Chicago Bears' Madden 2010 Ratings: Are They Fair?

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Chicago Bears' Madden 2010 Ratings: Are They Fair?

The new Madden ratings are out.  Let's take a look at how EA has rated the Bears this year.

 

Let's start with the Tight Ends and Wide Receivers.

 
WIDE RECEIVERS AND TIGHT ENDS
NUM NAME TM POS OVR SPD ACC STR AGL AWR STA TGH INJ JMP CAT CAR KR
82 G. Olsen CHI TE 82 85 87 64 85 78 85 85 91 89 85 70 5
88 D. Clark CHI TE 79 70 82 68 77 85 78 82 88 85 82 70 8
80 E. Bennett CHI WR 72 83 85 56 84 60 79 80 93 80 83 70 70
23 D. Hester CHI WR 71 99 98 52 97 74 85 70 93 90 73 49 99
81 R. Davis CHI WR 69 88 90 48 87 70 84 75 88 85 76 65 61
17 J. Iglesias CHI WR 69 85 87 43 87 61 92 74 95 81 84 51 55
87 K. Davis CHI TE 64 78 80 60 75 45 80 84 92 82 74 68 10
13 J. Knox CHI WR 62 94 96 40 92 29 84 76 90 88 72 65 75

 

Earl Bennett is rated higher than Devin Hester? Huh?  The dude hasn't caught a ball yet.  I hope Earl is as good as they rated him.

Everything else looks good except Rashied Davis's catch rating.  It should be 11, not 76.  Watching him play last season was like being at Times Square at 11:59 on New Years Eve. 

He couldn't catch a cold. 

I don't think Iglesias should have a strength rating of 43 either.

 

Let's move on to Running Backs.

NUM NAME TM POS OVR SPD ACC STR AGL AWR STA TGH INJ RBK PBK CAT CAR KR
22 M. Forte CHI HB 89 90 91 76 91 74 99 85 95 45 55 83 89 65
37 J. McKie CHI FB 82 67 70 80 65 88 80 78 86 65 55 64 74 45
27 K. Jones CHI HB 72 86 87 70 78 65 76 60 65 43 39 74 75 25
43 J. Davis CHI FB 70 84 84 76 78 55 72 75 86 52 46 80 76 40
29 A. Peterson CHI HB 69 80 85 73 76 69 81 71 71 22 23 70 76 63
25 G. Wolfe CHI HB 69 90 94 49 93 60 70 70 82 25 30 72 76 75
 

All in all, I think they got this one right.  The Stamina of 99 for Forte is fantastic and deserved.  With Jason Davis' speed, I expect many will start him ahead of Jason McKie.

Kevin Jones took a hit, but he had very little production last year. 

AP and Garrett Wolfe look about right also.

Next we move to the quarterbacks.

NUM NAME TM POS OVR SPD ACC STR AGL AWR STA TGH INJ THP THA CAR

6 J. Cutler CHI QB 87 70 74 70 70 77 90 85 95 97 85 65

12 C. Hanie CHI QB 45 66 66 56 64 36 92 84 93 80 66 66

 

I can't argue with Cutler's ratings. It seems fair. 

Caleb is rated pretty low! I would have had him over 50 overall at least. 

Absent from the list is Brett Basanez.

Now it's time for the Offensive Lineman.


NUM NAME TM POS OVR SPD ACC STR AGL AWR STA TGH INJ PBK RBK


76 O. Pace CHI LT 87 53 59 94 50 90 75 40 40 91 93


57 O. Kreutz CHI C 87 60 75 91 55 92 82 95 84 88 86


63 R. Garza CHI RG 80 49 67 91 53 78 70 85 88 87 89


78 K. Shaffer CHI RT 79 58 70 89 64 84 90 85 92 90 87


67 J. Beekman CHI LG 75 51 64 86 57 65 72 90 92 85 80


68 F. Omiyale CHI RT 74 52 64 92 49 75 60 85 85 87 79


74 C. Williams CHI LT 73 68 88 87 71 56 75 35 45 78 85


72 D. Buenning CHI RG 72 48 64 88 50 68 78 90 88 87 83


65 P. Mannelly CHI C 63 57 70 84 57 66 55 81 60 70 70


64 T. Reed CHI LG 60 47 58 86 46 61 64 75 86 80 76


 

Pat Mannelly fans may be a little disappointed.  All joking aside, having Orlando Pace will be very nice when running on the left side with Forte.  He should also help neutralize good pass rushing DE's.

Olin dropped under 90 overall for the first time in a long time.  I would have had Omiyale rated higher than Beekman. 

Shaffer also seems overrated to me ratings-wise.

