Madden NFL 12 Player Ratings: NFC South

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Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 12:45 pm

The roll-out of the player ratings for Madden NFL 12 has finally come to a completion with the release of the NFC South. All that would remain to uncover are any free agents and drafted or undrafted players that didn’t make the cut on the original rosters.

Check out the rosters and ratings for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints made some moves to strengthen their already upper-echelon roster, the Panthers by trading for Greg Olsen added a good target for Cam Newton, the Falcons biggest signing was getting a complimentary pass rusher in Ray Edwards, while the Bucs pretty much laid low and didn’t spend despite all their cap space.

Again keep in mind these are the base rosters and predate all transactions that began taking place late last month. As always leave any thoughts on the ratings in the comments!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cush2push Geoff Wightman

    finally its over now we can all ponder how donny is gonna fuck it up in the week one roster update 

    • Gerherbhrbhr

      There already fucked up now

      • Anonymous

        im not even a buccaneers fan but i feel like they got bopped on some of those ratings..

        • Jmoney2swift

          fa real tho josh freeman accuracy(83) thats bullshit

      • Anonymous

        im not even a buccaneers fan but i feel like they got bopped on some of those ratings..

  • http://twitter.com/CoachJall Real Name

    Question: In what universe is Barrett Ruud faster than Mason Foster? Answer: Donny Moore’s.

  • http://twitter.com/CoachJall Real Name

    Question: In what universe is Barrett Ruud faster than Mason Foster? Answer: Donny Moore’s.

  • http://twitter.com/CoachJall Real Name

    Question: In what universe is Barrett Ruud faster than Mason Foster? Answer: Donny Moore’s.

  • WALKERGODEEP

    Wow I really hope Donny Moore gets struck by lightning Twice in the same spot survive and get ran over by a F150 at the same time…I really dont like this guy he’s a complete Idiot Tampa bay got shafted so hard in the ratings its not even Funny! Josh freeman THA is two fucking points higher than cam newton WTF!!!! Blount rushed for 1000yrds with half a season and he’s the same as felix jones lmao.. Mike Williams owned all rookie WR and every category but Dez Bryant is rated higher.. Mason Foster is slower than BARRET Ruud are u serious!!!…..AQIB TALIB DROPS 3 POINTS FOR WHAT OFF THE FIELD ACTIONS!!! He won DB of the year and he drops lmao How is that possible IDC what anyones says AQIB is a top 5 corner in the league oh yeah he shits us on speed ratings all the time how in the fuck is Kellen winslow faster than Briscoe…Preston parker ran a 4.3 and has 85spd Da Quan Bowers is 74 the man lead the ncaa in sacks I bet if he was drafter by the Jets or cowboys he would be a low 80..FUCK DONNY MOORE HE CAN SUCK MY DICK!!!!!!!!

    • Hugyoy8vghgvjgk

      It seems the same few teams get shafted every year like the Bucs, Giants, Seahawks. 

      Terrell Thomas has a 70 tackle rating and led the Giants in tackles 2 years in a row. That’s the only one I can remember but they also dropped almost every Giant atleast 1 or 2 points ovr. 

      • http://twitter.com/Willy2535 Wil Johnston-Sanders

        lol Seahawks get neglected on the roster every year, this year they didnt even add all our players that we drafted, they left out Malcolm Smith the LB from USC, there is no logical reason for him not to be included in the base roster if he was a drafted player…. It confuses me

    • Aman128ok

      All praise To you dude…. I couldnt have said it better myself… These ratings are truly BOGUS

    • Aman128ok

      All praise To you dude…. I couldnt have said it better myself… These ratings are truly BOGUS

    • Wzuptonight

      lol!!!

    • Danny

      Donny Moore takes into account a player’s off-the-field issues when assigning a player’s rating, because having off-the-field issues somehow affects your on-the-field play.

      • huejac2

        It didn’t affect Cam.

    • Anonymous

      He even ripped the McCourty Brothers from Rutgers. Both Ran 4.3 (Jason even had a low of 4.26 while Devin had a 4.30) but because Devin is better he gotta 93 spd 94 acc while Jason got a 89 spd 92 acc.

