Originally posted by Timetoshine-Beta
I wouldn't they consist of like a million different plays
This. They are all on medium auto adjust.
They are 30-4 and 4-3, 4-4, etc etc etc depending somewhat on the situation and largely on packages with 1-10% in each package on each play.
To me the benefit is custom slots. If I need a blitzer to only blitz, or a power back to only run inside, it helps. Beyond that, you are really rolling the dice on what you get.
I run a lot of casual O and D for team and would say that the best are west coast, power run, big I for offense. For defense, I would take pass D, zone, tagged (if desperate for some answers to what appears to be a tough call as a DC).
In general, I find that plays per game are not evenly distributed despite energy settings, and that you see some passing in 3rd and short when you should run. You also can't control who is getting the ball in a situation besides depth. Let's say you want 100% WR passing. You just can't get that like you can with basic casual tactics.
The tradeoff is pretty big. You either get custom slots, or you get forced play calling to possibly the wrong dots. In cruch time, I'd take the basic casual settings any day. In the regular season as I try to keep agents happy and the ball spread out to decoy opponent scouting, I like the randomness of the presets.