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Transcript: LB Jon Beason

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/18/2015 4:17 pm
Linebacker Jon Beason

September 18, 2015

I didnít practice as much as I would have liked to, but itís all a part of a plan. So Iím just trying to listen, and listen to my body, but also listen to the doctors.

Q: How much do you take into consideration the Thursday game against Washington?

A: Me personally, you decide to throw another football game into a week, it shows they donít really care about the players. Thatís just how I feel. It is what it is. Weíre still playing 16 games, whether we play two in a week or not. I know how I feel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. To think you have to play a game on Thursday, itís tough. Fortunately, hopefully the other team played the 1 oí clock slot and didnít play a Monday night game or Sunday night game. But you do think about that game, obviously a divisional game. We need to catch up right away in the division. You donít want to look too far ahead, but we need to start and try to beat Atlanta, a good football team.

Q: I mean for your health.

A: Yeah, itíd be a tough turnaround for anybody, but if youíre coming off an injury, for sure. You play Sunday, youíre going to feel it on Thursday, we all will.

Q: Because you said yesterday you didnít do as much as you would have liked, is there any comparison to how you feel the day after this week versus the day after last week?

A: (Last week) it was full pads, big preparation day for us. We were doing a lot of banging. Yesterday we didnít have pads on, so thatís what I mean by the workload. I would have loved to have been in pads and get that thump and that feel pushing against another man. Unfortunately, that was the dress of the day.

Q: How hard was it for you to watch Sundayís game and not be out there with the guys?

A: Extremely tough. Youíve been dreaming about that game since the schedule came out. Itís the Dallas Cowboys, itís Jerryís World, itís a divisional game. Itís a great opponent, they won the division last year. Extremely tough not to be there and not to be with my teammates. But I was extremely proud of the way they played for the most part. They played tough, and thatís always important. If you play tough, play hard, youíll have a shot.

Q: Going back to the Thursday game, does that work into your decision or anybodyís decision this week to either play or not to play and save you for Thursday?

A: I donít know if it works into the decision, but I think the workload on Sunday. I want to be available, I want to play as much as I can. The good thing about it is we feel great about Uani, we feel great about our corps. Guys can step in and play well, and if thereís some situational stuff where I can be used sparingly, thatíd be great. A lot of times just because you feel good coming back from injury doesnít mean youíre ready to play football. Conditioning, just being sharp, missing reps at practiceóall that stuff plays a part in how well you play. So Iím smart enough to know that you practice the way you play. So you practice hard, it should show up on Sunday. If you didnít practice, shame on you. You want to go out and do the best you can.

Q: If youíre out there on Sunday, do you see yourself playing sparingly?

A: I would assume so. God forbid we have to play 80 snaps, Iím not ready for that.

Q: They obviously missed your experience at the end of that game, everybody commented on it. Do you impose a little pressure on yourself?

A: You go back and you watch the tape. Iím at home watching, trying to decide which call that was. As a commentator, sometimes you donít know what the call is or who was supposed to be where. They just kind of assume or do the best they can, and itís a tough job to decide who was supposed to be where and what not. There was more going on than what they said. I never want to receive a compliment at the expense of my teammate. So I thought Uani played outstanding. I thought the call, or I should say the remark, was negative. I didnít like that at all. It is a tough job to do.

Q: Did it seem like they were attacking him at all?

A: I wouldnít necessarily say attacking, but I just feel like sometimes you give somebody a compliment, it might not be a compliment for another person. Thatís just my opinion.

Q: You were critical of the Thursday games. Is that something the union should take a stand on?

A: Itís about money. The game is growing, fans want to see football, and I get it. I just know from a playerís standpoint, itís extremely tough to play on a Thursday night game. Your body is just beat up, especially when you play a late Sunday game or Monday game. Itís an advantage for the next team. Itís just extremely hard to play on Thursdayís.

Q: How damaging do you think it is to the health of a player to have to do that?

A: I donít know about damaging because weíre all in it together. But just the preparation part, the week is short. Some teams practice, some teams walkthrough, itís a different philosophy for different teams. But I think it becomes very difficult to play on Thursday night. The good thing is a lot of times itís a level playing field.

Q: Does it leave players physically more vulnerable to injury?

A: I donít know.

Q: Is there an answer to it? Like maybe coming off a bye week. If you come off a bye week, then you have plenty of days before Thursday.

A: Yeah, strategically I think thatís a great way to do it. Get a chance to rest up.
I'm Surprised  
Trainmaster : 9/18/2015 4:19 pm : link
Beason didn't fracture his foot walking up to the podium.

