After calling EA Sports out on the five biggest Jaguars-related mistakes in Madden 11 yesterday, it's time to reconcile by applauding five Jacksonville players whose virtual versions are spot-on.
Most of the game's ratings, of course, are accurate enough that the team in the video game looks like the team we (1) followed in 2009 and (2) expect in 2010. A true list of EA's more-or-less correct Jaguars ratings would be pretty long and pretty uneventful:
"Yes, Rashad Jennings is a promising back who gives Jacksonville good depth at his position, and low awareness does makes him a poor starter."
"Yes, Jordan Black hasn't made any significant strides as a backup offensive tackle. It's fair that his overall score didn't change from last year's 67."
And so on.
In these five cases, though, the brains behind the game have made aggressive moves to reflect players' performance and potential—and, unlike the scores covered yesterday, they've hit the nail on the head.