Speed Kills: Madden 2011 Player Ratings for the Oakland Raiders
Yes, I know that's not a real Madden cover. But who knows, maybe that's what it will look like in the near future?
The full player rankings for the Oakland Raiders have been released.
So far, player ratings have only been released for the AFC East and West.
Like always, it would seem that the Raiders got shafted in the overall rating department. But that won't stop Madden fans from using the Raiders to wreak havoc online.
If Al Davis knows how to do one thing, it's how to build a formidable Madden team. The Raiders have some of the fastest, most dangerous threats in the game.
Here's a look at their 2011 Madden player ratings.
Jason Campbell: Overall 83, Speed 70, Throwing Power 92, Throwing Accuracy 80.
Bruce Gradkowski: Overall 67, Speed 70, Throwing Power 77, Throwing Accuracy 82.
Charlie Frye: Overall 65, Speed 68, Throwing Power 77, Throwing Accuracy 79.
Jason Campbell is a great fit for the Oakland Raiders. He has the speed to escape many of the league's defenders and the arm strength to get the ball down the field to his speedy receivers.
Though his backups leave much to be desired—an injured Jason Campbell could ruin a game!
Michael Bush: Overall 77, Speed 84, Acceleration 85, Trucking 87, Stiff Arm 87, Carrying 84
Darren McFadden: Overall 77, Speed 94, Acceleration 95, Trucking 81, Stiff Arm 77, Carrying 69.
Rock Cartwright: Overall 69.
Luke Lawton: Overall 60.
Michael Bush is a good all-around back who lacks playmaking ability. Darren McFadden, on the other hand, has great playmaking ability and can score any time he touches the ball, but he is a bit of a double-edged sword because of his weak carrying.
Strangely, the initial roster doesn't include Marcel Reece, Tonga Manase, or Chane Moline. This will likely change in a September online update.
Zack Miller: Overall 86, Speed 78, Jump 85, Catching 87.
Tony Stewart: Overall 69.
Brandon Myers: Overall 66.
Zach Miller is a great all-around tight end with no glaring weaknesses. He doesn't have the ability to stretch the field, but he has solid hands, size, and leaping ability. He is a great target for short and intermediate passes.
The rest of the tight ends are serviceable receivers, and Stewart is an above-average blocker.
Louis Murphy: Overall 75, Speed 93, Jump 92, Catching 78, Acceleration 91.
Chaz Schilens: Overall 73, Speed 92, Acceleration 94, Jumping 94, Catching 79.
Johnnie Lee Higgins: Overall 70, Speed 94, Acceleration 96, Agility 93, Swagger 88.
DHB: Overall 68, Speed 97, Acceleration 98, Jumping 93, Catching 65.
Jacoby Ford: Overall 60, Speed 97, Acceleration 95, Agility 95.
The Raider receivers are not to be taken lightly. They all have the speed to take it to the house and the leaping ability to out jump defenders. This is a very dangerous unit, but they have suspect hands. Like Darren McFadden, these receivers are a double-edged sword.
Johnnie Lee Higgins has the highest swagger rating on the Raider offense. Swagger gives players an attribute boost when they make a big play. The higher the swagger, the more the attribute boost lasts.
Robert Gallery: Overall 82, Strength 89, Run Blocking 91, Pass Blocking 75.
Samson Satele :Overall 79, Strength 84, Run Blocking 85, Pass Blocking 84.
Mario Henderson: Overall 79, Strength 87, Run Blocking 82, Pass Blocking 88.
Cooper Carlisle: Overall 78, Strength 87, Run Blocking 85, Pass Blocking 78.
Langston Walker: Overall 78, Strength 93, Run Blocking 87, Pass Blocking 80.
Khalif Barnes: Overall 76, Strength 90, Run Blocking 88, Pass Blocking 76.
Bruce Campbell: Overall 72, Strength 90, Speed 75, Acceleration 94, Run Blocking 80, Pass Blocking 87.
Chris Morris: Overall 71.
Erik Pears: Overall 70.
Jared Veldheer: Overall 68.
The Raiders o-line is a little bit lacking, and much better suited to run blocking as opposed to pass blocking.
Campbell's measurables are pretty ridiculous for an offensive linemen. If he could catch, he'd be better than many tight ends!
Somehow, EA decided to give Bruce Campbell, a fourth round pick, a higher rating than Jared Veldheer, a third round pick. Must be some combine hype!
Sebastian Janikowski: Overall 90, Swagger 94, Kick Power 98, Accuracy 88.
Shane Lechler: Overall 98, Kick Power 96, Accuracy 94.
Both of these guys are solid. Janikowski has the highest swagger on the team. If he makes one big kick, you're set in the kicking game!
Richard Seymour: Overall 92, Strength 91, Swagger 84, Power Moves 93.
Tommy Kelly: Overall 78, Strength 89.
Matt Shaughnessy: Overall 72.
Jay Richardson: Overall 71.
Lamarr Houston: Overall 70.
Quentin Groves: Overall 68.
Desmond Bryant: Overall 66.
William Joseph: Overall 66.
EA Sports did the Raiders injustice here. Tommy Kelly, who was fourth in tackles among DTs last season deserves higher than a 78 overall rating. I also felt that Desmond Bryant was highly underrated.
Hopefully, after a few weeks of online updates, this unit will improve!
Kamerion Wimbley: Overall 82, Speed 79, Acceleration 93, Swagger 89, Pursuit 92.
Rolando McClain: Overall 79, Speed 81, Acceleration 87, Tackling 88, Pursuit 88.
Thomas Howard: Overall 78, Speed 88, Acceleration 84, Jumping 87, Pursuit 92.
Trevor Scott: Overall 77.
Ricky Brown: Overall 70.
Sam Williams: Overall 63
Slade Norris: Overall 56.
Isaiah Ekejiuba: Overall 50.
Raider linebackers are better than they appear.
Kamerion Wimbley is solid all-around, and is tied with Nnamdi for the highest swagger on defense.
Rolando McClain is also solid all-around, but Madden always gives rookies a low awareness rating. Because of his great measurables and low awareness, he is an ideal candidate for players to user control.
Thomas Howard has the speed to run with many of the league's running backs and receivers, and is easily the best coverage linebacker on the team.
Trevor Scott adds great depth and can easily be subbed in at defensive end during passing situations.
Nnamdi Asomugha: Overall 98, Speed 93, Acceleration 94, Agility 94, Jumping 96, Catching 70, Swagger 89.
Tyvon Branch: Overall 86, Speed 93, Acceleration 93, Jumping 92, Pursuit 88.
Michael Huff: Overall 78, Speed 93, Acceleration 94, Jumping 95.
Chris Johnson: Overall 76, Speed 97.
Hiram Eugen: Overall 72.
Mike Mitchell: Overall 68, Hit Power 91.
Walter McFadden: Overall 64.
Joe Thomas: Overall 56.
This is a great unit. Of course, you have Nnamdi Asomugha. Online opponents, much like real life QBs, are very cautious when throwing in his direction and often avoid him. Nnamdi actually has better hands than Darrius Heyward-Bey!
Chris Johnson is a pretty good Madden corner too. Out of Cover-3 variations, he has the speed to match any receiver in the game.
Tyvon Branch is a beast, not only with his speed, but great tackling ability.
I wouldn't count on Michael Huff to make a tackle, but he can more than hold his own in coverage.
The rest add quality depth, including Michael Mitchell, whose hit power can be used to jar loose a ball or two.
You can see the full Madden 2011 ratings for the Oakland Raiders, as well as the rest of the AFC West and East.
How did EA Sports rate the Oakland Raiders? Tell me what you think!