Expectations for Season 2

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  1. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    First of all I want to thank all of you for a good season 1. Games were played on time for the most part and those who were not active have been replaced. That being said there are areas of improvement for this upcoming season.



    • Let's clean up some of the gameplay issues. Let's stop being so apt to use press coverage every third down or using it far too frequently in general. While it's not impossible to throw on, you should not be using it every time you need a key stop, switch it up!

    • Call a variety of plays, it's not fun when someone uses the same 4-5 plays on offense all game long also it's not sim.
    • Do not automatically break every run play outside.
    • You should not be calling play action on 3rd down unless it's a reasonable distance, like 2-3 yards or less.
    • Run commit is not allowed, I have heard of a few people using it from time to time.
    • If you have a gameplay concern, please speak to your opponent first. If it not resolved then you bring it to me. If someone voices a concern please do not go on the defensive and discuss it like mature adults.
    • We need to do better with content, particularly game summaries. I was guilty of this as much as anyone. It doesn't always have to be a long recap, just a quick account of what happened in the game will suffice.
    • If I am missing anything else please feel free to chime in. This is not a thread to make accusations on anybody specific. Just an attempt to clean things up for this season so that it's successful. Thanks.


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  2. charter04

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    Great stuff. Now let's actually follow this. I know we all want to win but, I think most of us want a good competitive sim experience. If we want to play against someone who does all the above we can just play a ranked match online. lol I'm not saying I never slip up too but, if we all would do it right then none of us would have to get less sim just to compete.
     
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  3. Black Republican

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    Bouncing runs to the outside... Not limited to run plays, kickoffs and punts should also be noted.

    Also pulling guys out of their lane assignments on kickoff.

    (y)
     
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  4. LSUTRUTH

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    Will make a better effort for game recaps
     
  5. CWT 3000

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    So do we need to be at 53 before tomorrows sim?
     
  6. HotRod

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    Yes
     
  7. Hitmhrd72

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    Doesn't look good for Peko. Lol
     
  8. Matrix Monkey

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    Only issue I really had a problem with was people doing a precision move to the inside on a kickoff and then going straight out toward the sideline to mess up the kick coverage.

    Some other minor things here and there but overall everyone I played was enjoyable.
     
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  9. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    What's kickoff power set to? Maybe increasing that sends more balls through the end zone and kills the problem?
     
  10. Hitmhrd72

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    I think he will increase KO power before the start of the season.
     
  11. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    It would make Rodger Goodell happy.
     
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  12. Matrix Monkey

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    Its not about KO power. Its just people being cheesy.
     
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    Ya, that is EA gimping defensive AI to create an illusion that precision running works. what a dumb truck feature.
     
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    KO power already set to a level that if you hit the max bar or close to max, its going out or way back in endzone. I think its at 65, so there were a ton of kickoffs going out of endzone last season,
     
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  15. charter04

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    I don't even use moves with the left trigger modifier because it's cheese to me.
     
  16. CWT 3000

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    Heck ya they go out. I got rid of Rob 'suck it' Bironas cause he was at 83 KPW. This new guy I'm sportn' is 95 and hits the back white line on max kicks.
     
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    I have a TE (Stevens) who plays more like a FB, but I can't move him to FB. Can we sub him in part-time?
     
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    From what it said earlier you can sub him in in packages but those should be few and far between but occasional package subs was acceptable. However, Stevens would need to meet the criteria for a fullback. HotRod can provide moe insight into it.
     
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    HotRod

    Can you post what slider changes were made?
     
  20. HotRod

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    QB Accuracy down from 8 to 6
    Tackling up from 70 to 75
    Pass Coverage up from 70 to 75
    Kickoff Power up from 55 to 58
    Speed Threshold up from 30 to 35
    Injuries up from 35 to 53 (post patch)
     
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    • "You should not be calling play action on 3rd down unless it's a reasonable distance, like 2-3 yards or less."

    You may need to clarify this beyond short yardage situations.

    Here's a situation. Say you're a spread offense and like most teams on 3rd and 16 (or whatever) you have to consider running screens or even draws. Now, I see a lot of NFL teams doing this on Sundays on 3rd and longs. The Saints will a lot of times, run PA draws on 3rd down from Shotgun. Brady and Co. do it a lot too.

    So I think we should clarify lining up under center and running PA on 3rd and long is just stupid, but running it out of SG when your opponent has to play the draw as well, is just good play-calling.


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  22. charter04

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    I think some of this has to do with Madden itself. You could be playing a defense that is fully prepared to stop the pass and you run a PA in a 3rd and long situation and it can do some weird unrealistic stuff that really hurts your defense. The game is flawed so you can't always do something even if real teams do it. JMO
     
  23. CWT 3000

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    I just bring it up because team's can T off on 3rd down then.
     
  24. charter04

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    Not really. You can still run screens and draws.
     

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