This game could/should use different slider levels for offense and defense, kind of like MLB 10 the Show did with separate levels for pitching and hitting.
If you struggle in one part of the game you can just drop down a level, rather than tinkering with sliders until next year's version comes out.
I agree with you though.
The CPU defense on AA seems fine to me but they certainly could use more offense.
There comes a time that sliders become so skewed the game doesn't seem real anymore. Yeah, I know it's a game it's not supposed to be real but I know we're all out here trying to make this game (and every other sports game) play as close to realistic as we possibly can.