Cheese if that's what you want to call it.. I'll admit to that, and I see nothing wrong with it. When playing online, I run a set of very effective plays. I will abuse the AI as much as I can. I will run nanos to get pressure, and all that stuff. But what some people don't understand is that everything has a counter. All of that is legal in tournaments anyway. "Freestyle" madden is just different than "Sim" madden. I'll say it again: Everything you call cheese can be countered and stopped. That's your job. Is your opponent "nanoing" you? Be able to see where it's coming from and slide-protect that way, or block your RB that way. Set up plays with quick reads and passing options. Is your opponent abusing you with two routes that are tough to stop? Fill up one area with zones, and user-guard the other while sending a nano blitz of your own. Bait your opponent into throwing a pick to the guy you're user guarding. Every opponent is different, and you will win or lose based off of your ability to adjust. If you want to hang with some of the better players, you're going to have to abuse the AI to some extent. I enjoy playing against people who play like me.. it's my schemes vs his schemes. My ability to adjust vs his ability to adjust. It's like a chess game, except in the form of the greatest sport in the world. If you don't do these "cheesy" things, then you will complain when people do them do you, and that would make you a noob. If you don't play ranked and tournament games, I can see why you wouldn't want to play like that. That's fine if you don't like it, I didn't like it at first either but it grew on me. But you can't get online in a competitive setting and expect your opponent not to do everything in his power to win. There is absolutely nothing wrong with "cheesing". Everything can be stopped. If your opponent can't stop something, he deserves to get beat by it until he finds a way to stop it.