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    Vikings wont be spending the week in Florida

    http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=2152
    So after Brad Childress’ news conference wrapped up Monday a reporter approached the Vikings coach and asked if he had given thought to maybe spending next week in Florida. After all, the Vikings play at Tampa Bay on Sunday and then turn around and play in Jacksonville on Nov. 23.

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    So what did Childress think of this plan? Let’s just say he wasn’t impressed. Something about the trip not being all that far and the fact that teams that have remained on the road for a week of practice don’t do all that well.

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    “I just suggested that,” Wade said Wednesday. His excitement level, though, quickly faded. “It’s not going to happen.”
    At first glance I thought it would be a good idea - keeping the team in Fl so they travel less, and get conditioned in the same area.
    But the more I think about it, Childress is right.
    Treat it like any other back to back away games and come back home to practice.
    Treating it any differently would make it into something that it isn't, and we could lose focus.

    Childress also said that teams who remain on the road for the whole week tend to do poorly.
    I can see that too.
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    Re: Vikings wont be spending the week in Florida

    I think its probably a good idea.
    I think the only reason you should stay away for the week is if your going from coast to coast.
    get the travel out of the way early so that way jetlag isn't a factor for your team.

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    Re: Vikings wont be spending the week in Florida

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=2152
    So after Brad Childress’ news conference wrapped up Monday a reporter approached the Vikings coach and asked if he had given thought to maybe spending next week in Florida. After all, the Vikings play at Tampa Bay on Sunday and then turn around and play in Jacksonville on Nov. 23.

    ...

    So what did Childress think of this plan? Let’s just say he wasn’t impressed. Something about the trip not being all that far and the fact that teams that have remained on the road for a week of practice don’t do all that well.

    ...
    “I just suggested that,” Wade said Wednesday. His excitement level, though, quickly faded. “It’s not going to happen.”
    At first glance I thought it would be a good idea - keeping the team in Fl so they travel less, and get conditioned in the same area.
    But the more I think about it, Childress is right.
    Treat it like any other back to back away games and come back home to practice.
    Treating it any differently would make it into something that it isn't, and we could lose focus.

    Childress also said that teams who remain on the road for the whole week tend to do poorly.
    I can see that too.
    Yep, the Pats beat SF and stayed the wek and got pasted by SD.
    I spent 4-1/2 years in Fla.
    The food sucks, the water sucks and believe it or not I never saw so many differnt strange flu bugs in all my life.
    Let them come home w/ families and sleep in their own beds.
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    Re: Vikings wont be spending the week in Florida

    Good Idea, Keep Mckinnie away from Miami.
    ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Vikings wont be spending the week in Florida

    "gr8vike" wrote:
    Good Idea, Keep Mckinnie away from Miami.
    ;D ;D ;D
    LMFAO, and Jacksonville is far from Miami but Tampa is 2 hours away!!

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