What do you think players/coaches think is the best week for a Bye week. I think I've heard NE coaches say that they want it to be far enough in the season for them to get a good amount of proof/disproof of their pre-season strategies. Is the later the Bye week the better? Of course it depends on the particulars of the season, i.e. injuries, opponents, etc - but if a team could pick when their bye week occurred, what would you guess would be the most popular week requested?
I tell ya what was a weird bye week to have: The final week of the season. In 2001 that's what the Pats had originally scheduled. The events of September 11 led to a rescheduling, but it was still weird how NE had their bye week, a game in Carolina, then another bye week, then the Raiders at home.
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