Are any other football fans watching the Rugby World Cup in total amazement? In my neck of the woods, I get to see rugby every four years. And this is the first time that I take notice. I've been coaching football at the high school level for the past 20 years. I love the sport but here is where I envy Rugby.
Game rythme Rugby is almost non-stop action. No 20 second huddles, time-outs, TV time-outs, replays... Imagine football always on 'hurry-up' mode. I could see that.
It's a player controlled sport No small army of coaches giving input on each plays. Kill the offensive and defensive coordinators in football and let the players make decisions.
Gear free contact Different tackling techniques. Just as spectacular. I wouldn't go gear free in football. But I admire the simplicity.
As mentioned before, I'm passionate about football. But watching rugby got me thinking about football's evolution as sport. Anybody else?