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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:24 pm    Post subject: Madden 19 Rules Reply with quote

Mission Statement
We are a (32) team, online PC-COACH-MODE league that uses Madden 2019 as our gaming platform. We emphasize fair game play by having a detailed set of rules in place designed to rid unfair and unrealistic game play without affecting your ability to coach. This way no one receives an unfair advantage other than their God given abilities.

Commissioner
The commissioner will make up the leadership for the league. He will appoint administrators as needed. The commissioner is the final line of decision making.

Administrators
All administrators’ decisions are final. The commissioner will monitor the administrators decisions and reserves the right to remove any member if, in his view, that member is consistently making errors in judgment. The league administrators major responsibilities are:
• Analyze all trades to protect the league from significantly damaging trades. If they feel a trade is unfair after analyzing mitigating factors such as cap situation, number of potential free agents, and other applicable factors, the trade will be denied.
• Recommend coaches for expulsion for conduct detrimental to the league, including behavior in the forum and mismanagement of their team.
• Assist the commissioner in any matter brought before them.

Decision Making
This league prides itself on allowing its coaches plenty of input regarding important league decisions in reference to rules and the general development of the league. However, we do not wish to call this a democracy. The commissioner reserves the right when necessary, to make decisions independently, at his discretion. Decisions can be made at any time during a season. A decision that is made mid season however, will not be put into place until the following season except in rare cases. Here are some of the manners in which decisions will be made:
• Decision made by the commissioner with no other direct input.
• Decision made by the commissioner after gathering input from the administrators.
• Decision made by the commissioner after input from all coaches in the league.
• Decision made by a league vote.
The administration does not take kindly to coaches attacking the integrity of the commissioner, or any administrator during league debates. You are free to disagree with our decisions, but if you doubt our character you should be in a different league. In fact, if you consistently and openly question our integrity/character you will be in a different league, either by your hand or ours. Trust that well formed debate is, and will always be, welcomed and considered.

Code of Conduct
We will not allow any form of foul language in the forum, WhatsApp Chat or in Private Messages to other owners. Anything that you wouldn't say to your Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, Mother, or a (4) year old child is not permitted here. Doing so is grounds for dismissal from the league. Posting pornography or any sexual content, or links to such is prohibited. Attacking people’s family, race, religion, sexuality, individuality or threatening to harm them or their family members will not be tolerated. Doing so will result in your dismissal from the league. It is up to the commissioner to decide if he wants to give a warning or not. You may post why you don't like something or disagree with it, but you are to remain respectful at all times.

Equipment
All coaches will be required to own a copy of whichever version of Madden the league is currently using. Currently we are using Madden 2019. You must own the PC version. The league uses WhatsApp messenger for direct communication outside of the forums, so you must have an account.

Leave of Absence
If you are going to miss any significant amount of time, please post in the, “Leave of Absence” forum. That way the league is aware and can talk to you about anything that needs to be done before you leave. During the Off season it is extremely important that you be around often. If you're going to miss time, you'll have to let the league know and possibly have another coach help out with running your team during your absence.

Changing Teams
When joining the league, we expect owners to take pride in the team that they are given and work to make that team better and eventually strive to bring home a championship. We do not want owners asking to switch teams merely to get a better team, have an easier to manage salary cap or to be in an easier division. The only reason you should be asking to switch teams is when your favorite team becomes available or if you have been a long time owner in the league and need a change to keep yourself interested in the game.

If a team becomes available we will fill it with a new owner from our wait list UNLESS an owner currently in the league listed that team as his favorite team when joining. In order for a current owner to switch teams, the following conditions must be met:
• An owner who is a real life fan of the NFL team gets preference.
• If more than one person wants to move to the vacant team, the coach who has the longest tenure in the league gets priority.
• The owner wishing to switch doesn't have his current team over (10) Million in future cap hit.
• Once an owner switches teams, he may not move again for at least (5) seasons, unless his favorite team in real life becomes available.

