GWJ Madden League 2.0 (XBox 360): Season II Week 1

this draft made things interesting...I didnt get any of my top picks...I was on slot 16 when my pick came around....still though, I got some augmenters and that will make up for a few new tricks. Look forward to everyone I play this season...and good luck to you all.

Omega Girr wrote:

i beat him once, but it didnt count cause the league restarted .... just sayin. this season though, im lookin to take the afc south so look out spy lol. my rookie QB is already doin better than garrard.

Lol

Yeah this year should be fun. Especially since the computer teams upgraded too holy cow I had to pull a new game plan when facing against the raiders...the raiders people! Anyone playing as the rams or broncos? If so talk to me about trades...also I have a few people on the block.

Roscoe Parrish
Paul Pozlunsky
Shaun Springs
Fred Jackson
Marcus Stroud

Just to name a few if people are interested. Also will look at other trades that will be offered to me.

spy...i dont know what happened...i hiked the ball and it told me the server had been lost...I have tried at least 5 times to connect to xbox live and it wont let me establish a connection. If you want to try again, we can or...since you had the upper hand I will let you play the cpu...Its up to you. I can post pics of the notices if you need me to. I dont want you to think I quit on purpose.

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ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

spy...i dont know what happened...i hiked the ball and it told me the server had been lost...I have tried at least 5 times to connect to xbox live and it wont let me establish a connection. If you want to try again, we can or...since you had the upper hand I will let you play the cpu...Its up to you. I can post pics of the notices if you need me to. I dont want you to think I quit on purpose.

I suppose 31-7 is the upper hand with 50 secs left in the half. Are you on now?

no...the damn thing wont let me connect to xbox live...I know my net is working because I can get on here...but, I cant figure out why live wont connect

I;ve reset my router and checked the wires...the laptop and desktop are connected

Well let me know what you want to do.

well...if we were holding everyone up then I would drop, but since we arent, lets try 730eastern thursday night....if that works for you...Also though, How in the hell are you so quick getting past my line? I have one of the best Olines in the league and you are coming through there like I have a bunch of high schoolers playing.

ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

well...if we were holding everyone up then I would drop, but since we arent, lets try 730eastern thursday night....if that works for you...Also though, How in the hell are you so quick getting past my line? I have one of the best Olines in the league and you are coming through there like I have a bunch of high schoolers playing.

A very fast draft pick, a fast DT and two of the best ends in the league. I spent a lot of time finding a good defensive scheme (I love the 4-6) and strong nickel that maximizes pass rush with user back end support in case of the rush. The Colts started using it last year (from the 4-3) because the cover 2 zone wasn't working so they started blitzing which gave Freeney and Mathis less double teams to work against. Same concept but with some new recruits from the draft.

I'm gonna drop, guys.

I just don't have much time to play games, and what time I do have I really don't want to spend playing Madden. I enjoyed the league immeasurably, and I will most likely be back next year.

aww...that sucks counselor....Wish you'd hang in it...but I understand. Try to be back for madden 12...i have been looking at it, and it looks like its gonna be a lot better than madden 10 vol 2

TheCounselor wrote:

I'm gonna drop, guys.

I just don't have much time to play games, and what time I do have I really don't want to spend playing Madden. I enjoyed the league immeasurably, and I will most likely be back next year.

thanks for sticking with it...you are always welcome to return anytime.
Drop or play counselar I won't boot ya until week 6 if you still haven't played or still want to drop. Week 6 is your first human opponent.

SpyNavy wrote:
ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

well...if we were holding everyone up then I would drop, but since we arent, lets try 730eastern thursday night....if that works for you...Also though, How in the hell are you so quick getting past my line? I have one of the best Olines in the league and you are coming through there like I have a bunch of high schoolers playing.

A very fast draft pick, a fast DT and two of the best ends in the league. I spent a lot of time finding a good defensive scheme (I love the 4-6) and strong nickel that maximizes pass rush with user back end support in case of the rush. The Colts started using it last year (from the 4-3) because the cover 2 zone wasn't working so they started blitzing which gave Freeney and Mathis less double teams to work against. Same concept but with some new recruits from the draft.

I was hoping that would have changed...

ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

well...if we were holding everyone up then I would drop, but since we arent, lets try 730eastern thursday night....if that works for you...Also though, How in the hell are you so quick getting past my line? I have one of the best Olines in the league and you are coming through there like I have a bunch of high schoolers playing.

730pm EST should work fine.

Broncos Get:
Paul Posluszny MLB
Marcus Stroud DT
Shaun Springs CB

for

Bills Get:
Robert Ayers
Demaryius Thomas
Brian Dawkins

How is this for fair?

League will roll Friday morning unless games are completed earlier

Teams left that need to finish games:
Chargers
Cowboys
Ravens*
Colts*

I'm gonna have to say no again...reasons are that Denver has 3 cb better than springs, Elvis and dj are better lb's than posluszny and Thomas is their best wr in stats and ability. They are getting a bad deal

Z,
Going to have to delay until 8pm. Sorry.