Tired of reading interviews with him.  
BeerFridge : 9/18/2015 4:23 pm : link
when he doesn't play.
Really hate Thursday games, and his comments  
Beezer : 9/18/2015 4:24 pm : link
show how the players likely feel about them, across the board.
Great interviewer and talker.  
TMS : 9/18/2015 4:24 pm : link
But rarely plays. Carolina and Gittleman saw through that BS, but our front office bought it again. Another fading, always injured vet, retiring with a good Giant contract. Maddening year after year.
I can't stand  
Joey in VA : 9/18/2015 4:28 pm : link
"Me personally" as a lead in to an answer. Yes you're you, or me and it's a personal answer, why does it have to be gunked up with that. How about ...I like to (fill in the blank). Who would say "Me like practice". NO ONE. Man I hate it hate it hate it.
That's just the way people talk, deez days, dog ....  
Manny in CA : 9/18/2015 4:37 pm : link
So, don't trip !

I know, I hear that all the time. at the schools.
Coach Beason  
widmerseyebrow : 9/18/2015 4:44 pm : link
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WTF are they harping on  
Gman11 : 9/18/2015 4:54 pm : link
Thursday's game for when they've got a game coming up against Atlanta?

The Coughlin interview also had a bunch of questions about Thursday.

Fuck Thursday. They have a game this Sunday to worry about.
Part of whose plan???  
Mason : 9/18/2015 5:03 pm : link
And why is he answering like there was a time skip. He said we've been practicing in full pads and doing a lot of banging.
RE: Great interviewer and talker.  
LauderdaleMatty : 9/18/2015 5:13 pm : link
In comment 12490481 TMS said:
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But rarely plays. Carolina and Gittleman saw through that BS, but our front office bought it again. Another fading, always injured vet, retiring with a good Giant contract. Maddening year after year.



The original trade wasn't the issue. It was Reese fucking up an over paying him after that first year. But hey Reese single handedly won us two Superbowls according to some here. Can't question his moves. Or if one does its Ross or Mara's fault. Not the guy who actually makes all final decisions.
When is this China Doll  
dk in TX : 9/18/2015 5:15 pm : link
getting off this team? He has been stealing money forever!
The  
AcidTest : 9/18/2015 6:25 pm : link
problem isn't Beason. The problem was Reese resigning him to that contract. My guess is he plays a few games this year, and then goes on IR. I just don't see his body holding up to the pounding anymore.
"God forbid we have to play 80 snaps, Iím not ready for that." ¬†
RobCrossRiver56 : 9/18/2015 7:56 pm : link
Why play him at all? He obviously wont be there in the 4th quarter.

Yikes..
RE: The  
mdc1 : 9/18/2015 8:08 pm : link
In comment 12490616 AcidTest said:
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problem isn't Beason. The problem was Reese resigning him to that contract. My guess is he plays a few games this year, and then goes on IR. I just don't see his body holding up to the pounding anymore.


It seems like we have picked the wrong players again. Maybe they should just start drafting an MLB, at least it won't cost us anything earlier on and if it does not work out, it is the same as we already have (NOTHING).
RE: I can't stand  
giantgiantfan : 9/19/2015 12:08 am : link
In comment 12490492 Joey in VA said:
Quote:
"Me personally" as a lead in to an answer. Yes you're you, or me and it's a personal answer, why does it have to be gunked up with that. How about ...I like to (fill in the blank). Who would say "Me like practice". NO ONE. Man I hate it hate it hate it.


I had a writing teacher in college pound this into our heads, would give us bad grade for using stuff like that or "In my opinion" etc...
RE: I can't stand  
Randy in CT : 9/19/2015 8:04 am : link
In comment 12490492 Joey in VA said:
Quote:
"Me personally" as a lead in to an answer. Yes you're you, or me and it's a personal answer, why does it have to be gunked up with that. How about ...I like to (fill in the blank). Who would say "Me like practice". NO ONE. Man I hate it hate it hate it.
He's emphasizing that he's speaking for himself and not others. Don't be such a jerk head, jimny?
Headlines in sports columns  
blueberry : 9/19/2015 10:24 am : link
I think Palladino picked this up - In Asbury Park Press today -Beason against Thursday night games
Real pussy statements by Beason, he a ham,n,egger  
Rich Houston-NYG-WR-1971 : 9/19/2015 6:35 pm : link
Taking money
Another week innactive  
aquidneck : 9/20/2015 12:10 pm : link
Not good Cap'n Jon.
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