The following will be the Offseason Schedule for In The Trenches after Season 2.
Stage 1** Free Agency – Until 12/12 7pm EST
Stage 2*** Free Agency (Scouting with Combine) – Until 12/12 8pm EST
Stage 2 of Free Agency is the Stage that allows you to see the Combine numbers. We will advance to Stage 2, 1 hour before the draft.
Stage 3**** Free Agency (Scouting with Combine) – Until 12/12 8:30 EST
Stage 4***** Scouting with Combine – Until 12/12 9pm EST
Stage 5 Draft****** – 12/12 9pm EST
Rounds 1-3: Full Time given.
Rounds 4 & 5: Picks are subject to be simulated after 1 minute.
Rounds 6 & 7: Picks are subject to be simulated after 30 seconds.
In Draft Procedure: First, if you are NOT DRAFTING, please let a commissioner know, so we can skip your picks instead of waiting.
Trading during the draft causes problems with the draft clock for the users trading. We will ONLY pause the clock so a trade can be completed, not because you are late for your pick.
If the draft freezes for you, or your game crashes, we will pause the clock so you can get back online and make your pick. If that happens, we will need a picture of the error message on-screen showing the crash. Your commissioners will ask for the picture after the draft ends, as too much will be happening during the draft for that. If the photo can’t be provided the user is subject to suspension.
Unfortunately, the chat will be going crazy, and there is no guarantee that your request will be seen and considered by the time your 1:30 runs out, so do your best to tag all commissioners and we will get to it as fast as possible.
Whoever is running the draft (most likely Jabbo) will be monitoring the clock, the chat, their messages, and trying to have a good draft themselves all at the same time, plus whatever else is happening around their actual home, so please be mindful of that when trying to get the Commissioners attention. Thank You.
Stage 6******* Draft Recap / Adjust Roster – Immediately after the Draft ends until 12/13 9pm EST.
Lastly, if you read the rules, then you read about the Roster Adjustment. This allows users to make a case for 2 players who played above their given rating, using stats and fair football reasoning to prove this case. Submissions through DM to commissioners will NOT be reviewed. All cases for player ratings need to be submitted HERE in a comment. I will submit my argument for my players here as a sample for everybody to follow. All submissions MUST HAVE your Name, Team, and your Players FULL NAME, and Position. You must also put the stats related to the adjustment in your submission, because the commissioners are not going to look up stats and do the work for you.
The lower rating your player is, the higher his chance of a ratings change. That means if you submit a 93 Overall player, who is playing at a Pro Bowl Level, he will not be increased. If you submit a 73 Overall player, who is playing at a Pro Bowl Level – or even at a starter level, he has a much higher chance at increase, and for a higher increase.
Age will also play a factor. A 30 year old player who is an 80 Overall will not see a big rating increase, if any at all. However, you can submit an older player to try and negate his regression. So, if you have Aaron Rodgers and his THP went down 2 points, you can use this to get those 2 points back – and as long as he performed at a fair level, you will be awarded those points.
Everybody has the chance to submit two players. If one (or both) of your players are denied for any reason, then you have the chance to submit one more player.
If you have any questions, please direct them to me (Jabbo), or Tone.
Again, your submission must be posted in the comments below THIS article. I will submit my player adjustment as the example and you can follow that example below to submit yours.
The last day to submit a player is after the Advance to the Regular Season. No players submitted after the advance to the regular season will be edited.
Thank you to everybody for participating.