Originally Posted by DC_ROCK
But you have to press the button fast to get their top speed ability.
The only way a slower player catches up to a faster player is if your player is tired, because he has been running for along time, or has broken a few tackles, and doesnt have as much endurace than the player chaseing you.
Or, when you press the speed button 3 times per second (compare that to 15 times per second for the same player w/ the same spd & acc). Either way, you still have to mash the button to sprint downfield.
Anyway, I still prefer Madden's "hold the sprint button to speed up" configuration.