Goal Line Blitz Skills Guide



Goal Line Blitz Skills Guide by DigitalDaggers

This is the overall list of what Attributes are supposed to do for your player via the Skill Point page. (compiled by Stobie)

QB

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your QB throw faster passes, longer passes, and break tackles.
Speed : What is this player’s top speed? Speed for your QB will determine how quickly he can drop back for a pass, and will help him get away from sacks or scramble upfield more quickly.
Agility : How agile is this player? An agile QB will more easily avoid sacks by changing direction more quickly as he runs. Agility will also help his throwing mechanics some.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping for a QB is a less important skill. However, if he scrambles a lot, some jumping may help him avoid some diving tackles.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Scrambling QBs will use more energy than pocket QBs. QBs with poor pass protection might find themselves winded from sacks, as well.
Vision : Does this QB pay attention to what is going on around him? Vision will help him find open receivers and avoid incoming blitzers. If he takes off and runs with the ball, vision will help him find the proper path to take to avoid tacklers.
Confidence : Does this QB get rattled easily? Higher confidence will help your QB dust himself off after a sack or hurry, and come back after throwing an interception or incomplete pass. It will also make your QB more confident in his throws, and less likely to make mistakes.
Blocking : QBs are rarely asked to block, so this skill is not very high priority for a QB. However, every once in a while a key block from the QB might keep a play alive. Blocking will help him engage and hold the block.
Tackling : Just throw an interception? Higher tackling skill will help your QB tackle the defender during his return attempt. Not a high priority skill for most QBs.
Throwing : How good are this QB’s throwing mechanics? Higher throwing will help improve the quality of his passes.
Catching : Not a high priority skill for a QB, unless he is asked to play out of position. If playing as a receiver, catching will help him catch passes more easily.
Carrying : Does your QB fumble a lot? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball if he is sacked or during a scramble. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily.
Kicking : QBs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your QB kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : QBs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your QB punt the ball more accurately.

HB

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your RB break tackles and hold his ground when blocking.
Speed : What is this player’s top speed? Speed for your RB will determine his top speed. Important for all running backs.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your RB accelerate more quickly, perform cuts and fake outs better, and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility will also help your RB break tackles using the spin special ability.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your RB avoid diving tackles, and will allow him to catch passes that are thrown too high.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? The more your RB carries the ball, the more tired he will get. Also, he will get tired after long runs or when using his top speed. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this RB see the field around him? Vision will help your RB find better cutback lanes, avoid tacklers, pick up blitzers when blocking, catch incoming passes, and use fake abilities such as head fake and juke more effectively.
Confidence : Does this RB believe in himself? Confidence will help your RB maintain his composure after hard hits from snarling tacklers, fumbling the ball, or when his team gives up a score.
Blocking : RBs are often called on to pass block. Blocking will help your RB engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : Just fumble the ball? Higher tackling skill will help your RB tackle the defender during his return attempt. Not a high priority skill for most RBs.
Throwing : Most RBs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your RB’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this RB have good hands? When running a route, catching will help your RB catch passes more easily.
Carrying : Does your RB fumble a lot? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard, including during a catch attempt. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily, and use abilities such as head fake and juke more effectively.
Kicking : RBs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your RB kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : RBs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your RB punt the ball more accurately.

FB

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your FB break tackles, fight off defenders during catch attempts, and hold his ground when blocking.
Speed : Is this FB fast? Speed for your FB will determine his top speed. It is important to make sure your FB is fast enough to stay in front of the RB when lead blocking.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your FB accelerate more quickly, perform cuts and fake outs better, and lose less speed when changing direction.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your FB avoid diving tackles, allow him to catch passes that are thrown too high, and will help him outjump defenders when fighting for a pass.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? The more time your FB spends running routes or blocking, the more tired he will get. Also, he will get tired after long runs or when using his top speed. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this FB see the field and ball? Vision will help your FB see passes coming, find better cutback lanes, avoid tacklers, and find defenders to block more effectively.
Confidence : Does this FB believe in himself? Confidence will help your FB maintain his composure after hard hits from snarling tacklers, after dropping or fumbling the ball, or when his team gives up a score.
Blocking : FBs must usually be able to block as well as play offense. Blocking will help your FB engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : Did a defender just intercept the ball? Higher tackling skill will help your FB tackle the defender during his return attempt. Not a high priority skill for most FBs.
Throwing : Most FBs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your FB’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this FB have good hands? High catching skill will ensure your FB can catch the ball in stride without bobbling it. One of the most important skills for pass catching FBs.
Carrying : Does your FB fumble a lot or have trouble holding on to passes when getting hit? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard, including during a catch attempt. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily.
Kicking : FBs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your FB kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : FBs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your FB punt the ball more accurately.

