One of the least likely teams you will play against in Madden 10. It could be the fact that the Bills offensive line has an average rating of 74 overall. Or it could be that it’s just too hard to choose between elite quarterbacks like Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm. I hope you picked up on the sarcasm. With that being said, you can still win with the Buffalo Bills.

Don’t expect to throw bombs to T.O. as if it were Madden 09. Think of Owens as more of a possesion receiver these days. You still have speed at the wide out position with Lee Evans and Roscoe Parrish. You’ll have to really execute the short passing game due to the lack of deep throwing accuracy the Bills quarterbacks posess. Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson are pretty much mirror images of each other. Feel free to substitute both running backs into the lineup throughout the game.

They are actually a definsively sound football team. Their secondary is loaded with talent. Terrance McGee and Leodis McKelvin have the speed to keep up with any player in the game. Free safety Jairus Byrd finished second to Brian Cushing for Rookie of the Year. Make sure to get Donte Whitner on the field by moving him to strong safety. One other key substition you might want to look at is moving George Wilson to outside linebacker to add some speed on the edge. I never said it would be easy, but with some execution on both sides of the ball you can pick up a “W” with the Buffalo Bills.

Offensive Hot Play
Strong H Pro
Fl Drive

Come out in a dual halfback package. Hot Route the TE to an out route. The first read is the quick throw to the FB in the flats. The TE will be in a perfect position to block upfield. If the flats are coverd just wait for the WR to cross over the middle for an easy first down. Great play on any down needing 5-10 yards.

Defensive Hot Play
Dime Normal
SS Zone Blitz

Swap to the LB pass rush package. Shift d-line right. Put both the blitzing corner and the SS in buzz zones (purple). User the DE who is in the hook zone (yellow). This is my bread and butter play to shut down 3rd and long. You will still get pressure with just 3 down lineman rushing and have everything but the immediate flats covered.

Written by layinWOOD