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ARTICLE: Shockey not happy camper

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Gryphon, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    August 9, 2006 -- ALBANY - Jeremy Shockey yesterday called the way NFL teams run training camps a "debacle" and insists the rugged two-a-day practices serve mainly to get players worn down and injured.

    Shockey maintains that today's players do not need to be put through the rigors that are a part of the annual summer football ritual.

    "This whole debacle, this training camp was designed back in the day for players who weren't in shape, to get in shape," Shockey said. "Now they have the offseason program, you're in shape already and it's dangerous."

    Most coaches, including Tom Coughlin, have cut back on the traditional daily regime of double practice sessions in full pads. "I don't think it's changed enough," Shockey said. "I think it will change in the future."

    Tiki Barber yesterday called the length of training camp "massive stalling" and Shockey said it's impossible for coaches to have it both ways, with players competing at a high level yet asked to stay out of harm's way.

    "They always try to tell people to stay off the ground," Shockey said, "but they always try to tell people 'Up the pace, up the pace.' When you up the pace, someone's going to get hurt, that's just the nature of the sport."

    A management/player rift--in camp yet. Giants off to great start.
  2. X-Dawg

    X-Dawg Benched

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    He's 100 % correct...Aikman said this 7 years ago...Pre Season is 4 games too long and a money sucker for the league.
  3. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    I disagree Preseason isn't really for the vets it's more for the younger players, coaches and scouts... That said I do think they should lengthen TC by two weeks start it in mid to early July and do away with the two adays. I think they do cause more injuries than any other reason.... Just my opinion...
  4. Fernando Fernandez

    Fernando Fernandez New Member

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    I am jealous of your sig.

    Great job!
  5. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    whether he is right or not does anyone truly care what he thinks??????? instead of whining through the media i'd like to see him whine in Coughlins face and see what happens
  6. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    Is Shockey ever happy? He's always whining about something. In this case I happen to agree with him but he still doesn't have to whine about it.

    :nygwhine:
  7. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    That's a load of crap, Shockey. In my experience, when you "half *** it" or "go through the motions" that's when people get hurt.
  8. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    I guess we have a double standard. :)

    We berate the media for trying to find anything wrong with TO, but we refuse to admit that the New York media is doing the same thing with Jeremy Shockey, a kid too stupid to know when to shut up.

    Anything he says makes headlines.
  9. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    My Least Favorite NFL Players:

    1. Sean Taylor
    2. Eli Manning
    3. Jeremy Shockey
    4. Ben Roethlisberger
    5. Shawne Merriman
  10. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    You my freind are 100% correct. Full speed no injuries, halfspeed you get hurt.
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Shockey not happy? Who cares.

    Training camp to long? Go get a real job.
  12. Waffle

    Waffle Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

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    Whether one thinks Shockey is right or that he is wrong, this is unnecessary commentary that he needs to keep to himself right now. Shockey should save his opinions of training camp for a March issue of Maxim or G.Q. and shut his mouth.
  13. DezBRomo9

    DezBRomo9 Not enough blitzing.. Zone Supporter

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    My most hated players:
    1. Shockey
    2. Big Ben
    3. McNabb
    4. Portis
    5. Sean Taylor
    6. Merriman
    7. Brunell

    I really do think that Shockey kinda has a point. Practices should be scaled back, but we should still have 2 a days just less practices with full pads. Scouts and coaches make up their minds about players pretty easily IMO, it is just some decisions are better made with pads on, but then again players need to gel with each other.

    Same amount of practices just more in shorts instead of pads...
  14. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Darren Woodson agreed with Shockey today on ESPN.
  15. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    I get everyone but Big Ben. Other than being an idiot on his motorcycle, what has he ever done that would make myou dislike him?
  16. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    He's a Steeler, what more do you need?
  17. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    big ben is a football player fo sure.

    mcnabb is far and away my pick as the biggest joke in the nfl........

    and he will be exposed for what he really is this coming season.
  18. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i know that right homeboy.

    you go homey.:cool:
  19. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    So is Hines Ward, but you'll be hardpressed to find anyone who dislikes him
  20. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    wait a sec...forgot mike vick.

    flip a coin between these two.

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