The Detroit Lions’ poor start to the 2012 season was bound to have an impact on their Madden 13 ratings sooner or later. I’m not sure if this is “sooner” or “later” but that time has arrived.
This week’s Madden 13 roster update changes the player ratings of nine Detroit Lions, seven of which are decreases. Of particularly bad news is who is on the decline. Young players like Titus Young and Nick Fairley are seeing their ratings go in the opposite direction we would all hope. It is also disappointing to see a ratings drop for Jeff Backus, Brandon Pettigrew and Stephen Tulloch.
Let me be clear, it isn’t disappointing that their ratings went down, it is disappointing that they have given reason for their ratings to go down. Let’s hope the Lions return from their bye week and give the EA Sports folks plenty of reasons to send their ratings back up.
Here is a summary of all the changes to the Lions in this week’s update:
|Lions Changes in Madden Roster Update #6|
|Titus Young Sr.||WR||DET||Decrease, from 76 to 75OVR|
|Nick Fairley||DL||DET||Decrease, from 79 to 78OVR|
|Kevin Smith||HB||DET||Decrease, from 80 to 79OVR|
|Jeff Backus||OL||DET||Decrease, from 83 to 82OVR|
|Brandon Pettigrew||TE||DET||Decrease, from 84 to 83OVR|
|Stephen Peterman||OL||DET||Decrease, from 86 to 85OVR|
|Stephen Tulloch||LB||DET||Decrease, from 90 to 89OVR|
|Joique Bell||HB||DET||Increase, from 58 to 62OVR|
|Gosder Cherilus||OL||DET||Increase, from 80 to 82OVR|
|Nick Harris||P||DET||Jersey change to #5|
The full list of roster and ratings changes from around the NFL is available on the next page.