Brady Quinn explains because Raiders' London transport report put them during a vital disadvantage

One of a biggest mistakes in Week 6 was not holding into comment a Raiders‘ bizarre transport report as they headed to London to play a Seahawks. If we’d paid attention, there was income to be done and a group to be faded aggressively. The Raiders eventually motionless to leave on Thursday afternoon, nearing Friday, for a diversion on Sunday. 

That’s really small time in between withdrawal Oakland, alighting in London — that are approximately 97 time zones detached — and personification a veteran football game. On today’s Pick Six Podcast (it’s a daily NFL show, we should subscribe: via iTunes | via Stitcher | via TuneIn | via Google Play), CBS Sports Brady Quinn hopped on to a phone to mangle down a Monday night diversion between a Packers and 49ers along with other NFL storylines from a week that was.

Of sold note to me was Brady’s relapse of a Raiders transport schedule. Turns out, behind in 2010 when Brady was with a Broncos, they did a accurate same thing streamer over to London for a game. Just like a Raiders, who left on Thursday and landed on Friday, Quinn’s Broncos had a red eye from a western partial of America all a approach over to London. Things did not go well.

“So here’s my experience: we was with a Denver Broncos in 2010. And we flew over Thursday late in a day and it finished adult being a red eye so we got in Friday morning. And we remember articulate to my partner then, now wife, she’s an Olympic gymnast. And she said, a one thing with general travel, we never wish to contest on a third day after travel. So we pronounced ‘why’s that?’ and she pronounced ‘that’s when we feel your worst, we haven’t practiced to a time section yet.’ 

“So, we’re personification a San Francisco 49ers, they occur to have played Carolina a week before, so they flew right over from that diversion on Sunday over to London. So they’ve already been there roughly a whole week. They’ve been vital it up, went to Harrah’s, saw that large ball, a Tower of London, a eye of London, saw Big Ben and all that.”

“We’re usually removing in there Friday morning, and we gotta be honest, we get in, we go to check into a hotel, we laid down — since we consider we had 45 mins before a initial assembly — we suspicion we had depressed defunct for 8 days. we get up, intoxicated as hell, we go to a meetings, afterwards we go to some cricket assembly to do some walkthrough. Everyone felt like garbage.”

“The subsequent day we get up, kind of feel a small bit better, though not great. And certain enough, diversion day, guys are walking in like ‘What happened??’ It was like we had been out all night on a bender, and maybe some guys had been — we had not, though we felt like rubbish and many of a rest of a group did as good — and we finished adult personification this 49ers group that was rested, practiced and they fundamentally kicked a ass.”

For those that don’t remember a game, this was a 49ers group being coached by Mike Singletary in his final year (Jim Tomsula would take over as halt conduct coach) and it had Troy Smith starting during quarterback in this game. Alex Smith, who was not a favorite quarterback of a group during a time, suffered a shoulder damage opposite a Panthers and Troy had to take over for him. 

This was Josh McDaniels’ final deteriorate — waste like a one to San Francisco in London helped a Broncos humour a calamity deteriorate in that they changed on from a burning former Patriots manager (who is now behind in New England).

The diversion wasn’t utterly as bad as Brady remembers — a 49ers were usually adult 3-0 during half, though a Broncos offense was totally lethargic. They didn’t conduct any points until Tim Tebow ran in for a touchdown in a third quarter, during that indicate they indeed took a lead. Denver would extend a lead to 10-3 before giving adult 21 unanswered points and afterwards throwing in a late Kyle Orton/Brandon Lloyd touchdown pass in rubbish time to remove by 8 points. 

Oakland, by a way, managed reduction than 200 sum yards and mislaid 27-3 in a diversion that was never remotely close. Seattle, for whatever it’s worth, traveled over on Wednesday night to land Thursday morning, definition they were personification on their fourth day, when their bodies would have adjusted.

The bottom line is this: as Brady forked out, there is a excellent line in NFL games when it comes to teams perplexing to find an advantage and win. And it’s transparent that roving over on a Friday before a Sunday diversion is a vital disadvantage. Keep that in mind when looking during London games and a teams playing. It’s a doctrine we wish I’d known/thought about before Sunday afternoon. 

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