NextFL I have received a varying amount of complaints about gameplay lately. The three most consistent things are: 1) Play Action in the wrong situation 2) Screens in the wrong situation 3) Excessive use of outside runs I'm going to take this time to remind everyone of the site rules and to tell you if you think you are breaking this rule, you most likely are. "O.5 PLAY-ACTION PASS Play-action should only be used in warranted running situations. Please refrain from using play-action on a habitual basis. Keep in mind it is unrealistic to call a PA Pass when it is 3rd down and more than 10. You may call a designed PA play and audible your RB to block or go into a pattern to stop the Playaction. Playaction should not be "over utilized" when you have not established the running game. Plain drop backs or shotgun formations should be the main passing formation for throwing the ball. Playaction is used to catch a defense off guard when you've been successful and pounding the rock during the drive or game. Be aware of the intention of PA and use it as such." Unless you have set up a successful running attack you SHOULD NOT be using Play Action. My own opinion on screens is that I'm sick of seeing them on 2nd/3rd and long and goal line situations. Let's be realistic here that screens are very easy to pull off in this game. They are beginning to turn into money plays if someone needs a first down or a score. And I feel pretty salty I even have to state this one regarding the outside runs but again it's becoming a crutch for a lot of people. "O.1 OFFENSIVE PLAYCALLING Coaches in the NFL mix up their play calling, however, when a coach sees that a team is weak in an area, they exploit it. This is legal, however, with some exceptions. Do not call the same play or pattern over and over again. If a team can't stop the run or pass, you may exploit them with a heavy dose of either one by using a number of different plays. If you've called the same play twice in a game, it's time to think twice about calling it again. Diversify and distribute the ball. QUICK SNAPPING IS PROHIBITED! ALLOW THE DEFENSE TO SET! An exception to this would be if the play clock is about to hit zero. Otherwise, a one or two second count would be sufficient. O.2 AUDIBLES Calling audibles at the line of scrimmage is commonplace in every level of football. Calling an audible to change to a formation which circumvents your league’s personnel rules is not allowed. When calling an audible, the offense MUST allow the defense time to adjust and be set for at LEAST one second before snapping the ball." If there are any issues following these rules, I'm sure I can find someone who can.