This is just something i stumbled across. When you have earned and or bought high value players or simply players you don't wanna lose. Place them off of the depth chart.
One example is... I have a special card that the contract cannot be extended and it happens to be QB, Drew Brees, i will place him 3 or 4 on the depth chart under a couple QB scrubs(low rated) ,and during the game i would sub him in on the formation sub screen."NOT THE PAUSE DEPTH CHART" You can then use him the entire game without any loss of contracted games.
Note. You can do this with any player you want to keep
For wr's i have 5 lower value wr's all rated in the 60's. I have aquired a few good wr's in Knox(Skill and Speed), Wayne(BEAST), Ginn(Speedy), and i have them as my 6-8 on the depth chart. Yes I know i have a lot of WR's. I sub them in on all formations when i feel the need to smash my opponent.
a. You never have to extend their contracts
b. You have BEASTS on your team
c. Save your coins for more BEASTS
d. Your opponent won't know what hit them because your teams overall rating will reflect a LOW rating because it rates your starters.
e. Works on ALL PLAYERS (DEFENSE TOO)
Things that suck:
a. You have to substitue the BEASTS in. This could take some time depending on the play clock or how fast your opponent picks their play
PS. I also have Adrian Peterson as a trick up my sleeve
I've come to the conclusion that MUT is the funnest part of Madden 11. (IMO)
Peace and fried chicken grease