NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

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    NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    As the title suggest.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-01-02-nfl-starters-resting_N.htm?csp=34sports&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomSports-TopStories+%28Sports+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Twitter
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    I know it's always nice to win, and you want to have momentum going into playoffs, but sometimes it's better to be safe than sorry! Last year the Steelers had the AFC North clinched, yet decided to play Ben anyway. Late in the second quarter against the Browns, he took a legal hit, but ended up on the ground for 15 minutes with a concussion. After watching the hit and the way they were attending to him on the ground, it all most looked like he was paralyzed, because he wasn't moving at all. He did recover for the playoffs, but it could have been a bad decision by the Coach. I know you can get hurt in any of the previous 15 games, but if you have your spot locked-up, why risk losing a few key guys before the playoffs. Although, the fans do pay to watch, and want to see the best players on the field, the coach is always going to do what's best for his team. That being said, I thought the Colts should have played to win, and go for the Undefeated season. Not saying they would have, but how often do you have a chance for an Undefeated season?
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    It's not as much fan outrage as sports book outrage. I don't see any way the NFL can force teams to play their starters but they can talk about rules changes to calm the anger coming out of Vegas.
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    Lets say the pats rest some of there HURT starters today who could actually play. As fans would any of us be outraged, or would we understand it can be treated as a week off before the playoffs. The hard part is when a team gets it locked up too early i think then it is a problem for the team like the Colts. Now could the NFL force the issue sure, they want the starts to play . Still teams could work there way around any rule and should in the right situations.
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    evil has it
    JUST TALK
    Much the same as moving Cincy and Jests to a late game. cincys playoff seed will be locked@ 4 PM. They will rest players and by default let the colts off the hook.
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    So only the games to get you into the playoffs are important during the regular season?

    Seems the Pats & Dolphins played everyone the year they went 16 -0 and 14 - 0.

    Seems to me you take away from what the season means if you don't play the starters just because you are in the playoffs?

    What happens when a team goes 10-0 and cliches their division should they sit the starters the next 6 games?

    Seems that the fans are paying for a regular season game and getting an exhibition game?

    Just remember that other teams have done the same and what became of them?

    I say you play the game to WIN and do what is right as the game progesses.

    I think that is what the Pats and Dolphins did.
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    are the Pats not playing their starters today????
     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from siestafiesta. Show siestafiesta's posts

    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    It's the fans that buy tickets and the fans of other playoff hopeful teams that are really getting screwed.  The sportsbooks don't really care as long as they get roughly the same amount bet on each team.  The spreads take some of this into account.  Hence NE getting 7 today vs. Houston and Jets being favored by 10.
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    The best way to fix this is to make the last three weeks of the season divsion games, or they could go to a point system where a win in your division equals 4 points, a win in your conference equals 3 points and a win outside your conference equal 2 points.

    i read the Commisoner is now concerned about this becuase it does pose as cheating, duh

    an incentive being tossed around is extra draft picks? What The F

    you play to win, simple
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    It isn't broken. It isn't cheating.
     
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    Re: NFL to review policy on playoff teams resting starters

    As much as I hate what the Colts did. I don't think the NFL should dictate what players start for teams. That almost screams fix more, than resting teams, tanking games.

    NFL Competiton committee: "We realize "Player X" is really beat up, but it's the end of the season and it would be unfair, to the other team, if they didn't have to face him. So he must start, sorry "
     

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