  • The Truth

    I already see that ea needs to make major changes to the Falcons ratings, how the heck does Jacquizz Rodgers get an 84 speed?! And Julio Jones’s speed should be at least 98, the guy ran a 4.39 at the combine not a 4.57. And Jacquizz should have at least a 95 or 96 speed. The Falcons drafted these guys for 2 reasons, speed and explosion! Does ea really individually evaluate these players and teams or do they watch the highlights from the games and give a 99 overall rating to whoever goes to the super bowl?! This is pathetic! Matt Ryan basically resurrected the Falcons franchise and he only has a 90 overall but of course Aaron Rodgers gets the 99 b/c of the packers fluke super bowl season. Stop exploiting the fans ea! Sooner or later someone is gonna start their own video game company and battle you for the NFL license and use it to create a football game that’s actually worth $60! Pathetic!

    • Anonymous

      Donny Moore does suck but Julio Jones is damn sure not a 98 speed.

      Stop being a homer 

      • Anonymous

        Remember Jones ran that 4.39 with a broken foot at the combine.

    • Anonymous

      Donny Moore does suck but Julio Jones is damn sure not a 98 speed.

      Stop being a homer 

    • http://twitter.com/Starfoxleon The Great Leon

      lmao Julio Jones is not even a track star and you think he is a 98. If 4.39 which is not rare at the combine is a 98 then Chris Johnson speed should be 110.

    • SMH

      Probably because Quizz ran a 4.74 @ the combine if you’re going to use 40 times in favor of a speed increase then it should count for speed decrease as well. Quizz @ 84 is really pretty generous with a 4.74 time. Jones is right where he should be Vernon Davis ran 4.38 & is a 90 speed how does that work?!? Like Amen ra said Donny Moore sucks but ATL fans don’t have anything to complain about TB fans on the other hand have a legit beef

    • Aman128ok

      Yea everything else is cool but a 4.39 is fast but it isnt a 98 spped it more of a 94-96

    • Guest

      98 speed? 94 speed is probably too fast for him. Donnie Avery on the Rams is a 96 for example and he ran a 4.27 40. Julio Jones doesn’t play at that speed either, his playing speed is slower than someone like AJ Green, who was rated 89 on his speed based on combine time alone. Which is stupid.

  • huejak2

    How did Bucs Aqib Talib go from an 89 to an 86? How did Tanard Jackson go from an 88 to an 83? Is this what happens when you suspended or this some new Gadale rule?  Donny I don’t unstand why Aqib is reduced to an 86 to begain every season.

  • Steven

    Mason Foster, third round pick, starting MLB right away – 65 OVR
    Ahmad Black, fifth round pick, might not make the team – 69 OVR

    hmm…

    And I totally agree with what WALKERGODEEP said. There’s some real big mistakes in this roster right now. Wanna add that Briscoe will most likely start this season (62 OVR according to moore…lol).

    Then again…why is Tanard Jackson still rated that high? He hasn’t played/practiced in more than a year and nobody knows how good he still is. He is rated an 83 Ovr though – 13 more than starting FS Cody Grimm who looked great last year.

    • Danny

      Ahmad Black was the starting safety at Florida last year. Probably why he’s so high.

    • huejac2

      Tanard may not be as popular as Cody but he is a far better player.  Not only should Tanard be a 83 but he should get his 88 back that he had prior to suspension.

    • huejac2

      Tanard may not be as popular as Cody but he is a far better player.  Not only should Tanard be a 83 but he should get his 88 back that he had prior to suspension.

    • huejac2

      Tanard may not be as popular as Cody but he is a far better player.  Not only should Tanard be a 83 but he should get his 88 back that he had prior to suspension.

    • forty six & 2

      These ratings values were given after the draft, they do not take into account any training camp or preseason action. There will be sweeping changes in the first roster update when the game is released. If there is no change after that, then you can have some beef, but not with rosters from four months ago. 

      Personally, I’d like to see the rookies play at least half a season before people start complaining about their ratings. They haven’t played a real snap yet, draft position and a sled drill does not dictate success. Just because a player is a starter doesn’t automatically make them good.

