To ClarifyWhen I said the focus of a football game should be "on the field," I didn't mean that the way it was phrased, because the coaching decisions and general manager functions are very interesting and add greatly to a football game. What I should have said is that bean counter functionality should be removed from the game.
In a pro football game, being a bean counter is totally irrelevant. Every team is profitable enough to max out the salary cap. Shared television revenue essentially guarantees that. So not only is owner mode incredibly boring, it's pointless.
And even if it wasn't pointless, why put it in a sports game? I'm a sports game junkie, so I would rarely say that any mode is overkill, but owner mode is overkill.