97 Night Train Lane MUT 16 review

Today we review one of the greats. Night Train Lane’s card in MUT 16 is a versatile weapon. How versatile and how much of a weapon? Find out now….

Alternate title: Imagine if he liked his first job out of the Army? A legend disappears. How many has that happened to? How many GOATs have we been denied due to circumstance?

Night Train Lane 97 Overall Player Review MUT 16

96 Hines Ward MUT 16 Review

Today we review Hines Ward’s 96 overall legend card. He’s a great player but can he ketchup to the top tier WRs like OBJ? Or will his 57 different flavors of catches let him down.

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97 Overall Anthony Munoz – Player Review MUT 16

Red arrow on him. He should be easy to spot this whole time as he has the red star under him. He’s wearing number 78.

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Considered one of the greatest offensive linemen in league history, Anthony Munoz played college football at USC and was drafted 3rd overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. Playing in two super bowls for the Bengals he lost both of them narrowly to the mighty niners.

He played in the league for 13 seasons, 11 of them as a pro-bowler, 9 AP First team all-pros, 3 offensive linemen of the year and many other various awards like being on the NFL’s 75th anniversary all-time team.




AGILITY 68 -On the lower end for the high end tackles. Fortunately tackles don’t need mobility as much as guards do for screens and pulls.

STRENGTH 97 -As good as you are going to see. Unfortunately mine and others testing found strength to be inconclusive like my last psych eval when testing whether it helped blocking.

JUMPING 33 – This is hilarious. This must be a misprint but a tackle don’t jump so what do I care. I guess just for the soul of the card. But 33 means he shouldn’t be your first call when your car breaks down because he can’t jump for shit.

STAMINA 90 – Good enough. I don’t run hurry up so my o-linemen don’t get fatigued. But 90 is really good. In fact he’ll be out on the field longer than my arm will shovel cheetos into my mouth

AWARENESS 90 – Upper echelon. Linemen are judged mightily on these next few stats. 90 awareness is great. He should be able to find blockers like Brady finds Gronk.

IMPACT 92 – Tackles won’t be in the open field much but when he is hunting down linebackers you can be assured he’ll put a hurting on them.

PASS BLOCK 99 – What else can be said. Perfect I guess. That could be said.

RUN BLOCK 95 – I have this boosted with my ground pound style and I suggest you do too. Having a solid run blocking o-line is very important. And with the plus 5 to run block because my style is over 90, Munoz then goes up to a 100 run block. Just outstanding, he Runs Blocks better than Jay-Z.

Going for about 250k on the xbox one.

Comparables – 96 overall Willie Roaf is a better pass blocker, they both have 99 pass block but munoz has -3 speed, -1acceleration and -7 agility. Although his 90 awareness is 2 more than Willie’s.

94 overall Orlando Pace is similar to Roaf when comparing, He’s got better mobility than Munoz but his pass block, run block and awareness is worse.

And another with 93 Jared Veldheer, Munoz is worse in the mobility department but significantly better in the main o-linemen stats of awareness, run block, pass block and impact block.

93 overall Walter Jones is a poor mans Munoz. They have similar stats across the board it’s just that Jones’ are a little worse in just about everything.

He is the best offensive linemen in the game right now and due to being a set legend he isn’t too pricey. If you have the coins to spend big on your o-line, make this guy your first priority. Locking down the left side is the most important spot on the offensive line.

But he’s still pricey which hurts his overall grade a little. I give this card a 9.4 out of 10.

MUT 16 Player Review – 97 legend Sean Taylor

Today we review Sean Taylor’s 97 overall legend card in MUT 16. He’s a fast hard hitting player but how does that translate to the field for me?

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MUT Player Review – 99 Bo Jackson

Today I review Bo Jackson’s 99 overall ultimate freeze card.

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MUT 16 Player Review – 99 Odell Beckham JR

Today we review the cover athlete of Madden 16. Odell Beckham Jr. Does he live up to the 99 overall? Ordell he disappoint?

