Meet Madden’s Bill Belichick – Griffin Murphy

By Matthew Kato

EA Sports’ Madden franchise is known for its exclusive licenses covering the league, players, and coaches, giving the series an air of realism that many fans expect. But as the company has signed the licensing deals and the graphics and presentation aspects have gotten better, showing us the coaches roaming the sidelines between plays, one aspect has stuck out: Patriots coach Bill Belichick is not in the game.

EA Sports may have the license for the Coaches Association, but Belichick – one of football’s greatest strategic (and sartorial) coaches – is not in the Association and therefore not in the game. Instead, he’s replaced by glasses-wearing Griffin Murphy, an avatar that has become infamous in its own right. Murphy might not be real, but he is based on a real person – former EA Tiburon VP GM and series executive producer Roy Harvey, himself a Pats fan. We talked briefly with Harvey who told us how he became Belichick.

Why did they choose you in particular to be the Pats coach? When did it first happen?
Several years ago when we first started doing head scans the art team put out a call for those of us at Tiburon to come …read more

Source:: Game Informer

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