Thats great news as it does add to the strategy part of the game and is a feature I have missed in recent Maddens.
Now if they can only fix the "WR/DB Matchups" so I can assign a specific DB to a WR without having the other matchups screwed up (i.e. a LB on the 2nd WR) then it would be perfect.
They had this in last years madden if i remember correctly, you could go into coaching options and set your defensive assignments. So your number one corner would always match up with their number one WR, or their tall WR, or whoever you wanted him covering
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