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Odell Beckham Jr 99 overall review

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Let me get this out of the way up front, he’s not perfect. But never has a player changed my offense as much as Odell has. I’ve played with a lot of top end players in 15 and 16 including Boss Bo Jackson, Golden Ticket Calvin and many others. I’ve never had confidence with any other players the way I do with Odell. 97 speed means he’s the fastest player in the game and will require over the top coverage for your opponent to keep up. He has the same effect as a hyper active mobile QB as your opponent has to account for him every play with either a defensive adjustment or a specific scheme to shut him down. A single high safety with Odell against most all corners is a touchdown. Hate mike press 3 nano blitzers? Slide the line, max protect and Odell on a streak is more likely than not an automatic 40 yards unless the opponent moves his user safety over the top of Odell. Then you run inside zone away from the blitz and you pick up the 40 yards on the ground.

Speed 97 as I mentioned earlier. Tied as the fastest player in the game. As fast as I am to fake a tolerance for nullification to get out of jury duty.
Acceleration – 96 – Good but he’s no Aaron Lynch. Or David Lynch. That dude can put together a story.
Agility – 97 Great number but not as great as my number on bathroom stalls across the country. We’ll get into this in the route running section.
Jumping – 98 – As awesome as lying with lions is. And lying with lions is what your opponents are doing if they single cover Odell.
Stamina – 97 Great but is still human and will get tired over the course of the game if you continue to send him on streaks. I recommend subbing him out for some run plays for dual purposes, both to maintain his elite stats and for a better blocking WR
Awareness – 92 – This helps the WR turn his head. Well, Odell turns his head as quick as I do passing a burrito cart.

Catching – 99 – He doesn’t drop passes but a little known Easter egg is that he’ll try and spear any Josh Norman in the head if he ever drops a touchdown pass. So that’s cool.

Catch in traffic – 96 – Strength – 62
He’s not Hines Ward especially with his low strength. If you try and spec catch the ball in traffic, he will drop it more often than not. But he can still hang onto the ball well in tight spaces.

Route running – 95 – I really, really, really wish this was 96 as it’s been shown to stop a stutter step in out routes at that number. But 95 with his 97 agility means he should get nice separation on C-routes and others that require it.

Spec catch – 102 – This makes the card. Even when he’s running toe to toe with a DB, in single coverage the Spec Catch animation will pull the ball like Lucy does to Charlie

Release – 93 – A little lower than you’d like but he’ll still get off a press as well as Amy Winehouse stated club girls get off on being pressed.

Elusiveness – 96
Spin move – 91
Juke move – 95 Obviously the juke is better for Odell than the spin but he can perform each admirably like my one man performance of Cats.

Impact blocking – 45
Run Block – 50 – The only times he should only be on the field when running the ball is if he’s on the opposite side of the run as a distraction to the defense, in an audible to a run or if he’s getting the ball in a sweep.

He is the only player that makes you opponent unable to play defense like they like. Unless that defense is cover 2 man. An opponent I was playing against had Odell and I couldn’t run DB strike against his 5 wide set because Odell burned me badly the one time I ran it. I had to sit in deep coverage the rest of the game to negate his impact however slightly I was able to.
But he is largely neutralized by 2 man under going deep so you’ll need to figure out other ways to drive the field against an opponent that loves to run that. And in 1 on 1 against top end corner like Deion or going deep against a FS Calvin Johnson will have him losing more jump balls than you’d like.
But like I said earlier the only hard counter for Odell is man defense with over the top help. And even then he can find openings with his game changing speed. He’s so good at it he’d find an open chick-fil-a on a Sunday.
His only weakness outside of height is his price. I picked him up for 1.35 million but he’s going for around 1.7 at the moment. If you can afford it he’s a 10/10. But his high price puts him at a 9.7/10

Amari Cooper 91 overall review ~ Journey 2 Reward ~ MUT 16

Amari Cooper’s 91 overall card review – The Journey 2 solo’s reward

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This dude is the journey 2 reward and should be the first major purchase for any team looking to compete. More important than a QB, HB or defensive player is a cheap, reliable and speedy WR. (foxy gut) They usually only come in 2 of those 3 categories. To find one in all three really makes a difference for your offense. If this guy was rated 95 overall I wouldn’t question it. (foxy gut)

Cost: 37k on the xbox one


Physical – 6’1 211 pounds (foxy gut)

95 speed – This is what really makes this card special. There are only 5 elite cards faster than this one. One of them is 2 million coins, 3 of the others are over 100k and the other is Tavon Austin’s 86 overall who is only good with the ball in his hands and not so great when it is coming at them. Amari Cooper is the cheapest elite WR you’ll get over 91 speed with the exception of Martavis Bryant’s 85 card with 93 speed.