WR

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your WR break tackles, fight off defenders during catch attempts, and hold his ground when blocking.
Speed : Is this WR a burner? Speed for your WR will determine his top speed. Important for all receivers.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your WR accelerate more quickly, perform cuts and fake outs better, and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility will also help your WR break tackles using the spin special ability.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your WR avoid diving tackles, allow him to catch passes that are thrown too high, and will help him outjump defenders when fighting for a pass.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? The more your WR carries the ball, the more tired he will get. Also, he will get tired after long runs or when using his top speed. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this WR see the field and ball? Vision will help your WR see passes coming, find better cutback lanes, avoid tacklers, and use fake abilities such as head fake and juke more effectively.
Confidence : Does this WR believe in himself? Confidence will help your WR maintain his composure after hard hits from snarling tacklers, after dropping or fumbling the ball, or when his team gives up a score.
Blocking : WRs are sometimes asked to block on rushing plays. Blocking will help your WR engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : Did the CB just intercept the ball? Higher tackling skill will help your WR tackle the defender during his return attempt. Not a high priority skill for most WRs.
Throwing : Most WRs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your WR’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this WR have good hands? High catching skill will ensure your WR can catch the ball in stride without bobbling it. One of the most important skills for WRs.
Carrying : Does your WR fumble a lot or have trouble holding on to passes when getting hit? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard, including during a catch attempt. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily, and use abilities such as head fake and juke more effectively.
Kicking : WRs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your WR kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : WRs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your WR punt the ball more accurately.

TE

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your TE break tackles, fight off defenders during catch attempts, and hold his ground when blocking.
Speed : Is this TE fast? Speed for your TE will determine his top speed. Important for all receivers.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your TE accelerate more quickly, perform cuts and fake outs better, and lose less speed when changing direction.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your TE avoid diving tackles, allow him to catch passes that are thrown too high, and will help him outjump defenders when fighting for a pass.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? The more time your TE spends running routes or blocking, the more tired he will get. Also, he will get tired after long runs or when using his top speed. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this TE see the field and ball? Vision will help your TE see passes coming, find better cutback lanes, avoid tacklers, pick up blitzers when blocking, and use fake abilities such as head fake and juke more effectively.
Confidence : Does this TE believe in himself? Confidence will help your TE maintain his composure after hard hits from snarling tacklers, after dropping or fumbling the ball, or when his team gives up a score.
Blocking : TEs must often be able to block as well as catch passes. Blocking will help your TE engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : Did a defender just intercept the ball? Higher tackling skill will help your TE tackle the defender during his return attempt. Not a high priority skill for most TEs.
Throwing : Most TEs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your TE’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this TE have good hands? High catching skill will ensure your TE can catch the ball in stride without bobbling it. One of the most important skills for offense oriented TEs.
Carrying : Does your TE fumble a lot or have trouble holding on to passes when getting hit? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard, including during a catch attempt. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily.
Kicking : TEs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your TE kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : TEs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your TE punt the ball more accurately.

C

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your C hold his ground when blocking, and possibly even pancake the defender he is blocking. A very important skill if matched up against strong DTs.
Speed : Is this C fast? Speed for your C will determine his top speed. Most Cs do not need to be fast, but it can be helpful to have some speed. Speed will help the C get to the second level and block if he pancakes his man.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your C accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility will also help your C hold his ground vs high agility defenders on the line.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your C avoid diving tackles if he happens to get the ball. Not a high priority skill.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Blocking high strength and agility players will tire out your C quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this C see the field and ball? Vision will help your C pick up blitzers and find players to block when lead blocking.
Confidence : Does this C believe in himself? Confidence will help your C maintain his composure after giving up a sack or being knocked down, or when his team gives up a score.
Blocking : Blocking is an important skill for all linemen. Blocking will help your C engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : Cs do not often find themselves needing to tackle, so this is not a high priority skill. If he does however, high tackling skill will help your C make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most Cs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your C’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Not a high priority skill for a C, unless he is asked to play out of position. If playing as a receiver, catching will help him catch passes more easily.
Carrying : Not a high priority skill for a C, unless he is asked to play out of position. If running with the ball, higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily.
Kicking : Cs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your G kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : Cs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your G punt the ball more accurately.

