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12/30/2012 12:49 PM
What would it be a difference in practicing 15 -20 minutes on a formation? I currently practice 20 but woud it be a big difference in dropping it to 15 minutes and how much does the player IQ really matter? Thanks for your help and advice.
12/30/2012 9:53 PM
15 minutes will take you from F to C/C+ in one season

15 minutes for three seasons will take you from F to B+/A-over 4 seasons.
12/31/2012 10:19 AM
IQ matters a lot
12/31/2012 10:26 AM
Posted by mamxet on 12/31/2012 10:19:00 AM (view original):
IQ matters a lot
Very much this.
12/31/2012 11:01 AM
Posted by udm_mike on 12/31/2012 10:26:00 AM (view original):
Posted by mamxet on 12/31/2012 10:19:00 AM (view original):
IQ matters a lot
Very much this.

Does this mean you want to get a teams IQ higher over individual growth is more beneficial for winning?

12/31/2012 7:09 PM
IQ matters, but I think this is somewhat being debated with the experiment that robotdevil is conducting on how high you really need to be. Its possible that an A might not be worth it depending on how many ratings points you are giving up in skill areas. This is still an ongoing experiment though and having an F or D- IQ that he has is proving to make success somewhat difficult
12/31/2012 10:22 PM
Like much of this game - and life - there are choices to be made.  Better IQ is better,  but how much skill development you give up is a question.

It really has to depend on your team.  For example, do you have guys with tons of potential - maybe you want to invest more in skills.  Or, if you have talented recruits without that much potential to improve - that cuts toward working on IQ.  What if you are about to graduate 5 or 6 guys ....that can cut in different ways.  

Are you working on a new offense or defense along with the system you run, that matters.....lots of factors.

I spend between 15 and 25 mins on each of offense and defense, usually 20-25.  Now, these days I am only in DI with reasonably good teams - I think that IQ is an important way to try to be better than the other guy........but that doesnt mean that you should follow that approach.
1/1/2013 11:16 AM
diminishing returns at how many minutes?
1/1/2013 11:55 AM
some think over 20, some think over 25, some think there may be tiny tiny reduced effect at every increase - most folks are comfortable that below 25 there is no significant diminished return
1/1/2013 5:46 PM
Posted by fd343ny on 1/1/2013 11:55:00 AM (view original):
some think over 20, some think over 25, some think there may be tiny tiny reduced effect at every increase - most folks are comfortable that below 25 there is no significant diminished return
Yeah .. I think that what most would say is that at higher than 25 you can probably put the minutes somewhere else that has good potential and get more growth for 5 minutes there than going to from 25-30 minutes.

Of course, sometimes 3 more points in PER is more important than 6 more points in BLK and you might decide to go ahead and use 30 in PER even though you might get more points using those 5 minutes in another area. It depends on what you need and how fast you need it.
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