I remember making the same mistake when I started playing Blood Bowl. I didn't have any background from playing the board game either, and it's one of the many little idiosyncrasies in the interface. Once you've run into it, you know how to prevent it in the future, but without prior playing experience, you probably _have to_ run into it to notice it.
Yeah. I'll never make that mistake again.
This one just stings, given the situation. EA would have still won since I couldn't stop his passes, but I'd have atleast made a better show of it.
...there are bunch of similar sort of err "features" - like skill use. I the first time i got piling on, the game didnt ask me whether i want to use it or not, but used it always. Had to change the settings for that manually + for few other skills as well.
Also one thing ive learned how to do, but i suppose not everyone knows:
Does someone admit they dont know how you can blitz by blocking the player next to you and THEN moving? I missed one crucial goal in the beginning of the league by not figuring out that in the middle of the match.