Posted by andrew5975 on 1/25/2012 1:06:00 PM (view original):
I like the "basic settings" and "advanced settings" idea for gameplanning. And with the advanced settings, the more control the better. Possibly the ability to substitute in a "running QB" for certain situations. Also control over the pace of our offense with no huddle/milk the clock type options.
I would like to +1 the offensive pace option. It drives me crazy when I'm running my "come-from-behind" offense with a minute or so left, I get a first down, and then 30 seconds run off the clock before my next play. Having a "no-huddle" setting where plays are run more quickly, but substitutions can't be made (which would mean no changing formations, unless you don't mind that someone will be playing out of position), plays are chosen from a more limited selection, and players on both sides of the ball tire much quicker, would be awesome! I think everyone would enjoy using it at least in late-game two-minute-drill situations, and then some of us (say Oregon fans like me) would probably want to experiment with running it as a default offense as well (if designed well, it would probably be an epic failure unless you trained stamina really well... but if you emphasized conditioning and had a major stamina edge over opposing teams it would be a great option to wear them down with).
Allow players to be placed out of position on the depth chart. I hate that I can ONLY fill my WR depth chart slots with guys designated as WRs. What happens if a few guys get hurt, I end up with only 3 healthy WRs on my roster, and I want to run the shotgun? A player from another position will take that spot, but I currently have no ability at all to control who it will be. Why can't I put a TE or RB there, and have that control? The ability to place someone out of position on the depth chart could (and probably should) be limited to legal position changes, but I would like the ability. And if this option was combined with the options of formation-specific subs, or situational substitution packages, it would also allow things like the wildcat (just put a RB at QB), or a jumbo package where you put a sixth OL at TE on a short-yardage running play, and such.