  • http://twitter.com/Starfoxleon The Great Leon

    As a Bucs fan i like Freeman’s rating. He should reach 95 tops in the game maybe even a 99 3-4 yrs into franchise. Blount I expected 81-85 same with Mike williams maybe 87. Talib i was thinking 88. McCoy didn’t have a good rookie year 3 sacks and got hurt so that is to be expected. T-Jack being in the 80s is from Madden 10 since he was suspended the whole year. The team is going to be fun, hope Foster has a lot of potential in the game since he starts.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FDHTJKV7CEJ5EO5AM35ZPGNF2Y Carter

      99 for freeman…..who had one of the easiest schedules in the league along with aaron rodgers

      • WALKERGODEEP

        he said maybe in 3-4 years learn to read!!!!!!!!!!

      • CaptJack

        Patriots/Jets/Dolphins/Vikings/Bears/Lions/Giants/Eagles are “easy?”
        oh, and then the eagles/falcons/bears/steelers in do or die games….
        okay….

    • huejac2

      Talib was a 89 and Tanard was an 88.  Both players went above and beyond to get those numbers and should both still have them.

  • Thebossjr17

    any word on burress ratings

    • Rkaiser1111

      no bob sanders ratings pasta do u know

  • huejac2

    Why is Bucs Aqib Talib reduced to an 89 to 86 to bagan the season for the 3rd straight year? Aqib was voted DB of year by the NFL Alumini Association last season and and now he is an 86?  Before Bucs Tanard Jackson suspended after game 2 last season he was an 88 and now he is an 83?   I don’t understand Donny, does Gadale have something to with this?

    Also, Bucs MLB Mason Foster is faster than Barrett Ruud.

  • Ekgrgnrkn

    I don’t understand how the ratings can get so many complaints and they not fire Donny.Seriously WTF just ask people who work at ESPN and NFL Network to do it and then average everyones ratings. Get people who KNOW what there doing. They NEED to get rid of Donny Moore. 

  • Guest

    Y do ppl complain about tampa bay’s ratings? Sure I also think some players should be higher like talib & mike williams, but the bucs had one of the easiest schedules last year out of the NFC South. I think if they have a good year like they did last year u can see their ratings go up but then again u dont kno what to expect from Donny Moore lol

    • Aman128ok

      U cant use that as a excuse it doesnt matter how your schedule is it how good U play regerdless this isnt college its the NFL and Tampa Bay is in the Hardest division in the NFL…They have the SAINTS uhhh yea just won a title 2 years back…. The FALCONS 2nd best record in league last year… and Panthers who are no longer good but have the best 1 and 2 punch combination at the RB with Deangelo Williams and Johnatan Stewart… SOOO they can complain and to have a good record in that division is hard to do

      • Guest

        obviously u didnt read wat i put, i said out of the nfc south. every team they played out of the division (10 teams) had a losing record except the ravens and steelers.

      • CaptJack

        The same saints that got beat by the friggin’ Seahawks/Browns/Cardinals last year?
        Or the Falcons who got ran out of their own house in the playoffs?
        …okay, that division sure is tough.

        • Guest

          When 3 out of 4 teams win 10 or more games, the division is tough. This is the NFL, where anything can happen and any team can win any given Sunday. So yeah, the same Saints who also beat the Steelers and has one of the best, if not the best, offense in the league.

    • huejac2

      That dog has not hunted since realinement.  The only difference between the Bucs and the Saints schedules was 2 games.  Thats right!  A year where the Bucs were coming of a 3 win season and the Saints were coming off a Supper Bowl win is 2 games.  Since realinement the only difference between any first place team in the division and any last place team in the division is 2 games.  Just check any division.  Strenght of schedule argument only be made if you are talking teams in different divisions not first place last place. 

