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Post by Bradysenior on Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:41 pm

Here you will find the Rules for Madden 2010.

This site was created for SIM STYLE PLAY ONLY. That means that even when the game is on the line you are playing the game Sim Style.

Our goal is to get 32 Sim Style Gamers for our Madden Franchise. Imagine having 32 players that you do not have to worry about the game not being on the level. Sounds like heaven right? Well this can happen as long as your follow the rules and play the game the way it was designed to be played.



There is not many things better in the gaming world than to play a 100% Sim Style Game Of Madden!!!



The following Rules are for Madden 2011.
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Game Play Settings:

Difficulty: All-Madden

QTR Length: 7 Minutes

Clock Acc: Yes, 15 Seconds



Communication Threads:

vs. CPU: You do not have to post in the thread daily. Although let us know if your game time has changed.

vs. USER: You must post in the thread on a daily basis. We understand that some days it will not be possible. So you will not have any issues as long as it does not happen every time. Post your times and compare times with your opponent. Then confirm a time to play the game. If you opponent misses a confirmed time, they will talk with the Commish. If it happens often, they will start to receive suspensions.


Trash Talking:

vs. CPU: We love it....the CPU cheats every game, let him have it.

vs. USER: Fastest way to get a free ticket to the Commish's office. You will be lucky not to get a 6 game suspension. You can have fun with you opponent, but do not rub it in, or starting cussing him out during the game.



Running Up The Score:

vs. CPU: If you have a 5 TD lead during any point of the game. You need to pause the game and put in your back-ups. This will also help them increase their overall rating at the end of the season.

vs. CPU: If you have a 4 TD lead in the second half you need to put in your back-ups. If you have a 2 score lead after the 2 minute warning, you need to try to kill the clock.




4th Down Plays:

Offense: You must let your opponent know that you are going for it on 4th down, unless you are doing it from a Special Teams Formation. Then you may only do that once a game from within the following guidelines.

Yardage: 4th & 1 or 4th & Inches

Field Position Fake FG: Must be within the 40 yard line.

Field Position Fake Punt: Must be between your opponents 40 - 50 yard line.

Normal Play: Must be down by 21+ Points during the game.

Normal Play: Behind in the 4th QTR.

Normal Play: Within your opponents 5 yard line.

Normal Play: Within your opponents 30 - 40 yard line.




Play-Calling Offense:

Drive: Once you use a play during a drive, that play cannot be used until the next drive. The drive starts with the first play and ends with either a score, punt or FG. If you pick-up a first down, that is NOT a NEW DRIVE.

Plays: You may not use any passing play more than 5 times during a game. You may not use any running play more than 6 times during a game. Meaning Same Play from the Same Formation. There are plenty of plays similar in other formations that you can run.

Play Action Passes: You cannot use more than 4 play action passes during any one drive. Sometimes one might slip past you, just don't make it often!

Formations: You can run any formation during the game. But do not use it for the majority of the game. Every playbook has multiple formations and you should be using them all at least once during the game. Sometimes you might not have enough chances to make this happen, but if you are mixing it up nobody is going to complain.


Mix Up Your Plays: The "Drive Rule" will help keep it this way. But you should already be doing this every game.



Audibles:

Offense: You may only Audible once per play. If you do Audible into a play that creates an illegal depth chart with a player, then call a timeout or take a penalty.

Defense: You may only Audible once per play. If you do Audible into a play that creates an illegal depth chart with a player, then call a timeout.




Clock Management:

Offense: You can only run down the clock with a 21+ point lead or within the last 2:00 minutes of a half.




Offensive Player In Motion:

Offense: You can move 1 player before the snap of the ball. You may also move him back, but you must always allow your opponent to make alignment changes for coverages.


No Huddle:

Offense: You can only run the No Huddle Offense during the last 2:00 minutes of a half or down in the 4th QTR. Never run a No Huddle after an incomplete pass.




Mics & Messages During The Game:

User vs. User: You must have a mic for the game. If you do not have a mic you will have 4 weeks to get one before any suspensions happen.

