# GD's Guide to the Game Topic

I had 9 penalties for 95 yards in my first game of this season. How can I reduce penalties? Is it a function of formation IQ? Thanks in advance.
4/9/2013 9:53 PM
Any gameplan guides out there that I'm unaware of?
6/10/2013 2:11 PM
Posted by logan08516 on 6/10/2013 2:11:00 PM (view original):
Any gameplan guides out there that I'm unaware of?
Nope. With the engine overhaul everyone's put those on hold.
6/18/2013 4:03 PM
Posted by travs on 4/9/2013 9:53:00 PM (view original):
I had 9 penalties for 95 yards in my first game of this season. How can I reduce penalties? Is it a function of formation IQ? Thanks in advance.
Its somewhat random, so I would not worry about one game.  Theoretically, higher GI across your team will reduce penalties.  They won't be eliminated so, again....I would not put too much emphasis on that.

Truthfully, I don't even look at penalties anymore.  I have no idea how many or how few my teams get in a game.
6/27/2013 8:09 AM
Posted by logan08516 on 4/3/2013 4:51:00 PM (view original):
Posted by flipdog0 on 7/6/2012 2:49:00 AM (view original):

Position Most Important     Secondary

QB     TECH, GI, STR               ELU, SPD, ATH

RB     ELU, SPD, STR              ATH

FB     BLK, STR                          ATH, TECH

WR     HND, ELU, SPD, GI       ATH

TE     BLK, TECH, STR             HND, ELU, GI

OL     GI, BLK, STR                   TECH, SPD

DT     TKL, STR, TECH             ELU, ATH

DE     TKL, TECH, SPD,           ELU, STR, ATH

ILB     TKL, GI, TECH                STR, ATH

OLB   GI, SPD, TECH, TKL      STR, ATH

CB     TECH, GI, SPD               STR, ELU, HND

S        GI, SPD, TKL                   ATH, STR, TECH

K        TECH, STR                      GI

P        TECH, STR                      HND, GI

Current Guess Equations:

QB - 0.10*ATH+0.10*SPD+0.18*STR+0.07*HAN+0.25*GI+0.08*ELU+0.22*TEC

RB - 0.20*ATH+0.23*SPD+0.20*STR+0.03*HAN+0.03*GI+0.27*ELU+0.04*TEC

FB - 0.13*ATH+0.03*SPD+0.22*STR+0.25*BLK+0.04*HAN+0.18*GI+0.03*ELU+0.12*TEC

WR - 0.15*ATH+0.17*SPD+0.04*STR+0.21*HAN+0.17*GI+0.20*ELU+0.06*TEC

TE - 0.06*ATH+0.04*SPD+0.07*STR+0.09*BLK+0.28*HAN+0.15*GI+0.22*ELU+0.09*TEC

OL - 0.10*ATH+0.12*SPD+0.20*STR+0.25*BLK+0.20*GI+0.13*TEC

DE - 0.12*ATH+0.14*SPD+0.13*STR+0.19*TKL+0.10*GI+0.15*ELU+0.17*TEC

DT - 0.12*ATH+0.04*SPD+0.22*STR+0.28*TKL+0.06*GI+0.13*ELU+0.15*TEC

ILB - 0.12*ATH+0.04*SPD+0.13*STR+0.28*TKL+0.22*GI+0.06*ELU+0.15*TEC

OLB - 0.12*ATH+0.17*SPD+0.13*STR+0.15*TKL+0.18*GI+0.10*ELU+0.15*TEC

CB - 0.06*ATH+0.17*SPD+0.08*STR+0.04*TKL+0.09*HAN+0.22*GI+0.08*ELU+0.26*TEC

S -  0.10*ATH+0.17*SPD+0.08*STR+0.22*TKL+0.06*HAN+0.26*GI+0.04*ELU+0.07*TEC

K - 0.40*STR+0.15*GI+0.45*TEC

P-  0.45*STR+0.15*GI+0.40*TEC

When setting my starters should I add the "most important" or both "most important" and "secondary?"

Thank you
Logan, you probably already have gotten an answer or have otherwise figured this out.  I typically use the GUESS ratings to set my starters, then I look at each position individually and I might make changes to my depth chart based on the attributes that I think are most important, or if I have a player that I want to grow (with starts and playing time).

The GUESS ratings are good, but if you are using a somewhat unconventional offense or defense (wishbone always run, ND Box Always run....or maybe you play Nickel full time as your defense), then you will definitely have to adjust your lineups based on the attributes you want in the game.  If I'm running the ball 100% of the time, I really don't care about how good my WR is as a "normal WR"....I want him to block...so I'll put my best blocker as the starter (example).
6/27/2013 8:19 AM
Hey guys I'm new to the game and I just took over my team. In the "Reminders" section it gives me my team needs and where I need depth at. Are these notes from an old coach or do these refresh every year? If so, are they reliable? (BTW, the guide has been extremely helpful, thank you)
9/7/2013 12:47 PM
Sorry if this has been asked before...

I just started in D3.  How effectively can I recruit someone outside my vision.  Or can I?
9/20/2013 3:11 PM
Jarvisb that sounds like they were left by the old coach.  Zmccrite any money spent on recruiting players out of your vision is a waste, they won't sign with you or be willing to consider you.
10/22/2013 7:59 PM
I must be doing something wrong, I downloaded Yatzr's recruiting but when I pull in the recruits, all I'm seeing are DI recruits and no DII recruits which is where I'm coaching.  Can someone point out what I'm messing up?
10/25/2013 5:55 PM
Do not recruit anyone outside your vision. You cannot do this as of now. sounds like the wrong team id was used in yatzr's tool.
10/29/2013 11:00 PM
In #10 and #12 of ceasari's Guide to the Game there is the plan of firing CV at recruits. What does CV stand for?
10/31/2013 10:06 PM
Posted by bheid408 on 10/31/2013 10:06:00 PM (view original):
In #10 and #12 of ceasari's Guide to the Game there is the plan of firing CV at recruits. What does CV stand for?
Campus Visits
10/31/2013 10:10 PM
Thanks.
11/1/2013 7:50 AM
I am having a problem with the progression of my team. I'm new to GD. When I look at the progress of each individual's ratings, they're all in the negative. I've cut out some formations on offense and defense to give more individual time but I guess it isn't working. Can someone please shed some light for me? Am I missing something?
11/9/2013 4:03 PM
It looks like you have way too much time assigned to formations and not enough to positional practice.  Use these guidelines:

* 50-65 mins in team practice (formations) and use the leftover in positional.
* Choose 3 or 4 offensive formations and 2 or 3 defensive formations plus special teams.
* 10-12 mins max on formations
* 7 mins minimum on position practice.

This will get you started.  Once you begin to see progression you may want to tweak it a little.  There is a breakdown somewhere in the forums for which  practice area effects which attribute, you may want to track that down.
11/9/2013 10:14 PM
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