Ok, it's me again, and I am still having just a few issues with utilizing cages effectively. I don't have any specific plays in question since I am so new and experimenting with multiple teams, but I will hope someone can help me out with a semi-broad question. I am getting to a point where I am more confident with my cage breaking ability, though I do tend to get overzealous and try to blitz open the cage prematurely, even with agile teams, and sometimes get myself in a no-win position. Still, its improving. My REAL issue is offense. I have read and understand the articles on Cages, building them, how they work and why, etc... However, no matter how well I try to build my cage, actually advancing the thing just never seems to work. If the opposition decides to close ranks with my cage, I can Block them away, but then there is no room to advance without leaving yourself touching one of their players on the next turn! I suppose if you are lucky enough to Block every player in front of you then they have to use their turn to stand back up and you can rinse and repeat, but the dice are rarely that kind. Ultimately, in every play, my cage stalls and I find myself blocked in, even being unable to escape laterally. In desperation I usually wind up searching for an opening and darting a player through to the other half for a pass, which when playing a bashy team is almost a guaranteed disaster. So... There is my conundrum. How do you really advance a cage with any degree of effectiveness? No matter how I juggle it in my head, without amazing karma with the dice, it just doesn't seem to ever really be possible to me. Anyone have any tips or suggestions on how this works? I would really appreciate it. And Coach, if you ever do get the time on your hands to write up an article on this, I would await it eagerly. Your other articles on strategy using the Play Generator have been a remarkable help. Thanks everyone.