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:
Awareness 45— Raven Greene (@RaayGreene) July 16, 2019
I better run out onto the field with my helmet on backwards. & At the start of each game and halftime I accidentally come out of the opponents tunnel.
Strength - 56
I need help opening ketchup packets, pickle jars, and up about my feelings.
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:
People worried about their overall rating on madden I just be tryna find out what my speed rating is every year so I can put myself at Kick and punt return— Adrian Amos (@_SmashAmos31) July 15, 2019
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:
You would be a 98 but you said Lebron better that Jordan so ya awareness went down— Adrian Amos (@_SmashAmos31) July 15, 2019
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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