I have played and owned both NFL Head Coach games. I have the original on the PC however. The newer game is MUCH faster paced, which is in many ways much better. It took way too long to change your depth chart in the original for example, yet, sometimes in the new one you could miss an important task, which would never happen in the original. However, gameplay is better, and 09 is less glitchy. However, if you enjoy Madden games, it doesn't necessarily mean that you will enjoy this one. If you didn't know this already, all you do is call plays and such. In the original, you can adjust the strategy of specific players, which you can't do in the new one, which I miss. Also, you have to choose from premade created coaches, instead of choosing your own looks, which makes the game more "realistic" i guess. However, I do like how you can choose from existing coaches in 09. Its fun if you enjoy strategy, but isn't your average sports game.
yes: I recommend this product