There are tons of things wrong with this game, but the changes to the fair play rules are highly annoying. I'm glad that EA actually seems to listen to our complaints, but they've taken it way too far.
I. 4th down restrictions
A. First of all, there should be absolutely no restrictions on going for it on 4th and 1 or 4th and inches. This is something real coaches do all the time. Rather than force people to punt on 4th and inches from midfield, maybe EA should create some defensive plays that are more effective in those situations.
B. There should be no restrictions whatsoever on going for it on 4th down if you're past midfield. The way it is now, I could be at my opponent's 38 facing a 4th & 4, and unless I have one of the top kickers, I'll be forced to punt.
C. Why in the hell are we prohibited from calling some actual punts on 4th down??? EA introduces these new fake punt plays for 07, but they end up being completely worthless, because 99% of the time, we can't even call the corresponding real punt play from the same formation! What's that all about?
II. No huddle
Once again, I applaud EA's efforts to stifle cheesy play, but rather than actually fix the problem, they've put in an unrealistic "solution." The actual fix for this problem is, of course, to make the offense tire at the same rate or faster than the defense. Instead, they just give us BS false starts if you try to run no-huddle.
I was playing a game last night, and I was down 28-18 with 2:10 left in the game and I got a false start for running no huddle. That's just retarded. Simply setting the limit at 2:00 left in the half or game is not a viable solution. Either fix the fatigue problem, or at least make a graduating scale that allows you to run no huddle earlier if you're down by 2 or more scores.
III. Onside kicks
Basically the same problem as no huddle. I could be down by 21 points with 3 minutes left in the game, and it won't let me onside kick. Sure, it'd be annoying if people could onside kick whenever they felt like it, but at least give us a chance to come back. I'd say onside kicks should be legal at any time in the 4th quarter as long as you're behind.
I'm sure there's other stuff wrong with Fair Play rules, but that's all I've got for now...