The primary strength of GOAL! Football is it's ease of play. GOAL! Football was the first tabletop game with individual players that could be played in an hour, while keeping stats. The game also featured a unique audible system for quarterbacks. As Dr. Steele would explain in the rule book, "Every quarterback, pro or college, is more than just a line of statistics and for this reason GOAL! Football rates quarterbacks for their ability to read defenses and make big plays under pressure". As a coach, the GOAL! gamer has 3 unique rushing plays (Inside, Off Tackle and Sweep) and 3 unique passing distances (Short, Medium and Long) on offense. On the Defensive side of the ball, a coach can call for a balanced defense, a defense aimed at stopping the pass and a stacked defense to stop the ground game.