PMFB is pretty damn fun, but it takes work to get good. Work and time.
No one slaps together a few plays, joins a league, and wins. Much more common is that someone slaps together a few plays, joins a league, and gets their butt kicked by 50 - or more - points for a whole season.
That can be really discouraging, but it isn't a reflection of your talent or skill as a coach. It is just a function of time and work. There's a lot that you don't know about this game. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot to learn.
Many of us have been playing this game for over ten years. We have hundreds of plays in our archives, plays that we've tested in competition and tweaked to make sure the timing is perfect. We know how the AI system in PMFB works and we can make it roll over and do tricks - and we can get it to run a real pretty two-minute drill too. We know which player abilities matter and how much. We know how to sling the smak and laugh about it. We know how to win - and, more importantly, we know how to lose.
The single most important thing that you don't yet know . . . is how to build defenses that work.
Don't worry. You'll learn. You'll learn all of these things and more.
And most PMFB coaches like to teach. If you have a question, ask.