Anyone suck as bad as I do at NFL 2K3???

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  1. Blu

    Blu Screenwriter

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    My record is like 10-24 or so on XBL.
    I either can't stop anyone or can't score.
    My pass completions are nearly non existant and I generally have 2-3+ interceptions.
    My rushing yards are minimal.
    My defense is about as strong as the French when Germany rolled in.
    I have bought the strategy guide and it had no help in it. I've practiced in practice mode, that helped me from being blown out as badly.
    So anyone who can help I'd love to hear from you, if anyone wants to better their record, well my gamertag is blugill
     
  2. Eric C. Mylonas

    Eric C. Mylonas Stunt Coordinator

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    LMAO [​IMG]
     
  3. Chris Flynn

    Chris Flynn Second Unit

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    Yeah I suck at it too.
    My record is 0-0-0.
    I'm too afraid to play anyone in NFL2K3, NBA2K3 or NHL2K3.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeremy_Nelson

    Jeremy_Nelson Stunt Coordinator

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    Only thing I can say is keep with it. The game is hard, has a tremendous learning curve, but that just makes it worth playing in my consideration. Too bad most ppl will never see that (basied on game sales).

    What works for me (passing wise) is to start the game concentrating on passing to my halfback and tightend. I do this for two reasons: 1) I can usually see the part of the field they are at (I'm 4:3), and 2) the coverage on them is typically lax compared to your recievers.

    You might want to try using the practice mode and find your "money" plays. You should have at least 4 plays that you feel really confident, your go to plays depending on the part of the field you're at and the game situation.

    Another thing you might want to try is maximum passing. I play as San Diego and in the proset two of my best plays involve the tightend, Tightend out and Y something or other. I use maximum passing and as you throw the ball, think of it as you're controling the reciever's break on the ball. Example, in both those plays, the tightend breaks to the right, and just before he does I press Y and right on the analog stick. Works very frequently, even when I over use the play.

    Also you might want to remember that the inability to run is basied alot on what defense is being played against you. Most people will give up on their run games early, allowing the defense to go into nickle or even dime later on exclusively. If you notice that switch up on them and make them pay. Some games I might only have 60 yards running, but 55 of them might be from one massive run where I catch them in a dime D.

    I still get my butt kicked regular, but I went from not being able to score at all, to occasionally getting 40+ points.
     
  5. Jeremy_Nelson

    Jeremy_Nelson Stunt Coordinator

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    One thing I forgot to mention, insert after my second paragraph.

    After I start to pick apart my opponent (this assumes my line can hold up to their blitzing or I'm "on" that night) with the little passes, I find I can wait in the pocket and get the deep ball. Don't forget to go to the camera selection and turn on pass zoom (you have to do this every game). When a reciever is really open he'll even wave his arm at you btw. I think in the game manual it says something to the effect of "pass plays are timed you should let the game drop you back and be ready to pass once you come to a stop", I find that works on the short to mid routes, but if you want to go deep you really need to have the pass protection on and be able to wait a few extra seconds, then there is a good chance that your reciever will be able to beat the coverage.

    Oh and this might be very obvious, but don't forget you can pick optiMatch, and pick players that have a simular record to you. I certainly (not yet anyways) don't play against some of these 191-20-2 guys.

    Hope this was helpful and not just long winded, look me up for a game sometime.
     
  6. Blu

    Blu Screenwriter

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    I've never let the game drop me back in the pocket before. I'll do that!
    I know all about the 50-90-100-200 pass plays and you have some good advice!
    Thanks!
     
  7. GlenHaag

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    To work on your offense, really look at your TE for a while.

    TE's, in my opinion, tend to make more catches than most other players. Plus, they're covered by LB's that are a bit slower than them, so they can be found open.

    The rushing game is a very tricky thing to get used to. You really have to learn to read your blocks and watch where the holes are developing and react quickly.

    Don't use the turbo too much either. I've heard that as soon as you press the turbo, you can expect the defense to key on your player even more.

    Feel free to look me up online sometime and we can play a game where you can practice some things on me. My record is totally unimportant to me. I'm just looking to have some fun games.

    Glen
     
  8. JayV

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  9. Jeffrey Itterly

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    My XBOX live encounters have been mixed. I lost one game 41-0 and led another 35-0 at halftime (connection dropped in the third quarter). Bottom line is that there's always someone better and there's always someone worse......
     
  10. Dave Scarpa

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    Yeah I do I usually get mowed down as well, still enjoy plaing but I'd like to win a bit more.
     
  11. Paul_Fisher

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    I've only played one game and would like to play some more. If any of you see me online please invite me to play. I'm not very good either. I lost the only game I played.
     
  12. Daren Welsh

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    Hello my name is Daren and I suck at NFL2k3 ...

    I think my recievers spray their gloves with PAM instead of glue before each game. I've gotten to where I'll take control of the reciever before the ball gets to him and hit Y to try to increase the chance that he'll catch it, but I still don't know the trick to holding onto the damned thing. I know there has to be a trick to it because my opponents seem to know how to hold on while I punish them with a diving tackle.

    What exactly does Max Passing do?

    On the turbo ... do you go faster if you hold down A and let the arrow fill with each cycle, or do you go faster by just tapping it repeatedly? I realize that having the arrow "full" gives the guy more power for jukes/spins/etc, but what about pure speed?

    Oh yeah ... and is there any way to set hot routes like in Madden/Fever?
     
  13. Paul_Fisher

    Paul_Fisher Screenwriter

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    Yes, there is a way to set hot routes, I can't remember how though, I'm pretty sure its in the manual.
     
  14. Dave Falasco

    Dave Falasco Screenwriter

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  15. Daren Welsh

    Daren Welsh Supporting Actor

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    oh man, thanks for the help. Now I've got some homework to do. I thought I had read everything, but it still came down to RTFM [​IMG] I never noticed the advanced gameplay stuff at the end of the manual.
     
  16. Dave Falasco

    Dave Falasco Screenwriter

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    No prob. It's squeezed in there in the back of the manual, and it's easy to overlook. I wasn't trying to be a jerk, I just didn't want to take credit for typing something when all I did was cut-and-paste from the manual. [​IMG]
     
  17. Daren Welsh

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    No jerk-ness detected :p) For a second I thought I was missing some pages from the manual (I bought my copy used from Blockbuster before I saw the retail pricedrop in stores).
     
  18. Dave_Olds

    Dave_Olds Stunt Coordinator

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  19. Daren Welsh

    Daren Welsh Supporting Actor

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    What about "filling the arrow"? Does having a "full arrow" give your spins/straight arms/jukes more effect?

    By "break tackle button", do you mean B (spin)? Every time I use the stiff arm, I might get an additional yard or two, but I can't just push the tackler off and continue running.
     
  20. Mike Pattee

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    breaking tackles just kind of happen. You can increase their likelihood by doing a special move but they will naturally break a few.
     

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