Forum & Messenger
A certain amount of activity in the forum is expected of all coaches. If you run your team, but never involve yourself in the Paydirt community, it's probably only a matter of time before you find yourself no longer in the league. You don't need to be a huge article writer, but we want coaches to post their opinion during discussion, vote in official league polls and otherwise participate. Coaches are REQUIRED to respond to forum scheduling posts, private messages, and WhatsApp messages within (2) days. This essentially means you are required to check the website and your messenger at least once every (2) days.

Owner Duties
As an owner in this league you MUST:

• Schedule and play your game each week.
• Meet the minimum team roster requirements during the Offseason.
• Always meet the minimum team roster requirements during the regular season.
• Maintain a complete and accurate depth chart.
• Participate in all Offseason activities.
• Read and acknowledge all messenger and forum posts made by the commissioner.
• Vote in administrative polls listed in the polls forum.
• Respect your opponent. Good sportsmanship is mandatory.
• Respond to fellow owner’s trade offers in a timely manner. Even if you are not interested in the offer, you can reject it or send a counter offer.
• Be kind in a lopsided game. Be a good winner as well as a good loser. Don't run up the score. As long as the losing team is playing hard (Passing a lot, going for it on (4th) downs, etc.), the winning team should keep playing hard. If the losing team stops trying to win, be a good sport and run out the clock.

The rules in this league cannot, and do not govern every single act that can be thought of. Obviously that would make for hundreds of pages of rules. You are expected as an owner in this league to use sound judgment and common sense when playing your games, dealing with fellow owners, or managing your team. If something you are doing, thinking of doing, or have done, can be construed as done in bad faith or with the intention of circumventing the rules, you will be disciplined or removed from the league. We keep a discussion forum for administrators to discuss issues with the league, and or problems that arise, reviewing them fairly and indiscriminately. As long as you don’t do anything with bad intent, we will always try to correct the issue and move on. If we feel however, that you have done something to defraud the league or for nothing but your own selfish benefit or gain, I assure you that you will be removed. In essence, have fun and treat others as you wish to be treated. We don’t enjoy dealing with problems, and I am sure no one likes being a subject of them.

Franchise Tag
• The Commish will edit the salary of any players that are signed via the franchise tag to all salary and zero bonus

Renegotiations & Resigns(End of Year)
• Players that wish to negotiate with you in the game(starts Wk 03) can be signed to the following contracts:

One - 5 year deal(per season)
One - 4 year deal(per season)
The rest can only be signed to 3 year max contracts.

• These do not roll over. If you don't use them they are gone.
• This includes the RESIGN week after the Super Bowl is played
• To clarify, you get only one 5 year and one 4 year deal to apply for the whole season.
• The "Whole Season" is defined as from preseason wk 1 to the end of the draft.
• All contracts must have a signing bonus of what the player originally asks for. You may adjust upwards but you CAN NOT zero out Bonus
• If by mistake 2 players are signed to a 5 year deal or 2 players are signed to a 4 year deal in a given season the following will happen:
1) If the error is made during the season. The Commish will set the contract to 1 yr remaining and the value of the previous contract plus 30% of the full value(Bonus and salary) all added to bonus. You may resign him in the RESIGN week to a 3 year deal.
2) If the error is made during the RESIGN WEEK. The Commish will set the bonus to zero and you must drop the player to UFA at 1st chance.


FREE AGENCY(Off-season Periods 1 - 3)
• You may not sign players to any deal over 3 yrs in length.
• All UFA bids must have a signing bonus of what the player originally asks for. You may adjust upwards but you CAN NOT zero out Bonus.

