“EA’s Madden does not represent my NFL” – says ex-NFL Linebacker Johnny Rutledge

Last week, ex-NFL Arizona Cardinal and Denver Bronco, Johnny Rutledge, posted a tweet saying that, as an NFL football player, Madden does not accurately represent the sport of football. With the help of Ryan Moody (a.k.a. Shutdown Safety), we bring on Johnny to clarify his viewpoint and talk about his relationship with the NFL, Madden football and the awesomeness of video games.

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NYC_Gamer1742d ago

Madden is pure garbage and it doesn't represent how the sport is played in real life

badboy7761742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

Micro$oft Has Partnered up with EA Games. And Microsoft is now Partners with The NFL to support Windows 8 and Xbox One etc.. and of-course EA wants to Keep the NFL License exclusive. S0 I don't see NFL 2K returning anytime soon unless you consumers wake-up and just stop purchasing the Madden Franchise!!!!! Like I stopped doing over a decade ago.

3-4-51742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

Sony is allowed to make their own NFL game..It's just other 3rd parties that can't.

If I were Sony I would make NFL Football 2016 and outsource the developement to 2k sports & Sony just publish it themselves.

There are ways around it.

Same applies to Microsoft & Nintendo as well.

DoublePlusGoodGames1742d ago

I whole heartedly agree with you that Madden hasn't been doing anything to improve because they have zero competition in the space. All Johnny is asking for is an even playing field so that gamers can get an improved football/NFL product.

TrueJerseyDevil1742d ago

Madden 25 is a good step for the franchise, there is need to improve hopefully the next generation will help evolve madden into a better game

gedden71742d ago

About time a Ex NFL player spoke the truth about that damn game.

DoublePlusGoodGames1742d ago

Johnny mentions that EA showers NFL players with games, perks and other items so that they quell any resistance.

stavrami1742d ago (Edited 1742d ago )

not real enough ??? ha iv'e never played any game that simulates like it's meant to .cod or any fps for example people run around like idiots shooting things and "apparently" i play the game wrong because i camp ?? if i was stuck on a battlefield with a bunch of idiots that played fps games i would shoot myself and get it over and done with. games will never capture the 100% feeling but it does not mean they are not fun i think people expect to much tbh

i mean if you want it to play like you do you should enter the matrix and upload your brain pattern to it

Khajiit861742d ago

This guy played 5 seasons and had barely 40 tackles. Lets wait til someone good says something. Madden is not great but what game is truly realistic and plays like real life? I cant name 1. 2k was a hell of a lot more fun but it was far from the real thing.

310dodo1742d ago

Its a video game. LoL
You want the "NFL experience", go try out for a team!!

jesus christ

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