Madden 09 came out at 12:00am today. I got the Wii version. The first thing I did was start a Texans franchise. It was great to see Mario Williams face staring back at me as the top ranked Texans player. It was also nice to see that they had him as a 290lb DE rather than a 260lb Terrell Suggs clone.
In recent years, when running a Texans franchise, I always upgrade at least a few positions with Free Agents and make a few trades to get an underrated player or two. I didn't even look through the entire Texans roster before I started parousing the Free Agents list to see who was available to potentially upgrade the team. I saw about 10 guys that I'd want to sign so I flipped back to the Texans roster to see who had to go. And then I was pleasently suprised.
I found a ringing endorsement of what we already know as Texans fans. The Texans are a talented team. There aren't 10 positions anymore that are in desperate need of upgrades. The list of Free Agents that would be better than what the Texans have has dwindled. I'll still add a player or two. Guys like Zac Diles and David Anderson aren't getting much love from EA yet. Maybe they will after this year.
Any of y'all playing Madden this year with the Texans?