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Madden NFL 06 PS2 Controller Layout - Defense

Basic Defensive Controls for Madden NFL 06 on the PS2

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Defense Controls for Madden NFL 06

DEFENSE CONTROLS - BEFORE THE SNAP
X Button Choose a player to control (tap to cycle one by one). Switch to closest defender (Hold X + D-pad to choose player).
Triangle Button Coverage audibles: Triangle then D-button UP/DOWN = Bump and run/loose coverage. RIGHT = Shift safeties and linebackers. Triangle then R2 = Make defenders go to default positions. Triangle then L2 = Reset Coverage.
Circle Button Choose a player to control (tap to cycle one by one). Switch to closest defender (Hold Circle + D-pad to choose player).
L1 Button Defensive Line Shifts: L1 then Directional Button UP = To spread the defensive ends outside the tackles. DOWN = To move the line in tight between the tackles. LEFT = To shift the line left. RIGHT = To shift the line right. L1 then L2 = Reset defensive line shift.
R1 Button Linebacker Shifts: R1 then Directional Button UP = To spread the linebackers out. DOWN = To move linebackers in tight. LEFT = To shift the linebackers left. RIGHT = To shift the linebackers right. R1 then L2 = Reset linebacker shift.
L3 Button Pump up Crowd
R3 Button View Individual Assignments

DEFENSE CONTROLS - DEFENSIVE ADJUSTMENTS
Triangle Button Secondary Adjustments: Triangle then Right Analog Stick any direction = Shift safeties' zone coverage any direction. Change individual matchups: Triangle then X, Square, Circle, L1 or R1 (depending on which offensive player you want to matchup against), then press Directional Button DOWN = To bump the receiver, UP = To play off the receiver and RIGHT = To double team the receiver with the highlighted defender.
L1 Button Defensive line adjustment: L1 then Right Analog Stick DOWN = To make line crash in, UP = To make line rush to the outside, LEFT = To make line crash left, RIGHT = To make line crash right.
R1 Button Linebacker adjustments: R1 then Right Analog Stick DOWN = To blitz all linebackers, UP = To call off all linebacker blitzes (any LB that had a blitz assignment now goes into hook zone), LEFT = To blitz to right outside linebacker, RIGHT = To blitz the left outside linebacker.

DEFENSE CONTROLS - DEFENSIVE PLAYMAKER
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) For Defensive Playmaker, highlight player, then press Right Analog Stick UP = Linebacker hook zone/Defensive back deep zone. DOWN = Blitz. DOWN twice = QB Contain Blitz. LEFT = Go into QB spy coverage. RIGHT = Play a flat zone. RIGHT twice = Play a curl zone.

DEFENSE CONTROLS - AFTER THE SNAP
X Button Sprint. Shove Blocker.
Triangle Button Jump. Intercept. Hands up (when rushing the QB).
Square Button Dive
Circle Button Control player nearest to the ball
L2 Button Strip Ball (when not engaged)
L1 Button Rip/Swim/Spin (when engaged). Rip/Swat/Swim (when engaged)
R2 Button Strip Ball (when not engaged)
R1 Button Rip/Swim/Spin (when engaged). Strafe (when not engaged).
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Unleash the Hit Stick

KICKING CONTROLS
X Button Start Kick Meter/Stop Kick Meter upswing/Stop Kick Meter downswing.
Triangle Button Fair Catch
Circle Button Switch Players
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Change Kick Direction/Elevation
Combo #1 For a touchback, remain in the endzone after catching the ball.

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