Reiss: Key players want to play this coming Sunday to stay sharp

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  1. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

  2. convertedpatsfan

    convertedpatsfan Supporter Supporter

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    I totally agree. I mean time off is great, and you could see how happy the guys were to have that extra-long break after Thanksgiving. But when it's time to work, they want to work. BB and several of the captains have mentioned how hard this team works compared to other years, how focused they've been on football.
  3. TommyBrady12

    TommyBrady12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    resting players = 3 weeks in between games...that is no good.
  4. JeffChicago23

    JeffChicago23 Rookie

    Yeah totally agree with ya there.

    I just hope we dont have a Wes Welker type injury that happened last year in Houston.
  5. oldrover

    oldrover 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    That is part of the game. Guys get injured, even in practice. I say, for the key men, play until the game is in hand, and then enjoy the view from the sidelines.
  6. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    I don't think it matters that much at this point. I remember similar talk in 01. Pats had their reg season bye week 16 around X-Mas. Then they played Carolina the week of New Years and didn't play again till 1/19. In essence, they played once in a month.

    These guys are hurt. Tired. Banged up, You name it. Come the divisionals they will be flying all over the field and well prepared against a team that played the week prior.

    All is well.
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  7. The Dynasty

    The Dynasty In the Starting Line-Up

    Treat it like the third pre season game. Play the starters into the third quarter and see how the game is going and decide what to do from there.
  8. Schmo

    Schmo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Hopefully we just keep fresh players on the field instead of our best players, both with our starters and reserves. Players have a better chance of getting injured when they're tired.
  9. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

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    It'd be funny to hear BB shouting "THIRTY MINUTES!!!!!" :)
  10. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

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    Absolutely ... injuries are part of the game ... I say they play just cut the reps down but i think they already do that now.
  11. JerseyDevil26

    JerseyDevil26 Practice Squad Player

    Hah. That made me laugh! :D
  12. ahmed

    ahmed Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I am all for playing everyone, I don't remember last time anything good came out of resting players for the last game when the team had a bye.
  13. SaCaCh

    SaCaCh Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Yeah I see it but there is a tendency to let down in meaningless's human nature. When your guard is Let them play a half I guess.
  14. Frezo

    Frezo In the Starting Line-Up

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    LOL! "You play to win the half"

    1 internet $ to Herm
  15. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson Veteran Supporter

    I think its most important that the PRACTICE AND PREPARE for real this week.
    If they play half the game, 30-35 snaps vs 60-70 is nothing, but losing a week of focussed preparation is where you lose sharpness.
  16. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Totally. Good one.
  17. BlueString94

    BlueString94 Practice Squad Player

    I remember the 04 Eagles had the home field locked up at 13-1, and Reid sat out his starters for the last two games, then the bye. A month.

    They won their playoff games granted, but we all know what happened in that Superbowl ;)
  18. RobAllan

    RobAllan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Laughed outloud at work.
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