Monday, 15 October 2018

‘Got cut and I’m a 93’: Players react to their Madden ratings

Clearly, it’s not just a game.

NFL players are not only aware of how Madden NFL 19 ranks them, but they have salty reactions that spill onto social media.

This week, several Pro Bowlers have weighed in on their place in the ranking system, which rates players from zero to 100.

Madden’s reach is undeniable among players who often man the controllers and compete against each other.

Take All-Pro Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward, who was diplomatic about his Pro Bowl snub during the regular season but called his 88 Madden rating a “joke” on Twitter.

And don’t get linebacker Ryan Shazier started about being left out of the top-13-rated linebackers in the game.

Most top-shelf players don’t expect to make a Madden cover, but they do want the game to keep it 100 when it comes to their scale. — Jeremy Fowler

 

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Ryan Shazier

@RyanShazier

This is one of the most disrespectful things I seen a a long time. @EAMaddenNFL what did I do to deserve this??

Seahawks teammates and twin brothers Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin debate which one really should have the faster speed rating in Madden.

Tyrann Mathieu, a former Pro Bowler who is starting over with the Texans after the Cardinals cut him in March, was puzzled by his path considering his rating.

Tyrann Mathieu

@Mathieu_Era

Damn I got cut and I’m a 93.

NFL Update@MySportsUpdate

Top safeties in Madden 19:

Harrison Smith: 97
Eric Berry: 96
Earl Thomas: 95
Malcolm Jenkins: 94
Tyrann Mathieu: 93
Micah Hyde: 92
Devin McCourty: 92
Reshad Jones: 91
Adrian Amos: 90
Chancellor: 90
Lamarcus Joyner: 90
Byard: 89
Keanu Neal: 89
Landon Collins: 88
Jordan Poyer: 88

Some players took their rating in stride, which is pretty easy to do when you’re Todd Gurley.

Todd Gurley II

@TG3II

It’s just a video game all good🤷🏾‍♂️

Craig Lepire@The_Craigory

@TG3II is a 99. @EAMaddenNFL tell your ratings guy to fix this

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Bears guard Kyle Long showed the poise of a veteran when learning of his Madden rating.

Kyle Long

@Ky1eLong

I used to trip on my madden rating but EA don’t cut the check so I ain’t even getting caught up in it

Ravens safety Tony Jefferson doesn’t have much use for his rating, whether it’s good or bad.

Tony Jefferson

@_tonyjefferson

I honestly don’t even know why I look at my rating on Madden. I just edit myself to 99 & I switch my position to RB every year 😂😂😂. Natural running back 😎

Defensive end is loaded with high-rating talent, and Cam Heyward, who led the Steelers with 12 sacks last season, isn’t buying his number.

NFL Update@MySportsUpdate

Top 15 DE ratings for Madden 19:

Donald: 99
Mack: 98
JJ Watt: 98
Cam Jordan: 95
Brandon Graham: 93
Everson Griffen: 92
Calais Campbell: 92
DeMarcus Lawrence: 91
Mike Daniels: 91
Joey Bosa: 90
Melvin Ingram: 90
Jurrell Casey: 89
Chandler Jones: 89
Jabaal Sheard: 89
Cam Wake: 89

Cam Heyward

@CamHeyward

What a joke

Veteran Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap and second-year Cardinals safety Budda Baker expressed their disappointment succinctly.

Carlos Dunlap

@Carlos_Dunlap

Smh no R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Brian V@BVillono

@EAMaddenNFL put some respect on @Carlos_Dunlap name https://twitter.com/MySportsUpdate/status/1016699252104364032 

Budda Baker

@buddabaker32

What’s my madden Rating? I don’t play video games?

Budda Baker

@buddabaker32

Disappointed @EASPORTS ..79!!!?

Texans tight end Stephen Anderson viewed his rating as motivation.

 

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Stephen Anderson

@S_Anderson89

Lol I gotta do better….gotta get my ratings up @EAMaddenNFL

What about the long-snappers? That’s what the Seahawks’ Tyler Ott and his modest 47 rating would like to know.

Tyler Ott

@Ottomatic82

A lot of talk about @EAMaddenNFL ratings… 47 overall, is that good?? Did I break it?? One of these years madden will add the LS position and let us all get some game snaps. Meanwhile keep using those backup centers for field goals and punts 😂

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