To EA Sports in General: An idea Okay, I typically don't do this kind of thing. I don't know how popular TF is in the internet community, honestly. I like it. But I have an idea that I hope people here pass onto other forums, and maybe we put a bug in EA's ear. It involves the quarterback position and the awareness attribute. Awareness is one of the biggest reasons why stud quarterbacks are as high overall as they are. Yes, accuracy is important, and throw power, but awareness seems to be the biggest or second biggest attribute that determines a 61 overall quarterback and a 99 overall quarterback. Why is it that this attribute, which determines the greats from the average joes, is all but ignored by the online franchise community when deciding on a quarterback? Shouldn't this be important too? I have a proposal for Madden '12 involving the quarterback position when going up to the line. Based on the awareness attribute of the quarterback, you could flick a button while looking at your play (say hit R3 while having R2 down looking at the play), you have a chance to see what the defense is set up to do. Not the whole defense, mind you. Not even for Peyton Manning or Drew Brees. But have something like 3-7 of the 11 player's routes shown on screen for the best awareness players, and for lower awareness players, nothing shows at all (like now). That way, you can actually look like Manning/Brees and change coverages, plays, and whatever based on what you see. If the defense calls an audible, you can flip the switch again and have a secondary shot at seeing the new calls. I also would suggest a balancing factor, and an idea that would encourage....STRATEGY....by allowing the middle linebacker position ONLY the ability to do the same thing on the offense, based on awareness. The defensive player would see the blocking schemes of some/all of the offensive line and routes of receivers and be able to audible accordingly, just like the quarterback. I know most people wouldn't care about this at all as most people don't care online in lobbies about "sim" football. However, I think this type of idea would not be as crazy as the "vision cone" from Madden '06, the last time EA tried to have awareness affect gameplay. This idea, if implemented properly, would encourage some gamesmanship and strategy and actually have people PLAN their attack even more, which encourages more realism. Isn't that what EA says...."It's in the game"? Awareness as a whole isn't. If it doesn't matter when a user is playing quarterback, then why have that stat in the game at all? Maybe I'm the minority here. If so this post will go into quiet oblivion. If not, post this somewhere. Let someone else see this idea. Or call me a fool.