You may be right, Scott. Who really knows. But I wasn t suggesting that we add any games to the regular season or that we shorten the preseason. I was
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You may be right, Scott. Who really knows. But I wasn't suggesting that
we add any games to the regular season or that we shorten the
preseason. I was suggesting that we cut down the pre-season to two
games -- but without shortening camp. Which means I'd like to see camp
and intrasquad scrimmages extended over the period during which we're
now playing our first two preseason games. I know I didn't make that
--- On Thu, 8/28/08, kmacalp@... <kmacalp@...> wrote:
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<Mike> All of which goes back to the idea of a longer camp and just
two pre-season games -- lowering the chances of injuries like these.
<Scott> I bet it would actually increase injuries though. Right now
the vets typically work their way up from a few series in the first preseason
game up to a few quarters of play by the third game. After a few months away
from actual games, this helps them acclimate to contact and other stuff under
game conditions, usually at night when it's cooler. Drop preseason games, and
you shorten this process considerably, plus you lose valuable opportunities to
evaluate new players under game conditions. With preseason games cut and regular
season games added, your starters would be asked to go full intensity for four
quarters a lot sooner and it would be more likely they'd be doing so in the
afternoon when the heat increases the possibility of injury. In the end, your
starters also end up playing more, thus creating more opportunities to get
injured. Right now for the Pats at least, the starters often play two quarters
plus in preseason game 3 and sit out game 4. Odds are if those are games that
count, the starters are playing 4 quarters in each. That's 8 quarters of play
vs. 2 plus. The more a player is on the field, the greater the chance he could
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