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Theo Wizzago
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In the passing plays there's always one route that is red. Sometimes it correlates with the name of the play (TE IN for example)... sometimes the name of the play is vague but there's still always one route that's colored red. I use to think that mean it was the 'hot route'. Now I'm not so sure. Nothing I could find in the WIKI on it.
So just what does it mean and how does it effect everything?
Is it effected by when you select that particular receiver in progressions?
Does it effect the QB's choices at all?
Stuff like that.
Thanks in advance.

 
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i think it might have to do with blocking. is it always RB/FB/TEs? if so then it indicates the route that player will run if they do not see a blitz. if they do see it and the settings are right they will stay in to block. or maybe im just totally wrong, could go either way.
 
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that's the primary receiver if the play is called as is. the only time that I dont think you can override the primary receiver is if it's a screen, at least i've never had any luck with it.

a lot of your questions can be figured out really easily just by experimenting. schedule a throwaway scrim, select a play unaltered on 1st down, use the same play on 2nd with your preferred progressions, then same play on 3rd with whatever other changes you want. you'll learn more that way than by asking because you are just as likely to get wrong answers here than the right ones.
 
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That's the first read in the route progression.
Use custom progressions always though. That way they can be set up for the players you have
to time up with when they come out of there breaks; that's what you're looking for

The default primary read is often (but definitely not always) your best route on a play,
but that still doesn't necessarily mean you want it to be the first read. If it takes time to develop,
many times the QB has moved to the next read before it does. I personally often put it second
in the progressions, with a short, usually middle route as the 'primary' if its not a 3rd and long
That way if the quick route is open or the middle undefended, you can get a quick pass w/ YAC
otherwise your QB goes onto the 2nd read just as he makes his cut, which is optimal timing.
The only way to find out is to watch the plays and focus on the receivers, when they make their breaks,
when they get open, etc, to determine the best order for your specific team- then hope the QB does it right.

The other problem with the default progressions is you can only see the order of the first read (the red one as said)!
Now, you could watch all the plays and if you watch enough eventually you will see the 4th or 5th read of a play
but frankly that will take a lot of time when you could better use that time to set up custom progressions.

I'm really not trying to criticize anyone, but how is it possible to run an offense yet not have known
stuff like the primary read for a passing play? Its one of the most basic things about the AI...
GLB needs to have more explanation (and especially easier to access) for its features-
which it has a lot of but that isn't always self-explanatory. Every page and every feature should have
that little ? next to it where you can link to a help article... i've said that many times before
I have no idea how anyone could possibly game plan in not-casual without things like custom route progressions.
Its a big disadvantage for teams that aren't aware of some of the most basic (yet unexplained) functions in GLB
 
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Now that I reread your questions, it seems that you are already using custom progressions.
If so, the red route is totally irrelevant, don't even worry about it (other than a suggestion of the best route in the play)
If not, probably go ahead and start using custom progressions and then it will be irrelevant
 
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Originally posted by Guppy, Inc
that's the primary receiver if the play is called as is. the only time that I dont think you can override the primary receiver is if it's a screen, at least i've never had any luck with it.

a lot of your questions can be figured out really easily just by experimenting. schedule a throwaway scrim, select a play unaltered on 1st down, use the same play on 2nd with your preferred progressions, then same play on 3rd with whatever other changes you want. you'll learn more that way than by asking because you are just as likely to get wrong answers here than the right ones.


I don't wanna cost my team owner that much flex. I had kinda figured it was the primary receiver if you didn't touch anything (stock play and progressions)... but I wasn't sure if installing your own progressions would cause any of the issues I listed. I reckon there's been someone who's probably wondered the same things and might've already done the grunt work... but likely, as you point out, it's just there to highlight the primary receiver and his route if you're inclined to not make changes to the play inside the package.

Thanks Gup.
 
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Originally posted by Theo Wizzago
I don't wanna cost my team owner that much flex.


*cough* Donate flex *cough*
 
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If its casual I usually scout a couple of same age teams that run the play Im checking. Not worried about Im Open pop-ups but the vision cone (allowing for different QBs and their settings

In regular I ignore the red route and use the checkdown....I usually checkdown 2 positions eg FB FB FB WR1 WR1 etc staying on the guy I want for longer etc
 
Theo Wizzago
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Originally posted by Sonic
*cough* Donate flex *cough*


Didn't think you could donate from person to person, but thanks for the offer.
 
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Originally posted by Theo Wizzago
Didn't think you could donate from person to person, but thanks for the offer.


You still can't as far as I know, but you can donate to the team bank - iff'n you were just about run a bunch of scrims.

 
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Originally posted by Theo Wizzago
Didn't think you could donate from person to person, but thanks for the offer.


Originally posted by Theo Wizzago
I don't wanna cost my team owner that much flex.


*cough* Donate flex to the team *cough*
 
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Originally posted by Sonic
*cough* Donate flex to Theo *cough*


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Originally posted by Theo Wizzago
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Originally posted by Sonic
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