The main thing to fix is how you let the CPU quarterback throw off his back foot on any play. I'm sure Madden himself would say, "Now he should have never thrown that ball off his back foot, boom!"
Is it too much to ask for players to walk into a game with both teams on an equal field and the players decide the game, rather than sliders, scripting, and animations? I have been a loyal fan for many years, but other than crazy games against other gamers, I'm starting to understand why many people have long lost faith in the Madden franchise for not offering enough innovation. Madden 09 is just NCAA 09 in new packaging and some glitter to make it look better. For next year, please try to make a game that better reflects the NFL.