Peyton Hillis now believes in Madden Curse

2011 has been a disastrous season for Peyton Hillis. The Browns running back was slowed by a hamstring injury that caused him to miss five games. He sat out a game at his agent’s urging because he was ill. It was that type of poor attitude that led to an intervention with his teammates.

After having such an awful season, Hillis admitted Thursday that the infamous Madden Curse is real.

“No doubt about it,” Hillis said. “Things haven’t worked to my favor this year. There’s a few things that happened that made me believe in curses. Ain’t no doubt about it.”

Hillis has finally come back and has put together back-to-back weeks of solid production. Now that his free agent value is destroyed, he’s trying to rebuild his image as the fan favorite that helped him land the cover of the Madden Football video game. I say it’s too little too late.

Hillis is clearly influenced by his agent too easily and allowed his personal issues to turn him into a bad teammate. He never was really that great of a player to begin with. Hillis overplayed his hand and is now paying for it. The good news is that he’s finally been humbled again, allowing him to play his best.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kee.denise Denise Kee

    madden curse, PLEEEASE!! yeah, just look how bad Aaron Rogers is playing and he made the cover!! quit making excuses!! just do better!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bendan-Daltrone/100000420768821 Bendan Daltrone

    aaron Rogers has never been on the cover of Madden

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZIXGTTKTY2OBO5PQVJDU6N2UY Larry

    Rogers was never on the cover Green Bay fans voted for Hillis in the finals because they belived in the course, Favre never missed a game or was hurt that bad once on the cover he hurt hi sbicep which caused him to be unproductive in the last 5 games for the jets that yr. 

  • Anonymous

    1999 Hearst breaks his ankle. 2000 Sanders retires prompting a reissue with Levens who injures knee.  2001 George makes a costly bobble in playoffs costing his team the game and gets injured the following year. 2002 Culpepper injured knee.  2003 Faulk hobbled by ankle injury. 2004 Vick breaks his leg.  2005 Lewis breaks his wrist.  2006 McNabb had sports hernia.  2007 Alexander fractured his foot.  2008 Young injured his quad and we all remember the “suicide watch”.  2009 Favre injured bicep and flat out sucked. 2010 Polomalu had numerous knee injuries and Fitzgerald had a rib injury. 2011 Brees loses to the Seahawks in playoffs, btw Seattle was the only team in history to make the playoffs with a losing record. 2012 Hillis has hamstring injury, illness and bad case of being a douchebag.  Most of these guys were never the same after being on the cover.  The curse lives…….