FREE AGENCY(Preseason)
• Any UFA that has an OVR of 70 or higher has to be bid on in the Forums.
• UFA's with an OVR of 69 and under can just be picked up in the game and directly signed to your team or practice squad.
• UFA's will be won based on Salary. All contracts are 1 year deals(Madden dictated). You can only raise the year's salary. The signing bonus stays the same.
• The minimum bid is what the player is asking in Madden. Each following offer must ask at least $300k more then the previous bid. All bids must stand 24 hour to count.
• Any UFA that is won via a bidding war will have 30% of the winning salary transferred to the UFA's signing bonus. (IE: Winning bid is 10m. 7m will be his salary and 3m will be his bonus)

FREE AGENCY/Practice Squad(Regular Season)
• Any UFA/PS that has an OVR of 70 or higher has to be bid on in the Forums.
• UFA's/PS with an OVR of 69 and under can just be picked up in the game and directly signed to your team or practice squad.
• UFA's/PS will be won based on Salary. All contracts are 1 year deals(Madden dictated). You can only raise the year's salary. The signing bonus stays the same.
• The minimum bid is what the player is asking in Madden. Each following offer must ask at least $300k more then the previous bid. All bids must stand 24 hour to count.
• Any UFA's/PS that is won via a bidding war will have 30% of the winning salary transferred to the UFA's/PS signing bonus. (IE: Winning bid is 10m. 7m will be his salary and 3m will be his bonus)

TRADING
• All trades MUST be approved by the commissioner, and league administrators before they will be processed on the file. If any trade is denied by (4) of the administrators, the deal is officially denied. Once (4) administrators approve a trade, then it is official. League administrators cannot vote on their own trades.
• No trade shall be approved that causes a team to go over (25) million in cap penalty for the current season or the following season. Once an owner reaches (25) million dollars in cap penalty, they may not trade again until the following season, unless the trade does not cause a cap hit.
• You may NOT trade for draft picks further in the future than the next draft.
• You may not trade rookies or players you picked up in UFA/Practice Squad(in their 1st year on your team)
• If a trade is posted but not yet processed, and an owner involved in the trade leaves the league, the trade is nullified.
• If you verbally agree to a trade, it is unethical to back out because you change your mind for any reason. Therefore, you should keep your word, and go through with the deal.
• The trade deadline is before your game in week (8).
• You may NOT trade a player in the season you just traded for him.
• You may NOT trade a UFA in the year you picked him up.
• Below is a guideline or a way to gauge draft pick value but there will be variations from year to year

Draft Pick OVR's by RD

1st 83 - 79
2nd 78 - 75
3rd 74 - 70
4th 69 - 65
5th 64 - 60
6th 59 - 56
7th 55-


CAP PENALTY

Max Cap Penalty is 25m per team. Cap Penalty is assessed when a team trades/releases a player with a high amount of bonus left on their deal.
• If during a season a team is forced to go over the 25m max the following penalties are applied to the owner
-- 1. The team may not make any trades even ones with zero cap hit penalty
-- 2. The team may not bid on any UFA's during the season. He may only pick up those under 70 OVR
-- 3. The following season the Max Cap Hit Penalty is lowered 10m
-- 4. If in back to back years the owner maxes out he loses the ability to make trades.
-- 5. 3 years in a row the owner is removed

Position Healthy Requirements
• This is mandatory for all teams
• Injuries will happen. Coaches must maintain the following minimum requirements that are healthy and capable of playing
• Madden will allow less then the requirements but it is a responsibility of each owner to maintain a minimum level at each position.

Position(Min AMT Req)
• QB(2)
• HB(3)
• FB(1)
• TE(2)
• WR(4)
• OT(4)
• OG(4)
• C(2)
• DE(4)
• DT(3)
• OLB(4)
• MLB(2)
• CB(4)
• FS(2)
• SS(2)
• K(1)
• P(1)


Roster Depth Requirements
All positions must be maned by their position at the following depth levels.

