"(I) think about 'The Lion King,' Simba gets hit over the head and (he's told) 'the past can hurt,' " Harbaugh said Monday afternoon. "'You can either run from it or embrace it and learn from it.'
The game has been available for 14 hours now and wanted to see what the rest of you were thinking so far.
EA suckered me into the season ticket a few months ago so I have been playing it since the 5th and have had a pretty positive experience. I'm one of the die hards that plays on Heisman and destroys teams by 70 with the likes of Toledo and UTSA. I had always felt that the past games were a little glitchy but overall a "good" experience. So far this years game has a lot of promise but I'm seeing some glaring holes while playing the CPU. I created my own playbook filled with I-form, pistol, and shotgun with a ton of read options. It's really fun to run but its becoming almost to easy. Just for kicks I played and entire game with toledo against bama running variations of the read option. Had 650 yards rushing and won 42-10. I found that to be a joke.
I have noticed it to be more difficult to run out of the power. Last year there was a money play out of ifrom twins where it was a power to the opposite side of the twins and if your fb lead through the lb or saftey, you were gone. That sequence is gone now but counters seem to have a little pop to them.
Passing is still a pain but doable if you know what your looking for. Short underneath routes are high percentage still. The deep ball seems more difficult to hit this year but I haven't messed around with that very much as I have been playing with the option to much to care yet. I'm not going to comment much on this.
Defense has been a lot harder vs the CPU and I've had more then a few, "I probably shouldn't whip my controller off the ground" moments. The Blitzs don't hit home nearly as much as they use to. CPU no huddle offense gives you absolutely no time to change forms or call press coverages. The ball carrier recovery feature is cool to watch unless its when your saftey is on an island and a TE just runs through him like a Mac truck. Overall its more realistic but the hair pulling moments are going to drive me nuts for the time being.
I have lightly skimmed over the dynasty so far and thought it looked pretty good and like the new concepts but I haven't dove in yet. I'm waiting for the Operation Sports rosters to come out before I go hard into that.
Whats your thoughts so far? Like? Dislike? best cover are ever? (answer is yes) Whats your money play (formation and primary reads) any rosters that are worth downloading yet?
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Listening to the podcast from the WTKA show this morning and on the segment 07 podcast they were talking about how "the folks in Ann Arbor and Happy Valley aren't going to like it very much".
The title of the book is Fourth and Long: The battle for the soul of college football.
Gaggity gag. My guess is that it is more whining from Bacon about money side of college athletics.
News flash: college athletics is a business. Like what he does with Michigan history and the stuff he has wrote ESPECIALLY Bo's Lasting Lessons. Seems any book of his that has "and long" in the title I need to avoid.
GRIII's brother, Gelen Robinson, committed to play football at Purdue.
The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Gelen excels on the football field, where he had 13 sacks and five forced fumbles last season for Lake Central (Ind.) High School. He also won a state wrestling title and finished second in the shot put at the state track and field finals.
Robinson -- whose brother Glenn Robinson III plays basketball at Michigan -- was also being recruited by Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and others. But Hazell went after him hard, and he's a guy the Boilers needed to reel in given the legacy connection.
I know we have many folks from Cleveland on this board. Thought this was a funny story and remember many a Browns fan's lamenting their fandom on this site.
Oh, Browns. You even managed to get beat by the deceased.
None of our players are on the Bednarik Award watchlist. Hopefully next year we'll have a couple (Jake Ryan, Countess etc.)