Summary: I played NFL 2K2 before but I gave Madden a chance with the 2003 rosters. Madden has more features like old school teams, practice, drills, card trades, etc but if you just want to play with your buddies on or offline nothing beats the tackles and hustles of Sega NFL 2K series. The tackling is hard in Madden, there's no slamming or effect on the tackle. It's plain. I still can't figure out the audible.
Summary: This game is the exact same game as last year. From the main menu to the gameplay. I was shocked how similar Madden 2003 is to 2002. The only thing different is the soundtrack and the addition of the Texans with it's new divisions. You also have rookies in the game like David Carr and Joey Harrington, which 2002 doesn't have. But everthing else is the same. The franchise mode, custom league, season mode, practice, etc.