The Phat Phree posted an obviously fake (but hilariously written) letter from Albright to Madden and takes him to task for his rating, which is meticulously broken down by category. "I also noticed that my kick return rating was a 0. I was rated a f*cking zero? So you feel that I shouldn't even receive a 10, or even a 5? You are pretty much saying that I couldn't even fall forward on a ball kicked in my direction. I would just stand there and let the ball bounce off of my f*cking face."
The problem with Albright's rating in the game is that EA doesn't rate deep snappers or even have them as a playable option, so they put him in as a tackle, a position that Albright hasn't played since his second season in the NFL -- ten years ago. Albright takes it all in stride, noting that he was bumped up from his 50 rating from last year. "Well, I'm a year older and they bumped me up," he said. "That's not all bad."
If EA could only harness the power of the Albright letter and turning the franchise into something that doesn't suck.
[Thanks John M]