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Sing should have cancelled the entire bye week

why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.
[ Edited by matt49er on Oct 16, 2009 at 9:51 PM ]
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Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

The bye week was planned a long time ago, so I don't think losing one game is grounds for cancelling it. They still have a week to prepare for Houston, and Crabtree has been preparing all along.

I think it's too risky. You run the risk of losing respect as a coach if you cancel the bye week after one loss. And remember, Singletary is big on family.
Originally posted by B650:
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

The bye week was planned a long time ago, so I don't think losing one game is grounds for cancelling it. They still have a week to prepare for Houston, and Crabtree has been preparing all along.

I think it's too risky. You run the risk of losing respect as a coach if you cancel the bye week after one loss. And remember, Singletary is big on family.

Very true. Let's not forget, this is the only time throughout the whole season that they get to go home to their families. They are people before players.
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

We were out played because ATL has faster players, came out hungry, and were prepared after their bye week.

Singletary's experience as a HOF play realizes the importance of a bye week: the only time in a 5 month stretch the players can see extended family and children. The team usually has extra practices early next week to make up for the time they had off.

Saying Singletary is crazy for given them a break is ignorant, he more than most coaches know the importance of 4 days off.
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

We were out played because ATL has faster players, came out hungry, and were prepared after their bye week.

Singletary's experience as a HOF play realizes the importance of a bye week: the only time in a 5 month stretch the players can see extended family and children. The team usually has extra practices early next week to make up for the time they had off.

Saying Singletary is crazy for given them a break is ignorant, he more than most coaches know the importance of 4 days off.

do you guys get bye week's at your job? you probably have a little vacation but you don't make millions and have off 5 months out of the year either. why can't players families come visit them? it's not like they can't afford to fly them in and put them up.
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Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

We were out played because ATL has faster players, came out hungry, and were prepared after their bye week.

Singletary's experience as a HOF play realizes the importance of a bye week: the only time in a 5 month stretch the players can see extended family and children. The team usually has extra practices early next week to make up for the time they had off.

Saying Singletary is crazy for given them a break is ignorant, he more than most coaches know the importance of 4 days off.

do you guys get bye week's at your job? you probably have a little vacation but you don't make millions and have off 5 months out of the year either. why can't players families come visit them? it's not like they can't afford to fly them in and put them up.

No, but I'm not getting hit by 300-pound men 20 times a week at my job.
[ Edited by B650 on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:28 PM ]
Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

We were out played because ATL has faster players, came out hungry, and were prepared after their bye week.

Singletary's experience as a HOF play realizes the importance of a bye week: the only time in a 5 month stretch the players can see extended family and children. The team usually has extra practices early next week to make up for the time they had off.

Saying Singletary is crazy for given them a break is ignorant, he more than most coaches know the importance of 4 days off.

do you guys get bye week's at your job? you probably have a little vacation but you don't make millions and have off 5 months out of the year either. why can't players families come visit them? it's not like they can't afford to fly them in and put them up.

sounds to me like you are a little bit more bitter about the schedules and salary of all NFL athletes, rather than genuinely being upset at Coach Sing.
It's not like these guys are teachers and get the summer off. There is no off season.
Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

We were out played because ATL has faster players, came out hungry, and were prepared after their bye week.

Singletary's experience as a HOF play realizes the importance of a bye week: the only time in a 5 month stretch the players can see extended family and children. The team usually has extra practices early next week to make up for the time they had off.

Saying Singletary is crazy for given them a break is ignorant, he more than most coaches know the importance of 4 days off.

do you guys get bye week's at your job? you probably have a little vacation but you don't make millions and have off 5 months out of the year either. why can't players families come visit them? it's not like they can't afford to fly them in and put them up.

Why are you comparing pro football players jobs with the common people's jobs? If you want to compare, compare them to other NFL teams. Do other NFL teams give their players time off during the bye (regardless of a win or loss), the answer is YES.
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
It's not like these guys are teachers and get the summer off. There is no off season.

you talk as if teachers jobs are so easy.
[ Edited by AllTimeGreat on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:45 PM ]
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.


Lame idea. These guys have been beating up their bodies for 10 weeks. It doesn't matter how much f**king money they make . . . it takes a toll and their bodies need a break from the pounding. Who knows, maybe fatigue played some part in the debacle last Sunday and they hit a wall physically.

I think this is a pretty well timed bye.
Originally posted by kronik:
Why are you comparing pro football players jobs with the common people's jobs? If you want to compare, compare them to other NFL teams. Do other NFL teams give their players time off during the bye (regardless of a win or loss), the answer is YES.

Here's your answer.

-9fA
Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

We were out played because ATL has faster players, came out hungry, and were prepared after their bye week.

Singletary's experience as a HOF play realizes the importance of a bye week: the only time in a 5 month stretch the players can see extended family and children. The team usually has extra practices early next week to make up for the time they had off.

Saying Singletary is crazy for given them a break is ignorant, he more than most coaches know the importance of 4 days off.

do you guys get bye week's at your job? you probably have a little vacation but you don't make millions and have off 5 months out of the year either. why can't players families come visit them? it's not like they can't afford to fly them in and put them up.

Why are you comparing pro football players jobs with the common people's jobs? If you want to compare, compare them to other NFL teams. Do other NFL teams give their players time off during the bye (regardless of a win or loss), the answer is YES.

fact is it's how they make their money so i'm comparing it to how we all make our money. so maybe their body's do need a rest what is wrong with light walk throughs and film study?
Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by matt49er:
why do the players have off anyway? rest the ones w/injury and stick them in film study. these players make millions of dollars and they are off several months out of the year. why do they need a week off? we got our butts kick and face a stretch of games we need all the work we can get. This also would have helped us figure out what we're going to do w/the OL and get Crabtree up to speed faster.

We were out played because ATL has faster players, came out hungry, and were prepared after their bye week.

Singletary's experience as a HOF play realizes the importance of a bye week: the only time in a 5 month stretch the players can see extended family and children. The team usually has extra practices early next week to make up for the time they had off.

Saying Singletary is crazy for given them a break is ignorant, he more than most coaches know the importance of 4 days off.

do you guys get bye week's at your job? you probably have a little vacation but you don't make millions and have off 5 months out of the year either. why can't players families come visit them? it's not like they can't afford to fly them in and put them up.

Why are you comparing pro football players jobs with the common people's jobs? If you want to compare, compare them to other NFL teams. Do other NFL teams give their players time off during the bye (regardless of a win or loss), the answer is YES.

fact is it's how they make their money so i'm comparing it to how we all make our money. so maybe their body's do need a rest what is wrong with light walk throughs and film study?

It's not the same kind of job. I always laugh when people try to compare the NFL to their own lives. It's not like they can be in the NFL for their entire lives... the average NFL career is short.
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
It's not like these guys are teachers and get the summer off. There is no off season.

you talk as if teachers jobs are so easy.

It must not be. They don't do a great job as it is. Look at the test scores in the state lately.

And, YES. They should get 4 days off win or loose a game.
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