Video Scouting: A suggestion

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  1. carolinaeasy

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    Video Scouting: A suggestion

    I am a coach in real life, and as part of my duties I evaluate A LOT of film. This is part of life in football, and has been for years, coaches meet, swap film, then study the film. It helps prepare gameplans, and get the players ready as well. It would be great to do this in our league as well, but EA does not really provide a great avenue for this. It is impossible to save a whole game, and to be honest who would really watch an entire game? But it would be nice to see how your upcoming user vs. user opponent is playing, so here is what I came up with.
    • Every coach can upload two offensive touchdowns from their game to the dynasty wire
    • The camera angle must be Press box wide so you can see the formation
    • This would enable you to see a bit of how they score

    What are your thoughts? I think it would help
     
  2. Sabo

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    That sounds like a great idea. I save 5 highlight videos per game for my collection.
    Great idea bro

    What do the rest of you guys think ?
     
  3. trustandfall

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    I try to save at least 2 or 3 videos per game.. In user vs user games I tend to forget.. but yeah :p
     
  4. carolinaeasy

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    Well the key here would be you MUST load two of your touchdowns, the other 3 video slots are whatever you want.

    If you don't score, then don't post anything, if all you hit were field goals then don't post. But if there are touchdowns on the board they need to be posted.

    That is the theory I had.
     
  5. nrg_qbz-_-

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    Two Press Box Wide Touchdown Replays per game? Done and done!
     
  6. bdub

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    I think its a great idea!
     
  7. carolinaeasy

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    The only thing I can see being an issue with this would be the guy who consistantly stops short of the goalline on a big play to show us a hb dive, or qb sneak. That is just a personal ethics issue.
     
  8. nrg_qbz-_-

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    True, but I tend to give our guys the benefit of the doubt. We're all old enough and have gone out of our way to find a dynasty where sim play is encouraged and demanded. I just don't see people trying to cheat their way to pad up the stats (ie completing long plays and stopping just outside the goal line to score a rushing TD). I mean seriously, outside of insane stats, what does that get you? There really isn't anything satisfying about playing like that(y)

    Plus, everyone can see the game summaries...I don't think we have people with constant 2-3 yard TD runs lol
     
  9. trustandfall

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    I agree, most people came here for a football sim experience. I personally would think I was ruining the entire purpose of this for myself and 11 other people if I was doing things like that.

    I like legit play :D
     
  10. Sabo

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    We have had no issues or reasons for concerns on the ethics of any of the dynasty players. Im all for the scouting for the sim experience etc etc, HOWEVER im against trying to micro manage a good group of dynasty players who have given me no reason to doubt their dedication to sim football and to this dynasty. Just my opinion.
     
  11. carolinaeasy

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    I am sorry guys, I didn't mean to raise concerns about anyone. I guess it is the school teacher in me, but I was looking for the loop holes to the system that could be abused. I am not sure if any other dynasties are doing something like this or not, so it may have some kinks.

    I guess the meaning was lost over the internet.
     
  12. trustandfall

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    It wasn't lost Carolina, I understand what you mean.

    It could definitely be a super cool scouting tool :D
     
  13. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    recorded games is the only "true" way to scout an opponent for a user game. Your not going to get much out of a "couple" TD highlight's. Hard to pick-up tendencies just from that.

    there isnt much too it, and several people on TF (including myself do it).
     
  14. nrg_qbz-_-

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    yeah, that is pretty hardcore though. i mean if everyone in the league does it, then i don't mind lol
     
  15. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    nah, i do it for fun and b/c it adds to the league. Bout impossible to get everyone to do it...lol.
     
  16. Sabo

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    Im getting a webcam for the soul purpose of capturing games. My upload is kinda slow so im gonna have to do a delayed cast so my game don't lag.
     
  17. carolinaeasy

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    You are exactly right, but if you see over the course of the season that your opponent is scoring in a similar way multiple times, you can at least be prepared for that style of play.
     

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