91 accel – Now this is a little low and he’ll take time to get moving like I do in the morning but 91 is nothing embarrassingly slow like my reactions to an insult. (foxy gut)

96 agility – This is for moving side to side like a politician, perfect for changing direction like Shia LaBeouf’s career. This combines with the juke and spin to make him hard to take down and allows for better control with the thumb sticks.

90 jumping – We’ll get to this more when we talk about spec catch and his weakness on jump balls. (no, talk about it now, you always procrastinate, like that one time you didn’t wash your cloths so you had to wear mine) But dat silk on my skin doe. Okay we can talk about it now. Well, jump balls aren’t his greatest asset. But height doesn’t seem to play as big a factor in it this year but for some animations jumping definitely does. Relatively low jumping when compared to other elite WRs and a short stature and spec catch means you need another card like either of Martavis Bryant’s TOTW cards if you’re looking for that type of role. (oh, and why do you never roll play with me? I asked you to be the bad boy once and you pushed milk off the table and started crying) That’s what bad boys do.


95 catch – Catching happens when no one is around the player. (you’re the only player that nobodies is around) At 95 catch you won’t have any issue with drops.

96 catch in traffic – This is so money( how money is it?) It’s so money I could finally buy liquor in bottles bigger than my hand. (How money is it?) It’s so money I can finally pay off your pimp. (How money is it?) It’s so money I can buy vegetables with all the extra money. I won’t but I could.

93 spec catch – This goes with his lack of jump and height. He’s not a receiver you send into the corner of the end zone for a jump ball. But he’ll still get some animations, not all of them lion king quality like Fitz’s 94 overall.

94 route running – His route running combined with the speed will get separation like my father from this family. (what are you talking about, your father isn’t separated from this family, he just told you to leave the house, you were 38 and still living there) Corner, C-routes, posts to beat man, he can do them. Wonderful route running and speed makes him John Wayne Gacy. A man killer

90 release – Pretty good but he’ll get jammed for a little while by top tier CBs and my grandmas’ bumble berry breakfast jam toast. When I’ve played against Amari he was able to break the press on my Jonathan Joseph and DC Pat Pete and beat them deep for a TD a couple times. Both with a +5 to press with 90 man defense style. (90 style, that’s why you play video games, to escape from your lack of style)

75 awareness – He won’t turn his head early in the play. Just like I won’t turn my head up from my phone when listening to foxy gut ramble about her day. Just like I won’t take my lips off that glass of whiskey when you are telling me about yours. Gulp, gulp

Running with the ball

90 elusiveness

91 ball carrier vision

92 spin

94 juke move- Great all around, he’s no Tavon Austin but can shed a tackle from a DB nicely. He breaks tackles like foxy gut breaks hearts.

Run blocking:

60 run block

60 impact block – Not a great run blocker but will shut down and lock up DRC and other low blockshed cbs

His biggest limitation is his lack of height, jumping and spec catch ability. That just isn’t the strength of his game. But overall he’s phenomenal for a short to medium passing game and can burn some of the slower and even some of the faster DBs on streaks. (He’s very well rounded with his only weakness the jump ball.

For his price, I give this card a 9.8 out of 10)

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Thanksgiving player reviews – Barry Sanders, Cam Newton and more – MUT 16


All players over 90 overall in this thanksgiving set have a milestone to reach on Thanksgiving. We’ll get to them in a bit. Those between 85-89 do not. Here is EA’s blog so I won’t bore you going over each set and how to obtain each player. Every card I talk about over 90 overall is dual styles so they’ll help you there if you are struggling although there are some great resources from cmaddog on the MUT sub to help you through the challenges.

