Scheme: noun, An elaborate and systematic plan of action.
Every year in Madden, players are intent on creating an explosive and unstoppable scheme, leaving their competition in the dust. When creating a scheme, a playbook and style is the nucleus of a powerful offense. Indeed, a playbook and style is important; yet, how does a player pick a playbook or create their precise style?
When creating a scheme, there are three objectives that a player should incorporate in their game. First, a player should hit the lab and try as many playbooks as possible. By getting a good feel of numerous offenses, a person can ease into their book that fits them best. In searching for a playbook, take into consideration what most players are running. For example, most madden gamers are running the elusive off tackle run play out of the Pass Balanced playbook. Yet, these players make the off tackle their primary way of moving the ball down the field, making it extremely trite. By incorporating your own style and explosive plays with a small portion of a hot concept (i.e. off tackle), an offense will tend to be fierier. In picking a playbook, the emphasis of being creative is stressed by all elite players. Be different, be creative; yet, at the same time, be smart, consistent, and confident.
Second, there is one tool that most madden players do not use to their advantage, instant replay. Now, a person may be reading this and think what is said is somewhat dumb. However, instant replay takes an in-depth look at how the AI reacts to routes, blocks, etc. By looking at how a defense responds to certain routes and plays, more things can be exploited. If the very definition of a scheme is to be elaborate, then the use of instant replay will create a more detail oriented offense.
Lastly, in creating a scheme, a madden gamer needs to make an effort to play premier players. For one, playing players better than you are will put you at a higher level, teach you new things, and prepare you in the more important games. Also, competing against the best will put your plays that maybe you thought worked, to shame. Certainly, seeing the best defenses in the game will help making a scheme better.
Creating a scheme is arduous; it never has been easy and it never will be easy. It takes time to create a strategy, being patient is necessary. The best madden players break down every play they do to the very X’s and O’s. For average madden players, take into consideration that positive yardage plays need to be the essence of a scheme. If there are plays that may not be consistent, throw it away, and create new concepts. Every play called should be a result of your preparation and studious labbing. A systematic plan action needs to be elaborate.