I thought "3DRB" would allow you to set a specific 3rd down running back. This would be a great feature since in my franchise I have a pretty good speed and power RBs. But no matter what I set here my #1 RB is still in on 3rd down.
So the 3rd down back only goes in for pass plays on 3rd down? I guess I can see the use if your starting back isn't a good receiving back. But it's pretty much opposite my play style though. Guess my FB will continue to star on 3rd/short. He's made the Pro-Bowl 4 years straight now :)
Is their any reason the depth chart would put my TE as the top long snapper instead of some of my O-line guys that are 20 better rated for it? Snapper isn't a recieving target in any of the fakes right?
Right, that's why I was baffled to see the computer had my #1 TE at the top instead of even some of the 2nd string O-line guys that still have a better rating at the position. I always order the depth chart myself rather than rely on letting the computer auto-sort. But never looked at LS really since I had no idea what it was.
As far as HB/3DRB, passing plays with the HB as the target(screen, HB angle, etc) still use the #1 HB correct?
What constitues a "speed" play exactly? In my first game with a 3DRB different from my #1HB I coulnd't tell that he was in any more regularly or in any sort of pattern of play types/formations than he was previously from random fatigue subbing.
It's distance that determines what back is in on 3rd down. Think about it, if it is 3rd and 2 and running play still makes sense, so a larger back is kept in. It also keeps the defence honest on play action.
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