The developers wanted to make sure there's total control over the player this year.
Does this "total control" mean that you can run around in circles without losing any speed? Yeah, I haven't played 08 yet but Madden's been my favorite game for years and I'd like to know.
Do players act like pin balls when you control them (offense and defense)? Judging from the videos they do and it looks pretty ridiculous when a player is capable of racking up several yards of lateral movement while running 8 yards down the field in 2 seconds.