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WEG313
11-30-2012, 09:51 AM
Two weeks in a row we have to face teams who have 10 days to prepare for us and recovery from injuries, as both the Redskins and Saints played Thursday games prior to playing us. Making matters even worse, The G-men have to play on short weeks both times, after first playing on Sunday night and then Monday night. The upcoming game against New Orleans is really a case of unfair scheduling as the Saints get 10 days to prepare while the Giants get just 5 days.

DLT
11-30-2012, 10:37 AM
How is this a short week?

Kruunch
11-30-2012, 10:40 AM
Meh ... the schedule is the schedule and that theory has been debunked many times (Atlanta flying to San Diego on short rest for instance).

RoanokeFan
11-30-2012, 10:46 AM
This is a non-issue

r1000
11-30-2012, 10:47 AM
Meh ... the schedule is the schedule and that theory has been debunked many times (Atlanta flying to San Diego on short rest for instance).

I don't know if i fully agree... REST is REST!!! look what it did for Big Blue.. I also don't like the extended period the Redskins have been given. The more time you have to practice for anything the more the chances rises to be successful in whatever it is your trying to achieve. Studying for a test, preparing for a game, whatching more film.. and like I said BEING WELL RESTED is HUGE..

giantscolombia
11-30-2012, 10:49 AM
Two weeks in a row we have to face teams who have 10 days to prepare for us and recovery from injuries, as both the Redskins and Saints played Thursday games prior to playing us. Making matters even worse, The G-men have to play on short weeks both times, after first playing on Sunday night and then Monday night. The upcoming game against New Orleans is really a case of unfair scheduling as the Saints get 10 days to prepare while the Giants get just 5 days.
UGH

miked1958
11-30-2012, 10:49 AM
I don't know if i fully agree... REST is REST!!! look what it did for Big Blue.. I also don't like the extended period the Redskins have been given. The more time you have to practice for anything the more the chances rises to be successful in whatever it is your trying to achieve. Studying for a test, preparing for a game, whatching more film.. and like I said BEING WELL RESTED is HUGE..How'd that work out for the 13-3 Cowboys in 07 and the 15-1 Packers last season?? lol..


but i get your point. it certainly helped us whoop the packers this time around having that bye week..

WEG313
11-30-2012, 12:06 PM
The difference between 5 days and 10 days between games is absolutely HUGE, both in terms of game plan preparation and, especially, recovering from injuries. Anyone who thinks otherwise is just plain nuts.

RoanokeFan
11-30-2012, 12:18 PM
Two weeks in a row we have to face teams who have 10 days to prepare for us and recovery from injuries, as both the Redskins and Saints played Thursday games prior to playing us. Making matters even worse, The G-men have to play on short weeks both times, after first playing on Sunday night and then Monday night. The upcoming game against New Orleans is really a case of unfair scheduling as the Saints get 10 days to prepare while the Giants get just 5 days.

There is just no way around it if you are going to play some games on a day other than Sunday. Sometimes we get extra rest and sometimes our opponents do. Economics drives everything and games on Monday and Thursday are lucrative.

AustinSkin
11-30-2012, 12:22 PM
I don't know if i fully agree... REST is REST!!! look what it did for Big Blue.. I also don't like the extended period the Redskins have been given. The more time you have to practice for anything the more the chances rises to be successful in whatever it is your trying to achieve. Studying for a test, preparing for a game, whatching more film.. and like I said BEING WELL RESTED is HUGE..

Being rested is important, but so is maintaining a predictable schedule. Several players on the Redskins commented that the break between Thanksgiving and MNF is simply too long. They just want to get out and play. They built some strong momentum with 8 passing touchdowns against divisional rivals over the last 2 games, so this break can also be like icing the momentum.

Kruunch
11-30-2012, 12:26 PM
I don't know if i fully agree... REST is REST!!! look what it did for Big Blue.. I also don't like the extended period the Redskins have been given. The more time you have to practice for anything the more the chances rises to be successful in whatever it is your trying to achieve. Studying for a test, preparing for a game, whatching more film.. and like I said BEING WELL RESTED is HUGE..

Heh look at what it's done for Peyton's playoff record.

There is something to be said for having too much rest (i.e. time on your hands) and becoming unfocused.

ozzie0075
11-30-2012, 12:30 PM
Being rested is important, but so is maintaining a predictable schedule. Several players on the Redskins commented that the break between Thanksgiving and MNF is simply too long. They just want to get out and play.

Exactly look at how many teams are hot going into the playoffs get the bye week and come out flat. Rest works both ways sometimes you get extra rest and sometimes you have a short week. Its all part of the game.