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Theo Wizzago
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Can't believe I hadn't put this together in my head until now but it struck me today that the specialized WR slots (WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4, & WR5) only show up when choosing progressions for the QB in the passing play. Or so I thought. Today I found you could select those specialized WR slots for runs as well. Which led to my (erroneous?) conclusion that if you DO NOT select a specialized slot, then the package/AI chooses the player from the depth chart from the standard/GENERIC WR slot... right? Or does choosing the specialized slots in the progressions.... even on a rushing play... mean nothing at all towards who plays at those WR positions?
 
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From the generic WR depth chart. So if you run to the right, put your strong WR on that side.

 
Theo Wizzago
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Ah. Thanks. I suspected as much but wasn't 100% sure. Better to ask instead of assume.
 
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Yeah I quit using the regular chart all together. Imo, that just a casual hold over. The only way it makes sense is if all of the WRs were roughly identical.

Even if you had all Speedster builds (for example) the odds of not having a couple of better ones you wanted to feature (WR1/2) or conversely, a worse one you wanted to avoid (WR4/5) are pretty slim.

 
Theo Wizzago
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Originally posted by TJ Spikes
Yeah I quit using the regular chart all together. Imo, that just a casual hold over. The only way it makes sense is if all of the WRs were roughly identical.

Even if you had all Speedster builds (for example) the odds of not having a couple of better ones you wanted to feature (WR1/2) or conversely, a worse one you wanted to avoid (WR4/5) are pretty slim.



Well, I know I'm late to the party but wondered how the packages interfaced with the depth chart in that situation. What I take from this is, if you don't select the specific WR's in the progressions then it takes from the generic WR slot... no matter if run or pass. Don't know as to how this will effect how I do my AI's and packages but it is good to know it works that way. Might be something I can use someday.
 
Theo Wizzago
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Speaking of the Shotgun 5WR formation, I went on a long digging spree and couldn't find anything in my notes, my PM's, or the WIKI about which WR is which in that formation. I know all the other ones but is it (reading left to right);

WR1--WR3--WR5--WR4--WR2?
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WR1--WR3--WR4--WR5--WR2?

Thanks in advance.
 
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think of it in formation order.., the 3 wide sets add 1 next to the WR2 to create the spread

then from the spread they add a WR5 next to the 4

fwiw... i hate the 5W set. in reality, what's so amazing about that 5th WR, that it's worth taking out a HB? that better be a seriously special mofo.
 
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Chris is correct: 1 - 3 - 5 - 4 - 2.

Of course, I never throw passes, so I could be wrong. But then again, there ARE QB running plays for 5WR, so...
 
Theo Wizzago
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Thanks Chris. I so very rarely use the 5 WR set but there's a few plays I like in it for certain AI's to use on highly specific teams. What really throws me off is that the Trips formation is 1-2-3... which seems crazy as it feels it should be 1-3-2 (bringing #2 WR over and simply sliding it in between the tackle and WR-3)... which is what you confirm that they do with the 5WR set. Now I can be sure of my progressions.
 
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Yeah that trips formation is all bassackward. Every other formation has WR 1 on the LoS. Every formation with a TE has the WR2 off the line. Not sure who conned Bort into making that formation a thing anyway. One odd ball formation with a flanker, instead of slots like every other formation.
Edited by ProRobber on Sep 24, 2019 21:01:41
Edited by ProRobber on Sep 24, 2019 20:53:16
 


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