After playing this game for quite some time since release. I think one of the biggest issues of the game is overall player speed.
Everything happens at such a frantic pace you never really get time to settle the line, and the other team is up on your line so quickly it just descends into chaos.
Perhaps a suggested edit would be to squash all the speed stats of every player by -20 or thereabouts. (obviously this may prove terminal for any props who are in the low 40s already.)
But I think slowing the game down may be an option to make the game play better and feel more realistic.
Again there are people who enjoy the frantic pace and broken play. So perhaps a setting Arcade - Current RC style Simulation - Players with a global speed squash to lower their speed by -20 and slow the game down.