Today is #MaddenDay where Madden 17 comes out officially. One person not too thrilled with Madden 17 is Dez Bryant. After his 2015 season was mostly lost due to injury the Dallas Cowboys WR Dez is pissed off that he has a 90 rating in Madden.
"It is what it is," Bryant said after Friday night's preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. "We're just going to see what happens. Like I told Madden, they put me at 90, I'm not worried about that. That rating going to shoot up real quick, you best believe that."
In a joking tone, Bryant continued on about the disrespectful rating.
"I play Madden, I [expletive] love Madden," Bryant said. "They would do me like that? Oh my God. That is an insult, like why would you do that to me? How much I love y'all. Like what? Not John Madden, because I love him. It's the [video game] developers."
It seems like Dez changed his tune from earlier because he was not joking at first, I heard a quote by him calling an "insult". Honestly I don't know if I blame him for being upset. Dez is probably top 3 WR in the NFL but after a season where he only had 400 yards and 3 TDs it's understandable why his rating went down. I get that pro athletics are usually competitive AF and have huge egos but to me this is so stupid. Stupid that he's so butthurt, but also stupid that he is only a 90. In 2015 Dez was hurt and so was Romo. Just not a great recipe for a productive season and good Madden ranking. If Gronk get's hurt and misses half the season he should still be the best rated TE in Madden because he is. Dez should probably be a 94 or something but it is all semantics and the fact that I'm even blogging this is kind of ridiculous.
But speaking of Rob Gronkowski.....still not okay with Gronk as the Madden cover boy. You're a fool if you think the Madden Curse is dead. Gronk is held together by rubber bands and paper mache at this point. Every hit he takes I think is going to be his last.
But back to Dez I totally understand his beef. He is behind the following WR rating wise: Antonio Brown (97), Julio Jones (96), A.J. Green (93), Odell Beckham Jr. (93), DeAndre Hopkins (93), Larry Fitzgerald (91) and Alshon Jeffery (91) which IS kind of a joke, but that leads me to my next point.
Yo who TF cares what your Madden rating is? So perfectly Cowboys, big market team but they are basically irrelevant. Make the playoffs every 4 years then go 5-11 the next year, rinse and repeat. Idk I think Dez should worry about being on the field more than his Madden rating. If he balls out, it will go up. It's as simple as that. Even if they think it, you're never going to hear players on the Patriots (because we know how to run an organization) cry about madden ratings.