Got back earlier than expected. I am good for 1930.

Thanks for the game Z. I knew you wanted to play me last season, but didn't happen. That cover 3/4 defense you run is nice with your players. I had to get creative. My defense had a good game, the speedy CBs I picked up in the draft really make the 4-6 and Nickel shine. Glad I didn't knock Flacco out for the season, I was worried. My new WR made a heck of a catch to end the half, that was a pray and spray, but it worked. You blew my goal of going without a pick all season though. Good start for the Colts.

well...the game (in stats) was even at the half...even if the score wasnt...I had some stupid turnovers and that doesnt help. fumbles and wounded ducks. On top of that, flacco was out for over a quarter and lewis was out for almost the entire second half. then 2 of my fgs got some interesting lag, but thats the nature of the beast. My problems really stem from this. Before I say whats coming up, understand that part of me is completely upset with you and the other half understands totally.

This is the first game of the season and you wanted to try your team out with the draft picks...ok...i get it.
However, if you ever....ever...run the score up on anyone else in this league because you continue to bring superblitz after blitz, keep all your starters in, and continue to air it out even with the 50+point lead. I will ask for you to leave the league under reasons of bad sportsmanship. Why you are using the colts (the second best team in the game) with your skill set and masterful understanding of the mechanics when playing against the rest of us, I dont understand. I would think you would want to use a lesser team like the cards or seahawks to up your challenge. I dont mind that you run the score up on the cpu or whatnot, but really, you have won all the superbowls in the GWJ league and from what I recall, the SB is always a blow out.

If you go up by a bit, sub the first stringers out, Try some run plays or try to see how your second string differs from the first...maybe use some plays that you never run before...keep the scouts confused.. I just hate that you left all your starters in all game long. When I beat onewild, I put in my second string after going up by 3tds.

We all enjoy playing or we wouldnt be here. I like the challenge you bring to the table and think you are a good guy. But playing you is always infuriating. Esp when you do stuff like what is mentioned above. Just please keep this in mind when playing the rest of us.

Good game though...you knew exactly what my teams weaknesses were and exploited them with effectiveness. I will def have to think hard on our next meeting. enjoy the rest of the season.

also please understand, I am not wanting you to quit or feel bad about it....I just wanted to bring those things to you attention because I want us all to have fun. I have to admit that when I play you that there are times when I just feel like sitting the controller down and walking away or rage quitting...even as far as stop playing in the league all together. So again....
sorry for having a bitch fit...but after a thrashing like that, I needed to vent.
Again...good job dissecting my team and being 100% prepared for the event.

I understand what you are saying. However, you set the tone by going for it on 4th down in the first half a couple of times. You also went for it on 4th a number of times in the second half. I brought blitz after blitz because I figured if you were going to do that than I was going to keep playing around with different packages out of the 4-6. Look at the stats - I had 14 first downs to your 20+. Should I have stopped playing? I tried to grind the clock out in the 4th qtr and you called a time out after 2 kneel downs. Ok, fine I am going to go ahead and run a play. Id have to go back and check but I think I scored 21-28 pts off of turnovers. Also I had something like 5 or 6 scores of 40 + yards. Should I have just run out of bounds? Should I have started to run 3 down and outs to start the 3rd qtr? Should I have just let you score or call defenses that don't work, maybe punt on 1st down. The only way I get to practice with this team is to run plays. Finally, I won't lie after the dropped game on Tuesday and the little smack talking you did last season I set out to beat you soundly. I didnt expect to beat you by this much. You can ask or review the games of the previous season when i go up big I shift to running, burning clock and experimenting. I have only run up the score against a real player when they give up or when they give cause. As for subbing in 2nd/3rd string players - no value if my intent is to practice my team and my strategy. I use the Colts because I follow them in real life and I have always played the Colts. You were undefeated until the playoffs, should you not play the Ravens? I use the Colts because I feel ownership and pride in that group even if it is a video game. In previous leagues I have played other teams and won. I get what you are saying, but I don't necessarily agree or appreciate the inferences. Be careful pulling the sportsmanship card out because that rings poorly and smells of sour grapes after a loss. I appreciate your view point and your right to say it, but I don't agree and some of it I find offensive.

ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

also please understand, I am not wanting you to quit or feel bad about it....I just wanted to bring those things to you attention because I want us all to have fun. I have to admit that when I play you that there are times when I just feel like sitting the controller down and walking away or rage quitting...even as far as stop playing in the league all together. So again....
sorry for having a bitch fit...but after a thrashing like that, I needed to vent.
Again...good job dissecting my team and being 100% prepared for the event.

