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.
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...
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.
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.
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.