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    There's just no way you could create a rule that madated what players a team had to use. Even Casserly's suggestion that they "re-seed" the 6 playoff teams would not have mattered to the Colts last week since they had long since clinched the #1 seed by any method.

    If the Steelers, Texans, Dolphins, Broncos, etc, miss out on the playoffs, they have only themselves to blame. Don't blame the Colts for tanking it against the Jets. Just like last year when the Patriots had only themselves to blame, instead of blaming the Jets or Jags who couldn't beat the Dolphins and Ravens.
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    What the hell can they do? FORCE teams to leave in the guys they want against the team's will?? :rolleyes:
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    I agree....to actually consider it would be beyond stupid. I can't imagine anything changing but maybe he was trying to weather the storm a bit
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    No, you don't punish. You reward the best record in the league with something very valuable. Or something like that. Give them an extra first round draft pick or something. I'm not suggesting it, but you would give some sort of reward, sort of like baseball gives the bet record the choice of how many off days it wants.
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    Well, Welker's injury will end the "investigation" in a hurry.
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    Not really. But the "investigation" is stupid anyway, you can't regulate it.
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    That would defeat the purpose of the draft order and makes no sense.
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    I don't see any way this could be enforced. There are two ways to put this into effect - with either a carrot or stick approach.

    Incent teams that have already clinched with a 'carrot', and you are rewarding teams that are already the best; this runs contrary to the NFL's desire for parity. Essentially you're legislating a way for good teams to distance themselves that much further from the pack.

    Incent teams with a 'stick' and you're just encouraging deceit. Players are going to suddenly have mystery illnesses, feel a twinge in their back after the first series, or be disciplined for an undisclosed midweek team rules violation.


    The NFL front office needs to work on CBA negotiations, not this topic.
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    I suppose you could force teams to start players even though it is not in the best interest of the team for them to play. So what! They'd just sit after a series.
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    Fuhrer Goodell at it again. What the hell can he do? You can't force a team to manage their team a certain way.
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    It is dictorial to tell a team what players have to play and for how long and punish them for not doing so!
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    What are you talking about? They were going to look into the idea of making/encouraging teams to play these guys whether they want to or not. Welker's injury will be an example of why you don't force such an action.

    Where's that any kind of negative post?
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    Welker's injury is as much an example of why not to play players as anyone's injury outside is an example of why not to leave the house.
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    Reason #1001 why the statement at the bottom of your sig applies to posters like larryo.
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    Yes, because simple walking is well known to be every bit as dangerous on a "per step" basis as running in football.

    :rolleyes:
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    Well first of all when did I ever say "simple walking" is dangerous even? Or did you make that monumental leap from "getting injured outside" to "walking".

    Welker's injury was a fluke on a cut that could have happened in practice, or even on a morning run. It happened on the first series, where almost no one rests their starters currently as is. So this is absolutely not an example that would be used to argue against playing healthy starters. Then again, you really don't need an example or argument against this whole idea of forcing teams to play starters because it's a ridiculous idea in the first place.
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