Game Manual
    This is a virtual game manual where you can learn multiple tips for 
    playing NFL 2K5.
    8E. Reference Guide
    This is a virtual book of certain credits that were used for the 
    making of the game.
    8F. Game registration
    Just an advertisement to get you to go to EAgames.com.
    8G. Credits
    You guessed it, the credits of who made NFL 2k5.
    9. TIPS
    These are tips for playing the game that I can give you. 
    First off, these are for people
    who have never played a football game before.
    When doing a draft, you want to pick a mobile QB who can escape sacks. 
    You also don't need to pick a runningback until later
    in the draft, because with a mobile QB, you have your running.
    Always look at the defensive formation. If it looks like a blitz, 
    make sure you are doing a passing play. If it looks like a cover
    defense, then try to rush it.
    Always look at the offensive formation while on defense. IF you think 
    that it will be a run to the inside, then have your D-line
    go inside. If it looks like the offense will pass it, audible to a 
    passing defense.
    Football video games are where I personally learned about football 
    If you watch football, then this game should be twice
    as easy for you.
    Finally, to earn easy crib credits, play a long game on rookie. 
    I've only done it once,
    but I almost got 2,000 crib credits. Also
    milestones are a nice way to earn more crib credits.
    10. MY credits
    THIS GUIDE IS COPYRIGHT © By Daniel Glass "Dragoncheese" as 
    I worked my butt off on my first
    ever guide. I plan on making more
    in the future, but with a game with an actual walkthru needed. 
    You may use this guide as a help to you or other people, 
    but there will be no selling of this 
    for profit or remaking of it for
    profit. This is only to go onto Gamefaqs.com, and 
    Neoseeker.com and my computer. 
    Thank you very much.
    Again, questions or comments? They are greatly appreciated. 
    Email me at Goldendragon9144@aol.com
    I hope this guide was a help to you, thank you for reading it. 

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