How to learn American Football tactics?
September 14, 2010 1:34 AM Subscribe
I know the basics of (American) football, and enjoy watching it on TV, but what's the best way to get to grips with the tactics etc?
posted by fabius to sports, hobbies, & recreation (16 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I'm British, and watched American football as a teenager in the 80s when it arrived on TV here. Last season I started watching again and enjoyed it. But, while I know the rules I would like to know a bit more about why one team might choose formation x over y. My knowledge of this stuff doesn't extend much beyond "Probably run it when there's only a couple of yards to go; probably punt on fourth down."
I've read this from a few years ago
, and wondered if there were any particularly good books etc now, ones that don't also need to explain the game from scratch?
Oh, and while playing
some football would probably help, I won't be doing that. And I've had a look at 'Madden', which seemed like I'd need to know this stuff before playing the game.