By David Bagley
After opening their season with three games in 11 days, the Eagles have been awarded a chance to catch their breath with a 10-day break in the schedule before taking on the Denver Bronco’s, Sunday afternoon.
For the Eagles, the break comes as a scheduling advantage over the Broncos, who are forced to play the game on short rest after their Monday night victory over visiting Oakland Raiders. The Eagles took the weekend and Monday off before taking to the field Tuesday morning. This came as a much needed break for the Eagles who began to show increasing signs of fatigue, while struggling to get off and on the field, during last-Thursday night’s loss to former coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fatigue is most commonly recognized as a symptom contribute to many illnesses and diseases. Though fatigue itself is a medical condition on its own, and contributes to general weakness of the body. Fatigue results from overwork, poor sleep, stress, or a lack of exercise, and presents itself as a feeling of exhaustion or tiredness, or a lack of energy or strength.
During the season, fatigue is the number one enemy for an NFL athlete. Once fatigue sets in, a …read more