Okay, first off, let me say that this is nothing against Badabing. He just brought to light something that bugs me royally about this year's Madden. Zone routes and the middle of the field. It seems like everybody (myself included in this) uses WAY too many drag/post routes to exploit the middle of the field because of shitty AI safety/LB play in zone coverage, even at AM difficulty. No matter what you do, unless you user a MLB or safety, and are GOOD at doing it, you won't have success against the middle of the field and holding back teams who run a short pass play scheme. Bada thrashed me in the second half running mostly middle of the field stuff. Things like posts/slants/drags. Now, again, I'm not accusing him of cheese. He called different plays and mixed it up well. My complaint is that in Madden 10 I stopped it. In Madden 11 I'm not. I audibled zone coverages to watch the middle of the field, I spotlighted his TE/slot receiver, I did everything that worked in Madden 10 to stop the middle of the field. And NOTHING worked. I've noticed that with a lot of teams I've played. It seems like there is no way to stop middle coverage unless you play the MLB or a safety and are above average at doing it. I am not. Never have been, never will be. I don't have the answer to fix it, except for getting better at MLB/safety play. My plan this year does not involve that. So apparently I'm gonna be a colossal failure at defense this year because people will rip my interior to shreds. Oh well. Not like I'm expected to do anything here anyway except lose and give good ideas. /rant off As you were.