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Madden 15 sliders?

17 January 2015 - 10:30 PM

So I've hit a problem. The way I run my franchise (coach), I play my offense and super sim the defense. I play on all-pro with 10 minute quarters, as I feel this is the closest to simulating real stats (especially defensive stats).

Anyway, I've gotten too good with my current Panthers roster to continue on...that and I still throw 30 picks in a season because the AI jumps routes that they have no business jumping and rarely drop INTs.

Anybody have any good sliders that they use or know of the best to download? I tried one set, but it made it waaaaaaaay too easy.

To give you an idea of what I'm experiencing/my level of play, here is what a typical game looks like.

Cam throws for at LEAST 350 yards and 2 TDs (usually 3 or 4), and rushes a few times for around 50 yards a game (in game-year 2017 now...and Cam is coming off of back to back years of throwing for over 6,000 yards. Last season being 6,597 yards with 70 TDs....20 to Philly Brown, mostly because KB got injured, but still....).

My running backs split carries pretty often, but my primary back gets around 100 yards, with Stew getting around 50-75, plus Cam's rushing totals. My RB is a guy I drafted...coming off of a 2,020 yard. 24 TD season (good for 5th best all-time). 

Defense can't stop anybody. Not a bad front 7 either. Still got CJ, Luke, TD, KK, Star, Ealy, and Klein. All at or above 85 overall, except for Klein, who is at 80. Back-end is basically our secondary, but with good safeties (after a LOT of game prep drills to get the young safeties up to respectable levels). I end up in shootouts in most games. Scores of like, 70-35 or, in the Super Bowl, 48-45.

So, what should I do to make this more of a challenge?

Ted Cruz now oversees NASA and science programs...

13 January 2015 - 02:05 AM

The Republican congress wastes no time in attempting to destroy scientific progress in this country. 


Remember a couple of years ago when Cruz tried to slash NASA's funding pretty heavily? Who else is a climate change denier and is now also in a position to oversee science, even though he's not nearly qualified? 

Marco Rubio.




Fellow climate change denier Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will also chair the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard upon his confirmation.


The difference in the game

10 January 2015 - 11:34 PM

I mentioned this in the chat during the game several times, so some of you are probably tired of hearing it, but here it is anyway.

Look at Wilson's completions. Most are to ridiculously wide open receivers. Now look at Cam's throws, save for I think 3 of them. Into coverage. Fairly tight-to-really tight coverage, at that. Not because he's making bad choices...that's just what our offense gives him. Having to throw near defenders and hope his guy makes the play.

That's the difference. That's why all but one of the INTs happened (that first deep one was just a prayer, and Philly didn't even attempt to fight for it). Throwing near defenders because it's all he can do. It's all that's there for him.

So, the motto for the season here continues: Fire Shula. Guy screwed us all year. We have zero creativity and zero explosiveness, by design.

Also, a big factor in this game was Shula running the ball down their throat that lead to a TD, then abandoning that idea entirely. Shula has shown in this game all that is wrong with him. It took him 3 possessions to stop calling plays scared. Then, once he saw what works...he avoided doing that and just started airing the ball out. This gets the defense expecting pass, which leads to them jumping routes.

We need better pass rush, and better design on pass rush so that we still keep receivers covered, but that's a whole other thread....

So I bought my first suit...

18 December 2014 - 10:45 PM

I graduated from my Basic Law Enforcement Training program today (yay me), and needed to wear a suit. Totally out of my element, since the only time I've worn anything like it was a tux in a wedding in high school and my two proms, so I had no idea what I was getting. I figured, "Well, I'm sure I'll need a suit for various things from this point on, so I might as well buy rather than rent". Since I was told to get said suit kind of last minute, I didn't have time to get it tailored or anything.

So I go to Belk. Figured they have holiday sales, maybe I get lucky. As I'm looking, I notice a big blue and white sign on the wall. "MADE" with "Newton" written into the letters. Yep, Cam's clothing line. So, I figure I HAVE to at least try on a coat. I do, and it's fuging perfect. Then I figure it HAS to be pricey, even on a sale.....nope. $170 for the pants and coat. Figure I'd spend about that much renting anything quality from somewhere, so I go with it. Very happy I did. Got a LOT of compliments on it, and it is a damn near perfect fit (sleeves need to be tailored a bit, but otherwise, it's good).

Might post a pic of me in it later if anybody is interested. I definitely suggest it to anybody looking for a suit though. Very happy with my purchase.

TL;DR, I didn't have a suit, so I bought one of Cam's suits and it is awesome. Go buy one.

12-year-old in Cleveland with a BB gun shot by cop

23 November 2014 - 02:57 PM

Let's see how quickly people race to conclusions