QB - 1, 2
HB - 1, 2, 3
FB - 1
WR - 1, 2, 3, 4
TE - 1, 2
RT - 1, 2 (must be RT or LT)
RG - 1, 2 (must be RG or LG)
C - 1, 2
LG - 1, 2 (must be RG or LG)
LT - 1, 2 (must be RT or LT)
NOTE - #2 in depth can't be the same player for OT, OG

DT - 1, 2, 3
RE - 1, 2 (must be RE or LE)
LE - 1, 2 (must be LE or RE)
NOTE - #2 in depth can't be the same player for DE's

LOLB - 1, 2(must be LOLB or ROLB)
ROLB - 1, 2(must be LOLB or ROLB)
NOTE - #2 in depth can't be the same player for OLB's

MLB - 1, 2
CB - 1, 2, 3, 4
FS - 1, 2
SS - 1, 2

* for OL, DE, and OLB - depth #1 must be of that position
ie: a ROLB can't start at LOLB, etc...

This is required for the main depth. The SPECIALIST depth is as you wish it.

POSITION CHANGES
• TIME: During PFL's Training Camp only
• WHERE: The FORUMS
• NUTS & BOLTS:
You may change position of your players but only in the allowed format. If it is not below it is NOT allowed.

All left to right or right to left switches are allowed.
LT ---> RT, LG ---> RG
RT ---> LT, RG ---> LG
LE ---> RE
RE ---> LE
LOLB ---> ROLB
ROLB ---> LOLB
CENTERS can NOT be switched
DB's can NOT be switched

• COST: to switch a player it will cost the player AWR
1) -5 AWR (25yrs old and younger)
2) -10 AWR (26yrs and older)
• AMOUNT: 3 Players per team may be switched

PROGRESSION / REGRESSION
• We will use the in game system
• Exception #1: The Commish at the end of Week 17 will lower the XP Sliders to zero. After the Super Bowl is completed the Commish will return the XP sliders to their normal in season value.
• Exception #2: Certain End of Year awards will be awarded by granting Training Camp points.
1) The points can only be applied to the winners of the awards
2) These points still fall under the training camp restrictions(ie: what ratings can be changed and a max 2 points to any rating)
3) If a player wins multiple awards, each award is treated independent of the others for max rating restrictions.
4) The awards do not count against training camp max restrictions(IE: If they still qualify you may use TC points on the player as well)
5) MVP - 6 TC points, NFC/AFC OPOY, DPOY, OROY, DROY - 4 TC points each
-- This will be voted on in a poll in the forums after week 17 is complete
-- A player may not win an award for 2 seasons after winning it
-- Points may not be used to change a player trait
• Exception #3: If a player's DEVELOPMENT upgrades from NORMAL DEV. to QUICK or STAR or SUPERSTAR, it will be reset to QUICK Dev. by the commish.

TRAINING CAMP

• During our preseason(Wk 01 - Wk 03), the Commish will open the forums and owners will post how they want their TC points allocated.
Breakdown(limits):
• Points will be allocated by Team OVR(The breakdown will be located and updated in the Training Camp's forum in a separate post)
• The points may be allocated with the following restrictions:
-- A max of 2 points to any rating
-- A max of 4 points to any single player
-- Rating may not be adjusted above 90
• The following ratings can be adjusted:
-- STR, AWR, AGI, CTH(Off only), CAR, TAK, Throw (Short, Med, Deep), Run Route (Short,Med,Deep), Lead Block, Impact Block, all of the run & pass block options, Block Shed, Hit Power, Finesse & Power moves, Cover Man, Zone, Play Recognition, Press, Kick Accuracy, Release, Throw On the Run, Throw Under Pressure, Play Action, Ball Carrier Vision
• Player Traits may be changed during training camp
- 4 points of training for each trait change
- max of 2 traits changed per player
- DEV. Trait is not allowed to be changed
• The player must be 26 YRS OLD or under
• The player's OVR must be 84 or under
Age/OVR exception: you may change player traits of any OVR or aged player

IN SEASON SCHEDULE
• Wednesday, 9:01 pm EST - The week starts, the commish advances the franchise.
• By Friday, 9:00 pm EST - Have your game scheduled. If you haven't gotten in touch with your opponent, post a message in the, “Game Scheduling” forum.
• Hard deadline for a response is Saturday night at 9:00 pm EST. At this point neither team can command a winning sim. It will be a straight sim.

