'Madden 10': The Not-So-A Team
ESPN's Jon Robinson has scoured the ratings to find the worst team possible.
When EA Sports producers said that they were dropping the "Madden" ratings of certain players to implement a wider scale, thereby better separating the superstars from the players who might be working at Home Depot later this year, man, they weren't kidding.
So I decided to scan the rosters of every team and a list of available free agents to find the lowest-rated players by position to create the worst possible "Madden" team in history (at least according to "Madden NFL 10"). Here is the lineup:
Most embarrassing stat: 28 rating for Deep Throw Accuracy.
If your receiver is running a route longer than 20 yards, you might as well just hand the ball to a defender. Martin throws so much to the wrong team in "Madden," it's like he's color-blind.
Most embarrassing stat: 36 rating for Elusiveness.
When you're a running back and your elusiveness rating is two points worse than Matthias Askew's (Broncos DT) you have serious issues.
Most embarrassing stat: 19 rating for Throwing Power.
How does Williams get a 19 while someone like Brad Hoover gets a 35 for the same category? Was there a fullback throw-off I missed in the offseason?
Most embarrassing stat: 40 rating for Awareness.
With that kind of Awareness rating, I'm surprised he even remembers to bring his helmet to the game.
Most embarrassing stat: 12 rating for Hit Power.
Couldn't knock out Glass Joe. Also, same Hit rating as kicker Nick Novak (see below).
Most embarrassing stat: 21 rating for Stiff Arm.
The lowest Stiff Arm rating by far among tight ends. By comparison, Charlie Frye has a 22 Stiff Arm rating, and you know how many times you've seen him shove defenders to the ground while running to glory.
Most embarrassing stat: Bell's 68 rating for Pass Block Strength.
Might as well give him a red cape to wave as defensive players bull-rush their way for the sack.
Most embarrassing stat: Velasco's 10 rating for Tackle.
If there is an interception, Velasco has a better chance of tripping in front of the defender to knock him down than actually getting his hands on the ball carrier.
Most embarrassing stat: 25 rating for Jump.
Don't ever ask him to join your Double Dutch team.
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