Why call defensive plays from your game controller when you could set it down, grab your tablet, and open an app to do it? It sounds inconvenient, but this is what EA Sports is proposing with its new CoachGlass feature exclusive to Xbox One. 

So what is the benefit of using CoachGlass? The app surfaces your opponent's offensive tendencies, including what formations they frequently run, who the primary threats on the field are, and their playcalling history. 

"As soon as the opponent picks an offensive formation, CoachGlass will recommend three plays based on either the personnel or the opponent’s tendencies, says the Madden blog. "This data is pulled from tens of thousands of online games and is tailored for specific formations and plays. Once you select your play, CoachGlass will then highlight the opponent’s biggest threats, allowing you to key in on the most dangerous players."

EA Sports also recommends having a friend use the CoachGlass to assume playcalling duties while you control the team on the field. 

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Madden NFL 15 releases for the Xbox One on November 19.