Jump to content

Ozark Mountain Matchup

Brandon Savage & the #2 Vols head to Fayetteville to face off against the #13 Arkansas Razorbacks. Can redshirt senior QB Chris Diaz overcome the odds and upset Tennessee at home? Tune in this Saturday for this top 25 SEC conference game matchup!

Blue Devil Blues

Bam Bozeman and the Duke Blue Devils are prepping for a tough matchup as the #5 Florida State Seminoles march into Durham. Can QB Kelly Jarwin and RB John Johnson continue Florida State's hot streak or will the Duke's defense led by Tommy Nieves shut down their passing attack?

Join Here

Need a team?

Firstly... welcome to the SimFBA! If you are new to the site, and need a team, make sure you head over to the new users section and view the available teams list. You will also be able to fill out your job application there! See you on the field, Coach!

Read more

SimCBB Offseason In Progress

Heads up - the portal's closing soon!

Join Here

#110 | SimFBA | ATH Position


TuscanSota

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone,

 

There are three dev diaries being released today, this is the first of three. This dev diary will cover a new feature for our football sim next year: An additional position that we call the Athlete (ATH).

Athlete is a position designated for a player, indicating that thier skillset can fit a multitude of roles on a football team. An athlete can be seen as a swiss army knife; they can play a multitude of positions, but their progression will be determined by the position they play in a season. Athletes can cover a wide range of positions from the QB, to the OLine, and even a Punter.

 

When tackling this position from a recruiting perspective, we wanted to give users a clue on what a player's skillset may be like when recruited. To help users with this, there are ten archetypes that fall under the ATH position:

  • Field General: Indicates that the player may perform best either as a linebacker or as a QB
  • Triple-Threat: Indicates that the player has throwing capability but can also be utilized as a runner. Some may even have kicking ability.
  • Wingback: Indicates that the player will perform best when lined up as a receiver or when given the ball.
  • Slotback: Indicates that the player may perform best either on the line of scrimmage, as a tight end, or as a receiver.
  • Lineman: Indicates that the player may perform best on the line of scrimmage. Can be offense or defense.
  • Strongside: Indicates that the player may perform best either as a linebacker or as a DE.
  • Weakside: Indicates that the player may perform best either as a linebacker or as a defensive back
  • Bandit: Indicates that the player may perform best as a linebacker or as a safety
  • Return Specialist: Indicates that the player may perform best on the STU
  • Soccer Player: Indicates that the player made the right decision to switch from soccer and can use their skillset either as a punter, kicker, or even as a skills player.

 

How are attributes generated within each archetype?

The range of attribute generation for the attributes specific to the archetype of the ATH is considerably wider: Some Field General ATH will be more capable at linebacker than QB, some may be vice-versa. Some may have a chance of both. Because of the variability of position, ATH are currently designed as a boom/bust type of recruit. If you want a specific skillset in a player, it is going to be safer to recruit a player at a specialized position (Non-ATH). If you want a player that is more versatile, consider the ATH.

 

Progression for ATH?

Progressions will be covered in a later dev diary, though for ATH players, we're looking at a number of factors for future seasons including the positions played by the ATH in a season. 

 

When can we recruit ATH players?

This upcoming season.

 

Thank you for reading this dev diary! We hope you have a great day.

~Tuscan

  • Like 1
  • Fire 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • TuscanSota changed the title to #110 | SimFBA | ATH Position

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...