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Joegrane
post Dec 21 2017, 11:36 PM
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Pedey pointed out that this is not the preseason where you have a huge roster. You have to play almost everyone because you only have a small number of backups. Fortunately everyone can play fewer reps and a few guys who are dinged up can be inactive allowing a few depth guys to be active.

I assume Foles will benefit from a quarter or so of action but you'll want the starting O Line in front of him.

I think Dallas will be out of the playoffs by then so they won't have as much motivation. They'll still win the game. I just want to get out of there healthy.

It will be interesting to see if they activate Sidney Jones. They'd have to cut someone to do it. I assume that would be J Watkins who can play both S and CB. Even if they activate him, I assume he'll still be inactive on game day for the first playoff game--assuming everyone else is healthy. If they don't activate him he becomes a free agent a year later.

QUOTE (nephillymike @ Dec 21 2017, 09:04 PM) *
Heard this damning stat:

The last nine times a team that had a first round bye rested its starters in week 17, those teams are 3-6 in their first playoff game.

Yikes.

Makes it a little dicey.

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The Franchise
post Dec 21 2017, 11:46 PM
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QUOTE (Joegrane @ Dec 21 2017, 11:36 PM) *
I think Dallas will be out of the playoffs by then so they won't have as much motivation. They'll still win the game. I just want to get out of there healthy.


That's kind of the whole point - if Dallas is out of the playoffs, who cares? But if they aren't, I'm of the mind that we should beat them with our starters. Even if it's one half, and we end up on top by 10 points, great. However, if we play our starters and they're losing at the half or it's close, I don't know that we should sit them immediately. Foles hasn't started much recently, and I thin kit would be to our benefit to have him throwing to our starters, especially if it's to send Dallas home - and also for the reasons I said, it's likely that if Dallas makes the playoffs they'll be headed to the Linc after the bye week.


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