Kicking: I have noticed that on punts if you pull back slightly rather then forward your kicks go further. I think it may be the case with all kicking, but the key word is SLIGHTLY if you pull back to much it will go short. Dummies: It seems like some player pull it of better then others and there are two variations of it, a more paused dummie (harder to do) can work better. Maybe I am having more success with the dummies then first reported because the x-box uses the face buttons. Dam, I am itching to buy the ps2 version just to see the differences, if there are any. Jumps: try to follow your instincs, and play close attention to were the arrow is before it disappears, follow the shadow if you can, set the color setting on your tv so you can see the shadows better.