Reading over on the EA Sports Blog -
“Gun Ace Wing TE and Empty Ace Patriot are two sets in the Patriots’ playbook that take full advantage of Gronkowski and Hernandez”
Each season, Madden adds all the hot plays and trends that exploded onto the scene. Gronk shattered the TE record book for TD’s and yards last season and these formations should reflect that.
What other new formations do you want to see in Madden 13, leave it in the comments!
OH! and Don’t forget about the Eagles and Bunch Quads!
This doesn’t even include defense, which from the blog sounds great!
Nickel Wide 9 – Nickel formation in which both defensive ends are aligned further outside in what’s called a “Wide 9” technique. Line techniques tell defensive linemen where in the defensive front to align. The defensive ends use a 4 point stance.
Nickel NASCAR – Nickel formation exclusive to the NY Giants which places Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, and Mathias Kiwanuka on the defensive line. This puts more speed on the field for the Giants.
Nickel 2-4-5 DT – Nickel formation in which the DT replaces the RE on the defensive line.
Nickel 3 D Ends – Nickel formation that uses three defensive ends and one defensive tackle
Nickel 4 D Ends – Nickel formation that uses four defensive ends
Nickel 3-3-5 Sam – Nickel 3-3-5 formation in which the Sam linebacker is aligned in a standup position where a left defensive end would normally align.
Nickel 3-3-5 Even Sam – Same as Nickel 3-3-5 Sam with the difference being the Sam linebacker aligns in a three point stance.
Nickel 3-3-5 Will – Nickel 3-3-5 formation in which the Will linebacker is aligned in a standup position where a right defensive end would normally align.
Nickel 3-3-5 Even Will – Same as Nickel 3-3-5 Will with the difference being the Sam linebacker aligns in a three point stance.
Dime WR – Dime formation used by the Patriots in which wide receiver Julian Edleman is playing a slot defensive back position.
Sub 2-3-6 Sam – 2-3-6 formation in which the Sam linebacker is aligned in a standup position where a left defensive end would normally align.
Quarter 1-3-7 – Quarters formation in which both defensive ends are replaced by standup outside linebackers.
4-3 Over Odd – 4-3 formation used by the Patriots that aligns in an “Odd” front which gives it the look of a 3-4. The left defensive end some plays is standing up and in other plays he’s in a three point stance.
46 Bear Under – A new 46 formation in which the right defensive end and two defensive tackles align over the guards and center. The left defensive end and right outside linebacker align in Wide 9.