With football fever taking over the country once again, that means that the latest version of EA Sports’ Madden franchise is gearing up to release their latest version of the game.
Fans and gamers always take a look at the ratings before the game comes out and critique them, and I am no different. That is why I view EA’s interpretation of the Buccaneers as big news.
Here’s how the Bucs are shaping up in Madden NFL 15:
As you can see above, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a 77 overall team rating. That puts them at last in the NFC South, behind the Falcons (79), Panthers (84) and Saints (86).
Without seeing Jeff Tedford’s pro offense yet, the guys at EA have decided to make room for anything, giving the Bucs a balanced offensive attack. On defense, however, we already know what we’re getting: Lovie Smith’s Tampa 2.
Tampa Bay’s best rated player is Gerald McCoy, who is tabbed at a 95 overall. Lavonte David sits at 93, with Vincent Jackson behind him at 92, and newly acquired defensive end Michael Johnson is at 91.
As pictured above, Doug Martin is rated as an 89. According to EA Sports, Alterraun Verner, whom the Bucs acquired to replace Darrelle Revis, is an 87. Quarterback Josh McCown is an 83, with safety Dashon Goldson rated as a disappointing 81.
While the team might not have the greatest rating, if you’re planning on using the virtual Buccaneers in Madden NFL 15, you will definitely have a few weapons to work with.
Madden NFL 15 is set to release on August 26th.