Colts’ Decision to Rest Goes Horribly Wrong

Posted: 27th December 2009 by Nick South in NFL
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Champagne is a hot seller in South Florida tonight. The dream of a perfect season, inspired by so many spectacular plays throughout the Colts' 14-0 start, were dashed in a little more than a quarter. It ended up dying with little more than a whimper as the Jets pulled away to a 29-15 win. I call it a dream, but it's obvious now that Colts' coach Jim Caldwell and GM Bill Polian didn't share the dream. That's fine. They make the decisions, I don't. But in so many ways, this decision may have backfired. Before I begin my rambling, I must state the obvious. I was firmly entrenched in the "go for 16-0" camp. I completely understand the argument for saving your players for the playoffs, but I remember 2005 all too well. A hot Colts team rested many players late, and came out flat in their fir ...

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