When running a WR out of the Shotgun, which is understood to essentially be a Jet Sweep-type of play, does the 3.0 game engine determine which direction the player runs (left to right, or right to left) depending on their position (WR1, WR2, etc.), and use that in factoring how the play plays out?
I'm wondering because the basic play-by-play will say what direction the WR ran, left or right (oddly enough, the expanded play-by-play only says the WR "rushes wide"), but at times the direction given seems...unlikely.
For example, on one play the WR2 will be said to have rushed left, which looking at the Offensive Formations diagram for Shotgun would be as expected. But then on another play, the play-by-play will say that the same guy lining up at the same WR2 position rushed to the right, which by the diagram would mean that he ran to the QB, took the handoff, turned around and ran back to the side he came from.
I'm not even sure Oregon would run that play.
So does the WR's running direction matter? Does the 3.0 game engine take it into account? Or is the direction info in the (basic) play-by-play just cosmetic?