Here are a couple of rules that you may want to commit to memory about this game that we love. You need only pay attention to the Philadelphia Eagles on gamedays if you need concrete examples.
Quarterbacks get more credit than they deserve when things go right. They’re the victims of way too much blame when things go wrong. You’ve heard of Jalen Hurts right?
Every team has its glamour positions. They can often be found in the form of wide receivers and cornerbacks. At the risk of sounding disrespectful, wideouts are sometimes seen as the divas on the team. We won’t call any former Birds ‘divas’. We can call one or two of them ‘flashy’ though, DeSean Jackson and Freddie Mitchell for instance.
On the defensive side of the ball, you have cornerbacks, a position that was revolutionized by Deion Sanders. Before Prime Time came along, we were told that corners were formerly wide receivers before someone realized that they couldn’t catch. So as a result, they were asked to play on defense.
Neon Deion changed that. He made playing corner cool. As a result, we now see teams shell out big-time money to find guys that can shut down those divas on offense. That’s introduced us to some of the NFL’s best playmakers, Philadelphia’s ‘Big Play’ Darius Slay for instance.
Darius Slay doesn’t seem to approve of his Madden overall rating.
As we all walk through the Christmas season, we think of family, good cheer, football, and in some cases John Madden. One of the most beloved figures in all of sports still sees his name attached to Electronic Arts’ pro football simulation. He’s also the subject of a Christmas Day documentary bearing his name All Madden.
One can never go wrong with the purchase of EA’s Madden NFL game, that is if you can find someone that doesn’t have it. Men and women play the game. So do pro athletes, teenagers, fathers, mothers, and everyone in between.
If you think Madden NFL isn’t important, ask the NFL stars who don’t think they’re as fast as they should be on the game. Heck, you can ask Slay, who recently, following a Pro Bowl nod, took to Twitter to express his frustration about his overall rating. Take a look.
Well, what needs to be said after that? It isn’t like the guy’s wrong! Let’s do some inventory.
We’re talking about three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, 213 return yards (off of those picks and fumble recoveries), and three defensive touchdowns in 2021 alone. That’s at least worth a 95 overall rating or better right? Come on EA! Do the right thing here!