16882Re: [patriotzip] Re: Welker Injured
- Jan 3, 2010Hindsight is definitely 20/20. A guy can get injured walking down a flight of stairs, or taking a shower, or crossing a street. I agree that BB does have the power to control the roster, and I don't think a player can talk him out of such a decision once it has been made. What happened to Welker, though, was a freak accident that probably had a very low percentage of occurring. Are you sure that you aren't beating up on the coach for the accumulation of other mistakes that have been occurring all season? It is my opinion, however lame, that this season has been very tough on the coach mentally. The defense was shaky to begin with, there were key injuries happening seemingly constantly, there was yet another change in his staff, and criticism rains down on him daily. The guy has to be perfect to avoid it. I am guilty of it as well. I still think you rest the starters at key positions, but when you think you need them to win the game,you play them. If winning doesn't matter, then why bother to suit up at all? This game wasn't lost because Welker got hurt. Taylor fumbled in his own end zone, Brady threw a pick in his own end of the field, the secondary can't cover well enough to shut down mediocre receivers, Warren and Wilfork are out, and more. Maybe it was a bad decision to play him, but if he didn't get hurt and we won, nobody would be complaining that he played. BB would look like a genius again. If we survive the playoffs, and win the SB, it will be because the players who played stepped up accordingly, the game plans were correct, and the other teams made more mistakes than we did. Okay, I'm through pontificating now. I hope I made sense, I am very tired. Keep the faith, fellow Pats fans. It ain't over til it's over. Go Pats!Anything can happen, to Anyone, at Anytime.
From: Mike Benson <mbenson321@...>
Sent: Sun, January 3, 2010 10:18:25 PM
Subject: Re: [patriotzip] Re: Welker Injured
It's not about not Welker being hurt without being hit. How it happened doesn't matter. It wouldn't have happened if he wasn't playing. Brady shouldn't have been playing either. Shitty coaching.
From: "patfan1@yahoo. com" <patfan1@yahoo. com>
To: patriotzip@yahoogro ups.com
Sent: Sun, January 3, 2010 7:41:40 PM
Subject: Re: [patriotzip] Re: Welker Injured
I do agree completely at the Brady comments. That was surprising.
Welker got hurt without being hit. Cannot do anything about that.
Great email Scott.
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From: "Scott" <kmacalp@aol. com>
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 22:58:25
To: <patriotzip@yahoogro ups.com>
Subject: [patriotzip] Re: Welker Injured
Like I said, Barry, it's a double edged sword. Resting players hasn't been very good for the Colts in the past. Indy has a lot of one and done play off appearances when they've done what they've done the past two weeks. On the other hand, when they played hard all the way through in the 2006 season, they won the Super Bowl.
Plus, Welker got hurt on the first drive, right? Even the Colts had their starters in early in their game. Welker would have gotten hurt even if New England followed Indy's approach.
You can rest too many players for too long and get rusty, or you can risk losing a key player. Neither option is very good, but you're guaranteed to build up rust if you give guys two weeks off and then get a bye like the Colts are getting. At least there's an element of chance when it comes to injuries.
That said, I'm puzzled by New England's approach today. Brady comes in, Brady goes out. Brady comes in, the coaches play musical chairs with the line men protecting him. Chance to win, Brady goes out. There may be sound logic behind it, but I'm only a fan, and I don't have all the info, so it looks like yet more bizarre decision making in a season filled with strange decisions.
--- In patriotzip@yahoogro ups.com, Barry Rosen <barry.rosen143@ ...> wrote:
> We *did* do the opposite. You rest and protect your players after you
> clinch. That's what the Colts did. That's what the Saints are doing today.
> That's the reason Welker is hurt -- and for no good reason. We blew it.
> On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Scott <kmacalp@... > wrote:
> > Well, that's the other edge of the blade. I hope this one doesn't hurt for
> > two seasons, sinking our playoff hopes this year and having Welker out all
> > of next season too. Rest or risk? We've seen the Colts hurt themselves with
> > too much rest, we may have just done the opposite. One of those damned if
> > you do, damned if you don't
> >------------ --------- --------- ------
> > Scott Sheaffer
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