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JetsAndHeels
04-06-2007, 06:05 PM
This is an interesting article I ran across while looking for some Madden info on gamespot.com:

Professional football players covet two things in each annual installment of Madden NFL--the cherished role of cover athlete and good in-game ratings. There is still a bit of time left until all we find out which player can boast about being on the cover, but we do know one player who is going to be happy with at least one of his ratings.

Devin Hester, the kick returner for the Chicago Bears, is the first player in the series' history to land a perfect rating in speed. An Electronic Arts representative confirmed to GameSpot a report on ESPN.com saying that Hester was given a 100 rating in speed in the upcoming Madden NFL 08, beating the previous mark of 99 set by Deion Sanders, Charles Woodson, Randy Moss, and others.

"That's just about the best thing you could have told me," Hester told ESPN. "It's an honor. I don't know what to say, really."

Hester tore up opposing special teams last year, returning an NFL-record six kicks for touchdowns in his rookie season. For good measure, he returned the first kickoff of this year's Super Bowl for a touchdown, the first time the feat has ever been accomplished.

As for the rest of the speedster's ratings? "My defensive awareness was low--too low," Hester said, "and I definitely need to break more tackles. On a few of my returns last year I feel like I showed what I can do in that category."

2-1B
04-06-2007, 06:14 PM
Hester better hope he doesn't end up on the cover...and Cursed !

JetsAndHeels
04-06-2007, 06:23 PM
I doubt he would make the cover Caesar, but you do bring up a good point!!

Personally I want to see Tom Brady on the cover but it will never happen.

Slicker
04-06-2007, 07:45 PM
This is actually quite interesting.

Hester is definitely worthy of the speed rating.

General_Grievous
04-06-2007, 08:03 PM
Hester better hope he doesn't end up on the cover...and Cursed !

I bet Peyton gets the cover. I hope the curse doesn't affect him, though.

2-1B
04-06-2007, 10:27 PM
I bet Peyton gets the cover. I hope the curse doesn't affect him, though.

I do !!!!!!

figrin bran
04-07-2007, 01:22 AM
I want to see Belicheck on the cover. it's not going to happen but there's no more deserving candidate for the Curse than him!

2-1B
04-07-2007, 01:49 AM
His sweatshirt was on the cover last year and just look at what happened to that thing...

UKWildcat
04-07-2007, 01:58 AM
I think it'd be sweet if Drew Brees got the cover, with exception to the curse thing.

But who are we kidding, it'll probably be Tomlinson.