I know this has been covered, but how exactly do we make sense of the new *improved* depth charts? I remember this system being thrashed by coaches during beta, and by coaches who have used the basic gameplan since. I can't believe it has reappeared in div 3 as an improvement.
Are dts and des the same now? Are safeties and cbs the same now? Are offensive tackles and guards the same now? Are tailbacks and fullbacks the same now? How about ILb and OLB? If the answer is yes they are all the same, what have we been doing since Beta and why were we not told? If the answer is no, how on earth are these new depth charts simplified and easier to understand? Before, if I had a defensive back with the attributes of safety, I put him in the safety depth chart. Now I place him in the generic defensive back depth chart and hope he ends up playing safety. Or, if I am extra motivated, I come nosing around these forums looking for answers. Is the 1st entry on the depth chart a cb? How about the 3rd? What about the 6th? Is my 3rd rb a fb or a tailback? How is substituting a number system for positions easier than having depth charts for those positions?
These artificial restrictions have created a situation where new coaches have to search for MORE information for something as simple as setting the depth chart. How has this made the game easier to understand?
Am I missing something?