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Old 08-06-2014, 11:57 AM   #41
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Re: Pre-season games - meaningless?

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The page you reference only has 3 strings, and that's possible only because of the current 90-man roster limit. I can assure you, with the confidence of a life-long Bear fan going back to Bill George (played MLB and wore his #61 in high school), only one or two of the players listed as 3rd string will be with the Bears on opening day.
90 man roster - exactly

We are talking about the preseason here where they have a 90 man roster so there are legit 4th string players fighting for a roster spot. We are not talking about opening day.

Just refer to the thread title
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:57 AM   #42
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I have not played Madden since the mid 2000's and I was wondering is there certain screens that you substitute your 2nd & 3rd string to be set up before the preseason, or would you have to do it after each quarter?


I believe u can only do it by pausing and changing depth charts atleast that's how I've always done it.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:05 PM   #43
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I have not played Madden since the mid 2000's and I was wondering is there certain screens that you substitute your 2nd & 3rd string to be set up before the preseason, or would you have to do it after each quarter?
The game will automatically swap out the players listed at the top of the depth chart at the end of the (I think?) second quarter. Could be the first quarter for some games, I forget. Note that this operates based on whatever players are currently listed at the top of the depth chart within the game.

Beyond that, any substitutions made you have to make yourself.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:06 PM   #44
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I believe u can only do it by pausing and changing depth charts atleast that's how I've always done it.
You can just change your depth chart before the game starts.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:25 PM   #45
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You can just change your depth chart before the game starts.


not it u want your back ups to play since they only get replaced once second quarter starts after that during 3rd and 4th quarter u have to pause and edit your depth charts....but can't do that for the cmp so u basically stuck playing your 3rd and 4th string guys against there 2nd string starters.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:33 PM   #46
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90 man roster - exactly

We are talking about the preseason here where they have a 90 man roster so there are legit 4th string players fighting for a roster spot. We are not talking about opening day.

Just refer to the thread title
Maybe you're talking about 90 man rosters but I'm talking about the meaninglessness of 3rd and 4th string for the entire season. Not worth the effort when so much else needs work. One or two of the 3rd stringers might make the opening day roster. It's not hard to work them into the depth chart as it is now.

Of all the things to complain about in an effort to show Madden is a failure as a football simulation, this has to be like saying you don't like Lady Gaga because she has a big nose.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:35 PM   #47
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4 games of xp to progress young players. Let them get experience in games that would otherwise not count. Also allow them to play vs other teams backups so there is a chance to do better.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:09 PM   #48
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Re: Pre-season games - meaningless?

Honest question

If you have a quarterback who has three points lower arm strength and three points lower accuracy ratings across the board, same everything else, than the guy starting and the guy with worse ratings actually finishes pre-season with better stats, would you really look to start the lower rated guys. I wish Madden actually worked like that but personally I think you can do all the evaluating you need from the roster menu. Just my two cents though.

Pre-Season, in Madden, to me is just a chance to get guys hurt.

Again, just my two cents.
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