Courtesy of EA Sports

Madden NFL 15 cover leaked, doesn't look quite right

Richard Sherman is the best corner back in the game, one of the most dynamic players in the league and one of the most emotional, energetic players in the NFL.

So how does EA Sports represent the Seahawks corner on the cover of the new video game Madden NFL 15?

They put him in a strange looking pose with a fierce face that just doesn’t quite match.

Sherman’s right hand sticks out like he is using Darth Vader’s choke hand to stop receivers, rather than using his ridiculous coverage skill.

Yahoo! Games reported that “Amazon, GameStop and other retailers leaked the game’s box art in advance of EA’s official release” and that EA confirmed “this is the official art for the upcoming football game, due out August 26th.”

That’s disappointing.

There are many great pictures of Sherman doing Sherman-like things.

A pose similar to this one might have looked better:

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) reacts against the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Actually, it would have been awesome if the cover was a photo of the “Immaculate Deflection.”

Then again, 49ers fans might not buy the game with that scene on the cover.

It just seems as though Sherman was shammed of what could have been an awesome cover.

I remember how fierce Ray Lewis looked on Madden NFL 05. And how unearthly Adrian Peterson looked in Madden NFL 10.

Sherman’s cover just looks kind of…plain.

Too plain, at least, for such an outspoken energetic player.

Sherman is the best corner in the game, but doesn’t have the best EA cover in the game, unfortunately.

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  • chewdo

    It shows him using pres coverage at the line of scrimage. A sherman staple, no I don’t think that its the best image of sherman but I see why they used it. Regardless I’m a Washington native and I’m just happy sherman on the cover!

    • RegisHawk

      I thought he was using his psychic powers to stop the Coors Light train. :)


    He is so overrated, i’m glad the Madden Curse is about to get his ass. Can somebody say “Torn ACL”?? lol

    • You are wrong

      Overrated?He is the least thrown to cornerback in the NFL, yet has the most interceptions in the past 4 years, since he came into the league. He has made game winning and clutch plays all his career, and shut down the likes of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Bitter much? Your team must have been burned by him, because ANY objective NFL fan that knows their facts knows that Sherman is an elite, top level Cornerback and it number 1 at his position unanimously. Since richard sherman entered the league:
      1st in picks (20) • 1st in passes defensed (61)
      • Opp QB Rtg when targeted 39.4 (1st)

      • PATS4EVER

        Richard Sherman covering the best WRs? When exactly does he do that? He is on the wrong side of the field for that.

      • PATS4EVER

        If you get burned by the likes of TY Hilton, you are not the best corner in the league. Nice try though.

      • PATS4EVER

        Instead of just saying random stuff, why don’t you let the stats of 2013 do the talking.

        Richard Sherman:

        Darrelle Revis:

        Cover 2 does not count as Shutdown.


        I don’t give a fuck about no stats, nigga what did I say?? I said the motherfucker is overrated & that’s what the fuck he is, nigga I’M the best cornerback in the NFL nigga & don’t you forget it, we don’t play that shit in Mississippi nigga

        • Bruce Wayne

          nigga nigga nigga nigga nigga blah blah nigga nigga blah nigga. sorry but that aint an arguement, your gonna have to use your brain. i aint a hawks fan by any means, but sherman is a beast. to say he aint is straight dumb, which you probably are considering what your last post consisted of.

          • STEP DADDY

            I will fuck you up nigga

          • Bruce Wayne

            proving my point.

      • Tim

        Funny, how when you put your best CB on a teams second or third best WR he doesn’t get thrown to a lot. Hard to figure that one out.

  • Leal 0935

    I’m surprised the cover wasn’t him holding on to the receiver at the line. It would’ve been more realistic.

  • FukIT_ImOnOne

    Am I the only one that realizes that he is In the stance of press coverage. The cover represents his skill set of press coverage. Not a Ironman pose