User vs. User: If you need to discuss a rule. Pause the game and ask to check the site. Do not accuse the other player of not being sim.

Once you have checked the rules from the site, you may discuss them with him. If you are wrong on the rule, then you must burn a TimeOut!

Do not send threaten messages about their gameplay. If you find that you are being cheesed, then get a video of the play and turn it into the Rules Committee for a ruling. If you get caught breaking the rules your punishment will range from game loss suspensions to being booted from the Franchise.



Offense:

QB Roll-Outs: You can only leave the pocket from pressure or not having an open target. Nobody will complain if your QB breaks off a big run during the game, as long as replay shows that you had no better option.

Sim: Pressure Forced You To Leave The Pocket.

Sim: You Had No Open Targets.

Non-Sim: You needed a big play and rolled out to get the easy pass deep or to the flats. Not many things will burn a Sim Style Player more than rolling out as he watches his defense leave coverage to attack the QB. So if you like to roll out a lot, this franchise is not for you.



QB Drop Backs: You may not drop back more than 10 yards from the line of scrimmage, unless you must take an odd angle to avoid a sack. This means you had no option to move up towards the line of scrimmage b/c of the defender.

Sim: Pressure Caused You To Take An Angle That Put You Deeper Than 10 Yards From The Line Of Scrimmage.

Non-Sim: You Dropped Back Beyond 10 Yards To Give Yourself More Time To Read The Defense. This includes SCREEN PASSES!



HB Direct Snaps: You may not use a HB direct snap play more than 2 times during a game.

Sim: You Caught The Defense Off Guard No More Than 2 Times During The Game With The HB Direct Snap.

Non-Sim: You Call HB Direct Snap More 3+ Times During The Game. Now You Are Abusing The Play And Ticking Off A Sim Player In The Process.



HB Toss: For Every 1 HB toss play you must have 3 normal runs with the HB. So if you run 5 tosses during the game, you had better have at least 15 runs up the middle.

Sim: You Ran HB Toss 4 Times During The Game. You Had A Total Of 12 Other Standard Running Plays During The Game.

Non-Sim: You Toss The Ball 5 Times & Only Rushed The Ball 14 Times Using A Standard Type Running Play.


HB Flats: You should only throw to your HB in the flats as a Check Down Option, Blitz, Play Designed for the HB in the flats.

Sim: You threw the ball to your HB in the flats b/c the WR's were covered on the play or a blitz was coming or it was a play designed for the HB (Such as a Screen or Orange Highlighted Play On His Route).

Non-Sim: Your HB had more catches than the rest of your team combined.


HB Playing WR: Your HB can only play WR as your #5 WR. You cannot have a HB in the backfield and a HB playing as a WR. So, you must have an empty backfield if your HB is playing WR.

Sim: You Open Up With 5 Wide & Your RB Is One Of The WR's.

Non-Sim: You Have A HB In The Backfield & A HB Playing WR During The Same Play.



Depth Chart For Offense:

This covers normal play-calling and using an audible at the line of scrimmage.



QB: The only time that another Position can play QB is from a WildCat Play. Any player on your team may run the wildcat formation.

HB: You may only use your HB, FB & TE as a HB during the game. If you have injured all of the above players during the game, then you must let your opponent know why you are having to use a different position at HB. But let's face it, this is not gonna happen...lol.

WR: You may only use your WR, TE & HB as a WR during the game. If you use your HB as a WR, it must be the #5 WR, unless injury forces you to use a BACK-UP HB as a #4 or higher on your depth chart. Again there is very little chance of you running out of WR's & TE's for this to happen during a game.

TE: You may only use your TE, FB & OL as a TE during the game. If you have injured all of the above players, then you may use your #4 or #5 WR as the TE. Again you have a better chance of winning the lottery, than playing a WR as a TE.

OL: You may only use your OL, FB & TE as a OL during the game. If you have injured all of the above players, then good luck not getting your QB killed. You may use any player from the DL to fill in for this position.