      • Guest

        Y are u talkin about the saints when the falcons won the division? Falcons went 13-3 and the bucs went 10-6

        • huejac2

          The is true for the Falcons also genious.  The difference between the Bucs schedule and the Falcons schedule is 2 games also.  Since realignment the only difference between any team in the division is 2 games.  if you finish last you get 2 last place teams and if you finish first you get 2 teams that finished first and so on and so on.  The week schedule strong schedule argument is no longer relavent in the NFL unless you are taking about teams in different divisions.

  • Aman128ok

    Really A 7 point diff between CAM and JIMMY GTFOH Cam isnt that better then Jimmy

    • Wzuptonight

       You didn’t watch the panthers last year he has no potential if he did why not draft Aj Green for Jimmy but instead they draft it Cam Newton

  • Swampdawg

    Im cool with Martez speed but Jabari should be a 90 speed. I hope Joe Morgan makes the team. Colston shouldn’t be slower than Jimmy Graham. Everything else cool.

  • Anon

    I usually don’t get all ass-pained for ratings but, Blount only a 81? He ran for 1,000 yards on 5.0 YPC as a rookie… I’m not even a Bucs fan, or Oregon fan but I think that’s pretty ridiculous…

  • The Truth

    Watch the opener against Chicago for those who don’t think Julio deserves a 98 speed, quizz will show yall how fast he really is as well. Bottom line is donny Moore needs to be fired for the poor job he does with these ratings. And even if any of u aren’t Falcons fans, u don’t get tired of those cheesers who only use the raiders, eagles, and teams like that who tick u all off to the point where u quit and wanna kill yourselves. I bet if Julio played for the patriots or packers he would have a 99 overall rating at madden 12’s release and you all know it. You’re just in denial.

  • BIG BO

    When Drew Brees injured his throwing arm at San Diego. Why did his throw power drop from 90 to 88 and been that way since? Last year Tony Romo injured his throwing arm and other quarterbacks had similar injuries too. But throwing power never dropped like Brees. Donnie “ass brain” Moore, get it together clown! You have phucked up long enough with the ratings.

    • Schonan

      because of the severity of the injury. some people said his arm would never be the same. his arm actually recoverd very well. its still not as strong as it used to be.

    • Mason Drews

      Romo’s clavicle injury wasn’t on his throwing shoulder. . .  

  • Britneyd04

    will terrelle pryor be on madden 12 and what will be his overall

    • Mason Drews

      He already is. . . he’s a free agent and who cares what he’s rated. Probably 87 speed with terrible accuracy ratings.

      • Guest

        Way more than 87 speed. He ran a 4.36.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremykenady Jeremy N Kenady

      Donny Moore said on Twitter that his speed should be no less than 90. I’m guessing between 90 and 94. He is on the Raiders’ roster. His THA (S,M,D) should be pretty poor, however his THP is actually supposed to be pretty high. (Again, according to Moore)

  • Decipherdrown

    If Cam Newton lived in the ocean, his name would be Clam Newton.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremykenady Jeremy N Kenady

      If Cam Newton were a delicious sandwich, his name would be Spam Newton.

      • Guest

        if he worked for the patriots he would be called cameraman newton

        • Buc

          But…since he’s QB’ing the Panthers let’s call him fig newton, since he’s going to get eaten alive by the NFC South..

    • BLAMnewton

      If Cam Newton were an onomatopoeia….

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeremykenady Jeremy N Kenady

        If Cam Newton ruined the Dolphins, his name would be Cam Cameron.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremykenady Jeremy N Kenady

      If Cam Newton were invisible he’d be                  

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremykenady Jeremy N Kenady

      If Cam Newton were invisible he’d be                  

    • Wzuptonight

      You ok bro sound like you have hate in your blood

    • Wzuptonight

      You ok bro sound like you have hate in your blood

    • Wzuptonight

      You ok bro sound like you have hate in your blood

  • Damirjohnson

    25 TD’s 6 INT’s & The Third Best TD/INT Ratio In The League (Brady Big Ben),& A 98.9 QB Rating Gets You A 87 Rating???….1,000 + Yards,6 TD’s in 7 Starts Gets You A 83?…..And Leading All Rookies In Yards,TD’s& Catches Gets You A 84?…..WoWWWW Tampa Got Gaggedddd #BigTime

    • @iMake_MIRacles

      Correction!: 1,000 Yards In 7 Starts Gets You A 81 ratingggg!! smh

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  • huejac2

    Bucs receiver D Brisco maybe promoted to third or second receiver.  He needs a boost Doony, 62 overall and 82 speed won’t cut it.  My advise Donny is just pretend that Brisco,Talib, and Tanard Jackson play for Cowboys and not the Bucs. 

