Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Resting players

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno We're gonna get a 1st round bye. Its inevitable. The stars are in alignment....

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2010, 05:31 PM   #11
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 11,337
Originally Posted by Danno View Post
We're gonna get a 1st round bye. Its inevitable.
The stars are in alignment.
Rugby Saint II is offline  
Old 12-02-2010, 06:16 PM   #12
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richland, MS.
Posts: 1,814
Of course if it came down to the end and there is nothing to gain, of course the Saints are going to rest players if their playoff position is sealed. Of course lets not get ahead of ourselves, there are 5 games left, the Saints need to win a minimum of 2 just to stay in the hunt.
MatthewT is offline  
Old 12-02-2010, 10:15 PM   #13
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 4,093
Originally Posted by x626xBlack View Post
IMHO... we have a better chance of the entire Atlanta Falcons football team coming down with elephantiasis of the nuts than there being a last game does not count scenario for us....
D**n 626, you're hurt'n me here.

I agree though, if wildcard is locked, with NO chance of clenching the division, then we rest. But I'm with everyone else, there are too many teams in the NFC that are too close to make the last game meaningless. But, it is the NFL...there's alway that any given Sunday thing.
Srgt. Hulka is offline  
Old 12-03-2010, 07:51 AM   #14
Resident Swede
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Märsta, Sweden
Posts: 4,990
If someone is banged up yes. If its just to not risk injur I'd say no. Better keep momentum and keep rust away IMHO.
Crusader is offline  
Old 12-03-2010, 12:53 PM   #15
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,153
Ok. I will play along.....

If that scenario plays out... Who can we rest? Some players have had most of the season off and need that game to get rid of rust.

Need Rust removal.
Thomas
Bush
Sharper
Shockey

Your going to Bench?
Brees
Ivory
Colston
......

I need more details before I am just going to say... Rest them... Rest who?
TheOak is offline  
Old 12-03-2010, 02:53 PM   #16
SaintSince67
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PortCity
Posts: 1,762
Five games left, things could really get UGLY. Getting in is key. NO ONE rests until we know we are in. Home field is paramont...once your are in. Only those in I.C.U. rest while going for home field. Everyone hurting and tired should have gotten some rest 3 weeks ago. Its time to go.
darstep is offline  
Old 12-03-2010, 06:01 PM   #17
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wherever I lay my hat
Posts: 2,996
Nice idea but can't see any sort of clinch before playoffs.
UK_WhoDat is offline  
Old 12-04-2010, 07:16 AM   #18
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,771
Put a fork in this one...

To clinch the division and make the TB meaningless, Atl needs to lose 3 of 4 and we go 4-0. Unlikely

To clinch the WC the Giants, Tampa and either NFC North team needs to lose 2 of 4, and again, we go 4-0. More likely, but still little chance

and the exclamation point is that last year SP didn't care about momentum or a losing streak and Brees took a total of 10 snaps in a 3 week period
ScottF is offline  
Old 12-05-2010, 10:34 AM   #19
Site Donor 2014
Lucky Cat
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 8,408
Blog Entries: 5
Restin players? I thought 1/2 the team was out.
foreverfan is offline  
Old 12-05-2010, 10:55 AM   #20
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Katy, Tx a suburb of Houston
Posts: 1,997
If when we get Raymond James we have a chance at home field then we play, if the seeds don't mean anything then I sit everybody lol. I want no Wes Welkers on this team. Great Player, Perfect example.
alleycat_126 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts