Okay, I was asked by someone to watch the last quarter and a half of Gaddy and Dunlap's game, broadcast by Dunlap. Apparently the person in question felt that Dunlap's tactics were....less than sim....so I went in and took a look. I want to emphasize that I only watched the last bit of the third quarter and most of the fourth quarter. So if he did anything outside of this time, I did not see it. What I saw on the last drive of the game was nothing but called stretch plays and counters off the line. Dunlap would then audible sometimes to an inside run, or cut the stretch play inside. He threw rarely, but was running it well, so stick with what works. I didn't see much on offense I would call "cheesy", other than playcalling mixup. He was using different formations, however. On defense, though.....TOTALLY different story. The plays I saw him run on defense, he would playmaker at least 2-3 players every snap. By playmaker, I mean hit X button on a player, change his route to man coverage on a player, and cycle through. He also appeared to call the same play, or similar style plays, in different formations. It seemed to be a man blitz setup, with playmaker changes to make it different. Now, call me kooky, but wouldn't playmaker calls fall under the same type of thing as hot routes for offense? We limit those, right? The best part came when I was asking him about this strategy. Here is word for word what the conversation was. Sorry if it's hard to follow, I had to dig into history to get everything: Session Start (WinuvasChiefs:sterlingcoug): Wed Nov 17 18:20:17 2010 -0600 Winuvas: Question: Do you do those playmaker assignments like that every game? sterlingcoug: which part? Winuvas: Adjustments for man coverage and the like sterlingcoug: the defensive assignements? Winuvas: Yeah sterlingcoug: depends on which team i'm playing. i wanted to make sure mathis was on welker so i did Winuvas: What about at the line of scrimmage? Winuvas: Seemed like you changed about 2-3 players' assignments a few times sterlingcoug: only if the opponent is doing formation subs. sterlingcoug: if they do that then i'll hot route accordingly sterlingcoug: gaddy was gonzo with the formation subs and manual subs so when i saw hernandez or price in i did yes Winuvas: So how do you know they are doing formation subs? sterlingcoug: Because Price is #6 on depth chart and hernandez was #3 on depth chart sterlingcoug: when they are in the game, it has to be formation subs Winuvas: So those adjustments are not normal then sterlingcoug: depends. some guys use formation subs all the time. sterlingcoug: id say about 50% of the league sterlingcoug: i dont...but gaddy does, i know vishal does too sterlingcoug: nothing wrong with it sterlingcoug: but the defensive assigment thing is glitchy so it screws everything up when formation subs happen so you have to adjust Winuvas: Ah sterlingcoug: otherwise the Z or X will be completely uncovered Winuvas: Just seemed like you did a lot of adjustments. Winuvas: GG Winuvas: I only caught the last quarter and a half sterlingcoug: it was epic Winuvas: GL against Vishal. sterlingcoug: thank you Session Close (sterlingcoug): Wed Nov 17 18:26:24 2010 -0600 Session Start (WinuvasChiefs:sterlingcoug): Wed Nov 17 18:26:56 2010 -0600 sterlingcoug: btw, just in my defense i never did any offesive audibles. gaddy did them every play. i dont have an issue with it, but it is what it is sterlingcoug: sounds like i am being accused of something here Winuvas: I'm not accusing anyone of anything. Just was making an observation. That's all. Winuvas: sterlingcoug: lol ok man sterlingcoug: caught me off guard a little bit Winuvas: I just wanted to let you know what I saw. That's it. Winuvas: sterlingcoug: haha. yah. do you use defensive assigments? Winuvas: No sterlingcoug: you should sterlingcoug: atleast against teams where speed matchups become an issue sterlingcoug: or agaist big play receivers Winuvas: I like to rely on playcalling Winuvas: It gets me by most of the time sterlingcoug: i rely heavily on playcalling too, but if they line up Brandon Marshall in the slot against my LB its all over sterlingcoug: lol Winuvas: Ya'll are playing soon right? sterlingcoug: right now i believe! sterlingcoug: you guna watch? Winuvas: GL man. Nah Winuvas: Gonna work on getting cap books ready Winuvas: Someone has to do work while you guys play around Winuvas: sterlingcoug: aight sterlingcoug: lol Notice how he got really defensive after I asked him a few questions about it. I wasn't being accusatory at all. Just making observations and trying to be nice about those observations. If I was in the wrong here, please let me know. If I was off base on my observations, let me know. Those of you that watched more than me, let me know. I am not trying to start anything new here. Or maybe I am. I am tired of drama, and this post I know isn't helping anyone. Please let me know, those that watched more than I did, if you saw what I saw, or if I'm off base. If I'm off base, fine, and I'm cool with that, and I fully admit I didn't watch much.