ROSTER / DEPTH-CHART GUIDELINES

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ROSTER / DEPTH-CHART GUIDELINES

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Player Positions
***You are NOT allowed to make a player positional change unless 1st approved on the website first.  The ones that you CAN make are the ones during season that are symmetrical and they ALLOW you to make.  Example:  RT to LT, or SS to FS.

We have 53 roster spots available for our team, and you are required to carry 53 players on your team at all times! Listed are the minimum required at every position which EQUALS 43 PLAYERS, fill in the rest how you so choose to get to 53 players.

***NO EXCEPTIONS...every NFL team carries 53, and so will we
***Obviously...the Offseason is the only time we are allowed to go under 53

QB - 2
HB - 3
WR - 4
FB/TE - 3
T - 3
G - 3
C - 1
*MUST have a minimum of 8 OL
DT - 2
DE - 3
*MUST have a minimum of 6 DL
MLB - 2
OLB - 3
*MUST have a minimum of 6 LB
CB - 4
FS - 1
SS - 1
*MUST have a minimum of 4 SAFETIES
K - 1 (Cannot have OVER 1 K either)
P – 1 (Cannot have OVER 1 P either)

Player Depth Chart/Substitutions
On Depth chart/in game substitutions and/or formation packages, the following players can ONLY play the following positions. This also applies to injuries, it's your fault if you don’t have enough players to cover the DC/Sub requirements. If an audible or anything else puts the wrong player in a wrong spot, this is an illegal play and punishable.

Example:
Free Safety:  FS, SS
***that means only FS's and SS's can be in the FS slot on your Depth Chart.
Cornerback:  CB, FS, SS
***that means only CB's, FS's and SS's can be in the CB slot on your Depth Chart.

Quarterback : QB unless it's Wild Cat play
Halfback : HB or FB unless it's Wild Cat Play
Fullback : FB, TE (dual HB is allowed if in Shotgun/Pistol formation only)
Wide Receiver :  WR, (TE/HB if #4 or #5 on Depth Chart only)
Tight End : TE, (FB and LT,RT allowed only for #3 slots - or if subbed in must be in 3 TE formation)
*Only allowed to have a max of 6 OL in the game at one time
*The formations or automatic sub packages that ALLOW FB/OL to play the 2nd TE ARE ALLOWED, but you can only MANUALLY SUB them in if it's a 3 TE Set.
Tackle : LT, RT
Center : C, LG, RG
Guard :  LG, RG, C
*OL Rules ONLY apply to STARTER SLOTS.  Backups can be any position mix.
Defensive Tackle: DT, 3-4 LE, 3-4 RE (4-3 LE and 4-3 RE are allowed if used only in a passing situations and in certain sub packages such as NASCAR)
Defensive End: LE, RE, DT, (3-4 LOLB and 3-4 ROLB are allowed if used in a 4-3 scheme or in passing/sub situations)
Outside Linebacker: LOLB, ROLB, MLB, (4-3 LE and 4-3 RE are allowed if used in a 3-4 scheme)
Middle Linebacker: MLB, LOLB, ROLB (The OLB's CANNOT be 3-4 scheme guys to play MLB, they MUST be 4-3 OLB's)
Cornerback : CB, FS, SS
Free Safety : FS, SS 
Strong Safety : SS, FS
(CB can play the 3rd Safety in the Quarter Package ONLY, but CANNOT be any of the 2 high safeties)
Kicker : K
Punter : P

***Defensive players are NOT allowed to be subbed in on Offense for any reason, at any time!!!!
The ONLY situation where this is OK is where the formation has a defensive player in there in a "DEFAULT PACKAGE" fashion....for example:  The 49ers "I Form Heavy" Formation.
Although we do see Defensive players being subbed on Offense in real life...it opens up a can of worms that a "Video Game" just cannot handle.