G

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your G hold his ground when blocking, and possibly even pancake the defender he is blocking. A very important skill if matched up against strong DTs.
Speed : Is this G fast? Speed for your G will determine his top speed. Most Gs do not need to be fast, but some plays call for the G to pull and block outside. Speed will help the G get out in front and block.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your G accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility will also help your G hold his ground vs high agility defenders on the line.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your G avoid diving tackles if he happens to get the ball. Not a high priority skill.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Blocking high strength and agility players will tire out your G quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this G see the field and ball? Vision will help your G pick up blitzers and find players to block when lead blocking.
Confidence : Does this G believe in himself? Confidence will help your G maintain his composure after giving up a sack or being knocked down, or when his team gives up a score.
Blocking : Blocking is an important skill for all linemen. Blocking will help your G engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : Gs do not often find themselves needing to tackle, so this is not a high priority skill. If he does however, high tackling skill will help your G make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most Gs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your G’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Not a high priority skill for a G, unless he is asked to play out of position. If playing as a receiver, catching will help him catch passes more easily.
Carrying : Not a high priority skill for a G, unless he is asked to play out of position. If running with the ball, higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily.
Kicking : Gs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your G kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : Gs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your G punt the ball more accurately.

OT

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your OT hold his ground when blocking, and possibly even pancake the defender he is blocking. Many DEs focus on speed and agility, so strength is less important for an OT than other linemen.
Speed : Is this OT fast? Speed for your OT will determine his top speed. OTs need to have a decent amount of speed to keep up with fast DEs. Otherwise, they may get blown by on the line.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your OT accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility will help your OT hold his ground vs high agility defenders on the line. A very important skill for OTs.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your OT avoid diving tackles if he happens to get the ball. Not a high priority skill.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Blocking high strength and agility players will tire out your OT quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this OT see the field and ball? Vision will help your OT pick up blitzers and find players to block when lead blocking.
Confidence : Does this OT believe in himself? Confidence will help your OT maintain his composure after giving up a sack or being knocked down, or when his team gives up a score.
Blocking : Blocking is an important skill for all linemen. Blocking will help your OT engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : OTs do not often find themselves needing to tackle, so this is not a high priority skill. If he does however, high tackling skill will help your OT make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most OTs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your OT’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Not a high priority skill for a OT, unless he is asked to play out of position. If playing as a receiver, catching will help him catch passes more easily.
Carrying : Not a high priority skill for a OT, unless he is asked to play out of position. If running with the ball, higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily.
Kicking : OTs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your OT kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : OTs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your OT punt the ball more accurately.

DT

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your DT drag down the ball carrier, force fumbles, and fight for position on the line. Strength is a very important attribute for DTs.
Speed : Is this DT fast? Speed for your DT will determine his top speed. DTs do not usually need to be exceptionally fast, but some speed can help turn hurries into sacks, or help chase down the ball carrier.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your DT accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility will also help your DT spin and rip his way off of blocks.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your DT bat down passes at the line and dive for tackles.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Blitzing a lot, getting pancaked, and chasing the QB around will tire out your DT quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this DT see the field and ball? Vision will help your DT read plays more quickly, get off the line sooner at the snap, and find better angles to the ball carrier.
Confidence : Does this DT believe in himself? Confidence will help your DT maintain his composure after missing tackles or giving up big plays, or when his team gives up a score. A confident DT is also more likely to make tackles.
Blocking : DTs are not frequently called on to block, so this is not a high priority skill. However, if your DT finds himself in a blocking situation, blocking will help him engage and hold his blocks longer. Also, knowing how to block will help your DT shed blocks a bit easier.
Tackling : Missed tackles can be devastating for a defense. High tackling skill will help your DT make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most DTs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your DT’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this DT have good hands? High catching skill will improve your DT’s chances of turning pass deflections into interceptions.
Carrying : Does your DT fumble a lot when returning the ball? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily. Not a high priority for most DTs.
Kicking : DTs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your DT kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : DTs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your DT punt the ball more accurately.