Game Scheduling
• Game scheduling is the responsibility of BOTH team owners. Once the week has advanced, immediately contact your opponent via WhatsApp or by posting in the, “Game Scheduling” thread of the forum to arrange a day and time to play. Let him know what times are good for you, making sure it is convenient for you both. If you cannot come to an agreement on a time, talk to the commissioner immediately.
• If for some reason you do not think you will be able to play that week, inform your opponent via WhatsApp or by posting in the, “Leave of Absence” thread of the forum. Missing an occasional game is not a problem as long as it's not going on all the time, and as long as you communicate.
• You and your opponent have until the (2nd) day after advance to make contact with each other and hash out a time to play. If your opponent has failed to make contact with you by then, post in the, “Game Scheduling” thread of the forum. If your opponent fails to make contact with you by the (4th) day after advance, message him again, respond to your original post in the, “Game Scheduling” thread of the forum and contact the commissioner.
• If your opponent does not show up for a scheduled game, post in the, “Game Scheduling” thread of the forum. If you are a no show because of an emergency, get in touch with your opponent immediately and post in the, “Game Scheduling” thread of the forum. Repeated failure to schedule games, or not showing up for scheduled games is grounds for dismissal.
• We advance to the next week of play, every Wed. at 9:00 pm EST. All games must be finished and reported, (2) hours prior to advance time.

GAME PLAY
• If you have a disconnect, you are required to talk to your opponent. Make sure you both agree on the Score & Time remaining. Then restart the game and play out the agreed time remaining. You then add the scores from both games and you come up with the winner. Both owners are required to POST in the disconnect forum the results of what happened. The Commish will then sim the correct winner.

REMEMBER this a COACH MODE league.
- So anything that gives you manual control of a singular player is illegal. This is in reference to controlling a player after the snap. The CPU must control all players after the snap.
You can at no point move an individual player on defense pre-snap. The stock formation may be adjusted by shifts and pressure options but they must be done as group.
IE: Bunching the DL or Spreading the DL, etc...

++ On defense you must highlight a DL player before the snap ++
- that DL player must be rushing the QB.
- The DL may be a OLB or DT or DE but he has to be in a down stance and be rushing the QB.

Play Type Selection
• You must have at least (12) run attempts and (12) pass attempts per game (Being sacked attempting to pass counts as a pass attempt).
• 12 run carries are minimum per game. QB carries don't count if the QB has a negative yards total for the game. So kneel downs or plays that should of been a sack but got mislabeled as a run will not count.
-- 1st occurrence of under 12 runs or 12 passes will be a warning
-- After the warning, a point of training camp will be taken away each time a coach doesn't run 12 times or pass 12 times in a game

PERMITTED, RESTRICTED, & PROHIBITED

*** Permitted ***
• Audibles on offense and defense.
• Hot blocks,hot routes, and defensive adjustments.
• Formation shifts
• Auto motion (Blue routes), may be used with no restrictions.
• You may use fake field goal to PUNT when you are on your opponent’s side of the (50) yard line.
• Play action is allowed at all downs and distances.


