Then why would you wanna play American Football (or Rugby for that matter)? I never watch those sports, I understand about half of it, but from what I see, the tactical element is totally clouded by the brute force. No real subtlety, and always the danger of getting hit like by a freighttrain.
In real football [;)] technique is far more important than brute force. A disadvantage is that there's not much scoring. 1-0, 2-1, those are your average scores. Can be boring, but I've seen 0-0's that were true thrillers (Thomas, do you remember PSV-Werder Bremen a couple of years back? (PSV's my team[8D]) Stanley Menzo had to go into the goal, and for PSV 0-0 was enough. Werder had to win. But with Menzo you can never be sure [:o)]. It was freezing cold, and Menzo saved the ball when it was behind the line, but the ref didn't see it... Anyway, it was the most exciting game I've ever seen, even though there was no scoring.)