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Overview

 Player Weapons was a concept introduced by to the Madden franchise with the 2008 installment. It was designed to help gamers who may not know the abilities of the players at their disposal by heart. The player weapons system gave an on screen indication of who the star players on the field are as well as how they should be used. For example, Brandon Jacobs of the Giants had the Power Back weapon, meaning he would be better than most at running through and over defenders. Bryan Westbrook, however, had the Elusive back weapon, meaning he's more capable of eluding defenders altogether. These weapons are determined by the players rating in particular attributes. Brandon Jacobs had a high "Trucking" rating while Bryan Westbrook had a high "Elusiveness" rating. It's possible for a player to have more than one weapon type but only their strongest one was shown during gameplay. This concept was abandoned two years after its introduction with Madden NFL 10.
 

The Weapons


  •  Accurate QB- These QBs have high "Throwing accuracy" ratings and are the best at throwing the touch passes 
  • Cannon Arm QB- These QBshave high "Throwing power" ratings and can launch the ball further than other players
  • Smart QB- These QBs have the highest "Awareness" rating and can reveal the defenses play once a meter is filled
  • Speed QBs- These QBs have high speed ratings.
  • Elusive Back- These backs have the highest "Elusiveness" ratings and can dodge and evade defenders the best
  • Power Back- These Backs have the highest "Trucking" ratings and are the best as running over and right through defenders in their path
  • Stiff Arm Ball Carriers- These players have the highest "Stiff Arm" ratings and can throw aside oncoming tacklers with their vicious.. stiff arms
  • Quick Receiver- These receivers have the highest "Route running" and can lose corners and safeties with their precise, fluid route running
  • Possession Receiver-  These receivers have the highest "Catch in traffic" ratings and are the most likely to come down with balls thrown into coverage
  • Spectacular Catch Receiver- These receivers have the highest "Spectacular catch ratings and the are the most likely to leap over defenders and make those plays you'd see on ESPN later.
  • Hands - These players have the highest 'Catching" rating and are the least likely to drop your passes.
  • Crushing Run Blocker- These players have the highest "Run Block Strength" ratings and are the best players to run behind if you need good yardage.
  • Pass Blocker- These players have the highest "Pass Block Strength" ratings and are the least likely to let a defender get by and sack the Quarterback.
  • Brick Wall Defender- These defenders have the highest "Tackling" ratings and are the least likely to let a player slip through their hands on the way for more yards.
  • Big Hitter- These players have the highest "Hit power" ratings and are the most likely to both force fumbles and to injure players.
  • Finesse Move D-Linemen- These linemen have the highest "Finesse moves" ratings and are the best at spinning away from and running around offensive linemen on their way to the Quarterback
  • Power Move D-Linemen- These linemen have the highest "Power moves" ratings and are the best at bullrushing their way right through offensive linemen
  • Smart Safety- These safeties have the highest "Play recognition" ratings and can reveal the offense's play when a meter fills up
  • Smart Linebacker- These linebackers have the highest "Play recognition" ratings and can reveal the offense's play when a meter fills up.
  • Smart Corner- These cornerbacks have the highest "Play recognition" ratings and can reveal the offense's play when a meter fills up.
  • Press Coverage Corner- These cornerbacks have the highest "Press" ratings and are the best at jamming the receivers at the line of scrimmage, keeping them from going very far very fast.
  • Shutdown Corner- These cornerbacks have the highest "Man coverage" ratings and are the best at sticking to a receiver throughout the play
  • Speed- These (non-QB) players have the highest "Speed" ratings and can outrun most players on their way to the endzone
  • Clutch Kicker- These kickers have the highest "Kick accuracy" ratings and have the best control over the direction of their kick
  • Big Foot Kicker- These kickers have the highest "kick power" ratings and can kick the ball the furthest on both kickoffs and field goals.

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