The game hasn’t even been released yet, but the ratings are out. Three guys got the top rating in EA Sports’ Madden 19, the football video game we’ve been playing since we were all on Sega. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got one of those three 99 ratings.
The others were Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
But the point here is Rodgers is rated ahead of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The reigning MVP got a 97 rating.
Not bad. Not Rodgers.
Wanna watch Skip Bayless flip out about this completely inconsequential thing? Of course you do.
Although I really have a hard time listening to him talk, Shannon Sharpe properly attempts to put Skipper in his place.
It’s not about body of work!
Tom Brady is debatably the best quarterback of all time. I personally think Joe Montana is still in that conversation, but people who never saw the guy play, forget.
That’s not to say that I wouldn’t side with Brady in that argument if pressed, but this isn’t about that. It’s about talent. Is Antonio Brown the greatest receiver to ever play? No. Is Aaron Donald the best defensive lineman to ever play? No.
If Jerry Rice and Reggie White were in the game, in their primes, and were rated behind those two guys, then you’ve got an issue. Different eras.
And also different points in their careers.
Those are the top players at their position in terms of talent in the game right now.
At any rate, Aaron Rodgers > Tom Brady… in one arena.
Fuck Tom Brady. Give him the Packers Defense and O-line and tell me how great he is. He’s a product of Belichick and playing in the worst division in the league. The Patriots don’t miss a beat without him. They went 11-5 with MATT CASSEL. Two years ago they went 3-1 with Jimmy Garappolo and third-stringer Jacoby Brissett. WHO??
Take Rodgers away from the Packers and they can barely beat the worst team in the history of the NFL, in overtime. They get blanked at home TWICE in one season, and in the last game of the year, they were down 3-27 to the LIONS in the fourth quarter. Too bad they didn’t have a highly successful coach that could have helped. Oh, wait…
Take away the tuck rule and Brady has one less ring guaranteed. Not to mention Spygate. Just because Goodell said nothing happened doesn’t mean he isn’t lying through his teeth. This is the same guy who said he knew nothing about Ray Rice knocking his wife out in an elevator, even though he had video evidence the entire time and did nothing about it until it was leaked to the internet. Right… let’s trust Mr.ProtectTheShield. Nothing to see here. We won’t take away their championship, but we’ll slap the coach with a half a million dollar fine (largest ever), the team with a quarter million dollar fine, and take away their first-round pick. THEN we will confiscate the evidence and destroy it. Why would you destroy the evidence if there was nothing to hide? Why not use it as an example? Nope, move along. Nothing to see here. Protect the shield!
Before the Patriots lost the Super Bowl, Diva Brady was talking about playing well into his 40’s. He had his little reality show airing, he had his nutrition line coming out, his trainer was waltzing around team facilities trying to recruit everyone but Garappolo. Then the Eagles won the Super Bowl and Brady has been mum since then and talking about retirement all the time. Thank god he didn’t win a 6th ring because his head would be so big. If it wasn’t for Robert Kraft playing step daddy, Brady would be long gone because Belichick knows he doesn’t need him.
Skip Bayless is a paid troll who talks out of his ass because it gets ratings. It’s nice to know Rodgers won’t even acknowledge him.
Cheese is spot on fuck Tom Brady n fuck the patriots
Yea…i agree with almost everything Cheese writes.
I just don’t share the same angst concerning Brady. That is not to say most of his comments aren’t righteous, they are.
I don’t judge a QB on Championships. There are enough fools in the world who already do that. I judge them on skills. Few, if any, can beat Rodgers in that Dept. including Brady.
But i admire Brady and his commitment to winning. The commitment i’m talking about effects his entire lifestyle. Not many people go that far to be successful. I just think you have to respect that imo.
The Patriots are programmed for only one thing, winning Super Bowls. You will never see Belichick or Kraft talking about successful seasons because they made the playoffs 8 years in a row. Plus Belichick never would have to tell anyone he’s a highly successful NFL coach. When you are truly elite. You don’t tell people how good you are, they tell you.
No offence McGriddle.
I’ll agree Brady wouldn’t have the success with the Packers as he’s had with the Patriots. But that is more a reflection on the teams that the Patriots build, player acquisition and it’s coaching.
The Patriots can win without Brady, because they aren’t the Packers.
That 6th round pick did pretty well for himself.