After reading the title, some people may think I’m crazy. But if you really examine the 2013 Seahawks it would be tough to disagree. They literally have everything you would want in a Madden team.
On the offensive side of the ball, let’s look at their running backs first. Marshawn Lynch is one of the best overall backs, and probably the best bruiser in the league. Not only does he have a 98 trucking rating, he also provides quality speed (90) for a big RB. Leon Washington is great as a spell back due to his lightning speed.
Now let’s take a look at their receivers. With the likes of Sidney Rice, Terrell Owens, and Braylon Edwards, the Seahawks have a nice Madden trio. They all possess great height and jump which are two really big attributes in Madden. They also added Kellen Winslow to their already solid tight end core. Winslow might have some problems off the field, but on the virtual gridiron, he’s a certified beast.
Defensively, the Seahawks have a million different madden gems. In all of my years playing this game, I’ve never seen a team have 2 defensive ends have 90 speed each. Their names are Bruce Irvin, and Jameson Konz. They also have Chris Clemons, who is a 92 overall end. Overtime we will find a blitz in which the defensive tackle comes in untouched. It is certainly a luxury putting someone that is 90 speed there.
The Seattle Seahawks also have defensive gems at the linebacker position. They have 2 really fast back up MLB’s at 89 and 87 speed. They also have an 86 speed LOLB. Starting corner back’s Brandon Browner (6’4″) and Richard Sherman (6’3″) are the tallest set of CB’s we have ever seen in any football game. This is extremely beneficial when dealing with user catching exploits that people tend to manipulate. Earl Thomas, 91 overall and 93 speed, is a perfect Madden free safety who can cover slot receivers. Kam Chancellor (6’3″) with 95 hit power is another gem who will be able to guard any tight end in the game.
The only question mark is at the quarter back position. With 76 speed, Matt Flynn resembles a watered down Tony Romo. He also has reasonable throwing power and accuracy, which makes him serviceable in Madden. If he proves himself in the first couple games of the NFL and receives a positive update in his ratings, there is no reason not to use the Seahawks. Not only do they have the potential to be the best team in Madden 13, they may have the potential to be the best team in Madden ever! What do you think?