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  1. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

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    Are you kidding me? I know a team can do whatever they want but isn't this a bit much.
    I Believe and bet you do as well....IF THEY WERE PLAYING US THEY WOULDN'T REST THEIR STARTERS no matter what the record.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/14/29-colts-show-up-on-injury-report/

    Actually, two of the players -- defensive end Dwight Freeney and defensive back Antoine Bethea -- would have missed practice in order to rest.

    So 27 of 53 wouldn't have practiced due to injury, which is 50.9 percent.

    The list comes less than a day after team president Bill Polian vowed to rest all injured players during the coming three-week postseason preseason, and on the same day that coach Jim Caldwell said he only would hold players out of Thursday night's game if there is a "health issue."
     
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    Re: OT -29 Colts show up on injury report

    Polian just has to beat the Pats at everything this year, doesn't he ...
     
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    Re: OT -29 Colts show up on injury report

    I think it's kinda funny to be honest
     
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    Re: OT -29 Colts show up on injury report

    If they indeed choose to rest their starters, I'm sure you'll all join me in wishing them the same success they've had in playoffs past with this strategy. :D
     
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    Re: OT -29 Colts show up on injury report

    That's right, the Colts have taken this approach in the past and haven't done well in the play-offs.

    It's a risk to play the starters through the last few games. They might get hurt. But the return is that you go into the play-offs firing on all cylinders and in sync.
     
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    Re: OT -29 Colts show up on injury report

    I hope it bites them in the ass later
     
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    Well, Jim Caldwell said yesterday that they'd play everybody who didn't have a pre-existing injury. This gives him an excuse to rest all of said players.
     
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    "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it." Colts rest players for the next 3 weeks, pluus a first round bye, equals a one and done game in the playoffs. I guess these guys forgot what has happened to them in the past.
     
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    Re: OT -29 Colts show up on injury report

    ya but on the other hand it takes the pressure off of going for the undefeated season and leaving the accoladed for the championship. I agree with their approach. In retrospect, we would have been better off without the additional burden of carrying an undefeated season on our backs in '07, along with TD records Brady and Moss became obsessed with.
     
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    They have 3 games to implement a strategy. Use this week as a bye. Rest up for a week and a half and play the starters for 2 quarters in 2 weeks, and then have the starters go full throttle for the final game of the season.
     
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    Thursday game for the Colts this week, so they were required to do an injury report on Monday a day after the last game.

    They probably do have 29 guys dinged up on the day after a game, a bunch of teams probably do, on Monday.

    And ya, Caldwell said he is treating this week like the previous 13 games, so full tilt, for now.
     
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