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Ravens offensive player rankings on Madden 13

Street Talk Ravens offensive player rankings on Madden 13

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3+ Comments Lance says The Madden guys need to do a little more research. Like everyone else said, Flacco has a better than 95 arm. Madden seems to sell him short, they gave him the s
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The most popular football video game franchise ever, Madden,
turns 25 years old in 2013. The original “John Madden Football” was released
for PC in 1988, and the 2013 version is available on August 28.

The game ranks players on a scale of 0-100 in a variety of
skill categories, and every year NFL players and fans scramble to find out how
they – or their favorite player – stack up against the competition.

This year’s player rankings having been released, let’s take
a look at how our Baltimore Ravens fared.

At the quarterback position, Joe Flacco comes in with an
overall rating of 88. The guys at EA Sports gave Joe a 77 for speed, 86 for
awareness, 95 for throwing power, and 77 for deep ball accuracy.

I think Ravens fans will agree with that assessment for the
most part. Now that Joe has been given several speedy wideouts, he needs to do
a better job of connecting with them on deep throws down the field.

Backups Curtis Painter and Tyrod Taylor scored overall at 68
and 67, respectively, reiterating what all Ravens fans know – if Joe gets hurt,
we’re in trouble.

At running back, the Ravens’ starting duo of Ray Rice and
Vonta Leach were well represented, with overall rankings of 95 and 92,
respectively.  Rice had individual
rankings of 91 for speed, 97 for acceleration, 84 for strength, 75 for
trucking, and 93 for elusiveness.

EA doesn’t think nearly as much of the Ravens’ wide
receivers and tight ends. The highest rated pass catchers were Anquan Boldin at
87 and Torrey Smith at 80. Though Smith registered a 95 for speed, his 69
awareness rating really brought down his overall ranking.

Ed Dickson rates a 77, and Dennis Pitta and Jacoby Jones
each came in at 74. None of the other Ravens receivers or tight ends had a
score of higher than 67.

Quarterbacks:

 
 overall
speed
awareness 
throwing power 
deep accuracy 
 Joe Flacco
 88
73 
86 
95 
77 
 Curtis Painter
 68
65 
65 
86 
63 
Tyrod Taylor 
 67
87 
52
 92
66 

 

Running backs:

 
 overall
speed 
acceleration 
strength 
trucking 
elusiveness 
 Ray Rice
 95
 91
 97
 84
 75
 93
 Vonta Leach
 92
 69
 80
 84
 74
 40
Anthony Allen 
 70
 84
 82
 77
 92
 54
Bernard Pierce
 69
 88
 91
 62
 77
 69
Damien Bery 
 67
 83
 87
 76
 87
 64
Bobby Rainey
 62
 86
 90
 72
 61
 75

 

Receivers and tight ends:

 
 overall
speed 
acceleration 
strength 
awareness 
catching 
Anquan Boldin
 87
86 
85 
79 
90 
 88
Torrey Smith 
 80
95
97
57
69
 83
 Ed Dickson
 77
83 
86 
69 
75 
 83
Dennis Pitta 
 74
82
78
61 
73 
 87
Jacoby Jones 
 74
93 
88 
63 
75 
 74
 David Reed
 67
90 
94 
39 
68 
 73
Tandon Doss
 65
84 
88 
68 
56 
 85
LaQuan Williams
 61
86 
89 
52 
53 
 72
Patrick Williams 
 61
85 
80 
57 
57 
 65
Tommy Streeter 
 57
93 
80 
57 
40 
 68
Deonte Thompson 
 56
97 
95 
67 
36 
 66

 

We’ll look at defensive player ratings in another post, but
for now, enjoy this Madden 2013 commercial starring Ray Lewis and the hilarious
Paul Rudd. I have no idea if Rudd is really a Steelers fan (he’s from New Jersey so…probably?) but he certainly captures their arrogance perfectly here. Just replace Ray saying “you know I’m up like six games right now?” with a fan of any other team saying “you know we beat the Steelers like last week right?” and Paul’s “black and yellow black and yellow black and yellow” with “DUHHHH SIX!” and I think I’ve had this conversation about 800 times. 

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RSR/ESR Senior Editor. Derek is originally from and a current resident of Pasadena, MD. He’s a graduate of UMBC and has been a lifelong Baltimore sports fan. In 2007 he founded B’More Birds’ Nest, where he wrote about the Ravens and Orioles before joining RSR in 2012. Derek’s work has been featured on Charm City Current, Bleacher Report, and other online sports sites. Follow Derek on Twitter: @BMoreBirdsNest  More from Derek Arnold

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