It's time to go to defense.

The LB'S look like this.

LINEBACKERS
NUM NAME TM POS OVR SPD ACC STR AGL AWR STA TGH INJ JMP TCK CAT

55 L. Briggs CHI ROLB 95 78 84 80 82 92 93 90 96 62 96 34

54 B. Urlacher CHI MLB 94 85 90 77 87 95 98 97 93 81 93 60

92 H. Hillenmeyer CHI MLB 68 70 78 74 73 70 78 75 90 60 83 27

53 N. Roach CHI LOLB 68 83 82 67 76 60 86 85 80 70 73 50

58 M. Freeman CHI LOLB 63 84 87 64 83 39 92 85 93 77 69 54

52 J. Williams CHI ROLB 57 72 78 78 78 62 75 89 90 70 75 32

90 J. LaRocque CHI LOLB 57 75 85 70 78 58 78 80 91 78 63 58

 

Briggs is rated higher than Urlacher, finally.  It still feels that a 94 overall for Brian is far too high at this point of the year.  Newly acquired Tinoisamoa is not on this list, but I anticipate him to be rated higher than 80 overall. 

Is Urlacher really that much faster than Briggs at this point?

Let's look at the big boys.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
NUM NAME TM POS OVR SPD ACC STR AGL AWR STA TGH INJ JMP TCK CAT

91 T. Harris CHI DT 92 75 91 86 69 84 87 80 82 66 75 34

93 A. Ogunleye CHI LE 83 78 90 73 79 82 70 78 84 58 74 35

96 A. Brown CHI RE 78 78 88 74 75 67 70 85 94 67 70 39

73 J. Gilbert CHI DT 72 67 87 80 72 50 60 77 95 80 72 28

97 M. Anderson CHI RE 71 80 85 72 74 59 80 84 92 90 65 30

98 D. Dvoracek CHI DT 69 64 76 88 63 55 65 70 70 67 80 35

94 M. Harrison CHI DT 68 64 86 90 68 43 64 80 86 66 74 30

95 A. Adams CHI DT 65 54 70 87 61 68 69 74 80 57 74 14

71 I. Idonije CHI LE 65 65 76 80 64 68 69 80 88 52 65 25

 

 

The obvious surprise is how highly Tommie Harris is rated.  Hopefully they know something about Tommie that we don't.

Also, I anticipated Marcus Harrison to be rated over Jarron Gilbert. 

Izzie Idonije, in my opinion should have been rated higher than Mark Anderson due to his versatility and steady production last season.

The worst rated group in my opinion is coming up next with the DB's.

DEFENSIVE BACKS
NUM NAME TM POS OVR SPD ACC STR AGL AWR STA TGH INJ JMP TCK CAT

33 C. Tillman CHI CB 82 82 88 68 83 85 92 78 89 94 70 67

36 J. Bullocks CHI FS 76 85 89 58 85 72 94 82 93 85 64 67

44 K. Payne CHI SS 76 85 87 64 84 66 90 85 92 86 73 67

31 N. Vasher CHI CB 75 85 86 45 90 76 92 84 90 84 35 80

30 D. Moore CHI CB 74 87 88 48 97 56 95 84 94 92 47 78

38 D. Manning CHI FS 70 88 92 60 88 64 90 86 93 91 60 57

26 T. McBride CHI CB 65 86 89 55 90 61 92 79 94 87 48 51

21 C. Graham CHI CB 60 83 87 48 84 59 90 75 88 84 35 64

20 C. Steltz CHI SS 60 74 80 65 75 46 95 90 94 78 74 58

35 Z. Bowman CHI CB 53 85 87 52 89 50 92 64 61 87 32 65

 

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where do I begin here?

Really?

Josh Bullocks is rated over Vasher and Corey Graham.  Corey Graham is a 60 overall??? I expected him to be a 70 at least.

Bullocks is far too high at 76.

According to this Mark Andersen is faster than Peanut Tillman.  I think they really got the defensive backfield wrong.

Don't worry, I didn't forget about Robbie and Brad.

NUM NAME TM POS OVR SPD ACC STR AGL AWR STA TGH INJ POW ACR


9 R. Gould CHI K 94 55 54 25 52 87 75 65 90 91 97


4 B. Maynard CHI P 77 49 48 31 40 96 93 60 85 82 90

 

Brad Maynard got jobbed! One of the best punters in the NFL deserves more than a 77 overall. 

According to this, he could beat Robbie Gould easily in an arm wrestling match.

Speaking of arm, an arm reminds me of a leg.

A leg reminds me of turkey.

Looking at John Madden eating that delicious turducken is making me hungry.

I'm out of here.

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