03 Sep 2004
Apparently Madden 2005 fans are up in arms because of a glitch in the program that gives an unfair advantage to the offensive player. In fact, there's a petition going around demanding that a patch be released to fix the problem. Specifically, "If this (formation shift) is used several times before the ball is snapped, the entire defense will be exhausted, therefore hindering their ability to compete...A person can very easily do this to their opponent without their opponent even realizing that they are being 'glitched'...This glitch may have very well ruined this year's version of the game." In a related story, Butch Davis has just revealed that his offensive game plan against the Ravens in the season opener will involve a lot of pre-snap formation shifts.
Thanks a lot, Dak Prescott. Now more people will think the fourth round is still a gold mine for quarterbacks, but the data says otherwise. The update to our quarterback draft study for 1994-2016 shows little has changed: finding a good QB is really hard.