August is a time for two things in the NFL — nerds telling you about their fantasy football drafts and nerds complaining about the newly revealed Madden player ratings. And by nerds I mean real-life NFL players like Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.
In a Sports Day story about Bryant’s rating going from 96 in last year’s game to 90 this year, Bryant goes into I’m not mad, I’m actually laughing mode faster than he ran most routes last season.
“It is what it is,” Bryant said after Friday night’s preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. “We’re just going to see what happens. Like I told Madden, they put me at 90, I’m not worried about that. That rating going to shoot up real quick, you best believe that.”
In a joking tone, Bryant continued on about the disrespectful rating.
“I play Madden, I [expletive] love Madden,” Bryant said. “They would do me like that? Oh my God. That is an insult, like why would you do that to me? How much I love y’all. Like what? Not John Madden, because I love him. It’s the developers.”
The seven receivers ahead of Bryant — Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Odell Beckham Jr., DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald and Alshon Jeffery — are all better and aren’t coming off injury-plagued 2015 seasons. Yeah, Bryant didn’t have the luxury of Tony Romo throwing him the ball most of last season, but Beckham makes a living catching wildly overthrown Eli Manning passes and Hopkins had … had … honestly, can you even name the Texans’ quarterback last season? Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T.J. Yates and Brandon “Please Don’t Put Me In” Weeden got Hopkins to a 1,500-yard season!
Believing his rating should be higher is just another example of Dez dropping the ball.