NFL Blitz Rosters: NFC West and South

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

ESPN continues to roll out the rosters for the upcoming EA Sports’ reboot of NFL Blitz set for release on January 4th. The NFC West and South follow the NFC North and East which were detailed late last week. Each team carries seven offensive (QB, RB, 2WR/TE, 3OL) and seven defensive players (3DL, LB, 3DB) along with a kicker and punter.

Again it seems to be that some of the roster inclusions are outdated and the limited number of slots means a few players that are probably worthy of being in the game have been left out. The Saints probably best reflect that issue and the need for at least one roster update (still unknown if there will be any) out of the teams within these two divisions.

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals
Kevin Kolb: QB
Beanie Wells: RB
Larry Fitzgerald: WR
Todd Heap: TE
Levi Brown: OT
Brandon Keith: OT
Lyle Sendlein: C
Calais Campbell: DE
Dan Wiliams: DT
Darnell Dockett: DE
A.J. Jefferson: CB
Patrick Peterson: CB
Adrian Wilson: S
Joey Porter: LB
Dave Zastudil: P
Jay Feely: K

San Francisco 49ers
Alex Smith: QB
Frank Gore: RB
Michael Crabtree: WR
Vernon Davis: TE
Joe Staley: OT
Anthony Davis: OT
Jonathan Goodwin: C
Ray McDonald: DE
Justin Smith: DE
Isaac Sopoaga: DT
Shawntae Spencer: CB
Carlos Rogers: CB
Donte Whitner: S
Patrick Willis: LB
David Akers: K
Andy Lee: P

Seattle Seahawks
Tarvaris Jackson: QB
Marshawn Lynch: RB
Sidney Rice: WR
Mike Willliams: WR
Russell Okung: OT
James Carpenter: OT
Max Unger: C
Chris Clemons: DE
Red Bryant: DE
Brandon Mebane: DT
Brandon Browner: CB
Marcus Trufant: CB
Earl Thomas: S
David Hawthorne: LB
Steven Hauschka: K
Jon Ryan: P

St. Louis Rams
Sam Bradford: QB
Steven Jackson: RB
Brandon Lloyd: WR
Danny Amendola: WR
Jason Smith: OT
Rodger Staffold: OT
Jason Brown: C
Chris Long: DE
James Hall: DE
Fred Robbins: DT
Bradley Fletcher: CB
Ronald Bartell: CB
Craig Dahl: S
James Laurinaitis: LB
Donnie Jones: P
Josh Brown: K

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan: QB
Michael Turner: RB
Roddy White: WR
Tony Gonzalez: TE
Sam Baker: OT
Tyson Clabo: OT
Todd McClure: C
Ray Edwards: DE
John Abraham: DE
William Moore: S
Brent Grimes: CB
Dunta Robinson: CB
Corey Peters: DT
Curtis Lofton: LB
Matt Bosher: P
Matt Bryant: K

Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton: QB
DeAngelo Williams: RB
Steve Smith: WR
Jeremy SHockey: TE
Jordan Gross: OT
Jeff Otah: OT
Ryan Kalil: C
Charles Johnson: DE
Greg Hardy: DE
Sione Fua: DT
Captain Munnerlyn: CB
Chris Gamble: CB
Charles Godfrey: S
Jon Beason: LB
Jason Baker: P
Olindo Mare: K

New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees: QB
Pierre Thomas: RB
Lance Moore: WR
Marques Colston: WR
Jermon Bushrad: OT
Zach Strief: OT
Olin Kreutz: C
Sedrick Ellis: DT
Will Smith: DE
Aubrayo Franklin: DT
Roman Harper: S
Jabari Greer: CB
Tracy Porter: CB
Jonathan Vilma: LB
Thomas Morstead: P
John Kasay: K

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh Freeman: QB
LeGarrette Blount: RB
Mike Williams: WR
Kellen Winslow: TE
Donald Penn: OT
Jeremy Trueblood: OT
Jeff Faine: C
Michael Bennett: DE
Adrian Clayborn: DE
Gerald McCoy: DT
Aqib Talib: CB
Ronde Barber: CB
Sean Jones: S
Geno Hayes: LB
Michael Koenen: P
Connor Barth: K

  • For the Bucs it should be Tanard Jackson instead of Jones. LB should be Foster maybe Black since Geno Hayes seemed to have disappeared.

  • I’m pretty satisfied with the Seahawks roster. Would rather have Richard Sherman over Marcus Trufant but realize he emerged too late in the season. Wish there was a way to squeeze in Kam Chancellor too – he would be a fun guy to control in Blitz. 

    • Twanman76

      I agree with you 100%  I kind of wish they put Doug Baldwin as the 2nd WR, but I can live with Mr. Williams.  Gonna be a fun game…go Hawks!  Nice switch up from Madden 12 during the off season!  GO HAWKS again.   Pasta, thanks for the awesome site.

  • Jeremy Trueblood over Davin Joseph is travesty.

  • MoneyMayweather

    where’s jimmy graham?

    • Jarod

      Exactly the reason why Pasta said there needs to be at least one roster update. I believe teams should have 25-man rosters so they can have a little depth. But if there is any sort of roster update Jimmy Graham should replace Lance Moore.

  • 2K killed EA

    Judging by the huge amount of comments, people are really excited for this game.

    Really excited.

    • Keith.

      Yet we’ll continue to see more stories about it and I’ll make a prediction now that it will end up around the bottom of Pasta’s top 10 list next year.

      As we approach 2012, who in their right mind would buy a 15 year old arcade football game where players catch on fire and they don’t even have the correct rosters?  Only a true blue EA die hard, if they’ve got any $ left after being bilked for MUT, EA Season Ticket, etc.

      • Jarod

        I would in my right mind as the only money I spent on Madden was paying $40 on Amazon to get it. I may take a second guess if it’s confirmed no roster updates will occur, but until then I’m still going with buying the game as it’s only $15 bucks.

  • 24niner567

    49ers roster looks like nobody finalized it.  Spencer at starting CB??  He is literally 4th on the depth chart.  How about Culliver at least?  And Whitner over Goldson?  SMH.

    • Jarod

      Another reason there should be a roster update (Aldon Smith should really be in the game). Why not have 3-4 OLBs be DEs in this game (if a team goes to a 4-3 from a
      3-4, OLBs and DEs commonly switch positions).

    • Erik Knudsen

      Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver, and Dashon Goldson should have been no-brainers…what that says for EA, I can’t confirm

  • Krueger350

    aww theres no Julio Jones…

  • Frank Lorito

    Where is Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram for the Saints?

  • Boo7676

    No Brian Orakpo or Rex Grossman. (not that I really care about Grossman, I would just rather have Redskins actual starting quarterback, not John Beck.)