The Miami Dolphins are still a month away from finding out who can practice and who can’t. Will Ronnie Browns’ foot be 100 percent? Will he sign his tender? Will Brandon Marshall’s hip be 100 percent? Hell, will Brandon Marshall and Chad Henne be the next great Miami QB/WR duo or will Marshall fall flat? All that will be answered soon enough, but for now, you can take solace in knowing that you will get to decide their fate in the gaming world.
Today, the folks over at Madden NFL 2011 have released their player rankings and Ronnie Brown and Brandon Marshall top the list for the Phins.
Last month we revealed the 79 team ranking that the Phins got which put them behind New England and NY in the AFC East and 16th lead wide. But it’s the individual rankings that seem to put the “Maddenites” into an uproar. It almost seems that there are as many fans of the EA product scrutinizing every detail of a player in game world as there are NFL fans scrutinizing every player heading into the draft…o.k. maybe not quite that bad.
So who is the best? Well according to Madden, the NY Jets are at the top of the AFC East food chain. While Tom Brady gets the highest marks for the divisional QB’s, the Dolphins hold the highest rated WR in Brandon Marshall. In addition, the Dolphins placed not one but two running backs at the top of the division. Ronnie Brown received an 89 and Ricky Williams an 87.
The Dolphins did well in other areas too. Jake Long scored a nice 96 rating at the left tackle spot and Davone Bess scored a 75 as the next highest rated WR with Hartline and Camarillo close behind.
Defensively, the Dolphins have Karlos Dansby leading with 90 and NT Randy Starks with an 89. The rest trail off from there.
The Dolphins are still a very young team and most of the Jets numbers are reflections of their top of the league defense. Still, it seems everyone these days are loving the Jets…the same team that got into the playoffs after facing two of the best teams in the NFL to close out the season…with their starters on the bench.
Chad Henne was the 3rd QB in the division three points behind Mark Sanchez at 79. Tom Brady, yeah, his rank is 95. Not to sure on that one. Read the rest of the Phins here.