Show Blitz Logic Refined: By MikeWest502 and Solarkev
We've mastered an element that has been addressed, but no positive results found. I wish I could contact Packfan to add this information to his research data.
As we know it, the "show blitz" logic for any defender in Madden had them walking up to the A-Gap only. After testing new values, we're capable of having the FS or SS show blitz to any gap of the LOS and can modify the player position depth off the LOS.
With that here goes and it's very simple:
First, the PSAL numbers...
Step is always 0 - do not touch
Show Blitz Code is 48 - do not touch
Val1 = Percentage of how much the defender will show or disguise his blitz. Numbers below 55, mostly the player is disguising his blitz by not moving much. Using numbers 65 and above will make the defender walk up to the LOS pre-snap.
Val2 = The Gap where the defender will walk up to at LOS.
Val3 = The depth off the LOS the defender will stop at before the snap.
Range of numbers for Val2. 0-22 for the left side of the LOS. 0- -22 negative numbers used for the right side of the LOS. *See note at bottom.
0-5 lines the defender up in the A-Gap. Center/Guard
6-11 lines the defender up in the B-Gap. Guard/Tackle
12-16 lines the defender up in the C-Gap. Tackle/TE
17-22 lines defender up outside the OLB's.
Using the same numbers in negative form line the defender up on the right side of the LOS.
Val3 numbers: Weve been using 6, 8 or 10 so the SS or FS stops his walk befor he gets to the LOS.
0 = defender walks to the LOS.
6 = defender stops off the hip of the Dline.
8 = defender stops at LB depth.
10 = defender stops half yard behind LB's.
Using the Defensive PBE 1.2. Open your playbook, select a play. Double click on defender you want to modify, select Advanced, the move mouse over to Edit PSAL. When the blank box opens up, click "Undo all Changes", you'll see all the logic. Double Click Step "0" make your changes to Vals 1-3, click ok. Save your book, see results in game.
Example data set:
Step Code Val1 Val2 Val3
--0---- 48---- 70--12---8
Pre Snap - The SS will walk up to the C-Gap on the left side of the LOS and stop 3 yards off LOS positioned between Tackle and TE.
:Note - You can not enter negative numbers into the PBE using keyboard. You must use copy/paste function to paste the negative numbers in from a txt file.
The playbook editor converted the negative numbers to positive numbers. -22 was converted to 234. Using that info -21=235, -20=236 etc. You can enter these larger numbers in the editor for the FS to line up in any of the gaps on the right side of the LOS.
Solarkev, if I missed anything chime in please.