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So sayeth ESPN, among others: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3551499

As a general football fan, I feel bad for Umenyiora, and it's a damn shame for his season to end before he had a chance to go out and help his team defend their championship.

As an Eagles fan, I'm still going to breathe a huge sigh of relief that he's not going to be living in our backfield for two games this year. Somehow, I suspect Winston Justice is doing the same thing.
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apparently, the calls have already been put in to Strahan about coming back.



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Without a dominant pass rush the Giants defense is mediocre at best. Going to be extremely difficult to get into the playoffs without Osi, let alone having an attempt to repeat.
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Well, as if my fantasy draft didn't go bad enough on Sat. Now my main defense pick is in shatters.

Yeah, this is bad. I was really hoping that this would be the first time the Giants would come off a Super Bowl attending/winning season with a record over .500, but without our 2 best d-backs, it looks rather bleak.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
    Originally posted by eventhis
    So sayeth ESPN, among others: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3551499

    As a general football fan, I feel bad for Umenyiora, and it's a damn shame for his season to end before he had a chance to go out and help his team defend their championship.

    As an Eagles fan, I'm still going to breathe a huge sigh of relief that he's not going to be living in our backfield for two games this year.


Yeah, that more or less sums it up for me. He was pretty likeable as Giants go so I feel bad for the guy personally, but from the point of view of not having him flatten McNabb 5-10 times this season, it's all good.

    Originally posted by eventhis
    Somehow, I suspect Winston Justice is doing the same thing.


From what I hear young Winston's best shot of making the team is on the right side now, with the named-for-football King David Dunlap backing up Tra/William at left tackle.

Besides, by my count there's probably around another 30-40 other DEs would need to go down before he could breathe anything approaching a sigh of relief ;)
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And so begins the Strahan return speculation (nydailynews.com)

This actually makes the preseason finale against New England on Thursday much less meaningless than it would normally be. If that first unit defense looks off (and I'd guess they're going to get close to a half as opposed to the regular series or quarter of work) Strahan's phone might be ringing on Friday morning.



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You can make a case for both sides of whether or not four NFL preseason games is too many. Obviously one argument for against is injuries. They are part of the game but I don't think that too many players/coaches would complain if two were dropped from the schedule. The more these guys are out there the more chances there are for injury.

Some arguments are made that one reason there are so many regular season injuries is because the preseason doesn't allow ample time for the players to get into 'football' shape, but playing a few downs in four games doesn't seem like ample time either. I think the risk largely outweights the reward here.
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    Originally posted by djp
    You can make a case for both sides of whether or not four NFL preseason games is too many. Obviously one argument for against is injuries. They are part of the game but I don't think that too many players/coaches would complain if two were dropped from the schedule. The more these guys are out there the more chances there are for injury.

    Some arguments are made that one reason there are so many regular season injuries is because the preseason doesn't allow ample time for the players to get into 'football' shape, but playing a few downs in four games doesn't seem like ample time either. I think the risk largely outweights the reward here.


They've been playing this many games forever though. In fact, they used to play something like 6 preseason games and 14 regular season games. Now, if they changed it to 2 preseason games and 18 regular season games, neither I nor the owners would mind (although the players might object).
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by djp
      You can make a case for both sides of whether or not four NFL preseason games is too many. Obviously one argument for against is injuries. They are part of the game but I don't think that too many players/coaches would complain if two were dropped from the schedule. The more these guys are out there the more chances there are for injury.

      Some arguments are made that one reason there are so many regular season injuries is because the preseason doesn't allow ample time for the players to get into 'football' shape, but playing a few downs in four games doesn't seem like ample time either. I think the risk largely outweights the reward here.


    They've been playing this many games forever though. In fact, they used to play something like 6 preseason games and 14 regular season games. Now, if they changed it to 2 preseason games and 18 regular season games, neither I nor the owners would mind (although the players might object).




The owners would mind more than the players. The revenue they make by forcing season ticket holders to purchase pre-season tickets doesn't go into the salary cap split. If these are regular season games, the money goes towards the amount counted on the cap, thus the cap becomes higher and the players make more money.
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And so ends the Strahan return speculation! (sports.espn.go.com)

Hopefully at least. One long running on/off retirement saga a year is quite enough for me thanks. In fact, if we could limit it to once a decade that would be OK too.
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This is the best for all involved. Last year Strahan was working out and just wanted to skip training camp. This year, he is not ready to play NFL caliber football.

The Giants will be fine.




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