  • Rm7280

    The current system for rating players, using that young immature lad, has never been accurate.
    One, person, who gets his info from sports center won’t do, to many people care about this, after all it’s the only really NEW thing every year, that and the cover, and they gave up on the cover.
    The only thing more misleading then the ratings, is the belief that they matter.
    The only Madden rating that people seem to notice on the field is speed.
    I mean I can truck with Vick as effective as I can with Jacobs, and I can catch and drop balls with all players equally, and when did my back-up MLB learn to cover like Dion?

    • huejac2

      That’s not true.  Numbers matter with all computer programs.

    • Buc

      Very true

  • Mike Jones

    Pretty damn awesome ratings for my Falcons. NFC South best division in football. I do have a few complaints tho, Sean Weatherspoon’s rating is kind of low. He was a beast before that injury hampered him just about the entire season. Brent Grimes zone defense should be higher, he has some of the best zone coverage skills in the league, speed should at least be a 91 or 92. William Moore should be higher but I guess he will prove that this season, Peria Jerry’s should be higher also, dude is finally back at FULL strength(Takes about 2 years to recover from those knee injuries). Harry Douglas’s speed should be a 95 dude is a blazer. All those players I mentioned will prove themselves this season. RISE UP? AND I’M GETTING TICKETS TO THE PHILLY/ATL GAME. FAFSA was really generous with my financial aid this year lmao…

    • Guest

      Shut up and stop complaining. 

  • Mason Drews

    He has a 90 speed (confirmed) and terrible accuracy ratings (confirmed). 40 times mean jack when you have a helmet and pads on. 

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  • Sciroccosven

    I think that saints higher profile players are pretty well done. I think films might be a little high on his speed. Maybe drop a tick or two. Ingram and ivory could use some changes at rb. In gram has been very fast in game so far, he is definitely faster than Pierre Thomas. I think his accel stats are good but I would up his speed to 87 or 88. Some guys are just faster in pads than their combine says. Chris ivory is a very hard runner and is a big powerful guy. His strength should be in the 80’s but his injury and carry should be lowered.

    I have no problems with any of the receivers. Coulston has had a few drops lately, maybe knock off a couple points there. Joe Morgan needs to be added. He is giving the saints what the lions expected out of Titus young at this point.

    O-line. Nicks should be rated as high or higher than Evans. He is our best lineman right now. Matt tennant and Zachary strief should get a boost as they have been running a lot with first team offense.

    Qb. Chase Daniel needs a nice boost. He is night and day better than any other year. Great deep ball and just playing well.

    D-line. I think Ellis is an underrated player but I don’t have any big problems with his ratings. I would probably up his strength rating. Junior galette is faster than his rating give him BUT unlike a lot of saints wishfulIs I would drop his technique ratings and put him somewhere in the low 60’s.

    Secondary I don’t have much issue with. I think a case could be made for Harper to have extra. Robinson has been playing well and Patrick has played above his expectations as well.

    LBer. I think casillas is way off. He is the biggest snub of the team. He was set to have a breakout year last season but ended up on ir. He is already playing over proven vets and is on the first team d. Led the team in tackles in week one and is looking very fast. Needs an up in strength among other changes.

    Looking forward to the release day update.

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  • Bucsfantildeath

    they bullshited me on how they give josh freeman an 83 accuracy rating if he only through 6 picks but they give sam bradford an 88 accuracy rating and he through 13 pick

  • Bucsfantildeath

    they bullshited me on how they give josh freeman an 83 accuracy rating if he only through 6 picks but they give sam bradford an 88 accuracy rating and he through 13 pick

  • DunkinDeeznuts

    Why is Brent Grimes the same rating as Aqib Talib? That makes no sense

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