Play-Calling Defense:

Mix Up Your Plays: You may run a base defense like many NFL teams do. But keep in mind that a base defense is not the same 3 to 4 defensive plays from that formation. So make sure you mix up your plays within your base defense. Do not stay in zone or man coverage every play. Do not call the same plays over and over. Every formation has multiple options for coverage types & plays.

Formations: You can run any formation as your base defense. However, do not use formations that teams would not match-up with during the game. In other words, do not keep using a 4-6, 3-4, 4-3 defense vs. 4 & 5 WR sets. You need to go to a Nickel, Dime or QTR defense to match-up better. Some gamers like to pick their defense before the offense has picked their play. So, there will be times where teams will have the mismatch. Just don't let it keep happening all game, if it happens...pay attention to his sets.




Defense:

DE's: You may not use DE's during the game. The AI must control the DE at the snap of the ball. You may not drop your DE back into coverage unless the play calls for it. But even then you must allow the AI do it from the snap. Once the snap takes place you may use the DE during the play.

Sim: You used the DE to get a sack, pick or just cause pressure, but only after the AI started the play from the snap.

Non-Sim: You used the DE before the snap of the ball. If you get caught switching men, don't worry about it. Just finish the play out, but that should not happen more than once or twice during a game.


DT's: You may use the DT from the start of the play. But you may not move him on the line of scrimmage. Unless you are calling for a DL swing to the left, right or middle.

Sim: You used the DT to get a sack, pick or just cause pressure from the start of the play.

Non-Sim: You used the DT and moved him manually before the start of the play. If this happens to you by mistake, switch men and he will reset for you by doing a line swing.



LB's: You may use any LB from the start of the play. But if you move him from his normal position, you must continue to use him until the snap. You cannot move more than 1 LB before the snap, again if you move a LB, you must use that same player until after the snap.

Sim: You used the LB to get a sack, pick or just cause pressure from the start of the play. You moved him around before the snap, but used him until the snap happened, without moving another player.

Non-Sim: You used the LB and moved him manually before the start of the play. Then you switched to another player and used him until the snap.



DB's: You may use any DB from the start of the play. But if you move him from his normal position, you must continue to use him until the snap. You cannot move more than 1 DB before the snap, again if you move a DB, you must use that same player until after the snap.

Sim: You used the DB to get a sack, pick or just cause pressure from the start of the play. You moved him around before the snap, but used him until the snap happened, without moving another player.

Non-Sim: You used the DB and moved him manually before the start of the play. Then you switched to another player and used him until the snap.



Depth Chart For Defense:

This covers normal play-calling and using an audible at the line of scrimmage.


DL: You may use any DL as a DE, DT or NT during the game. You may not use a LB as a DE even on 3rd and longs. Sorry, but the Madden AI is bad enough for OL blocking. If we allow LB to be used for DE's then it will be even harder to make a pass. If you run out of DL for the DL, then you may use an OL member to fill in the depth chart.

LB: You may use any LB as an OLB or MLB during the game.

DB: You may use any DB as a CB, FS or SS during the game.


If you have any questions about the rules just ask and we will help you with the rules.

If you catch someone abusing the rules, then make sure you get the video from the highlights to show proof. Then upload it to your EA account and send us a link.



If you have any suggestions on making the rules even better, then please let us know!



We want this Franchise to be for Sim Gamers... If you follow the rules this will happen and you will have some of the best Madden Games ever, win or lose!


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Re: Main League Rules

Post by LethalNtention on Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:43 am

ALL new members need to read the rules. While this is a Mini League.

This is a great way to prove that you are a sim gamer. This will help when the Sign-Up Waiting list is full and you are trying to move up the ladder.

The basic concept for Sim Style Gaming is the following:

* Mix up your plays on Offense & Defense!!!
* Do not just call Money Plays every series!!!
* Do not leave the pocket unless pressure forces you to leave the pocket. This game has always had bad programming vs. roll out passes!!! If the play call for a rollout, have at it. Just don't leave the pocket to abuse the poorly designed AI defenders.

