Hello gamers, and welcome back!
We had our Twitch Tuesday on a Wednesday this week due to sickness, but we still had a great time figuring things out with our all-MAC Madden 19 squad, the Columbus Aviators!
We established our offensive philosophy (run and shoot, using Sean McVay’s playbook) and defensive philosophy (base 4-3, using Frank Reich’s playbook,) and established our starters at every position.
Without further ado, the rosters!
Our offensive line-up:
|Quarterback||Ben Roethlisberger||Logan Woodside||Copper Rush|
|Running back||Branden Oliver (PWRB)||Thomas Rawls (3DRB)||Bronson Hill|
|Wide receiver (outside)||Antonio Brown||Corey Davis Jr.||Willie Snead IV|
|Slot receiver||Julian Edelman||Kenny Golladay||Tajae Sharpe|
|Left tackle||Joe Staley|
|Left guard||Josh Sitton||Jon Greco|
|Center||Josh Kline||Greg Mancz|
|Right guard||Brandon Brooks||Isaiah Williams|
|Right tackle||Eric Fisher||Chuks Okorafor||Willie Beavers|
|Tight end||Michael Roberts||Tyler Conklin||Mason Schrek|
|Fullback||Roosevelt Nix||Nick Bellore (MLB)|
Our defensive lineup:
|Left end||Khalil Mack|
|Defensive tackles||Leterrius Walton (LE)||Cap Capi||Casey Sayles|
|Right end||Muhammed Wilkerson||Richard Ash (DT)||Pat O’Conner (DT)|
|Left outside linebackers||Jayrone Elliot||Freddie Bishop||Justin Currie|
|Middle linebackers||Nick Bellore|
|Right outside linebackers||Jatavis Brown||Justin March-Lillard||Keion Adams|
|Cornerbacks||Rashaan Melvin||TJ Currie||Darius Phillips|
|Slot corner||Quinten Rollins|
|Free safety||Jahleel Addae||Mike Mitchell||Rolan Milligan|
|Strong safety||Jimmie Ward (FS/SLCB)||Kavon Frazier (SUBLB/SLCB)|
And finally, our special teams:
|Kicker||Matt Prater (KOS)||Brett Kern|
|Punter||Brett Kern||Matt Prater|
|Kick returner||Darius Phillips||Branden Oliver|
|Punt returner||Julian Edelman||Darius Phillips|
|Long snapper||Ryan Smith (TE)||Isaiah Williams (RG)|
Thankfully, we suffered no injuries in the preseason, so we carried a 53-man roster going into the first game of the season! We played two games in the regular season: one player-controlled, and one on full simulation, to watch and see if there were differences. (Spoiler alert: there was.)
The games were hard-fought and wrought with drama, to say the least. Here’s the entire, unedited episode for you to see the results of our little experiment get off the ground:
We’ll also cut up a 30-minute review for later exclusively on Twitch in case you need to catch up quickly.
Next week, we face regular season games #3 and #4 and scout our imported draft class, which is filled to the brim with real-life MAC stars! Be sure to follow us on Twitch to get a push notification whenever we go live. If you miss us live, we’ll be sure to have a recap up the following day here on Hustle Belt proper.