Let’s take a peak under the hood of Connected Franchise Mode and see whats in store for 2014. EA has given us another green light to indulge you in the CFM features. This would be all three different types of CFMs (owner, coach, player). Here at Tradition Sports, we want to continue our series of What It All Means. We are excited to see what this year’s release brings and eager to answer any questions you guys have!
Personally, I enjoy CFM more than any mode on Madden and always have a “league” first mentality. After seeing the mode grow within this cycle, I came away pretty impressed with the direction of what Josh Looman and his team are doing. With this being my first release as an EA Sports Gamechanger, I hope you guys enjoy my views on this particular mode of the game.
Sanders was a bit of a late riser this year, but his tireless work ethic and competitiveness have left scouts bullish on his future. He possesses 3+ pitches, including a filthy fastball that tops 100 MPH. Considered as close to a sure thing as there is in this draft, Sanders will be MLB ready in less than 2 years. Despite posting a ridiculous .99 WHIP at Pacific, it remains to be seen how slowly the Yankees want to take it with him. With Kevin Geer and David Taylor in pinstripes, the AL East could be in for a devastating 1-2-3 punch atop the Yankee rotation.
2) Cincinnati Reds – SP Kyle Tracy, Duquesne
Tracy has some question marks for a top 2 pick, having come from a...
-- Only 32 C All-Time in Dugout have totaled 10+ WAR
-- Only 16 have averaged more than 2 WAR over a season
-- Battle between Garcia/Warren continues as they are the only 5+ WAR/Season
Overall Stats above but let's take a look at the top 5 in depth...
#5 All-Time C Wayne Barnes
-- Drafted #6 overall on 2019 by San Diego Padre
-- Traded to the O's in a deal for SP Jake Odorizzi
-- 6x All Star 1x Gold Golve 2x WS Champ
-- #1 in HR in 2029 (49)
-- #1 in R in 2024 (119)
-- 300th career HR on 9/27/29
-- Career High WAR: 6.0
#4 All-Time C Kyle Skipworth
-- Drafted #6 overall in 2008 by Florida Marlins
-- Traded to Minnesota in 2015 for SP Liam Hendricks
-- 9 years in MIN before spending his last 5 in STL
-- 4x All Star 3x Gold Glove
-- 300th HR (8/1/26) 1000th RBI (5/13/27) 100th R (9/15/28)
1. Texans - Clowney/Watt
2. Broncos - Von Miller / Ware
3. Saints - Jairius Byrd / Kenny Vaccaro
4. Patriots - Darrelle Revis / Brandon Browner
5. Browns - Joe Haden / Donte "Hitner" Whitner
J.J. WATT AND JADEVEON CLOWNEY – HOUSTON TEXANS
Beware, AFC South quarterbacks. The Texans selected Clowney with the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, and immediately boast one of the most feared pass-rushing duos in the league. Clowney amassed 24 sacks in three seasons at South Carolina, while Watt already has an NFL Defensive Player of the Year award (2012) to his credit. Utilize the abilities of Watt and Clowney with Madden NFL 15’s all-new pass rush mechanics for both finesse and power moves.
Moore: Watt does with an array of 95+ ratings for Power...