The Oakland Raiders are lucky that the Madden ‘12 version of the team didn’t undergo the same transactions that the real-life version of Al Davis’ squad did because the team’s overall rating would be much lower. The latest release of the popular NFL video game series loves Nnamdi Asomugha and Zach Miller on both sides of the Raiders’ roster, so fans can choose whether or not to keep such strong players on their teams.
Asomugha leads the defense with a 97 rating overall. It’s an impressive secondary that also includes Tyvon Branch (87), Stanford Routt (85) and Michael Huff (84) that is one of the top overall secondary units in the AFC. The defensive line also features some nice pieces in Richard Seymour (93) and Tommy Kelly (85).
The linebacker corps is anchored by the new extension of Kamerion Wimbley (87), who exhibited some tremendous pass rushing skills in his first year away from Cleveland. Rolando McClain comes in at an 85 overall in the middle of the defense.
As for the offense, well, it’s definitely not as strong as the defense. The quarterback picture is just as muddled as the real life unit, with Jason Campbell leading the way at 81. Bruce Gradkowski is also present at 75. Charlie Frye and Kyle Boller round things out. Yes, that Charlie Frye and Kyle Boller. You wonder if there’s a graveyard for these guys, and apparently it’s the Oakland bench.
The running game is sharp with Darren McFadden (87) and his incredible acceleration and agility (both at 97). Zach Miller is at 87 as not only the best tight end, but the best receiver by far on the team. In fact, if someone were to set the roster correctly, the best receiver would be Louis Murphy at 75. Even though it’s Madden, it’s hard not to feel bad for the Raiders in real life as well here. Jacoby Ford is a 74 and provides great outside speed.