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Postby daullaz » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:18 pm

Sixxgunn wrote:I'm not buying the undefeated talk. First, I don't think it will happen. Second, Manning isn't the coach, Dungy is. Third, I think winning a Superbowl outranks an undefeated season, so they will rest players if they need rest.


I agree with all those points. I think the Colts goal is a SB win, not an undefeated season.

I don't think Seattle will be sitting Alexander for the playoffs, as they will be fighting with the NFC South winner for nome-field advantage. And if you're the Seahawks (or anyone for that matter), you would MUCH rather have your potential NFC Championship foe come to you.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:32 pm

I agree with Dallaz. The Seahawks still need to worry about home field. So even if the division is wrapped up, they still have to consider the home field adv.
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Re: Sneaky playoff strategy

Postby Canadian Seahawk » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:11 pm

Arlo wrote:
ateam wrote:As an added bonus, my opponent is now fuming! :-D

Now's the time to send him a trade offer. ;-)



hmm to Arlo you listen to, wise is he!!!
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Postby Azrael » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:22 pm

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:I agree with Dallaz. The Seahawks still need to worry about home field. So even if the division is wrapped up, they still have to consider the home field adv.


Yes. Indy player owners should be more concerned. Plus you have the fact that Alexander is going to be going for some rushing records, TDs and perhaps 2,000yards rushing. He won't be sitting week 16.
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Postby ateam » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:38 pm

Azrael wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:I agree with Dallaz. The Seahawks still need to worry about home field. So even if the division is wrapped up, they still have to consider the home field adv.


Yes. Indy player owners should be more concerned. Plus you have the fact that Alexander is going to be going for some rushing records, TDs and perhaps 2,000yards rushing. He won't be sitting week 16.


I agree. SA sitting is a longshot for sure. As an SA owner, I got him for 2 reasons. First, the obvious handcuff, and secondly after I got Rhodes, I know he would've picked up Morris and then this could've totally blown up in my face if SA were to...(gasp)..you know... :-o
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:53 pm

I picked up Rhodes for the very same reason two days ago. I have the bench room, and my RBs are McGahee, Barber, Gado, G. Jones and Rhodes. I just sent R. Droughns and D. Branch for Randy Moss and used the extra roster spot on Rhodes. I love this strategy. Its not sneaky, it's smart. Preparation for the future is the reason teams have back up running backs. Covering all angles is a great way to take a small gamble and perhaps have it pay off big time. Well done. Hope it works out for us.




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Postby Popcynical » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:57 pm

Smart idea! I've got Edge and just picked up Rhodes.
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Postby mystykoekaki » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:34 pm

Again, you guys are nuts to believe they will bench their guys if they are still undefeated. Indy fans would be PISSED if they tried that crap plus Freeny already stated this year that their goal was to go undefeated. If they lose one game they will be benching assuming they have the home field advantage.
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Postby Kilroy » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:56 pm

Indy might rest their studs assuming they have a loss (which I believe they will.) If they're undefeated, I think they'd go for it (16-0 Regular Season's never been done)

I don't think Seattle will have the option. They're gonna be fighting for home field.

Interesting Strategy. Doubt it will really pay off though. Still, ya never know...
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Postby onnestabe » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:16 am

mystykoekaki wrote:Again, you guys are nuts to believe they will bench their guys if they are still undefeated. Indy fans would be PISSED if they tried that crap plus Freeny already stated this year that their goal was to go undefeated. If they lose one game they will be benching assuming they have the home field advantage.


I agree that they would start their best guys if they still had a chance to be undefeated, but odds are very much against that possibility, and Indy has shown in the past that once they have clinched everything they can clench, they will bench their best guys. It is a safe bet that Indy will not go undefeated, and that means their is a reasonable chance that Rhodes will be starting towards the end of the season. This is a good play IMO.

Also, don't discount Morris, here. Seattle plays in a weak division, and those NFC South teams will be beating up on each other down the stretch, while Seattle doesn't play anyone else this year, so it is entirely possible that Morris will contribute as well.
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