Originally Posted by CAGLeagueSports
Just to borrow the conversation going on in the other league, there was an issue last year with people using the hot swap method to sub QB's in and out without any warning to the opponent. This was basically done to use an accurate QB on passing plays and a fast QB for QB runs. This was quickly deemed as being a cheap tactic.
An argument was made of "Just pay attention to the QB's jersey number!", but what that doesn't account for is that in real life, the coach sees what personnel his opponent has on the field BEFORE making his play call. In Madden, you're left with audibling and trying to adjust individual coverage all before the ball is snapped.
The policy that was used was that you could only swap out a QB at the beginning of a drive, UNLESS you paused the game and sent your opponent a message saying "subbing QB". Since the game doesn't do any better of a job this year of notifying people of personnel changes before they pick their defensive play, I think we should continue with the same policy. This may seem like a hassle, but if it's such a vital part of your strategy to change out your QB in the middle of a drive, then you'll have to get used to it.
Wildcat formations are excluded from this rule since the game does show "Wildcat" when one of those plays is selected. I'll get this info added to the rules section of the OP. If anybody has any questions, feel free to ask.
This is going to hamper the way I play. I have the Jets and I use the Tebow package pretty often. It has Tebow in as QB by default in the Shotgun-Heavy formation. If I have to sub Tebow in, and then use him the rest of the drive seems unrealistic to me. I don't mind telling the other person I"m subbing in Tebow, but is it cool if I switch him out after?
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