Just read the above rules and follow them & you will have some of the BEST GAMES EVER PLAYING ONLINE!!! I really mean that, no game is better than playing a SIM STYLE GAME OF FOOTBALL!!!

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Re: Main League Rules

Post by Bradysenior on Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:40 am

It's about that time of the year where people start really figuring out the game and figuring out what works, so now is as good a time as any to adress some of the trends I am seeing reported. I did it because "Coach X" did it so i thought you could is no longer a valid excuse.

1) VARY YOUR PLAYCALLING (Doing this alone would keep you from breaking most of the rules that follow this one.) Myself, I rarely run the same play more than 3 times or so a game aside from 3 to 4 base defenses that I use more. If you are running the same play more times than this per game, you are not varying your playcalling.

- As an addon, running the same play every third down is also BS. We all know that some plays work better than others, that does not mean you have to resort to it every time you need a play.


2) Pass coverage with your D-Line - Zone blitzes ar great, but they are not base defenses. If you are manually covering passes with your d-line aside from a few times per game, you are not playing sim. IE, Albert Haynesworth has never dropped back in pass coverage, nor should he in our league(No direction intended here Skins owner, I have no clue if you even use Haynesworth, he's just a good example I am familiar with since he's a former Titan and he popped in my head first)


3) NANO blitzes - It should go without saying, but this is not allowed here. There are certain blitzes where if executed right, will be more immediate pressure to the QB than the game designers intended. If you are consistently getting to the Qb in the same way, with the same play...you know and I know that you have a nano-blitz. Sometimes it happens on accident so i am not yelling cheeser every time you get a sack quickly, but i am yelling cheeser if you use this play often and knowingly, which is quite obvious if you are doing it.


4) The HB Toss - Before the patch it was the HB flats, after it has become the HB toss. HB tosses should not consist of more than half your running plays. Likewise, more than half your QB's passes should not be to your HB. Both of these are areas where the defense is not balanced. I am not saying to never do these but please be reasonable and don't abuse it.


5) Moving down linemen manually before the snap - This is in the rules guys. Even on punts, you cannot move your d-linemen manually before the snap. This means no running a d-linemen back near you PR guy for extra protection just as much as it means you can't move them on a normal defensive play.


6) Using a LB at DE -- This is not allowed, EVER. It's clearly in the rules and it is there for a reason. I know that some DE's have played LB before and vice versa but an average LB in Madden can play as a great DE. If we allowed this, there'd be no reason for anyone to even have DE's because there are so many midrange LB's who can be equally or more effective for a lesser price because of their rating at DE being so much less.


7) VARY your playcalling!!!!!!!!!! Almost all of the above would not even have to be mentioned if you at the very least varied your playcalling more while doing it. If you run Lendale White off HB toss plays 80% of his runs, you know that you are taking advantage of this when you did it. If you are throwing 15 of your 22 completions to your HB... you knew you were abusing this when you did it. If you are sacking the QB in 2 secs. flat with the same guy.... it goes on and on. Very your playcalling and don't call BS plays just because you know they work. We all like to win, but winning is not while you play here.

Cool No Ebooking!!!!! Now i'm sure you have heard about this stupid service that is sweeping the nation and its 100% banned from this league any video proof of you using an Ebook and your gone and gamertag saved @ operationsports.com as a person to avoid. Also with me working in the game industry I would personally pass along the info if need be as well.


If people are breaking these rules, please PM me. Again, these are not directed at any one owner, I have seen all of these reported multiple times and don't want them snowballing into the whole league thinking something is Ok just becasue they saw a handful of owners doing it. You guys all no what sim football means and it's easy to slip into using just what works at this point in the Madden cycle but i do not want to see this crap, EVER.


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Re: Main League Rules

Post by f1fty s1x on Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:59 pm

read and agree.

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Re: Main League Rules

Post by LT07 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:50 pm

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Re: Main League Rules

Post by capofreak83 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:45 am

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Re: Main League Rules

Post by Bradysenior on Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:07 am

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Re: Main League Rules

Post by polishmafia519 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:14 am

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Post by UpState NY Will on Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:23 pm

Read and Understood.

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