***Here's the bottom line with the Front 7 alignment.....Forget positions as it will only confuse you....remember this, there are really ONLY 3 different types of Front 7 players.
1.  Big Guys (All DT's and 3-4 DE's)
2.  Edge Rushers (4-3 DE's and 3-4 OLB's)
3.  Linebackers (All MLB's and 4-3 OLB's)
............ALWAYS have at least this on the field when in a Base Defense (4-3, 3-4, 46):
--2 Big Guys
--2 Edge Rushers
--2 Linebackers
--The 7th guy can be one of choice depending on the Scheme you run.
For example if you run a 3-4 you will have 3 big guys, 2 edge rushers and 2 linebackers / a 4-3 will have 2 big guys, 2 edge rushers and 3 linebackers.

***Special Teams Manipulation***
Some guys like to put STARTERS in RESERVE roles so their special teams will be better as a result. 
--This is NOT allowed
--In some cases yes, you're going to have starters in reserve roles at certain positions, but if it is clear that you are doing it across your entire depth chart so your special teams has better players on it, you will be punished.
--The most COMMON abuse is putting your LOLB starter at #2 at ROLB and ROLB starter at #2 LOLB.  Same with FS starter at #2 SS and SS starter at #FS. 


*****These depth chart rules are very strict and will be followed closely.  The only way to get around the above limitations is to Request a "Player Position Change" during the offseason which has its own dedicated thread.

Position Change Requests
--In-Season you are allowed to make those "Symetrical Changes" that the game allows you to.  For example moving a LG to RG or a LOLB to ROLB.
***If you are found however to be doing this in order to manipulate the XP system then you will be severely punished
***If a guy is starting for you at one position and you DO have the ability to change him to that position in-season, then you MUST do so.

--Out of season Change Requests must be submitted on that dedicated section of the forum.  You must have realistic evidence to back up a request and it must make football sense for your team.  The commish will either approve or decline from there.
***Never change a player's position during the offseason without having it approved first.
***Once we get to 1 HOUR before the NFL Draft, the Position Change Request process is over until NEXT offseason.
***Rookies CAN only change positions if approved IMMEDIATELY after draft is complete.


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Post on 10/7/2014, 5:54 pm by titanbrian

I can sub him in no problem, but your rules don't allow it, lol

Post on 10/7/2014, 5:57 pm by titanbrian

Nah, your crazy Tony, if my opponent has 4wr and a te, then my mlb will man the te. Unless you're thinking 3 wr, then i should be in nickel, not dime.
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Post on 10/7/2014, 6:48 pm by chrebet1024

Ohhhh....well nah yeah we should definitely be able to do it.  One second for more clarification.

See I don't view any 3rd Safety as a FS or SS on the "above rules."
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Post on 10/7/2014, 6:51 pm by chrebet1024

I figured guys did this already...but anyway here's the update.

Also...for instance....the "Speed Package" for 46 formation.  That technically doesn't jive with our rules either.  We're thinking too hard here.

CB's can play the 3rd Safety....as long as it's NOT any of the "HIGH Safeties."

UPDATE


Free Safety : FS, SS (CB can play the 3rd Safety on the Field by subbing in, but NOT any of the 2 High Safeties. NOT allowed to place CB in Safety on Depth Chart)
Strong Safety : SS, FS (CB can play the 3rd Safety on the Field by subbing in, but NOT any of the 2 High Safeties. NOT allowed to place CB in Safety on Depth Chart)
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Post on 10/7/2014, 8:03 pm by chrebet1024

Tony brings up a good point with the 2-3-6 SUB formation....those Safeties are playing in a LB-like spot.
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Post on 10/7/2014, 8:04 pm by chrebet1024

UPDATED:

Only the Quarter formation needs updating.  There are so many other packages and sub packages that take care of the rest.

Free Safety : FS, SS 
Strong Safety : SS, FS
(CB can play the 3rd Safety in the Quarter Package ONLY, but CANNOT be any of the 2 high safeties)

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