2/25/2013 12:06 AM
I have coached many seasons now and I still feel like a complete idiot when it comes to game planning. How in the world did my team just lose to a weak Sim ai? Anyone have advice about how to run this team? I will probably be fired within a season or two, but we will see...
http://www.whatifsports.com/x.asp?r=649823&u=/hd/GameResults/BoxScore.aspx?gid=9181731
http://whatifsports.com/hd/TeamProfile/Ratings.aspx?tid=6946
2/25/2013 12:20 AM
if you consider yourself a game planning idiot i would suggest turning halftime adjustment on to anytime
2/25/2013 1:30 AM
Generally, I wouldn't use slowdown against a team that is worse than mine. And in fact, I don't recall ever doing that. You want as many possessions as possible against a weaker team.
2/25/2013 5:55 AM
I'd like to preface this by saying that i'm by no means a great coach and have a lot less experience than you do so take this with a grain of salt but just glancing at the game you lost i probably would have done a few things differently.

1.) as suggested, normal tempo instead of slowdown
2.) I think your distro for your starters was ok, romano should have been your highest distro, i think i would have liked to have seen schade take more shots as his ATH/LP are pretty darn good.
3.) Your depth chart is pretty close to what I would run myself except i may have swapped backups (guillory and griffith)
a.) guillory as pg2.   Guillory with his 77ath, 75 spd, 88 def, 73 per, 80 bh vs their pg2 brennan (42/82/57/71/82) he matches his speed closer than griffith did
b.) griffith as sg2.  Griffith 55/64/63/95/54 vs their sg2, Long,  47/57/62/75/50.  I just think you could have done this and upped griffiths distro and possibly adjusted him to take more 3's.. granted his ath/spd arent great but 95 per and his ath/spd were better than his sg2.. i'd at least try it out and see what he can do from beyond the arc..  i think you may have missed a clear advantage when these 2 were on the floor against each other..

again.. just a few suggestions.. sometimes it doesn't matter who has the best team, its a sim and it happens.  ive lost to far inferior teams and it really made no sense as to why i lost to them..

2/25/2013 8:45 AM

Playing against a FCP is unpredictable.  Some times the RNG just creates a ton of TOs against you and there isn't anything you can do about it.

2/26/2013 1:14 AM
Thanks for all the guidance.  Just going to keep playing with it - hopefully I'll find a system that works!

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