Posted by harriswb3 on 2/16/2012 6:44:00 AM (view original):
I never understood that conservative/very conservative would defend up the middle more. I thought it was more of a read defense vs an attack/blitz defense.
So, how does this really work. If I'm in Always Pass / Very Conservative......then my DBs are well off the line...but what else?
If I'm in Always Run / Very Conservative setting then that sort of makes sense that it would defend up the middle more. But it still makes my head hurt... :)
My thoughts exactly---Somehow, this needs to be clarified by Norbert, either in some sort of FAQ or it would be great if there were some sort of evidence somewhere in the play-by-play of the tendency. One time I had a safety get a sack. How did this happen? It would be great if we could control when the LBs or CBs blitz, and when they stay in coverage, etc. Maybe LBs blitz if you're playing 4-4/pass/very aggressive, but a Safety blitzes if you're playing Nickel? But wouldn't you want the Safety run-blitzing if you're playing all-run?
There has to be a way to make this more clear. Perhaps one global set of controls in the main gameplan that define what run/aggressive, etc., means (who blitzes, stays in coverage, etc.) for that particular game plan. Then you could adjust the down-and-distance settings pretty much as they are now. You could even have "zone blitzing" if you have a speedy DE or something by setting them to coverage and the safety to rush the QB on pass plays vs the I formation maybe---there are so many ways this could be improved, and I haven't even mentioned the offense!