I am here to predict already that you will see a lot of Singleback Ace in Madden 13. The reasons being are because the formation’s Accessibly, run game, balance, and unbumpable playerness (yes that isnt a word)
Now I am sure me posting this will not help matters but I am posting this so you guys can be prepared for it or take a closer look at the formation in case you want to use it.
I have always been a fan of the formation since I began playing madden, what can I say it is an amazing formation. I also used it quite a bit last year.
Yes that makes me a trendsetter
But enough babbling lets talk about why this formation will be bandwaggoned
I am pretty sure that the singleback ace formation is located in about 85+% of all of the playbooks in Madden 12 and there is no reason to think otherwise in Madden 13. This means that everybody will be able to run whatever playbook they want and still have this formation to toy with.
Good Run Game
The Singleback Ace formation provides an amazing run game. Most playbooks will have runs that can attack all offensive gaps.
A gap, B gap and C gap.
Most playbooks will have an hb iso play or an hb dive play to attack either A gap or B gap.
There are hb slam plays or hb sprint plays that can attack the B or C gaps
And there will either be toss plays or hb stretch plays to attack outside.
Tight Ends are left unbumped in Ncaa Football 13 and if years past mean anything than the same will be true for Madden 13. This means that any route you put the tight end on he will not be bumped. Streaks, fades, ins, outs, drags, any route you want, he will not be bumped.
If you motion the running back to the left or the right he can be hard to bump as well in man coverage. It is because the running back is the first person moving and his defender will be following him out. His defender will be a couple of steps behind which allows the running back to not be bumped in most if not all cases. But if your opponent squares up the defender on your running back than he can be bumped.
The outside receivers are either unbumpable or extremely hard to bump when they are running fade routes. Fade routes are in your hot routes so you can call any play and use them which makes the singleback ace formation extremely hard to play bump and run man coverage against.
This means all 5 eligible receivers CAN BE UNBUMPED against the bump and run man coverage that you will undoubtedly face in Madden 13
The singleback ace formation is symmetrically balanced. That means there is no defined strong or weak side to the formation so the defense can not just key on one side. it also means that your offensive play can be flipped and the defense wouldnt know it.
So prepare yourself to face this formation defensivly or prepare to incormerate it into your game offensivly