My understanding of aggressiveness/conservative settings is that all it effects is:
1) How far back the DBs/LBs/Safties play off the line.
Aggressive = close to the line
Conservative = further back from the line
2) Aggressiveness settings effect how often you attempt to blitz, jump a route or strip a ball
The sim sends an extra LB to the QB or tries to make an interception or force a fumble. (If your aggressiveness settings are high)
But it also leaves the possibility of the opponent making a big play because you are playing aggressive.
That is just what I've read from multiple dev chats with JConte. Now what left me wondering is, how exactly do you counter a very conservative or very aggressive offense?
A team that exclusively runs up the middle, or passes short middle/sideline/flats.
a team that passes deep or runs outside (which very few teams do)
I played against a very conservative offense last night, This team only runs/passes out of one formation, so my conservative setting was the same for passing and running plays.
I held him to 3.4 yards per rush (and his team is superior without question)
That was 1.7 yards below his yearly average
However he ended up passing all over me, 71.1% completion rate and I didn't get to the QB AT ALL, no sacks and no scrambles.
I played very conservative defense at all times, the reason I did that is I was reading a thread where MrFortune3
gives this advice:
I ignored the other tards in this thread and just took MrFortune's advice... There's one coach with 5 seasons experience telling Fortune he's wrong and some other tard agreeing with him.
I stopped the run effectively, but opened myself up for getting passed all over, with zero QB pressure.
So what the hell do you do against a conservative offense?
I just spelled aggressiveness 25 times, so I deserve an answer