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Madden 19 Will Feature Revamped Depth Charts

For decades EA Sports has allowed you to set your depth chart only 1 way.  You put your top player at each position in the first slot on your depth chart and he is the guy who plays unless he is tired or you manually sub him out.

That approach generally works 75% of the time but there are a lot of situations where it just isn’t appropriate.  One that immediately comes to mind is 3rd and short where the situation would obviously call for a strong running back to come in and get that yard you need.

In the past, you would have needed to use a package like “Spell HB” or manually sub your favorite big running back in.  In Madden 19, you will set your Power HB in the depth chart and when you are in a formation that calls for a strong HB, he will be subbed in where appropriate.

That isn’t the only situation though.  The full list of new depth chart positions includes:

  • Rush Right Defensive End
  • Rush Left Defensive End
  • Rush Defensive Tackle
  • Slot Cornerback
  • Sub Linebacker
  • Power Half Back
  • Slot Wide Receiver

Maybe you are in a Nickel or Dime formation because it is 3rd and long.  You know your opponent isn’t going to run it so you want to get your pass rushers on the field.  You can set your favorite DE who usually lines up outside to be your rush defensive tackle and a speedy backup DE to come in only in situations that call for a rush defensive end.

When it comes down to it, this will be a feature that will improve Madden 19 from previous games even if most players stop noticing it after the first few weeks.  That should always be the goal of the development team.  To put in improvements that feel natural and like they have always been there.

How do you feel about the revamped depth charts in Madden 19? Let us know in the comments below!

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Timothy Lee tlfresh07 #ps4
Timothy Lee tlfresh07 #ps4
6 years ago

What about being able to change your Dbs to linebackers ?

Fozzy
Fozzy
6 years ago

I would edit them and change their positions. Like the cards did with Deone Buchanon. I changed a safety i drafted to OLB.

tim
tim
6 years ago

Interesting

Daniel Ross
Daniel Ross
6 years ago

like to see the QB do something other than just standing to get sacked, Go Vikes 🙂

tim
tim
6 years ago

Well Vikings has Cousins now, good luck on that

Tony
Tony
6 years ago

Just leave the game alone just like the real NFL GO STEELERS,

St. Garth
St. Garth
6 years ago

Bring back the VICK PLAYMAKER STICK where you can reRoute WRs & send crackback blocks (quick directional control of lead blockers) while rushing the ball . Go Saints ????????????????

Felipe
Felipe
6 years ago

Magnet sacks in Madden 18 were horrendous

Félix-Antoine Lachance
Félix-Antoine Lachance
6 years ago

I hope they’re gonna fix the fatigue management of players… It’s so annoying when you drive all the field and then, all your best players are tired when you are in the red zone and you end up trying to score a TD with the 4th and 5th WR…

So many other things to fix :
1. Celebration after TD : players through the walls
2. Fumbles : the player who fumbles the balls seems unconscious
3. EXP : players get small bits of exp and then, BAM, 16000 exp and they go from 80 to 87 overall in a week.
4. Why do I have to choose between 3 teams only when moving teams to a new city?? And I can’t choose anything if I move a team to Vegas…
5. I want an hybrid franchise mode : play only the player created on the field but make trades, build the team and be able to move teams to new towns
6. Improved longshot mode : the mini games just sucked… I also want it to continue after de draft, mini camp, preseason, season…. you have to play better than the CPU playing the QB ahead of you in the depth chart, ask for a trade, etc.
7. Real rookies : at least for the first year or two, real draft picks (just like in NHL 2018). Maybe even some events that determines the overall of the player you created (combine, NCAA Bowl game, etc)

Fozzy
Fozzy
6 years ago

can’t you player lock onto one guy when you load into games?

Michael Barclay
Michael Barclay
6 years ago

Also lead blocking like madden 07

Justin
Justin
6 years ago

I have been waiting for this feature for sooooo damn long.

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