Can Soccer Teams Learn From American Football?

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by EvanJ, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :rolleyes: bet you get pretty butt hurt when someone calls soccer names
     
  2. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    And soccer isn't stupid? It's just kicking a ball around for 90 minutes. Except for the diving and dramatic rolling around on the ground when one player breathes on another. :eek:
     
  3. asroma1982

    asroma1982 Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    Club:
    AS Roma
    lol so just because real football/soccer did not designed a time outs or breaks after every 8 seconds of play so players can catch a breath and line up again against other team does not mean it is cheating. if nfl is as fluent game and who ever comes first to where ball was downed and di not wait for other team to set and play again there would be so many nfl players faking injury after every play there were few years back when rams were snaping the ball every 10 seconds and giants players were gased and start to fake injury and roll around and we are talking about sport where there is no fluidity or ball being passed around from one player to other
     
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  4. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    American football is not a fluent sport, not in anyway shape or form, and if you don't like it for that reason no worries. But that doesn't make the sport "stupid" anymore than diving or lack of scoring makes soccer "stupid".
     
  5. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Your numbers are wrong. 6 players (the QB and 5 more) can handle the ball, 5 players cannot. Rules about formations and things you can only do in the pocket or an amount of yards downfield can be complicated. It's also annoying if a play is ruined by one guy committing a penalty that the play would have been successful without the penalized act. That doesn't change the fact that every play is called, and that many penalties are mental errors unrelated to touching the ball or an opponent.
     
  6. JoePanther

    JoePanther New Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jun 23, 2019
    Going back on topic,

    I think soccer (football) can learn a lot from watching film. You don't need designed plays to learn from film watching. You can learn things like player tendencies, like a player's best spot to shoot the ball, which way he's prone to run up the field with the ball or what a player's favorite place to go when he doesn't have the ball. You can learn your opponent's defensive strategy and what they're most prone to do in various scenarios.
     
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