Not able to have more control over defensive settings (% choice - but end result is either all pass or all run) - We want choice! In WIS hands. Opinions?
I think the only realistic change you could make would be "Run / Balanced / Pass". In real life, you can't be "75% expecting the run" and even if you could, how would that be reflected in how a defense would react? And still I think the "bonus / penalty" for guessing the type of play call should be small. Formation, player positioning, and player attributes should be determining factors, not a random "run/pass" guess. I would suggest it be along the lines of +/- 2%, with a "balanced" look resulting in a "zero" influence (no bonus, no penalty.)
Frankly, the whole defensive part of the game needs a drastic overhaul. I want the option of choosing a man or zone defense. I want the option of stunting on the DL or a straight bull rush. I want to decide between playing bump and run, or laying off the receiver. (Maybe "short/medium/long" coverage does that, not sure.) Oh well, maybe 3.5 will give us more control over defenses.