Ian Cumming of OpSports has seen comments in this fashion posted probably thousands of times in the Madden forums:
"Madden is never going to be any good until they scrap their current engine and make a new one..."
He then spells out the facts about Madden and its many engines. An excerpt:
"So I think it's pretty obvious that there's some confusion here...it seems that 'engine' has been used as a nice jargon buzzword. To clarify, in the eyes of myself and the team, there is no one 'engine' for Madden. We've got 4 main 'engines' that are running in-game (i.e. not in Franchise mode). Can everyone please stop asking for a 'new engine'? It just doesn't really help since it's so vague. Instead, how about specific fixes that you want? Do you want better catch animations? Ok, then post it. Do you want better CPU playcalling? Ok, then post it. Do you want us to swap out our physics engine with Euphoria's? Ok, then post it.
Just know...there is no such thing as a magic bullet 'new engine'!"