DE

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your DE drag down the ball carrier, force fumbles, and fight for position on the line.
Speed : Is this DE fast? Speed for your DE will determine his top speed. Being fast will help your DE turn hurries into sacks and chase down the ball carrier.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your DE accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility will also help your DE spin and rip his way off of blocks.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your DE bat down passes at the line and dive for tackles.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Blitzing a lot, getting pancaked, and chasing the QB around will tire out your DE quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this DE see the field and ball? Vision will help your DE read plays more quickly, get off the line sooner at the snap, and find better angles to the ball carrier.
Confidence : Does this DE believe in himself? Confidence will help your DE maintain his composure after missing tackles or giving up big plays, or when his team gives up a score. A confident DE is also more likely to make tackles.
Blocking : DEs are not frequently called on to block, so this is not a high priority skill. However, if your DE finds himself in a blocking situation, blocking will help him engage and hold his blocks longer. Also, knowing how to block will help your DE shed blocks a bit easier.
Tackling : Missed tackles can be devastating for a defense. High tackling skill will help your DE make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most DEs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your DE’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this DE have good hands? High catching skill will improve your DE’s chances of turning pass deflections into interceptions.
Carrying : Does your DE fumble a lot when returning the ball? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily. Not a high priority for most DEs.
Kicking : DEs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your DE kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : DEs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your DE punt the ball more accurately.

LB

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your LB drag down the ball carrier, force fumbles, break blocks, and fight for contested passes.
Speed : Is this LB fast? Speed for your LB will determine his top speed. A LB must make sure he is fast enough to keep up with the receivers or backs he is attempting to cover.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your LB accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility is very important when playing zone defense.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your LB outjump receivers to deflect or intercept passes, or to perform diving tackles. When the LB has the ball, jumping can help him avoid diving tackles.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Blitzing a lot, getting pancaked, and covering speedy receivers will tire out your LB quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this LB see the field and ball? Vision will help your LB read plays more quickly, react to incoming passes sooner, and find better angles to the ball carrier. One of the most important skills for LBs.
Confidence : Does this LB believe in himself? Confidence will help your LB maintain his composure after missing tackles or giving up big plays, or when his team gives up a score. A confident LB is also more likely to make tackles.
Blocking : LBs are not frequently called on to block, so this is not a high priority skill. However, if your LB finds himself in a blocking situation, blocking will help him engage and hold his blocks longer.
Tackling : Missed tackles can be devastating for a defense. High tackling skill will help your LB make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most LBs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your LB’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this LB have good hands? High catching skill will improve your LB’s chances of turning pass deflections into interceptions.
Carrying : Does your LB fumble a lot when returning the ball? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily. Not a high priority for most LBs.
Kicking : LBs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your LB kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : LBs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your LB punt the ball more accurately.

CB

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your CB drag down the ball carrier, force fumbles, break blocks, and fight for contested passes.
Speed : Is this CB fast? Speed for your CB will determine his top speed. A CB must make sure he is fast enough to keep up with the receivers he is attempting to cover.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your CB accelerate more quickly, perform cuts and fake outs better, and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility is very important when playing zone defense.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your CB outjump receivers to deflect or intercept passes, or to perform diving tackles. When the CB has the ball, jumping can help him avoid diving tackles.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Playing close coverage versus speedy receivers will drain a CB’s energy very quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this CB see the field and ball? Vision will help your CB read plays more quickly, react to incoming passes sooner, and find better angles to the ball carrier.
Confidence : Does this CB believe in himself? Confidence will help your CB maintain his composure after missing tackles or giving up big plays, or when his team gives up a score. A confident CB is also more likely to make tackles.
Blocking : CBs are not frequently called on to block, so this is not a high priority skill. However, if your CB finds himself in a blocking situation, blocking will help him engage and hold his blocks longer.
Tackling : Missed tackles can be devastating for a defense. High tackling skill will help your CB make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most CBs do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your CB’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this CB have good hands? High catching skill will improve your CB’s chances of turning pass deflections into interceptions.
Carrying : Does your CB fumble a lot when returning the ball? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily. Not a high priority for most CBs.
Kicking : CBs are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your CB kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : CBs are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your CB punt the ball more accurately.

