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    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.

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    How is this a short week?

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    • #3
      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 always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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      • #4
        This is a non-issue
        “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kruunch View Post
          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..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WEG313 View Post
            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

            Stand with Cruz!
            80

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            • #7
              Originally posted by r1000 View Post
              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..
              Football has been very, very good to us.
              After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
              But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

              # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

              1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
              2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
              3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
              4-New York Giants!!!
              5-NE
              Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

              ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WEG313 View Post
                  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.
                  “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by r1000 View Post
                    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.
                    Last edited by AustinSkin; 11-30-2012, 12:32 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by r1000 View Post
                      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.
                      I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AustinSkin View Post
                        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.

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