test After reading the rules for the league: DEFENSE D.1 – Moving Players before snap: On defense, shifting linebackers and the defensive line is permitted. However, if you move a individual defensive player before the snap you must control that player at the snap of the ball. This includes moving a player to cover an assignment. Constantly spreading or pinching your DL or LBs falls under the rules for mixing up your playcalling. I'm guessing this means you can manually move DE wide as long as you control him. Drifter can you confirm this. Anyway OM, this wasn't reason I lost. I told you it wasn't allowed & you stop doing it.