I know a few people from the Madden Mobile community didn’t like what I had to say about the main man, especially after the long struggle we had to go through to get him, but I wasn’t going to play dumb and just sit by playing with my new toy pretending he’s something he’s not or at least partially wasn’t. Even though I changed things up a bit he still happened to fall short in some aspects, just like before.
But still, you ask, you are not implementing him right, short passes, screens, etc. etc. and all due respect, I don’t care or will care about him being able to pull those plays off. They don’t mean a thing to me in a WR or is how I will ever grade a WR for this season. Why? you may ask, well, it’s because you can work your way through H2H, Season and Tournament with the weakest of receivers and running backs just as long as there agility, speed and catch are great. We can even take receivers out of the equation and talk about the budget beast, the holy grail McKinnon all day, who will do feed your needs with screens, short passes and will take it one step further and actually act as your running back all the way to the bank. He can do that and so can many other low leveled players, so when it comes to grading, screens and short passes don’t make the list for the reason that a gold player HB can give you the same performance, but just as better since he wont be covered or plagued with defensive all around him.
thanks to Med4_5Head for giving me the idea ” By the end of this season, he’ll only viable for slot-work”, because if it wasn’t for him, I would of never came back to OBJ as a receiver and would of stuck with Gronk full time.
Season Mode [ A+] 10/10
He got a terrible review in the last article, but I am happy to tell you after he was switched up to slot, he ended up becoming a stickem magnet. Play after play, 60 yard passes after 60 yard passes, the mad man was coming though with the 6. He was flawless, even when covered by more then one defender, but still on a few occasions his height still came into play and got him picked off. Though I did only end up getting picked twice in about 3 to 4 games after switching to Slot, which still ended up being an 100% improvement over the last evaluation where he was in the WR 1 position. The defenders stayed with him as usually since the AI seems to be over boosted in the game, but somehow he still ended pulling off the incredible. Though it was a risky move throwing any deep pass to him once you got closer to the end zone in around the 30 yards, which made you either have to throw to him in short passes, though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing since that is where he excels at the most.
H2H [ F- ] 0/10
It’s the same as before only i will give him an F+ for not getting picked off right away, but he still ended up with enough in-completions and picks in 3 games to keep him in the F- grade, honestly I don’t think there will ever be a WR that will be able to hold it down in long passes in Head To Head, even Gronk has trouble in this mode of the game, though I would say Gronk might end up the best H2H receiver in the game for the rest of the season, unless another version of him comes along with much better stats, which I also wouldn’t doubt.
All in all, the best players and positions in my honest opinion for H2H are the ones who continue to reign supreme, yes, the HB, the running backs. The best receiver to throw to, since they lack coverage from the defense and can double up as there main position an run it off when needed. Smash is the best play in game when not defended and when it is there are at least two more plays like it. If all the receiving short throw plays for the HB are countered you can always go back to the running game with your running backs or even try a few long pass plays where they you HB’s are implemented in.
So in the end, it’s no surprise that OBJ doesn’t live up to his hype in H2H, but then again why would you think he would. He can still come in handy as a short pass/screen playmaker if your HB is taking to much heat, because in the end it’s never a bad thing to have a plan B or C, depending who your plan B is between OBJ and Gronk.
Tournament was left out because it’s a 16 hour refresh until I can play it again. I will update with a grade as soon as I get a chance. [ Un-professionalism FTW ]
Tournament [ A+ ] 11/10
Nothing changed from last time we played with him in the Tournament mode, He was still godly and beasted at everything you could throw at him while in slot, which is amazing because balling out with him in the Tournament Mode as a WR was easy to begin with, he is an amazing receiver and is recommended as slot in this mode as well as in Season. Just saddens me that I have to wait 24 hours to use him 3 more times, this might be my favorite mode hands down where I get to use MM ODell in. He ends up being waaaaay overpowered and slightly feels like he’s on roids and this is while using him against 90 overall teams with 90 overall defenses. This is the only Mode as of right now where you can truly see the stats and agility of OBJ actually play out and be noticed. Try it out for yourself and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Have fun and ball-out!
Overall Grade A+
Why an A+ you may ask? Well he was outstanding after being moved over to slot in every aspect, yes he flopped in H2H, but every receiver flops in H2H, H2H is so broken that you are forced to use nothing but short passes and screend with WR’s and Running backs, it’s ridiculous, so I don’t take a broken mode into account, because it would take a miracle player to end up catching the deep pass and dominating on it in Madden Mobile. The verdicts are in, we have our King of slot for the time being.
Let me know what you think about the way your OBJ handles in the comments below, because we all know these players can end up handling differently for each individual.