Posted by MikeT23 on 9/6/2012 4:11:00 PM (view original):
This has been discussed a million times. First, coach hiring is as easy, or horrible, as you make it. If you obsess over 2-3 points, it's going to be tough on you. At the BL level, there are TONS of capable coaches. Fretting over that 87 when there are ten 82s will age you quickly. Second, LT deals are another way for a spiteful, or just plain bad, owner to set back a franchise. Sign a bunch of horrible coaches to big money, long-term deals and you've wrecked a franchise for the forseeable future. Finally, if you abide by the "Don't worry about 3 points" rule, you don't have to check in every half-cycle. You'll be fine if you miss a couple.
I'd like you to point out where I mention fielding coaches.
Since I know it's not there, here's how to handle FI: Decide your high bid on three FI. Make it. Check back in later to see if you're the leader. If not, bid on other coaches(max FI bid again) or wait to see if your 2nd/3rd choice drops to you.
There is no reason to bid 24 times on coaches. NONE.
But, hey, what do I know? I've played over a hundred seasons and don't get all stressed out by coach hiring. Feel free to check out my current coaches in ANY world.