Every year i buy the game hoping it is the 1 thing that is fixed. I am sure thats how they try to balance the game. I have it on manual and it will still just randomly switch player when i dont want it to. Its so inconsistant you just dont know when its going to happen. Thats before we get onto the ball going near your rb and it switching to your lb.
I am convinced this is how they try balance the game against weaker players.