Hey guys, big topic of discussion in the blast group tonight about the 4th down rule. Dunlap swears it has been changed (LOL), but anyways I do think there are flaws in it. Here's how it is currently written: I have multiple issues with this rule - think we should consider a complete rewrite for season 2. I will take a crack at it and post something over the weekend. However, there is one thing in there that we may want to clarify before the playoffs start. It's the second rule about inside your opponents 40 yard line. Personally, I think there is that no-mans land between the 35 and the 40 yard line where it should be the coaches choice of what to do. Especially if you are playing in a game with heavy winds, I think a winning team should be able to go for it in this example: 4th and 2 at your opponents 38 yard line with a 16 MPH wind in your face. Shouldn't the team be able to go for it in that situation? 55 yard field goal probably out of the question with the wind. Probably don't want to punt from your opponent's 38. I say we do one of two things: 1) Extend the first rule to read "past your own 40 yard line but not yet to your opponent's 35 yard line..." That helps the grey area I refer to above. <NOTE> I personally don't like where it starts (own 40), but I can perhaps address that with my proposed rewrite. 2) Add a rule between 1 and 2 that reads: "Between your opponents 35 and 39 yard line, it is a complete coaches choice on 4th down. You can choose to punt, go for it or kick a field goal, regardless of down and distance." Teams go for 4th and 6 or 7 all the time in this situation. I don't think that's unrealistic at all in the no-mans territory. Again, I can work on a rewrite and propose something for next season. However, I think we should consider fixing the issue above before the playoffs start... Thoughts?