a few needed thoughts and maintenance on a specific aspect of play (and no this is not addressing anyone individually AT ALL!): slot receivers/tight ends, especially post/go routes: everyone goes to these guys. in no way shape or form should you stop going to these guys and i personally believe they are much more stoppable this year. so use your D and stop em. if you expect people to stop going to these guys (in videos, user games, etc), get over it. in real life, you play matchups. ****BUT!!!!!!!!!.... if your slot receiver and/or TE has more catches than your top 1/2 WRs, you are playing with fire... period. in 1 game? sure. in 4 games? absolutely lame? for the season? you are unsim and will be warned. if you are playing a user? darn right i don't give a dang if your slot or even slot and TE have a TD catch. but if you play a user game and your slot has more catches than anyone else, you are a douchebag... plain and simple. but another reality: most of us that cry foul on using slots just run our WR1 or WR2 over the middle or on motion post-routes and call this ok...hipocrisy. my point: just play freakin sim football. if its 3rd and long, hell yes someone is going over the middle. man up and stop it. now if you do the same damn play and every 3rd and long goes to your slot receiver... you are a douche. but legalistic bullshit is just stupid. the reality? we are winning way too much. play sim football. and yes, for the sake of sim football and the league, this means throwing to out-routes, curls, and go routes to our outside WRS... and I barely EVER see this. but if you are playing a user, you know damn well he is going over the middle in some form or fashion on 3rd and long... he prob might even go to a TE or slot guy. so a) offensive guy - dont be a douchebag and challenge yourself, trying new things and b) defensive guy - stop him! if you don't... move on. cuz you need to be better on D. summary: over-the-middle, post routes, crossing routes, slot guys, TEs... great. all acceptable and if you get beat by this... stop crying and get over it. but at the same time, if you are a douche and only utilize these plays, im watching. trust me... im watching. P.S. this is not up for debate. this is a video game. we can not achieve perfect sim football results. just dont be a douchebag, use some self-control and accountability, enjoy the game (even the losses cuz you are probably winning more than you should anyways), and move the hell on.