Damon “Snacks” Harrison has lived up to his high billing this season, tallying 86 combined tackles and two-and-a-half sacks, and has shown his humorous side more than once along the way. This week was no different for Harrison, as the defensive tackle told reporters that he was playing Madden as Aaron Rodgers in order to study his weaknesses.
When asked about his lack of playoff experience and the disadvantages it may cause, Harrison jokingly said, “I have a lot of playoff experience. I just won a Super Bowl in Madden with the Green Bay Packers.” According to Harrison, who seems to excel when it comes to the game, he “goes to the playoffs every year in Madden” but was also gave a serious answer to the question, saying that “JC [Jonathan Casillas], Eli [Manning] Victor [Cruz], Zak DeOssie, they all do a really good job on informing us on what it’s going to be like.
Harrison made some cuts to Green Bay’s roster during his road to a Madden championship to “add some cap space,” and hopes that using Aaron Rodgers on the game will somehow expose some of his weaknesses, although those weaknesses have been few and far between over the past six weeks.
“If you make him [Rodgers] go to his left, he’s not as accurate when he goes to his right. The video game can’t compensate for that” said Harrison when asked about what he has learned about how to stop the MVP-candidate on Madden. Although it is doubtful that Snacks really takes Madden seriously as a scouting tool, it shows the desire for players to gain an edge against their opponents in the playoffs, even if that advantage is a fabricated one. After all, according to him, “Madden doesn’t lie.”