Also a little bit of news before we get started, Here’s a link to $50,000 Madden Challenge Tournament that EA is putting on. Looks like a nice little cherry for ranked draft champions and to see who the top Madden players are. Let me know what you all think of it.
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Cam Newton – 93 overall

Playing Dallas on Thanksgiving. Their defense is average to below average in points allowed. I’d say the 3 TDs is a little less than a 50/50 shot. Cam has 21 TDs passing and rushing through 9 games.

This card compares very favorably to Donovan McNabb’s 95 overall in everything except throwing accuracy. Cam’s deep is especially atrocious at 84. Everything else about this card is spades and if he hits his 3 TDs and the extra overall goes to accuracy, we have the best QB in the game right now by a mile. If he doesn’t, I’m not sure if the throw deep doesn’t irreparably harm this thing. Compare this card to Mariota’s 88. You’ll pay the extra coin for Cam for strength, trucking, 4 throw power and play action but are losing 2 speed and 11 points in accuracy spread between the 3 categories.

Barry Sanders 98 overall

I don’t think I have the words for this card that can do it justice. I mean what can you say about this card that hasn’t been said about the Mona Lisa. Dri Archer speed with enough elusiveness to dodge prison time like OJ in the 90’s. 100 elusiveness, 101 agility. The only downside to this card is his trucking and what his price will look like.

Randall Cobb – 92 overall

Will get to a 96 overall if he catches 10 or more passes. He’s only had two 10 reception games in his career with both coming last year. I’d give this a 5-10% chance at happening.

But this card has okay speed with very good route running and catch in traffic. His poor release mean’s he’ll be a tough place to go to on 3rd down against an opponent running a man press scheme. He’s not better than Amari Cooper’s 91 so I don’t see myself using Cobb.

Jason Witten – 92 overall TE.

With 2 TD’s he goes up to a 95. 2 TD’s in 1 game in 2015, 2 in 2013, 1 in 2010. I’d give this a 5% shot of happening. About as good as my shot of taking a shower on any certain day.

But this card as it stands is a little slow with unimpressive run block. EA should give Witten better run block. But his height combined with catch in traffic and awareness gives him some value as a goal line and 3rd down converter.

Matt Forte – 91 Overall HB.

With 140 yards from scrimmage he goes up to a 94. His injury situation makes this a very dicey call and not one I would bet on. Like I should have learned not to bet after losing my first 4 stacks of high society in high end man-splattering. That’s where two people are pushed off a building and the first one to hit the ground wins. A tip for you kids out there, never bet on the guy with a baggy shirt.

But onto his card, he is a 3rd down catching back plain and simple. His speed and running skills really limit his every down usefulness. And because he’s only a change of pace back, his 99 stamina is wasted.

Walter Thurmond 91 overall CB.

IRL he’s a safety on the Eagles but for now he’s a CB in game. He goes up to a 97 overall with 2 picks on Thanksgiving. I’ll give this one a less than 5% chance of happening.

The card has 93 speed with 94 man coverage and 90 zone. His press at 82 makes using him in man press a very bad idea. 88 play rec is decent and his high agility at 95 makes changing direction and jumping routes easier. But overall I do not recommend this card as he isn’t a great corner for any one scheme. His blockshed being 47 makes him bad for a nickel corner too.

Stephen Tulloch – 91 overall MLB

10 tackles or more has him up to a 94. This one has a better chance at happening than the previous couple. I’d put it at 30-35% unless he celebrates a sack and gets injured again. But even if he is a 94, based on his 91 overall stats, he isn’t fast enough to play MLB in Madden 16. MLB’s need speed to get to the edge on tosses and make tackles on speedy WRs on drag routes. He also only has an 88 blockshed so he isn’t all that great as a guard shedder on inside dives or zones. This is not a card you want to own for what his price will be.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – 89 overall FS

The rest of these cards do not have milestones to reach and are only one style. Ha Ha has 91 speed, 91 zone, 86 play rec, 89 hit power. An all around very good free safety. How does he compare to Glover Quin’s 92? Not amazingly so. I would still rather have Quin but if Ha Ha’s price is much less than Quin’s he would be a great pick up. Ha Ha is a better tackler than Quin but everything else is pointed in Quin’s favor.

