Depth Chart Rules

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  1. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    It's awfully late in the OD, but there's no time like the present. Here are 2 depth chart clarifications/rules (1 clarification, 1 new rule) that I'd like to see.

    1. 2 deep rule. This means that you need to fill out your 2 deep depth chart fully with the correct guys. This means that you need to have at least 2 guys for each position on the field in your depth chart. IE. for a 4-3's D-line, this means 2 LEs, 2 REs, and 4 DTs. If your #3 DE is noticeably better than your #4, you can have him as the backup for both LE and RE, but you'll still need to have your #4 DE as the #3 guy in your depth charts for both LE and RE. That way, if you use mass subs, or just have both starters get tired, you've got a replacement for both LE and RE.

    Here are the positions for which you need to have filled:
    QB: 2
    HB: 2
    FB: 2 if you have 2, 1 if not.
    WR: 4
    TE: 2
    (O-line rarely gets tired. I personally have separate backups for each of the 5 positions, but I won't impose that on you guys)
    OT: 3 total (2 starters and a backup)
    G: 3 total
    C: 3 total

    LE: 2
    RE: 2
    DT: 2 (3 man front) or 4 (4 man front)
    LOLB: 2
    ROLB: 2
    MLB: 4 (3-4) or 2 (everything else)
    CB: 4
    FS: 2
    SS: 3 (3-3-5 or 4-2-5), or 2 (everything else)

    2. The new rule is to make sure that you only have legal guys in your depth chart. The CPU will automatically put safeties all over your depth chart (IE. FS @ LB or even on the D-line sometimes). The following are combinations that should NOT exist in your depth chart:
    Safeties anywhere except the secondary
    CBs anywhere except CB or FS.
    LBs on the D-line (this is another pretty common one for the CPU to do).
    I don't think I've ever seen this, but no WRs/HBs @ TE/FB.
     
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  2. blLL flo

    blLL flo BTFU!

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    I have a question about depth chart/formation subs.

    My #1 WR is 97 overall and 90 speed. My #3 and #4 WRs are 98 and 96 speed. I want to move one of them to the outside in 3 and 4 WR formations and have my #1 in the slot.

    I did this last year after playing Northwestern, but wanted to disclose/ask before the season this year. Usually people have beef with fast guys in the slot, and I'm going for the opposite.
     
  3. UofCWildcat

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    Isn't the slot usually a fast short guy anyway?
     
  4. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    My 2nd best WR is 90 OVR with 87 SPD.
    My 3rd best WR is 88 OVR with 97 SPD.

    I would feel dirty with a 97 SPD guy in the slot (I'm sure UofCWildcat would just LOVE chasing him on his slant outs!) and I prefer to have my burners on the outside so I'm having my third best (97 SPD) as my #2 and my second best (87 SPD) in the slot.
     
  5. edge7771

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    Shouldn't a 335 or a 425 be required to have 4 SS like the 34 is required to have 4 MLB? Also jello1717 I think you need to make the CB to SS either a yes or no so we have no question about it.
     
  6. UofCWildcat

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    Dont worry. I got 4 FS and 4 SS at the moment (y)
     
  7. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    They SHOULD have 4 SS for the 3-3-5, but stupid EA doesn't have different depth charts for different defensive schemes so even a 3-3-5 only has 3 SS slots in their depth chart.

    In this case, then that's a "no" on having CBs playing SS.
     
  8. edge7771

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    Nothing against you at all. It just seems with the league getting more competitive rules are being stretched or a seeing what I can get away with mentality is taken.
     
  9. edge7771

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    jello1717 hey to follow up on what bill is talking about do we need to have our depth chart go in ovr order? Or can we start who we want regardless of ovr rating?
     
  10. UofCWildcat

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    IMO it depends. I run the option and would appreciate my fastest receiver int he slot so i can run options with him. But that's me
     
  11. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    You definitely don't need to go in OVR order as that's just an average rating and not necessarily an indicator on what in particular you're looking for. Hell, last year I started an 86 OVR FR QB over 2 96 OVR SR QBs because I preferred his skill set over the others.
     
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  12. GoGators

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    Package subs my man.
     
  13. UofCWildcat

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    Good point.
     
  14. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    That's how I do it. There's almost always a package sub that puts your #1 or #2 (usually 1 for each) in the slot if you want him running the ball.
     

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