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Offline marklawrence

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Re: The cost of winning
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 11:21:48 PM »
If we sit Rodgers for the jets game, we're picking  8th. If we also lose to the falcon, we're picking 5th.

There's simply no excuse for playing Rodgers against the jets.
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Re: The cost of winning
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 02:48:41 AM »
Many say Allen will be gone and it's too early for Sweat so a move is likely.

They're a few middle-first edge rushers: Sweat, Burns, and Polite. It's a matter of how much you like them, and/or the position in general.

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Re: The cost of winning
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2019, 09:10:11 AM »
If we sit Rodgers for the jets game, we're picking  8th. If we also lose to the falcon, we're picking 5th.

There's simply no excuse for playing Rodgers against the jets.

You are simply wrong. First, no coach is going to throw a game when it's career suicide. I'm pretty sure that Philbin wasn't a true contender but look at what happened to his prospects after the Lions' game?  He fell off the map and into the abyss. 

Rogers is a leader who can rally the remnants of this team sparking some hope and player development.  The optimism of 40 other players is a lot more important than spots in the draft. Draft place means something, especially trying to find a QB, especially in the chances of adding a real star but if it was everything then Cleveland would be in the Super Bowl.

 Even so, maybe if the Packers had played worse the Falcons and the Jets would have played even worse.  Maybe they were playing just well enough to lose.   

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Re: The cost of winning
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2019, 05:36:31 PM »
If we sit Rodgers for the jets game, we're picking  8th. If we also lose to the falcon, we're picking 5th.

There's simply no excuse for playing Rodgers against the jets.

You are simply wrong. First, no coach is going to throw a game when it's career suicide. I'm pretty sure that Philbin wasn't a true contender but look at what happened to his prospects after the Lions' game?  He fell off the map and into the abyss. 

Rogers is a leader who can rally the remnants of this team sparking some hope and player development.  The optimism of 40 other players is a lot more important than spots in the draft. Draft place means something, especially trying to find a QB, especially in the chances of adding a real star but if it was everything then Cleveland would be in the Super Bowl.

 Even so, maybe if the Packers had played worse the Falcons and the Jets would have played even worse.  Maybe they were playing just well enough to lose.

You dont play Rodgers because it exposes his health. Had he tore an ACL he would have jeopardized next season. Instead he got a brain injury. Playing in a game that could only have negative affects on the team. Winning puts us further back in the draft. No reason for Rodgers to play. No moral victories in that situation.

It also would have made Philbin look better. A coach who takes charge and makes a star sit when he doesnt want to, for the better of the organization. And then, the loss doesnt look as bad because you were protecting the franchise. Playing Rodgers was stupid against the jets and the lions. Period.
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