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Madden '12 Ratings: A Closer Look At Matt Cassel, Jamaal Charles And Kansas City Chiefs Offense

ESPN continues to unveil the latest individual player ratings for the Madden ’12 release day by day, and today two AFC West rivals are revealed: the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. Chiefs fans will be glad that KC experienced such success last year since that means their playing ability in the game will be greatly enhanced with stronger ratings.

Matt Cassel is the Chiefs quarterback and he’s rated at an 86 overall. He has 85 awareness, 85 throwing power, 84 throwing accuracy and an 86 intelligence. Rookie quarterback Ricky Stanzi starts his career with a 68 overall rating. Also on the roster are Brodie Croyle and Tyler Palko at 67 and 62 respectively.

Jamaal Charles is the beast at running back with a 95 overall score, with Thomas Jones immediately following with an 84. Charles’ speed, juke move, acceleration, ball carrier vision and agility are all at 98, while his elusiveness is a 99. Simply put, he’s going to be nearly unstoppable.

Dwayne Bowe also has a strong 91 overall rating with elite level ratings for catch in traffic (98) and spectacular catch (95). He also has a 97 stamina, 97 in jumping and an 86 catch rating. From there, the Chiefs receivers drop off considerably (without Steve Breaston on the roster). Tony Moeaki is a 76 overall. Dexter McCluster is 74. Rookie receiver Jon Baldwin is a 71, and it’s a 52 awareness that sinks him so low.

The Chiefs offensive line is above average with Brian Waters at 91 leading the way at left guard. If you want to make him retire, you’re left with Branden Albert and Ryan Lilja at 86 as the best linemen, followed by Casey Wiegmann (83), Barry Richardson (78) and Jon Asamoah (75). Rookie center/guard Rodney Hudson is a 71 overall.

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