Posted by ulrich on 1/25/2012 3:43:00 PM (view original):
I'm on my phone, so please forgive grammar and spelling errors.
Smarter individual practice settings - If I have a pure fullback, I may want to work on his blocking strength and hands, more than I do his speed and elusiveness. Same for a receiving TE, or if I have QB with 90 tech, I don't want to work him on "Passing" but the back-up I have with a 60 tech, I certainly DO want to work on tech
Smarter team practice settings/formation - An OL doesn't care if its a pro set, trips or shotgun. they care, Pass or Run. DL don't care if its nickle, dime, etc, they care if its 4 technique or 3 technique, are they playing DE or DT. (you get the point)
For folks who don’t want that much detail, you can have a “Basic” and “Advance” practice setting.
Offensive and defensive game plans.
Give us different formation options (this can be done within what we have): I-formation - Power I (right and left), I-Big (2TE). Pro set - 2 RB no FB, 1 TE, 2 TE. Trips w/ 2 TE or 0 TE, bunch or spread. Shotgun with 1 RB, etc.
Mix in some new formations – Offense: Single Back (1 TE, 2TE, 0TE), Pistol. Defense 6-1, 4-6 (Bears), 3-3 Stack, 3-5-3 nickel (for those teams running 3 technique)
Allow us Man or Zone coverage preferences on Defense, so IF we have a fantastic "Revis" style CB, we can put him on an "island" and maybe be a little better against the run or pass.
play calls - simple ones like Run - Off tackle, dive, sweep, trap. Left or right. Pass - Slant, post, hook, button, fade, wheel.
Defense - Nickel cover 2, 4-3 read (balance), dime - quarters. etc.
Audible - if there were anyway where I could tell my QB "If we have a dive play called out of I-form and the defense is in a 5-2 - audible to a sweep or a slant"
For the love of all that is holy if nothing else - make the defensive tendencies and style, make more sense.