Madden NFL 06 Xbox Controller Layout

Basic Offensive Controls for Madden 06 on the Xbox

GamePlay: 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 Player
  • Y Button Cancel Audible (Before Selecting Play)
  • Left Trigger Coach's Cam (Unavailable Online)
  • Right Trigger Play Art
  • Back Call Timeout
  • Combo #1 X, Then X, A, B, L Trigger, or R Trigger = Call Audible Before Snap
  • Combo #2 X, Then Black Button = Flip Play at the Line
  • Combo #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 Ball
  • B Button Fake Snap
  • Y 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 Sprint
  • B Button Spin
  • X Button Slide (Tap). QB Dive (Hold).
  • Y Button Cover Up/Protect Ball
  • White Button Stiff Arm Left
  • Black Button Stiff Arm Right
  • Left Trigger Juke Left
  • Right Trigger Juke Right

Offense Controls - Passing/Receiving

  • Directional Pad Control Precision Passing Ball Placement
  • Left Thumbstick Control Precision Passing Ball Placement
  • Right 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 Blocker
  • X Button Cut Block
  • Y 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 clock
  • X Button (Hold) Fake spike ball trick play
  • Y Button No huddle/Hurry-up offense, (Hold) to repeat previous play
  • Left Trigger L-Trigger + R-Trigger = Instant replay before playcalling screen appears
  • Right 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 crowd
Right Thumbstick Click in to view individual assignments
A 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 Stick
A Button Sprint. Shove Blocker.
B Button Control player nearest to the ball
X Button Dive
Y 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/Elevation
A Button Start Kick Meter/Stop Kick Meter upswing/Stop Kick Meter downswing.
B Button Switch Players
Y Button Fair Catch
Combo #1 For a touchback, remain in the endzone after catching the ball.