These are some suggestions for more realistic game play. I have one suggestion over all, and the rest are for playing, not sim-ing individual games.
Overall, I think the teams are too unpredictable, the range of how many games a team wins or loses in a particular run through of a year is too large to be realistic. I began noticing this and then ran 10 2011 seasons. These are some the maximum and minimum wins per season of different teams. ATL 13,3 NO 13,6 TB 10,2 CHI 12,4 GB 15,8 AZ 10,3 HOU 13,6 DEN 11,2
I could see these kind of ranges if I played 50 seasons maybe, but 10? I would like 20% more predictability.
Now for individual games, as background I have played Stratomatic which has wonderful in game play, and that influences what I would like to see.
First of all, something I like, seeing the visual for each play is great!
What I want - I want more information on exactly how my play calls affect the result. I want to know which each offensive plays, which of my player ratings will be involved to what degree (and which of the defensive teams player ratings) and I want to know more specifically how this play will fare against certain defenses of types of defenses.
For example, HOVER - QB accuracy 25%, QB control 10% #1 WR 25%, #2 WR 10%, HB, 5%, Pass Rush vs. Pass Blocking 5%, OLB, 15%, CB 10%, SS 5%
+20 vs. Full Blitz, +10 % vs Zone Blitz, -15% vs Dime, (etc, etc)
What is behi8nd this request is wanting to understand my strategic choices more completely. In Stratomtic, it is all out front, I can see what I am choosing, and I like that.
Now for some specific play results I think are off.
Running plays against pass defenses without blitzes do not succeed as consistently as they should.
I frequently get sacked, and not on full blitzes throwing short passes. How often does a QB get sacked throwing a 3-yard pass from the gun?
In terms of the play descriptions, there are too many almost interceptions, and not enough "he threw it behind the receiver"
I think this game has a lot of potential, these are just some suggestions to make it better.