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