Just a quick note on the ratings scale in FoF 2007. I wish every football game did this. (Every sports game, in fact)
Does it bug you that in most sports games, you see a slew of players rated 90+? It’s always bugged me. FoF is taking a new approach to this and I welcome it with open arms. The game knows it is a career based simulation and not a game trapped in 2006. When you see a player rated 95, for example, this is one of the best players to ever play at that position. Tom Brady is around a mid 90-rated QB. Tom has earned that — to be mentioned with the best QBs ever. (Michigan ties aside..)
Eli Manning? A 40. Yep — a 40/100 for a player who is considered a talented QB in today’s game. His potential rating is much higher than that, as it should be, but does anyone right now think that Eli Manning should be considered a HoF caliber QB? I don’t. Keep in mind that a 40/100 player doesn’t mean he can’t have a good game or even have a good season, it just means he isn’t elite and in terms of league history, is an average QB.
Aaron Brooks is a 22.
Can you imagine firing up Madden and seeing a starting QB rated a 22?
Send in the lawyers!