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Cheese Curds, 7/16: Packers players & others react to Madden ratings

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Raven Greene jokes that his awareness is so low that he puts his helmet on backwards.

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The initial player ratings for Madden NFL 20 are out, and as always, players from around the NFL are pissed. Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones is annoyed that people are sleeping on him. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is beside himself with anger at his 89 overall.

But some Packers players are having fun with their scores, taking them exactly as seriously as they warrant being taken. Take second-year safety Raven Greene, for example. Greene, who had a promising rookie year and who looks like a key backup in this year’s secondary, got assigned a hilarious 54 overall, tying for the third-lowest rating on the team’s roster.

Greene is taking it in stride, though. Here he is weighing in on some of the big reasons for that low overall:

Apparently all of that upper-body work hasn’t paid off in the eyes of Madden’s ratings gurus. Meanwhile, fellow safety Adrian Amos isn’t focused on his overall (which is a very good 87), but rather his 93 speed:

Finally, Kenny Clark seems pretty pleased with his 90 overall, but Amos took an opportunity to pick on his new teammate for his NBA opinions:

Do the ratings matter? In the real world, absolutely not. But it always makes for an amusing day of hand-wringing by players and fans alike.

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