For Madden NFL 18, a great deal is riding on the game’s first story mode, titled Longshot. Story modes are ambitious efforts for sports games, yet the major licensed titles are now expected to have them every year thanks to the likes of NBA 2K and FIFA which have developed narrative-driven experiences that compliment their other more traditional ways to play.
Some of the SN staff pushed back on this, but come on: This guy has gotten more negative publicity than any player in history who’s never seen the field. It might be different if he weren’t with a New York team, or if he hadn’t been (surprisingly) a second-round draft choice. But he is, and he was, and so the stories continue about how much he resembles Ebby Calvin (Nuke) LaLoosh, plucking off mascots (actually reporters) whenever he cuts loose a pass. Last year, an NFL coach told ESPN that Hackenberg couldn’t throw a ball into the ocean. Jets owner Woody Johnson maybe was trying to laugh it off, but responding, I guess it depends upon which ocean, wasn’t much of a defense.
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