SS

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your SS drag down the ball carrier, force fumbles, break blocks, and fight for contested passes. An important skill when playing run support.
Speed : Is this SS fast? Speed for your SS will determine his top speed. A SS must make sure he is fast enough to keep up with the receivers or backs he is attempting to cover.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your SS accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility is very important when playing zone defense.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your SS outjump receivers to deflect or intercept passes, or to perform diving tackles. When the SS has the ball, jumping can help him avoid diving tackles.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Blitzing a lot, getting pancaked, and covering speedy receivers will tire out your SS quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this SS see the field and ball? Vision will help your SS read plays more quickly, react to incoming passes sooner, and find better angles to the ball carrier. One of the most important skills for SS.
Confidence : Does this SS believe in himself? Confidence will help your SS maintain his composure after missing tackles or giving up big plays, or when his team gives up a score. A confident SS is also more likely to make tackles.
Blocking : SS are not frequently called on to block, so this is not a high priority skill. However, if your SS finds himself in a blocking situation, blocking will help him engage and hold his blocks longer.
Tackling : Missed tackles can be devastating for a defense. High tackling skill will help your SS make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most SS do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your SS’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this SS have good hands? High catching skill will improve your SS’s chances of turning pass deflections into interceptions.
Carrying : Does your SS fumble a lot when returning the ball? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily. Not a high priority for most SSs.
Kicking : SS are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your SS kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : SS are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your SS punt the ball more accurately.

FS

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your FS drag down the ball carrier, force fumbles, break blocks, and fight for contested passes. An important skill if playing run support.
Speed : Is this FS fast? Speed for your FS will determine his top speed. A FS must make sure he is fast enough to keep up with the receivers or backs he is attempting to cover.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your FS accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. Agility is very important when playing zone defense.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your FS outjump receivers to deflect or intercept passes, or to perform diving tackles. When the FS has the ball, jumping can help him avoid diving tackles.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Blitzing a lot, getting pancaked, and covering speedy receivers will tire out your FS quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this FS see the field and ball? Vision will help your FS read plays more quickly, react to incoming passes sooner, and find better angles to the ball carrier. One of the most important skills for FS.
Confidence : Does this FS believe in himself? Confidence will help your FS maintain his composure after missing tackles or giving up big plays, or when his team gives up a score. A confident FS is also more likely to make tackles.
Blocking : FS are not frequently called on to block, so this is not a high priority skill. However, if your SS finds himself in a blocking situation, blocking will help him engage and hold his blocks longer.
Tackling : Missed tackles can be devastating for a defense, especially by the FS. High tackling skill will help your FS make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most FS do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your FS’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Does this FS have good hands? High catching skill will improve your FS’s chances of turning pass deflections into interceptions.
Carrying : Does your FS fumble a lot when returning the ball? Higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily. Not a high priority for most FS.
Kicking : FS are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your FS kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : FS are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your FS punt the ball more accurately.

K

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your K kick the ball longer distances.
Speed : Is this K fast? Speed is not a high priority skill for most Ks. However, some amount of speed will help your K address the ball quicker on kickoffs and give it a bit more distance, and chase down the return man.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your K accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. When kicking, agility will help improve your K’s mechanics a bit, improving his accuracy.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your K perform diving tackles vs a kick returner, and may add a bit of distance to kicks.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Playing on a lot of kickoffs or kicking a lot of long field goals will tire out your K quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this K see the field and ball? Vision will help your K improve his accuracy on field goals and extra points.
Confidence : Does this K believe in himself? Confidence will help your K maintain his composure after missing a kick, and will help him calm his nerves in pressure situations.
Blocking : Blocking is not a high priority for most Ks. Blocking will help your K engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : Ks only need to tackle on kickoffs, so this is not a high priority skill, but it should not be completely neglected. High tackling skill will help your K make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most Ks do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your K’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Not a high priority skill for a K, unless he is asked to play out of position. If playing as a receiver, catching will help him catch passes more easily.
Carrying : Not a high priority skill for a K, unless he is asked to play out of position. If running with the ball, higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily.
Kicking : Kicking is the most important skill for most Ks. Kicking will improve your K’s kicking mechanics, improving his accuracy even as the kick distance increases.
Punting : Ks are not frequently asked to punt the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a punter, punting will help your K punt the ball more accurately.