*** Restricted ***
• The defense may call one defensive line shift, one linebacker shift AND one coverage audible once each per play. The exception to this rule is if the OFFENSE audibles, hot routes, hot blocks, uses playmaker to change the direction of a run play, sends a player in motion, or changes the look of the offense in ANY way at the line. If that happens, the defense can shift each level of the defense once more.
• If you audible or use other pre-snap adjustments on offense, you must give your opponent sufficient time to adjust. This includes changing the direction of the run. DO NOT hike the ball while he is mid shift.
• In order to go for it on (4th) down, you must be on your opponent’s 40 yard line or closer. In the 4th qtr you may go for it anywhere on the field if you are losing or it is tied. If you are up by MORE than (14) points you cannot go for it on (4th) down.
• On 4th, if the above conditions are met, you may use fake punt/Fake FG to go for it on 4th down.
• MANUAL motion is allowed. Any player sent in motion MUST come to a complete stop, and set before the offense may snap the ball.
• You may manually motion a player only once. He though may return to the original position of the formation. He may NOT motion to two different positions in the same play.(IE: A RB is shifted to opposition side of QB in shotgun. This is legal. What becomes illegal is when you then motion RB out into the flat - two moves)
• Manual motion is NEVER permitted when you are in the goal line offensive formation OR when you are within (5) yards of your opponents goal line.
• Hurry up / No huddle offense is allowed in the final (2) minutes of the first half, anytime in the (3rd) quarter that you are trailing by (14) or more points, and anytime in the (4th) quarter when you are trailing by any amount.
• Hurrying your team to the line of scrimmage, EXCEPT when you are in hurry up offense.
• Burning the clock is strictly PROHIBITED. We play with a limited time, therefore you should be snapping the ball with at least (10) seconds or more on the play clock at all times in the game. The one time burning the clock is acceptable is in the final (4) minutes of the (4th) quarter to attempt to preserve a win.
• Onside kicks may ONLY be done in the (4th) quarter when trailing.
• Goal line DEFENSE can ONLY be used in the following three situations:
(A) You are within (5) yards of your own end zone
(B) Your opponent has LESS than (3) yards to go for the (1st) down regardless of where he is on the field
(C) Your opponent comes out in a goal line formation on offense regardless of where he is on the field
• Special teams play formations may ONLY be used for special teams plays. You may not use punt block or field goal block as a short yardage defense.
• Depth changes before kickoff, at halftime, because of poor quarterback play, or if you sustain an injury.
• These depth changes are allowed on the pause screen and you must inform your opponent of the moves
• Position restrictions are still in enforced. IE: a WR can't be moved to TE, A CB can't be moved to FS/SS, etc...
• At the formation selection, there is an option to change PACKAGES, this is allowed
• No manual substitution is allowed other then what is stated above


*** Prohibited ***
• Quick snapping the ball to prevent the defense from calling an audible or shifting their line, linebackers or coverage, UNLESS you are in hurry up or running out of time on the play clock.
• Trying to time the snap count so that defensive linemen are in motion as the ball is snapped.
• Hurry up offense after an incompletion, player with the ball goes out of bounds, or any other play that stops the game clock.
• Manually dropping defensive linemen and or linebackers into pass coverage that causes you to have less than a MINIMUM of (2) players rushing the quarterback.
• Pressing gamepad, keyboard or mouse buttons after an injury in order to prevent your opponent from seeing who was injured.
• Failing to report a disconnected game to the administration, or post about it in the, “Disconnects” forum.
• Asking your opponent to restart a game to avoid playing in bad weather.
• Continuing to purposely take a delay of game, to better your punting field position if your opponent declines to accept the penalty the first time.
• No show for your game. You must notify your opponent something came up by phone, WhatsApp, private message, or email if real life gets in the way.
• Quitting during games is not tolerated! If a problem cannot be resolved, refer to the rules and or get the commissioner or an administrator involved.
• Owning more than (1) team in the league.
• Intentionally losing a game or games in order to obtain a perceived future competitive advantage, such as to secure a higher pick in the league's next draft.
• It is illegal to cause or to happen by mistake the glitch that "SHIFTS" an OL to WR and the WR to the OL.
- this is not motion(Motion is still legal as stated above)
- this is where a WR will directly flip positions with an OL

If it happens by mistake (I have been playing this game for 4 seasons and it has never happened to me by mistake) the offense is required to one of the following:
1) take a time out or
2) take a delay of game
---- The defense can, but is not required to, decline the penalty

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