Sorry, but I need to ask DW another question about the weight and skills issue. My real question is how weight and skills interact, specifically weight with strength ratings and/or blocking ability. I do understand that a 300 lb. OT can more easily push around a 250 lb DT, but what if that OT's blocking ability is poor, etc.? I also assume that the 300 lb guy may be less agile. I can visualize a matrix with high v. low blocking on one side and high v. low block avoidance on the other, and the entire 2 x 2 matrix interacting with weight and/or strength and/or agility and/or intelligence, etc. Weight and strength are probably not perfectly positively correlated. A guy can be huge, but not particularly strong. It depends on the nature of the body mass, fat v. muscle, etc. (I am NOT suggesting that BMI indices be included among player attributes!)Maybe I would take the 260 lb. guy in good shape over the 330lb lard bucket. Naturally, some players block well and others don't. Also, good run blockers are not necessarily good pass blockers and vice versa, the techniques are different (or so I understand). I know the manual does provide some information regarding the importance of certain ratings to positions, e.g., page 45. Is that all I really need to know? Do I obsess beyond all practicality?
Hope these questions are not a P in the A. I truly enjoy the game and will continue to do so even if its deepest innards must remain a mystery to me. I am amazed at all of the work that has gone into this game, that continues to go into it, and with the number of people available in the forums to answer my obsessive questions. Also, I would like to give a cheer for the third party developers and their creative utilities.
< Message edited by rcleslie -- 3/17/2008 12:39:45 AM >