Gaming Game Play & Streaming Madden NFL 06 Xbox Controller Layout Basic offensive controls By Jason Rybka Writer Jason Rybka is a former Lifewire PC and Console gaming writer with expertise in gaming exploits. Jason was also the developer/owner of Xbox Solution and other web properties. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Jason Rybka Updated July 16, 2019 Game Play & Streaming Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email Before using QB Vision in a game setting, play through the Vision and Precision Tutorial located in the Madden Tutorials. Gameplay Controls: All Phases Left Thumbstick Move PlayerY Button Cancel Audible (Before Selecting Play)Left Trigger Coach's Cam (Unavailable Online)Right Trigger Play ArtBack Call TimeoutCombo #1 X, Then X, A, B, L Trigger, or R Trigger = Call Audible Before SnapCombo #2 X, Then Black Button = Flip Play at the LineCombo #3 X, Then White Button = Reset Original Play After Calling Audible Offense Controls for Madden NFL 06 Offense Controls - Before The Snap Left Thumbstick UP/DOWN to highlight eligible player then Left Thumbstick LEFT/RIGHT to send that player in motion. Click in = Quiet Crowd.Right Thumbstick LEFT/RIGHT = Switch the direction of a running play. LEFT/RIGHT or UP/DOWN = Hot Route primary receiver.A Button Snap BallB Button Fake SnapY Button Cancel an audible call (before selecting an audible). Hot Route to a different receiver: Y then the button corresponding to the receiver, then press: Left Thumbstick UP = for a fly pattern, DOWN = for a curl pattern, LEFT/RIGHT = for an in/out pattern, L Trigger or R Trigger = for a left/right slant pattern, or Right Thumbstick DOWN for a Smart Route.White Button Slide offensive line protection: White button then D-Pad UP = spread line, DOWN = pinch line, LEFT/RIGHT = shift blocking left/right.Black Button Black Button then D-Pad any direction = Formation shift Offense Controls: Rushing Right Thumbstick Up = Big Offensive Hit. Down = Back Juke.A Button SprintB Button SpinX Button Slide (Tap). QB Dive (Hold).Y Button Cover Up/Protect BallWhite Button Stiff Arm LeftBlack Button Stiff Arm RightLeft Trigger Juke LeftRight Trigger Juke Right Offense Controls: Passing/Receiving Directional Pad Control Precision Passing Ball PlacementLeft Thumbstick Control Precision Passing Ball PlacementRight Thumbstick QB Vision Control. Direct the nearest receiver = Click + Right Thumbstick any direction.A Button Sprint.B Button Control intended receiver while the ball is airborne. Pass to the receiver with the corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.X Button Dive for a pass. Pass to the receiver with the corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.Y Button Catch. Pass to the receiver with the corresponding icon. Pull and release quickly to lob pass; pull and hold for a bullet pass.White Button Pass to the receiver with the corresponding icon. Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.Black Button Pass to the receiver with the corresponding icon. Tap for lob pass; Hold for a bullet pass.Left Trigger Swat/strafe Left. Throw the ball away (tap). QB scramble behind the line = Hold L-Trigger + A, X, B, R-Trigger, White or Black Button.Right Trigger Swat/strafe Right. Pump fake (tap when passing icons are up). Lock on to a receiver: Hold R-Trigger + corresponding receiver button. Offense Controls: Blocking A Button Sprint. Power Block.B Button Switch to Closest BlockerX Button Cut BlockY Button Jump. Change blocking assignment before the snap: Y then press the button corresponding to the running back or tight end whose passing/blocking route you want to change. Press the White Button to change to a blocking assignment to the left. Press the Black Button to change it to the right. Offense Controls: After The Play B Button (Hold) Spike ball to stop the clockX Button (Hold) Fake spike ball trick playY Button No huddle/Hurry-up offense, (Hold) to repeat previous playLeft Trigger L-Trigger + R-Trigger = Instant replay before playcalling screen appearsRight Trigger L-Trigger + R-Trigger = Instant replay before playcalling screen appears Defense Controls for Madden NFL 06 Defense Controls: Before the Snap Left Thumbstick Click in to pump up crowdRight Thumbstick Click in to view individual assignmentsA Button Choose a player to control (tap to cycle one by one). Switch to closest defender (Hold A + D-pad to choose player).B Button Choose a player to control (tap to cycle one by one). Switch to closest defender (Hold B + D-pad to choose player).Y Button Coverage audibles: Y then D-Pad UP/DOWN = Bump and run/loose coverage. RIGHT = Shift safeties and linebackers. Y then R-Trigger = Make defenders go to default positions. Y then L-Trigger = Reset Coverage.White Button Defensive Line Shifts: White Button then D-Pad UP = To spread the defensive ends outside the tackles. DOWN = To move the line in tight between the tackles. LEFT = To shift the line left. RIGHT = To shift the line right. White Button then L-Trigger = Reset defensive line shift.Black Button Linebacker Shifts: Black Button then D-Pad UP = To spread the linebackers out. DOWN = To move linebackers in tight. LEFT = To shift the linebackers left. RIGHT = To shift the linebackers right. Black Button then L-Trigger = Reset linebacker shift Defense Controls: Defensive Adjustments Y Button Secondary adjustments: Y then Right Thumbstick any direction = Shift safeties' zone coverage any direction. Change individual matchups: Y then corresponding button of offensive player you want to match up against , then press D-Pad DOWN = To bump the receiver, UP = To play off the receiver and RIGHT = To double team the receiver with the highlighted defender.White Button Defensive line adjustment: White Button then Right Thumbstick DOWN = To make line crash in, UP = To make line rush to the outside, LEFT = To make line crash left, RIGHT = To make line crash right.Black Button Linebacker adjustments: Black Button then Right Thumbstick DOWN = To blitz all linebackers, UP = To call off all linebacker blitzes (any LB that had a blitz assignment now goes into hook zone), LEFT = To blitz to right outside linebacker, RIGHT = To blitz the left outside linebacker. Defense Controls: Defensive Playmaker Right Thumbstick For Defensive Playmaker, highlight player, then press Right Thumbstick UP = Linebacker hook zone/Defensive back deep zone. DOWN = Blitz. DOWN twice = QB Contain Blitz. LEFT = Go into QB spy coverage. RIGHT = Play a flat zone. RIGHT twice = Play a curl zone. Defense Controls: After the Snap Right Thumbstick Unleash the Hit StickA Button Sprint. Shove Blocker.B Button Control player nearest to the ballX Button DiveY Button Jump. Intercept. Hands up (when rushing the QB).White Button Strip Ball (when not engaged)Black Button Strip Ball (when not engaged)Left Trigger Rip/Swim/Spin (when engaged). Rip/Swat/Swim (when engaged).Right Trigger Rip/Swim/Spin (when engaged). Strafe (when not engaged). Kicking Controls Left Thumbstick Change Kick Direction/ElevationA Button Start Kick Meter/Stop Kick Meter upswing/Stop Kick Meter downswing.B Button Switch PlayersY Button Fair CatchCombo #1 For a touchback, remain in the end zone after catching the ball.