This same issue has been happening to me for months. Nothing worked until I just read the reply about the guys guitar hero controller being plugged. I have a bluetooth headset that was plugged into the rear usb slot, and as soon as I unplugged it the freeze glitch fixed itself. What a BS bug and how dare EA not bother to fix it! I will not be spending anymore money on the Madden franchise.
so anytime I try and take control of a player or scramble with the QB the joystick up motion just freezes the player... stops him dead in his tracks. Two different controllers both do this for the entire time I have had this game. Fully charged, fresh batteries. Doesnt do it on any other game.
Joystick up doesnt work. Can I really be the only one???