Kawann Short – 89 overall DT

Playing as the best DT in the league this year, Kawann Short’s card unfortunately doesn’t live up to it for me. His 87 blockshed at 74 speed isn’t ideal. He won’t help much against the run. 94 power move is very good of course. So if he’s not too expensive and you want an interior pass rusher, there are many more much worse than Kawann.

Randy Gregory – 88 overall RE.

This will be the nano blitzer’s dream if they discover new A or B gaps after the patch. 89 speed with 95 acceleration that can move down to DT for those nanos. But as a straight pass rusher, his 95 finesse move combined with the aforementioned speed stats means he’s a 4-3 scheme’s wet dream. This card combined with Clowney’s 84 overall at the two end spots on your line will make a mean pass rush with speed to keep the edge against and chase down roll out passers.

Corey Linsley – 87 overall Center

92 run block, 90 pass block, 93 impact block. Solid and should be a cheap center. Although should be’s are falsities. The Barry set could drive his price north like birds in the summer. Nothing really else to say about this card.

Jordan Matthews – 87 overall Wide receiver.

93 speed with 95 acceleration. 91 spec at 6’3 and 95 catch in traffic. His 85 release hurts but he’ll be a productive if not an unspectacular WR for you. Nothing here stands out except for his very low run blocking. His low elusiveness, juke and spin means he won’t be shedding many tacklers once he has the ball. So he isn’t good like Tavon on drags. So if you are on a budget, this is a solid number 1 or 2 WR that you sub out when you need to run the ball. Just be careful about tipping your hand.

Manny Ramirez – 87 overall RG

90 run block, 83 pass block, 87 impact block with low speed stats. 90 awareness is awesome but I’m not a big fan of the mix of these stats on a guard. I pull my guards and pass too often to use Manny on my team.

Mike Tolbert – 87 overall full back

Depending on how you use your full back Tolbert is either a very good or a complete pass. He has 77 run block and 75 impact. If you use your FB as a lead blocker, pass on Tolbert. 82 speed and 90 acceleration with decent catching and trucking stats. You can use him as a FB dive or a receiver out of the backfield. He doesn’t exactly excel in these areas compared to other FBs or TEs but he will perform decently for you. In addition his 88 awareness means he won’t screw up too many assignments if you run with him as a lead blocker once in a while.

Ameer Abdullah – 86 overall half back

Top tier acceleration with decent speed and elusiveness. An okay mix of receiving skills. I wouldn’t want this guy as my bell-cow, but he’s got an interesting mix of stats with his 97 juke and 94 agility. I just don’t see the explosive ability or exceptional receiving abilities out of someone with only 84 carrying and 87 stamina. I would pass on Ameer. We’ll get to a much better HB soon.

Brent Celek – 86 overall TE

Top tier blocking TE that can also catch a pass once in a while. And when I say once in a while I mean it. Do not use him as a primary receiving target. He’ll be good as TE number 2 or 3 on your team but 80 catching means he will let you down like Rick Astley would never do.

Christian Jones – 86 overall MLB

Very good speed stats at 88 speed and 96 acceleration to go with 87 zone coverage. He’ll be great as a user or non-user MLB in coverage. Unfortunately he has deficiencies against the run with 84 blockshed and 80 play rec. But he will get to the edge against toss plays with his speed and 92 pursuit. Might be worth giving a try just to use the speed and 6’3 height.

Jeremy Langford – 86 overall HB

His silver card was a stud for me. 95 speed with 94 acceleration on this card is something you want to pay attention to. 91 trucking means we have a very unique back. A power back that runs fast. 95 spin and 96 stiff arm means you can dry laundry by hitting the b button and iron it with the hot metallic arm he throws at defenders. His catching stats aren’t bad either. If his price gets to a reasonably low level, this will be a stud budget baller and is much better than his turkey promo competition Ameer Abdullah.

Byron Jones – 85 overall CB

The first thing that stands out is that you’ll give him your money even when you are in an alley in another state. That’s how good his jump is. 99 jumping stat. 89 zone with very low play rec but decent speed, acceleration and agility. I think it would be interesting to see him go against the Calvin’s of the world and see if that extraordinary jumping helps against those long bombs.