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    Re: Yahoo:Colts throw in the towel on perfection

    It's like a post Christmas gift to us Pats fans, for once another team other than us will be scrutinized all week in the media!
     
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    Belichick was crucified in the Saints games for pulling the starters with 5 mins to go in the final quarter. Despite being in front, I hope Caldwell is given the same courtesy by the media.
     
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    Wow, I think thats some excellent analysis. He's absolutely right. People criticize players for coasting down the stretch, but what about when teams do it?
     
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    Re: Yahoo:Colts throw in the towel on perfection

    But the colts do this every year they cinch everything up early. Think about it a couple years back, when the titans needed a win against indy to make the playoffs, and indy had already cinched it all up a week or 2 earlier... I don't know if they even played their starters that game, and I know that TEN got their win...

    But this resting of the players serves only to rust them up for the playoffs... It's worked out that way, everytime in the playoffs, except for the weird year where they actually won a SB...
     
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    someone else asked king that if a bad team threw a game to get a higher draft pick then would they be treated the same? it was a great question
     
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    Gotta say I think this is a real smart move by the Colts. Caldwell impresses me as a HC way more thaDungy ever did

    Now they have no pressue on the unbeaten season that (maybe) destroyed our SB chances back in 07- they just go out to win the in the Playoffs with the starters getting a good rest
     
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    if you cant handle the pressure and dont want the pressure of something great then you shouldnt be playing IMO. If 16-0 is not a goal then why do starters care about their starting streaks? just rest them all.
     
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    Yup, Peyton sure looks like he agrees with the coach on this one..:D
     

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    This is ironically funny. The media crush on not pursuing perfection might be worse than actually pursuing it.

    How the Geldings (that's a colt that has been castrated - No Nuts) respond will be interesting. At what point will they pull their starters in Buffalo?
     
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    Like I mentioned in another thread, the Eagles lost their starting center and the anchor of their OL, Jamaal Jackson last week.

    Yeah, I know, the Eagles still have alot to play for(a win in Dallas next week and they'll clinch the #2 seed), but why should the Colts even bother playing their key starters when these games are meaningless? What if they lose Jeff Saturday, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Kelvin Hayden, Joseph Addai, etc?
     
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