P

Strength : How strong is this player? Strength will help your P punt the ball longer distances.
Speed : Is this P fast? Speed is not a high priority skill for most Ps. However, some amount of speed will help your P address the ball quicker on punts and give it a bit more distance, and chase down the return man.
Agility : How agile is this player? Agility will help your P accelerate more quickly and lose less speed when changing direction. When punting, agility will help improve your P’s mechanics a bit, improving his accuracy.
Jumping : How high can you jump? Jumping will help your P perform diving tackles vs a punt returner, and will add a bit of distance to punts.
Stamina : How quickly does this player get winded? Punting a lot will tire out your P quickly. More stamina will keep him fresh longer.
Vision : How well does this P see the field and ball? Vision will help your P improve his accuracy on coffin corner attempts.
Confidence : Does this P believe in himself? Confidence will help your P maintain his composure after a long punt return, and will help him calm his nerves in pressure situations.
Blocking : Blocking is not a high priority for most Ps. Blocking will help your P engage and hold blocks longer.
Tackling : Ps have ten other men to tackle the returner, so this is not a high priority skill, but it should not be completely neglected. High tackling skill will help your P make tackles, keep the ball carrier from fighting out extra yards, and even force some fumbles.
Throwing : Most Ps do not throw the ball often, unless they are playing out of position, so this is not a high priority skill. Throwing will help your P’s throwing mechanics if he is asked to throw the ball.
Catching : Not a high priority skill for a P, unless he is asked to play out of position. If playing as a receiver, catching will help him catch passes more easily.
Carrying : Not a high priority skill for a P, unless he is asked to play out of position. If running with the ball, higher carrying skill will help him hold on to the ball when hit hard. Higher carrying will also help him break tackles more easily.
Kicking : Ks are not frequently asked to kick the ball, so this is not an important skill. If playing out of position as a kicker, kicking will help your P kick the ball more accurately.
Punting : Punting is the most important skill for most Ps. Punting will improve your P’s punting mechanics, improving his coffin corner accuracy even as his punt distance increases.

♦ ♦ ♦ Original Attribute Definitions (as written by DigitalDaggers January of 2008) ♦ ♦ ♦
This section is incomplete and out-of-date, but as it was written by an admin I decided to leave it in case you wanted to read it anyway.

Strength – Important for all lineman. Helps you break tackles and hit hard. Also helps you to throw, kick, and punt a little farther.

Speed – How fast you move. If you want to score, speed is recommended. Helps Defenders catch up for tackles too!

Vision – Did you see that hole open to the left? Can you see the goalposts? Vision helps ALL players know what is going on around them. It is very important for QBs “threading the needle” with passes. It’s also sort of the “6th sense” of predicting what your opponent is going to do when blocking or trying to break blocks. It also plays a role in avoiding penalties like false start and offsides.

Kicking – How well you can kick the ball for field goals and point after attempts. Helps determine accuracy and distance.

Throwing – If you want to hit your receivers in stride and not throw picks you’ll want a high throwing value.

Punting – How well you can punt the ball to your opponents. If you want good field position you’ll want a good punter. Having a good punting skill will help punts go further with more hang time.

Stamina – The better your stamina the more you’ll get on the field. Higher stamina players get tired more slowly, and will play better as a result.

Catching – You’ll need this if you are planning on catching any touchdowns or snagging any picks. “Hands of stone” syndrome? Up your catching.

Jumping – Need to lay out for a pass? Want to gain an couple extra yards on defense? Plan on swatting that ball away? Jumping is crucial to all of those things. It is also important when making diving tackles and diving for yardage when carrying the ball.
Agility – How fast your player can adjust their movement. If you want to dodge a tackle or head past a blocker you’ll want high agility. Important for any player who needs to turn quickly…Lineman as well as speedsters. Agility also determines acceleration. You can have all the speed in the world, but without agility, you won’t ever reach that top speed.

Confidence – Just throw 3 interceptions in a row? Missed a tackle? It doesn’t matter if you have enough confidence to dust yourself off and keep going. Helps your player’s will bend but not break.

Blocking – If you plan running any kind of offense you’re going to need plenty of good blockers. Blocking helps your player to keep his target occupied longer. For defensive players, knowing how to block helps you know how to shed blocks a little easier.
Carrying – Don’t want to fumble the ball? You better practice your holding ability. The better your Carrying skill, the less you will lose the ball from a good hit. Carrying will also help you make moves to avoid or break tackles.

Tackling – Tired of sloppy arm tackles? Well boost your tackling skill and wrap those ball carriers up! Tackling is a solid foundation for any defender.

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