Season 2 of Madden 13 is coming to an end. There are only 5 teams left alive so its time to look forward to season 3 and the offseason. Below is the planned schedule which will begin a day after the Super Bowl is played. At this rate it seems we should be done with the Super Bowl by Sunday and able to begin the offseason by Monday the 25th.
We will try to plan the draft for a date and time when as many people as possible can be there so I will post some suggestions soon and let everyone vote on the date.
So heres the general plan.
The offseason is broken up into 7 stages (Actually 9 stages but 2 are automatically skipped by EA). We will advance one stage per day.
Free Agent Bidding is no longer like Ebay with a countdown timer. It is more of a silent auction type of thing. FA Bidding happens over 3 stages where you can bid on players you want. When a stage is advanced some players will decide to sign while others will wait for a better offer before deciding.
Throughout the offseason you still have access to progression and roster. For whatever reason there is no list of retirements but you can check your roster and see who is not there anymore or if he was a top player he should be listed in the Hall of Fame after the season if he retired.
Below are the stages and description of what tasks you have for each stage.Stage 1:
Ends Tuesday Feb. 26th at 9pmPlayer Resigning -
last chance to resign your players with expired contracts before they hit free agency. You cannot renogiate with players who rejected your contract. But you can franchise tag one player though.
Also as stated when we began the league, DO NOT resign players that still have years remaining on their contracts as this can cause a bug which will ruin your salary cap.Stage 2:
Ends Wednesday at 9pmFree Agent Bidding Trade Players Enabled Stage 3:
Nothing (for whatever reason this stage gets skipped automatically)Stage 4:
Ends Thursday at 9pmFree Agent Bidding Scouting Stage 5:
Nothing (for whatever reason this stage gets skipped automatically)Stage 6:
Ends Friday at 9pmFree Agent Bidding Scouting Stage 7:
Ends Sunday early morningScouting -
Spend all remaining Scouting Points by the end of this week because SP won't carry over after this point.Stage 8:
March 3rd 2pm Draft Stage 9:
Immediately after DraftFree Agency Recap -
List of what FAs signed whereDrafted Rookie Signings -
This happens automatically. Just an info screen showing you their contracts, ratings and your cap room.
You should also now set your depth chartPreseason Week 1:
Starts one day after Draft endsFree Agency - 3 Round Free gency Waiver Wire/Draft.
We will have a FA draft/waiver wire before FA opens Monday when we advance.
All teams who want FAs should send me a list of all possible FAs you want in order. I will then assign FAs to teams based on draft order (the same as the rookie draft). You will get the top player on your list who was not taken before your pick. I will post the taken players in the forum and other teams will not be allowed to sign them when FA starts when we advance to Preseason Week 2. There will be three rounds of FA reserving. If all the players on your list are taken by your pick then you won't get anyone, so make sure to send me a long enough list.
Any players that haven't been reserved by the time we advance to Preseason Week 2 can be signed on a first come first serve basis. Practice Preseason Game -
(Nobody will be put on Autopilot for Pre-Season Games. No exceptions this year. Do not ask me to do it. Do not ask your opponent to do it. Injuries will be disabled so no more stars will be lost in simmed Pre-Season Games. Also, teams are required to allow backups to play in the second half. Pre-Season will not be used to run up scores, pad stats and gain easy XP! Doing so will result in a suspension.)
I will edit in the exact dates and deadlines in this post once they get solidified.
Also since we need as many people as possible to be online for the draft I added a poll for which times and dates you can draft. The draft is on PS3.
In the poll mark ALL the times that you could be online for the draft so that I can schedule a time that works for the most people. The more dates/times you can be avilable for the draft the easier it will be to get everyone involved. The draft will take about 2 hours.
Again for guys who haven't experienced the M13 offseason or just can't remember, I know it was a long time ago for some of our senior members
, here's a good video that walks through the offseason: