Does this realistically represent the process? In my opinion, outside of QB, its so arbitrary I doubt seriously its ever really done in real life. One game the team will start in I-Form, the next in a four wide shotgun, the next in a 3 RB play. That third running back got the start then right? Cause the only tangible thing you get from starting in real life is having your name mentioned by the announcer at the beginning of the game even if you never play another play.
Maybe we can have it included, but increase the promise of playing time's weight and decrease the weight of a start to more accurately reflect reality. A 2 down running back could be the starter, or he could not be the starter. Depends on what downs he is in for. but wouldn't the more important part of that mean that he would get over 50% playing time while a 1 down back would only get 30%? A Three down back could conceivably see 80%+ playing time. A slot wide receiver could play 70% of the game for some teams, and still not get a "start" because the opening play had one or two wide receivers. A team could use two tight ends in 50+% of plays, and that would mean that the second tight end isnt necessarily starting every game, but is in on 50% of the plays.
Just seems so arbitrary and unrealistic to me.