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Anyone wanna start a thread highlighting the improvements you've noticed?

The more I play, the more I notice the small improvements. One thing that bugged me over the years was the cpu had all day in the pocket, and the receivers would run streaks, then turn around coming back to the QB and be wide open for a deep pass cause my defenders wouldn't turn around to follow. Haven't seen that at all this year.

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  • "psychic defense" doesn't seem to be as bad... Sure the cpu does seem to know what play I'm calling most of the time, but it does feel like every now and then if I set it up right, I can actually fool the defense by passing out of a run formation or running out of a passing formation. Couldn't run at all when I first started playing, now I'm gaining good yardage occasionally. (Could be because of patch though)
  • I would say they improved on pushing away older players and making a worse football game. That they are pretty consistent at year after year.
  • In older versions, I always struggled with completing any pass where my receiver was man covered. So if they were in zone I could exploit the windows, but if they were in man, I had to just flood the field and hope one of my checkdowns was unmarked.

    Now, I find that receivers are much better at catching contested balls, and so I actually can make back shoulder throws, jump balls and contested catches. Also the CPU seems a lot better at adapting, and so I've actually HAD to start making passes like that. Zones collapse a lot faster and spies will make a checkdown look open then suddenly sprint and get the pick. I find it very refreshing that I can't just run Slants and Spacing all day long.
  • "psychic defense" doesn't seem to be as bad... Sure the cpu does seem to know what play I'm calling most of the time, but it does feel like every now and then if I set it up right, I can actually fool the defense by passing out of a run formation or running out of a passing formation. Couldn't run at all when I first started playing, now I'm gaining good yardage occasionally. (Could be because of patch though)

    You just need to learn to use slide protection and the run game becomes cheesy..

    The psychic defense is still bad because its not real defense.. example if you call a curl route after a successful curl route.. and they come out in any nickel, dime, quarter defense you will see the outside corner play over the top inside corner plays underneath and the linebackers bump and hold all receivers in their zone and knockdown the TE or RB.. if you dont throw the ball away your gonna throw a pick or get sacked..
  • I don't know about that Axs2896Sxa6582, I am 60 and having fun with the game. The forum members have been providing some great tips and I am warming up to the game. Finding my Balanced Offense and setting Special Moves to Manual has helped with my game enjoyment. Thanks Guys!!!
  • When I find any improvements I let you know.
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