I know a lot of you guys are new to the site so I wanted to bring up a subject that is pretty important to the site. Im hoping AJ doesnt mind... There are general rules that are on new member forums as well as a couple of modifications to the rules AJ has in the league description. Please make sure you guys take them to heart and understand the concepts. Most of it can be summed up by saying: Exploiting the AI and winning at all costs is not tolerated. Nothing upsets me more in a user game than someone not playing sim, and most of the vets here feel the same. We all take it seriously. Most of the things Ive noticed that happens are: Changing of gameplay when behind or converting 3rd downs. What does this mean? We all know that in previous versions of the game (Im not sure about 12 yet) the middle of the field is always wide open. but what frustrates a lot of us is that the middle of the field is exploited and only used on 3rd downs or when behind. I dont mind if you use it occasionally, nobody does. But if your slot/TE/middle of the field routes are all you are throwing, youre doing something wrong. Manual motion. Manual motion should never be used. Its an AI exploit in most cases, if you want motion, call a play with motion already in it. QB scrambling. A big no no. Youre QB should only leave the pocket if pressured, or a designed rollout. Or if you wait a substantial amount of time and all receivers are covered. Your first move should be dropping back. Money plays. We all know them, tosses, 4 verts, middle of the field routes. Money plays should not be a part of your gameplan. You should be mixing up your playcalling and not calling these plays often. Using middle of the field, slot receivers, TE. Touched on previously. Im not sure how well the new coverage is going to work. Im hoping it eliminates this. But your leading receiver should not be a TE or a slot receiver. Do not abuse the middle of the field. late option pitches. If you decide to run the option, you MUST pitch the ball before contact is made on your QB. excessive audibles. Once again, this takes advantage of the AI most times. Line up and run the play. Occasional audibles are fine, but every play? Cheese excessive blitzing. Big no no as well. You should not be blitzing on every down. This falls into the line of mixing up play calling. Unrealistic formations in certain situations. What this means is you should not be in a 3-3-5 coverage on 1st and 10. You should not be in goal line or heavy formation in first and 10. Run offensive and defensive formations for the right situation. Early in our first season with the league I run here on the site, I did not know many of the coaches. So I created a post game evaluation of sorts, to make sure everyone understood what I would not tolerate. Now? We have the most sim group of coaches Ive ever been a part of. Take a look: Offense: Did your opponent throw to the slot or TE often? If so did this happen a lot on 3rd down? If not, did your opponent mix up playcalling on 3rd downs? Do you feel your opponent mixed up their game calling? How often did your opponent run toss plays? How often did your opponent call offensive audibles? When callign audibles, did your opponent allow time for you to get set on defense? On option plays, would your opponent wait until contact was made on QB before making the pitch? Was there excessive QB scrambling on drop back plays? If so, was your opponent running prior to feeling pressure? Did your opponents QB spread the ball around? Did your opponent mix up the playcalling and formations? Do you have any comments about your opponents offensive game plan or sim style of play? Defense: Did your opponent blitz often? Did your opponent show blitz often? Was your opponent moving D-line, linebackers often presnap? Did your opponent move players before the snap, and then change to a new player ever? Did your opponent call realistic formations in realistic situations (Not running the 3-3-5 in 1st and 10, etc)? Did your opponent play his saftey close to the line often? If so, even on passing downs? Do you have any comments about your opponents defensive game plan or sime style of play? Do you have any other comments you would like to add about your opponent? Anyhow, I hope AJ Hart MN isnt offended at me posting this. I look forward to your comments, and facing you guys on the field. Just remember. Keep it sim.