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  • Do you think that we need Pre-season??

    The more I think bout this issue the more I hate Pre-season, it just seems a waste of great players, aka RT Jansen of the Redskins..and I'm sure the body count we grow.....What about reducing the number of games to two instead of four... is it greedy owners looking for more revenue???????....I know you need to see what sort of squad you have and get these guys up to game speed, look at different players etc....

    But to me I just PRAY that we get through these dam 4 games with NO injuries...

    Does anybody feel the same!!!!!!

    thoughts guys

    steve :ramlogo:
    "The breakfast Club":helmet:

  • #2
    Re: Do you think that we need Pre-season??

    I find myself simply holding my breath through preseason. Its one thing to lose a player in the regular season while they are trying to win a game that matters, but when a player goes down in a preseason game, it just seems needless.


    • #3
      Re: Do you think that we need Pre-season??

      I agree. I think pre-season should be shortened and should focus more on practice and getting in shape without the emphasis on preseason games that we have now.
      Clannie Nominee for ClanRam's Thickest Poster


      • #4
        Re: Do you think that we need Pre-season??

        This topic comes up every year. I have no problem with the four preseason games. It's nice just to watch football. Yeah, we could suffer an injury, but so could everyone else. It's nice that they get some game action, even if the starters only get a quarter or so.

        The ONLY problem I have is the requirement that teams charge FULL PRICE for tickets. For an exhibition game, that's ludicrous.


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          When I was younger, I used to love preseason. After months without football, I was just thrilled to have it back.

          Now, no so much. I find preseason to be stressful, due to the fear of injuries. I also find myself constantly tempering my reaction to what the Rams do on the field. I know that strong performances don't guarantee regular season success, and many great teams have poor preseason showings.

          So, how do you feel about the preseason?
          Its the delicious appetizer before the main course that is regular season football.
          It is a bigger tease than the plastic-wrapped copy of Maxim at the news stand.
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          -08-15-2011, 11:33 AM
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          by Guest
          Ah yes, the fun of pre-season. Does it matter or not? I see that a lot on these boards. One side makes "too big of a deal" about pre-season and the other could care less.

          What is your take on it, in detail?

          In my personal opinion -

          (Disclaimer; This is my opinion and as such I am in no way attempting to be needlessly negative and hereby allow anyone to ignore such perceived negativity in anyway. Furthermore, I would ask that you not respond to me if you see this as unnecessary negative and wish to argue with me which, ironically would result in a lot of negativity and a waste of time arguing over opinions.)

          - I think pre-season is important to bad teams. I think how the starters look, is important.

          Nothing cements this in my head more than after the 99' Superbowl, we were playing Tennessee in the pre-season rematch. Our defense could not stop anything. There was a clear and scary drop off. Our defense went on to struggle during the regular season.

          So yes I think Pre-season matters. Especially with bad teams. The good teams usually rest their starters so much that you can't make judgements. Bad teams on the other hand usually try to play everyone as long as they can. Injuries do cloud things up a bit of course, but those injuries could linger into the regular season anyway.
          -08-23-2009, 01:07 AM
        • Rambos
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          by Rambos
          Lets not panic, it pre-season football, we only rushed four sent very few blitzes and played off their WR, we played it soft. I know it sucks to watch a game like that and that is why I did not go to the game, its pre-season football. Itís nice to win the game but itís better to evaluate players you need to make a decision on, itís pre-season football. No one got hurt itís pre-season football. Our first round pick got in his first game itís pre-season football. We did not even play our back up QB itís pre-season football. We kicked on on-side kick off with the game in the balance itís pre-season football. We through a pic with time winding down in the 1st half, deep on our side of the field itís pre-season football. We had two rookies on the O-line playing together itís pre-season football.

          Just try and remember itís pre-season football.
          -08-22-2005, 01:11 PM
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          We had 12 this preseason, compared to just one last year. I don't care if it is the preseason, that's something to get excited about. You can't chalk up 11 additional takeaways to "it's just the preseason."

          -09-04-2009, 07:27 AM
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          preseason games-a former players perspective
          by Guest
          I had lunch today with a business associate, a former redskins qb. We discussed the value or lack thereof of preseason games. I agree 100% with those on the board that believe that the most important goal of the preseason is to make it through without injuries.

          When i presented the argument to my friend regarding the unnecessary risk of injury posed by preseason games, he did not agree. He made the following points:

          1) There is no greater risk of injury in a preseason game than in a team scrimmage. If there are no preseason games, the teams will just scrimmage live more against themselves. Failure to do so would cause a major competitive disadvantage when the season starts.

          2) it is so competitive in practice scrimmages, that without them, you would not believe how uncoordinated your team would look in week one. he felt that the games really do help prepare the teams for the regular season.

          interesting perspective.

          ramming speed to all

          general counsel

          ps. if winslow is worth 16.5 mill up front, pace is worth $20 million or more.
          -08-11-2004, 06:15 PM