Monday, April 11, 2011
Charles out of Madden cover chase
By Bill Williamson
There will not be an AFC West “Madden NFL 12” cover man.
In a SportsNation poll, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was beaten by Cleveland running back Peyton Hillis in the quarterfinals. Hillis, a former Denver running back, beat Charles 60 percent to 40 percent.
I thought Charles would move on to the Final Four. He’s a more dynamic player than Hillis, and, in my opinion, more qualified to be a cover man. However, Charles will have to wait until next year to have another shot. If Charles, who was second in the NFL in rushing yards last year, continues to improve and leads the league in rushing in 2011, I think he could have a shot at the next cover.
Hillis will face Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In the other semifinal, Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick will face Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson.
What do you think of Charles’ defeat? Do you think it was warranted or do you think Charles was robbed? Fill up the comment section below with your thoughts.