ANNOUNCEMENT: Rules Changes for the 2015 Season and Beyond

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  1. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

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    Gentlemen,

    As we make preparations for the upcoming off-season, the subsequent simmed season, and then our next played season; we have continued to evaluate the league and what we can do to make improvements. We have already announced one new policy, with the Off-Season Team Funds Assistance Program, and now I would like to take this opportunity to announce a few other changes we have decided upon.

    READ OPTION QB RESTRICTIONS LIFTED

    Effective with the start of the 2016 season, there will no longer be a restriction on which QBs can run the read option. With the emphasis on defense in this release, the R/O isn't nearly as effective as it used to be and can be an appropriate play choice for a wide variety of QB styles. It should go without saying; that, just like anything else in the game, it should be done in moderation when it is used.

    POSITION CHANGE PARAMETERS REVISED

    We have decided to revise our position change parameters, to allow for more freedom for our owners to utilize players as they see fit. We lifted all but a select few Minimum Requirements that need to be met to change a player's position in the off-season.

    Key Points of the New Parameters (Full Details Below):
    • No Approval Process (just post in the Position Changes thread)
    • Can be done in the off-season (via edit player) or the pre-season (via depth chart) - LIMITATIONS TO BOTH METHODS MAY APPLY
    • Once a player has their position changed, they must remain at their new position for the duration of the upcoming season (unless the player changes teams before the season starts).
    • NO Mid-Season Changes for ANY player - Once week 1 starts, all players are locked in to their positions
    • NO hybrid players
    • These restrictions DO NOT apply to lateral moves (ex. FS to SS, LT to RT, etc.)
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    QUARTERS SET TO 10 MINS (WITH ACCELERATED CLOCK)

    We will be setting the quarter length to 10 minutes, with the start of the 2016 season. Our goal is to have games take right around an hour in real time, while still allowing for as many plays as possible. We feel that this is a reasonable expectation with 10 minute quarters and the continued use of accelerated clock. We will continue to monitor the upcoming season, and make adjustments where we feel is necessary.

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    ARE YOU COMMITTED?

    Lastly, I just wanted to take the opportunity to make sure everyone is on board for the long haul. Obviously we know that everyone had the intention of going the distance when they joined up, but we would be naive to think that we won't lose any more owners throughout the rest of this release. Now I am not saying we want anyone to step down at this time, I think everyone knows we would be very direct if that was the case, but I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to self evaluate and be sure you are committed to The Q.

    Should an owner want or need to step away, it is far better to do it in the start of the off-season, rather than mid-season. It would be a much better situation for a new owner to be able to put their own touches on a team, rather than take over someone else's creation.

    There is no shortage of prospects interested in joining our ranks here in The Q; so if you aren't feeling it, please speak up now (via direct/private message, of course). I hope that isn't the case for anyone, but we know that stuff happens.

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    Thank you all for a great first season of Madden 15! I for one am very excited about this off-season, and hopefully turning around my Browns in 2016!

    If anyone has any questions or comments, please feel free to reply here. If you would prefer to reach out to myself, Doug, or Michael directly, please don't hesitate to do so.

    Thanks,

    ~Jim
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  2. CHUNKNESS

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    YESSSSSSSIR!!!
     
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    Oh man...here comes Ryan Mallet and the zone read!
     
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    :D maybe i'll keep Big Ben so he can run the read option..hmmmmmmm...
     
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    Love all the changes!
     
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    I love having my chess match to look forward to 2 or 3 times a week...definitely looking forward to continuing that. Great post...all the changes make sense to me :);)

    Resigns, FA, Draft x 2 I'm beyond looking forward to it all
     
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    Awesome. Thanks guys! Love the new additions….10 minute quarters will make the game feel much less rushed. Agree with the RO rules.

    Also, a fan of the position change rule. Now we can move Milliner to FS where he belongs ;)

    Just for clarification, I'm in for the long haul.
     
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    Nice I like it.

    Here for as long as you will have me.
     
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    10 minute quarters....I liiikkeee!!
     
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    Quick question here...Can a SS be moved to LB? I just checked in game and it only allows a SS to got to FS or CB.
     
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    Game does not allow it. The public was misinformed when the game dropped.
     
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy The ONLY 2 time OMFL CHampion!!!!

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    How were you able to move Chancellor to LB last season?
     
  19. CHUNKNESS

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    Position changes to the preloaded roster, only to find out the CF has the same limitations as it did for M25.
     
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  20. LtJustice

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    Yeah, it was originally thought that position changes would be wide open, but all they gave us was a couple more options than we had in M25. I have included the complete list below, and you can also find it in the Rules thread.

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    Yea boyeee!!! Here comes the read option with Ro...oh wait. Never mind... (n)
     

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