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Armed and Dangerous in Backbreaker

Armed and Dangerous16 (10)

Stiff arm an opposing player in a single player Exhibition or League game.

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Achievement Guide for Armed and Dangerous

SGT Impaler
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SGT Impaler
Achievement won on 19 Feb 11
TA Score for this game: 1,318
Posted on 19 February 11 at 16:00
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While this achievement sounds straight-forward enough, it does require some explanation.

The achievement requires that you, as the ball-carrier, use the stiff arm maneuver AND successfully elude the would-be tackler.

Some hints: Strength will help your runner shake off the tackle. If you can get a Tight-End or a Fullback against a Cornerback, you have a better chance.

Ensure that you are carrying the ball in the arm furthest from the defender. You cannot stiff-arm left if the ball is in your left arm.

The stiff-arm itself is an aggressive maneuver. Use the Right-Trigger held while pushing left or right on the Right Thumbstick toward the defender.

After the contact, it is likely that your ball carrier will be stumbled. Look for the message in the lower-right of the screen that says to press A for Stumble Recovery. This one button can make or break the success of the entire maneuver.

If you are merely trying to accomplish this objective, you can improve your chances by using the Indianapolis Spartans versus a weak defensive team such as the Albuquerque Atoms or the Nashville Guardians. The Spartans boast a star Tight End, #88, Rowan Mason (I believe) who can make good catches and still have the power and speed to get one-on-one against much smaller defenders.

Of course, setting the gameplay to Easy and the quarter length to 15 minutes will give you ample opportunity to get many offensive plays.
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