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Do you lose momentum when you rest players?


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#1 carolinaAl

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:03 PM

Question, If, and that is a big if, but if we beat NY Sunday.

I have heard several say we can then rest our starters against N.O. and then have a bye in 1st week of playoffs. So if you do rest the starters do they lose a sh1tload of momentum since they would be on a roll? I mean would Smitty, Pep, Jake and company come back rusty as hell if they were off that long?

At the same time, I know you hate to lose one to a senseless injury in a meaningless game too.

So where do you draw the line?

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:05 PM

Play'em for a half to keepem in game speed

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:22 PM

Play'em for a half to keepem in game speed


Yeah play them about half the downs. Keep DWill fresh, let Stewart run a lot to get more experience, get Jarrett out there. It's also a good time to try some new plays and things like that.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:24 PM

Ugh, think Giants 1st please.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:30 PM

Ugh, think Giants 1st please.


Um, shut up, it's a message board. Don't open thread if you don't want to read it. K thx no re.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:41 PM

This is a messageboard? I was beginning to think it was a bandwagoner help board?

#7 Vegas Heel

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:07 PM

This is a messageboard? I was beginning to think it was a bandwagoner help board?


No apparently you think is the a$$hole-fan-holier-than-thou-board. :puke:

Why do some insist on commenting that others' posts are not justified? He did preface it with "a big if" and has a legit question about resting players. If you can't contribute to the discussion then stay out of it.

IMO it is a bad thing to rest players and has been proven many times in recent years. While the threat of injury is significant, it is important to keep players in the winning mindset and in game shape. I agree with the others that said to play them but not for the whole game...especially if we get out to a nice lead.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:17 PM

No apparently you think is the a$$hole-fan-holier-than-thou-board. :puke:

Why do some insist on commenting that others' posts are not justified?


Someone has to be the a-hole that keeps Panthers fans from looking past the biggest regular season game in Panthers history.

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#9 Vegas Heel

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:28 PM

Someone has to be the a-hole that keeps Panthers fans from looking past the biggest regular season game in Panthers history.

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Right...thanks for keeping us all in check...don't know what we would do without you. /sarcasm

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:33 PM

I agree that we should play the starter at least half of the game and pray for no injuries.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:36 PM

Play them 1st half. Then get Jarrett and Hackett out there, get Moore some snaps.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:52 PM

i say two series from all starters