Posted by jaxbaker on 1/7/2014 8:06:00 AM (view original):
lol examinerebb your killing me here college guys do play high school football and many years before that so to say they don't understand the playbook is complete crap.there is plenty of guys that come straight to the nfl out of college and start in their 1 or 2nd year and have success even qbs Russell Wilson,.Andrew luck etc and lots of other position players.So to sit here and say that guys that are average to below average players in the nfl or college just because they have experience should outperform studs that are in there 1st or 2nd year because they understand the playbook better is complete stupidity and I wish you would drop that argument it doesn't work.Stars and great players are called that for a reason,sure with experience they will get better that's obvious and we are not talking about trotting out teams full of freshmen and sophmores all people want is a game where if you play some first year and second year guys in your lineup and you dominate in every area why should you lose to crap teams because they have a team full of seniors that understand the playbook better.Peyton manning and Andrew luck probably understood the playbook better then 80 percent of players in the nfl in their 2nd year.Players at these levels are not dummies or they would not be there and iq should not play that big of role in this game that's just a way of evening the playing field.If you dominate in all areas you win most times in any sport is anyone going to argue that.NO THATS ALL PEOPLE WANT.AND TO UNDERSTAND WHY THEY LOST AND NO SORRY FORMATION IQ IS A DUMB ARGUEMENT WHEN YOUR DOMINATED IN EVERY WAY AS FAR AS TALENT.sure you should have to practice formations to get better and obviously when you have experience you are better just don't have it be such a big part of the game and it is right now and so is playcalling and they shouldn't be
I've said repeatedly that incoming freshman should have a higher formation IQ, and I also think that some should come in closer to ready to play every down. But talent doesn't always win out, nor should it. You could cherry-pick the world's greatest athletes from Olympic track teams, weightlifting events, etc., throw shoulder pads and helmets on them, and they would get destroyed by a decent football team. Even though their speed, strength, athleticism, etc. is miles ahead of the football team's.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is this: It's silly to ask for a more realistic sim, then complain when our unrealistic practice plans result in losses. The simple solution is to continue to recruit the best football players we can, then adjust the way we practice so that it matches more evenly with reality. Real life football teams don't spend 75% or more of their practice time on weightlifting and individual drills, with token time thrown towards offense, defense and special teams. If they did, they would lose to less talented teams too.