The Rest Over Rust Myth: On Super Bowl QBs

Posted: 29th December 2009 by John Douglass in NFL
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I can't read Jim Caldwell's mind, and could only give a rough opinion on why he pulled Peyton Manning and several other starters in second half of the Indianapolis Colts' loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say he either wanted to take measures against an injury in the last twenty-plus minutes of play, or, perhaps, he wanted to prevent showing any potential playoff opponents a chink in the Colts' armor. á His team, which had scored 27 or more points in ten of its first 14 games, was being held reasonably in check by arguably the best overall defense in the NFL. á Why give Bill Belichick or Norv Turner or Marvin Lewis another quarter-plus of game tape that could give them an idea for slowing your team down in the playoffs? Colts fans, now that the sting of ...

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