Welcome to the Virtual Football League (VFL). We are a Madden 13 Connected Careers Mode (CCM) Coaches League on PS3. Our Mission Statement - "To create a community feel where each and every member feels like they are sitting on the couch playing a buddy. To get to know each and every member and to celebrate each others accomplishments on the gridiron as well as off of it." - For us to be able to accomplish our mission statement, everyone has to be on the same page. For that reason, please be sure that you are familiar with the TSO Rules and Expectations. You can find them here. VFL General Expectations Everyone should attempt to check the site at least once per day and respond to alerts and PMs within 24 hours Everyone should be able to commit to playing their games within 72 hours or putting themselves on auto-pilot. Everyone is expected to contribute forum content. At minimum, everyone must post a game summary within 24 hours of their games being played. You will also have your own team management page and are encouraged to contribute other self generated content (ie team/division/conference blogs, ESPN-style segments, or whatever else your brain can cultivate). The VFL is your oyster for creativity. Everyone should stay active, embrace the community feel for the league and, most importantly, have fun! VFL Gameplay Standards No play should be run more than 2x per game during regulation. One additional time would be reasonable during overtime games. No passing route should be completed more than 3-4x per game. Deep routes like streaks, deep posts and corner/flag routes should be completed only 1-2x per game. The majority of your run plays should be between the tackles (~70%). The majority of you pass plays should be 20 yards or less (~70%). On defense, you should play a majority of zone defense (~60-70%). Blitzes and man coverage should be used less than 40% each. Playing man coverage or blitzing on every 3rd down is not sim. Blitzing on every running down is not sim. Shifting your D-line or LBs a high percentage of the time is not sim. Doing anything to exploit AI deficiencies or other programming flaws is not sim. Running up the score or padding stats is not sim and is strictly prohibited. All TSO and VFL Rules, Requirements, Policies and Practices apply to BOTHuser and CPU games. VFL Statistical Standards QBs should average ~10 yards per pass attempt or less. RBs should average 6.0 yards per carry or less. WRs should average 20 yards per reception or less. (Backups and seldomly used players are exception, but you still should try to meet these requirements with every player). Required Reading VFL League Rules/Guidelines Running the Ball - Sim Style The Unsim Encyclopedia Threads to Follow The Cigar Room WHO ARE YOU? Content Tips and Tricks Trade Talks, Trade Blocks and Ham Hocks Game Summaries TSO Madden NFL Football We hope everyone who joins the VFL finds it to be the best sim football community they have ever played in. We also hope that all of our members interact not only in our forums, but also on TSO in general. We expect everyone to conduct themselves maturely and to respect themselves, the site, the members and the game. Welcome! Happy Sim Gaming!