Posted: 9/3/2014 7:44 AM
Posted: 9/3/2014 8:08 AM
Danhampton99 wrote: I apologize if this has been brought up in any other thread, but is anyone very concerned if not angry at what seems the lack of focus on football?First Brandon Marshall and his weekly jaunt to New York every week.Now Lance Briggs is taking the first day of practice off to go to open his restaurant. The team had the next day off but he took the first day of practice off anyway. Couldn't he have scheduled his opening on the team's day off? This is a team that looked confused against Seattle, this is a defense, especially the linebackers that need practice time to work together. They now have their players set and this was going to be the first practice together. I can understand if they were a winning juggernaut but they came off a really bad ending to a season. Especially the defense. How can Trestman even approve something like this? This does not give me much confidence entering into the season. Everyone on that team right now should be focused on only one thing and that is football and how winning!! I'm getting angrier and angrier just typing this. Am I off base on this? Does anyone feel the same way?
Posted: 9/3/2014 8:15 AM
Last edited 9/3/2014 8:23 AM by Danhampton99
Posted: 9/3/2014 8:43 AM
Danhampton99 wrote: I understand the talent or abilities won't suffer I am more concerned with the communication between teammates. There are a number of new players on the defense and they need all the time they can together even if it's just a walk through, to learn the tendencies of one another, to go over different situations and how to handle them, to learn to communicate with each other. Playing and practicing together is important, but it's the overall mindset that I'm concerned with. Can they be focused with other things going on and where does it end will other players want time off? How can the coach say no?
Posted: 9/3/2014 9:02 AM
I would rather Briggs had stayed and practiced, but I don't think this rises to the level to get too upset over. Trestman might have been a little too "nice" giving Briggs permission, but I'm more concerned about Marshall taking off for NY every week.
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Last edited 9/3/2014 1:09 PM by bearlysatisfied
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Posted: 9/3/2014 2:08 PM
I don't think it's a big deal.....but could be one. I think Mondays off should be a reward. If they win, the HC should say "I will see you on Wednesday" at the end of his post-game victory speech. If not, you have to come in for extra work on Monday. I don't mind them getting Mondays off, just as long as they are winning.
Posted: 9/3/2014 2:11 PM
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Muntz wrote: Based on the pics of the restaurant opening it seems as if Briggs has already retired. But what do I know? Anyways I hope he doesn't play like a retired guy.
Posted: 9/3/2014 2:39 PM
chicago23fan wrote: I have no issue what Marshall does with his day off. If he flew to New York every off day to be with a child, we wouldn't question it. Briggs on the other hand missed a day of work. He put Trestman in a bad position to open the gates to future players looking for a day off. They kept Briggs from being disgruntled, he better appreciate that gift.
Last edited 9/3/2014 2:39 PM by TexasBearsFan
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ILLINIrob83 wrote: you don't ever get a day off of work if you ask for one?
Posted: 9/3/2014 3:48 PM