I don't intend to quit nor do I feel bad. I am good at Madden, but there are guys online who thrash me regularly. Pisses me off each and every time. So I certainly understand the venting. If the league would prefer I don't play than I can accept that and I have said multiple times that I would drop if my presence was a hindrance to the league. Madden is different against AI opponents than human and you have to play the game with football knowledge. It's frustrating to players who only play AI that things that always work don't work as well against another person. You stopped me my initial series and I saw your tendencies and shifted to a different scheme and you didn't stop me again until I threw a bad pick. The AI doesn't use motion, I love receivers in motion. The AI doest play certain sets, I love unique formations because they cause mismatches. The AI rarely calls audibles or hot routes, I do both ever play from scrimmage. Same on your offense I saw what you wanted to do, I shaded guys you liked to throw to and manually covered vulnerable areas that were vulnerable because of my blitz schemes. I call formations and blitzes based on the offense you call, I use defensive adjustments and defensive hot routes to create new zones and man zone blitzes. I use the defensive assignment function as well to try to avoid personnel mismatches. The AI simply won't do those things. I get the frustration, but don't confuse skill with poor sportsmanship.

again...I understand where you are coming from with that...and to be honest, I was planning on switching to the broncos but stuck with the ravens when I saw I played you and Ihaida in the first 3 weeks. I also understand that it was bad of me to go for it on 4th and 1 in the first drive, but after the 31-7 beating I was taking at the half on Tuesday, I felt the need to try for it. Also, that was the only time I did it until the 4th quarter.
Again, I get the turnover TDs and the 40 yrd td passes...even playing as the colts since they are your true life fav team...thats fine...but when you are up by 21points at halftime. why risk manning and the rest of the starters? Use painter and the benchwarmers...Then if I start making a comeback, sub the first stringers back in. I know the real life colts are a passing team, but when you are up by 50 points, why are you still bombing to Garcon? why are you still showing off mannings arm? I called a time out to get the ball back...I figured "hey, he is gonna cut some slack....finally....maybe I can try to close the gap a little to make it not look so bad." You and I both know that you being up 72-20 with 90secs left in the game...no way I can come back. but maybe the final score would look somewhat better....72-35 or something.
The dropped game on tuesday was just that...a dropped game...I didnt do it on purpose or anything...and I get that I was thinking I might actually stand a chance from the games we played last season. Thats why I was talking smack. The last time we played, I only lost by 7 points. (42-35 chargers beating the broncos). I had no idea that you would be this good with a team like the colts. You can practice with this team against the CPU when you play those teams. But really, you should think about the fact that we are all part of GWJ and for the most part, friends and we represent what should be a good side of gamers to the outside public.
Yeah, I have a very sour taste in my mouth but I feel my points are justified. Beating me is one thing, but what happened was uncalled for in a "friendly" league. getting beat that bad pissed me off worse than a midget with a yo-yo.

as to the second post, again, I know the difference between skill and poor sportsmanship. I know you are very skilled with this game, and there are others out there with even greater skills. I dont want you to quit, I just want you to take into account that there are others in this league that are less skilled than us. I know of at least 4 people who wont play in our league because of your skill level...you beat them bad enough that the game just wasnt fun. I like the challenge that you are to me though, but at the same time, I hate being completely stomped into the ground. I couldnt stop Garcon without leaving someone else open. So...I dunno...

Now, I dont want to continue with this line of posts....the game was played and the points made. I want to get past this and still be gamemates with you. We are both vets. GWJs, and adults so I am extending a proverbial hand in the hopes we can shake and get back to enjoying our games.

Don't worry Zell, I'll put him in his place next week. we are having that one off FIFA week next week yeah?

SpyNavy wrote:
ZellbrigeN26 wrote:

also please understand, I am not wanting you to quit or feel bad about it....I just wanted to bring those things to you attention because I want us all to have fun. I have to admit that when I play you that there are times when I just feel like sitting the controller down and walking away or rage quitting...even as far as stop playing in the league all together. So again....
sorry for having a bitch fit...but after a thrashing like that, I needed to vent.
Again...good job dissecting my team and being 100% prepared for the event.

I don't intend to quit nor do I feel bad. I am good at Madden, but there are guys online who thrash me regularly. Pisses me off each and every time. So I certainly understand the venting. If the league would prefer I don't play than I can accept that and I have said multiple times that I would drop if my presence was a hindrance to the league. Madden is different against AI opponents than human and you have to play the game with football knowledge. It's frustrating to players who only play AI that things that always work don't work as well against another person. You stopped me my initial series and I saw your tendencies and shifted to a different scheme and you didn't stop me again until I threw a bad pick. The AI doesn't use motion, I love receivers in motion. The AI doest play certain sets, I love unique formations because they cause mismatches. The AI rarely calls audibles or hot routes, I do both ever play from scrimmage. Same on your offense I saw what you wanted to do, I shaded guys you liked to throw to and manually covered vulnerable areas that were vulnerable because of my blitz schemes. I call formations and blitzes based on the offense you call, I use defensive adjustments and defensive hot routes to create new zones and man zone blitzes. I use the defensive assignment function as well to try to avoid personnel mismatches. The AI simply won't do those things. I get the frustration, but don't confuse skill with poor sportsmanship.

Your not going to quit.

We all have skill sets and the point is we will all eventually lose...yes even SpyNavy will lose...its the nature of the game. The Colts are an excellent team but they do have their weaknesses and in time the will get exploited. Lets keep it fun and interesting.