Nfl head coach '09

NFL Head Coach 09
Developer(s) EA Tiburon
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series Madden NFL
Engine Proprietary
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s) Bundle with Madden 09:
August 12, 2008
September 2, 2008
PlayStation Store:
September 4, 2008
Genre(s) Sports management game
Mode(s) Single player

NFL Head Coach 09 is the follow-up to NFL Head Coach for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game was released on August 12, 2008. The game is available in the 20th Anniversary Special Edition of Madden NFL 09,[1][2] and was released as a standalone game on September 2, 2008.[3] The full game was released as a download on the PlayStation Store on September 4, 2008 in the US, and no Europe or other overseas release is planned. The best teams in the game were the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots with an overall score of 97 and 99. The worst teams in the game were the Falcons, Lions, and Dolphins with an overall from 23 to 36.

Tony Dungy from Indianapolis Colts replaces Bill Cowher as the cover head coach[4] while Adam Schefter and Todd McShay provide commentary on upcoming draft picks.[5]

Bundle with Madden NFL 09

Electronic Arts announced in a press release that NFL Head Coach 09 would be available in the Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition, claiming, "If we shipped Head Coach alone, it would be a full-priced SKU. But if we pack it in, we can reduce the price and make it a bonus to our fans... On the first Head Coach, we think it was a great concept, and as far as we've taken it, to be able to pack that in and pass on those savings to our consumers, if you can have one awesome pack like this -- we're really fired up."[1] Two weeks later, EA announced a standalone version would be available three weeks after Madden's release.[3]

New Features

Unlike the previous title, you can upgrade the staff by using skill points. From which you can spend on either Skills or Special Skills. The NFL Draft was redone. Instead of the usual 7 pick draft, you can only pick if you have a draft pick. You can make your own plays in the play creator and also watch live events from around the league. You also have to deal with Game Changers. They differentiate from Study Session to Potential Changers. Some Game Changers are good and some are bad.


The game comes with the usual NFL 32 teams but no AFC or NFC teams or any Fantasy teams. But the game comes with over 30 stadiums including the Pro Bowl stadium that's played in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Like any other sports game, the game came with several glitches:

Glitch #1: Contract Talks page may freeze at certain times.

Glitch #2: If you try to do a Calm Reaction, your clipboard said you did an Emotional Reaction instead.

Glitch #3: During the 4th quarter with at least 2 minutes left, your coordinator would say "There just outside range now" even if the other team is within range.

Glitch #4: Sometimes you have to resign even if your team did excellent.

Glitch #5: When you go to the playoffs, the regular season record does not work so you don't know if you won or loss until you look at the Box Score or look at the approval rating. If the rating went down, that means you lost. If the rating goes green or doesn't change, that means you won and you can then move on to either the Division, Conference, or Super Bowl.

See also


External links

  • Official site
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