This is very interesting to me.
Last season, in the Winners Kit, we talked about a revolutionary way that we were deciding on running the ball. This was the setup:
- Come out in the Goal Line formation.
- Sub in offensive linemen for all our available TEs.
- Sub in our best blocking FB/TE at FB.
This created a scenario where we had eight offensive linemen on the field. We would then either run in this formation or we would audible out to the Strong Close formation (to use better runs from that formation with all the beef we had) and run the ball down our opponent’s throat.
Obviously, we took it to the extreme, but last season the New England Patriots utilized this Jumbo Package in select situations with Nate Solder. Not only does this package give you better pass protection but it also will bolster your run blocking.
I personally think that if you want to have a running identity in Madden NFL 13 that this strategy of eight offensive linemen on the field is something that needs to be used.
Will you use eight offensive linemen? Comment below!