Can someone at Madden give Colts DB Kenny Moore his proper props?
If Colts DB Kenny Moore is looking to get in touch with the higher-ups at Madden to rework his character, he certainly could’ve picked a worse place to start than schmoozing Chad Ochocinco, who definitely has the ear of the execs.
In what was surely the biggest video game disaster this week (Cyberpunk? Never heard of it.), Ochocinco lobbied for Madden to adjust Moore’s catch and spec catch ratings, though the leaps weren’t enough for our budding star.
Ocho dropped a +3 in catch and a remarkable +15 in spec catch, though he doubted whether Moore could pull off the feat again in coverage against him and proposed an offseason meeting.
If that’s what it takes to push these numbers higher, Moore is surely down to mix it up.
Moore, a Short King at just 5-9, has made a habit out of punching above his weight this year. In fact, we’ve yet to find the fight he’s interested in backing down from.
Perhaps the best part of all? He used to be New England Patriots property. And he ended up here.
Where was Ochocinco, a former Patriot himself, when that decision had to be made?
Alas, Moore’s embedded in the Colts’ stalwart defense for the long haul, and brings something special to the table every week, whether it be steadiness or a spectacular play.
Based on what we saw Thursday night in Las Vegas, there’s a good chance that Moore’s one-handed pick not only changed the momentum in Sunday’s game, but pressed “reverse” on the Raiders’ entire season.
It takes a singular highlight to change a player’s reputation sometimes, and the world of video gamers seems to have taken notice after last week’s spectacle.
If you’re not hungry to see more of this in the playoffs, we’re going to need you to get on our level. Moore loves the spotlight.