Megatron to Put Madden Curse to Rest

9/29/12 in NFL   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

The Madden Curse. A concept that has swept the gaming/NFL world since the dawn of the new millenium.  The player to grace the cover of the popular video game was set to have a malignant season. It just became known as the curse. Players like Marshall Faulk, Shaun Alexander, Michael Vick have all been the selling point of the game, only to have their careers take a turn for the worse in some way, shape or form. 

Apr 25, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson takes off his jersey after being named the cover athlete during the Madden 13 cover unveiling on the set of SportsNation at Times Square.  Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIREMadden '13 chose Megatron. Calvin Johnson, the most dynamic wide receiver in the NFL, would now be under the Madden microscope all year. Since hitting the NFL scene, Johnson has become the top receiver in football. His combination of size and speed is impressive to say the least and unparalleled in the league. Once Matthew Stafford arrived (and is now healthy), the Lions possessed the quarterback to consistently throw to Johnson at any time. 

Their defense received an overhaul and their overall complexion has changed over the last three seasons with new head coach, Jim Schwartz. Megatron was built for things like this. His genetic mutation (combination of size, speed, athletic ability) give him an advantage over previous Madden Curse victims. Megatron may bend, but he most certainly will not break. 

Take last Sunday for example; a stat line of 10 receptions, 164 yards and a TD. Just another day in the life of Calvin, who' beginning to create for himself a name brand. To add to his Madden presence, Megatron is also the face of an Acura campaign. He is looked at as the unbreakable asset. The perfect end to a longstanding curse. 

Calvin Johnson is in a league of his own. Larry Fitzgerald may be the only receiver who can challenge him talent-wise, however, when push comes to shove, there isn't a receiver out there i'd rather employ than Megatron. 
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