As per my usual my first attempt at a Franchise in a new madden game is with the hawks.
First game I made no changes to the roster and came up with a comfortable win 42-13. Deon Butler was HUGE out of the slot in the 4WR package, something like 75 yards and a touchdown. Carlson and Housh were my 3rd down targets and caught everything thrown their way. Nate and Branch were also excellent with both producing large gains. Julius Jones broke through a gang tackle to score from 22 yards out, he finished with 57 in the half.
Second half was the TJ Duckett Show. He broke multiple gang tackles and had several big runs. Devin Moore and Justin Forsett also got to see some carries, and they performed admirably (picking up 1st downs when needed). Taylor, Obomanu did not have good games.
After the first game i made some roster moves. Taylor + Obomanu were cut, as were Kevin Hobbs, Baraka Atkins. I traded Julius Jones for a 3rd round draft pick, and signed a back up TE + LT. I traded said 3rd round pick, and both the TE and LT to the panthers in exchange for Stewart, Dwayne Jarret, and their 5th round pick. I brought in DJ Hackett to compliment my receiving core.
The second game was strait domination. 70-6. Stewart, Duckett, Jarret, and Butler all got into the endzone multiple times, and Deion, Nate, TJ and Carlson also put up good numbers. Very good and powerful offense.
Third game was a 77-0 shut out, with a similar story to the last game. Butler, Jarret, Stewart and Duckett had great games, and the rest WR group were solid.
The defense has been absolutely incredible. Relentless pressure from the outside, and Mebane and Cole are monsters in the middle. After 3 games Kerney has 4 sacks, Redding 5, Lo-Jack 7, Tapp 2, Mebane 3 and Cole 1. Wilson has 3 INT's, Grand has one, Tru has one, Lofa has one, and Curry has one (pick six).
overall i am happy with the time i have, and will be raising the difficulty fairly soon.