Posted by emy1013 on 8/10/2012 11:45:00 AM (view original):
Posted by rednation58 on 8/10/2012 8:54:00 AM (view original):Red, there have been some coaches that have successfully run hybrid defenses, don't get me wrong. Like I said, it's just my personal preference to use the minutes towards maxing out player ratings and maxing out one defense. If a coach can allocate his minutes effectively enough to max his players and max two defenses, then I would say to use the hybrid for sure. But again, to each his own.
well it would be cool if there is a coach out there who has successfully run a hybrid d so I can get another prospective on this. As of now I am swaying towards emy as the minutes needed for IQ seem too great a sacrifice for the hopeful benefits of the press.
my personal opinion is that the coaches who have successfully run hybrid defenses, were largely successful in spite of, not because of, the hybrid defense. a great team is a great team, so its not like you cant have great hybrid teams. its just harder (IMO). the turnovers are way too infrequent to justify the fatigue hit.
even with free IQ in press, i wouldnt play the hybrid set. i have only played it briefly (while switching setes) but at the time i studied like 20 teams who played it, combing through at least a hundred box scores and a few dozen PBPs, and it seemed like the hybrid set was creating something like a half to one additional turnover per game, with a noticeable impact to fatigue (i think at most one, i would definitely not be surprised if it was significantly less than 1). CS has stated the hcp only comes into effect like 20% of the time, so it makes sense why there are so few additional turnovers. when you throw in the extra practice minutes, i really think the hybrid set is working against you. there could be more to it than i saw, its not like i played it for years and am an expert or anything. i would definitely recommend new coaches, and coaches who are still highly concerned about their level of success, stay away from it. if you want to experiment, and dont care about anything else, then it might be fun.