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with playoffs almost a lock, should we sit some starters?

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  1. packattack92

    packattack92 Cheesehead

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    or are we playing for position, because unfortunately number one looks out of reach
     
  2. Greg C.

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    No. The #2 seed is not wrapped up. Seattle is only two games behind the Packers with four to play. And there is a chance that the Cowboys will slip and lose a couple games, opening the door to the #1 seed. Plus the starters need to get as much work together as possible during real games so they will be more ready for the playoffs.
     
  3. Packnic

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    never sit. always go. plenty of time to rest in the offseason. work hard in the regular season up until the last game.... then rest with a first round bye.

    never understood resting players unless your up by 21 points.
     
  4. billv

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    Seattle and Tampa Bay are only 2 games behind us, we need the first-round bye.
     
  5. Buckeyepackfan

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    From my name you can tell I am from Ohio, 3 weeks ago after Ohio State got beat by Illinois, no-one around here thought The Buckeyes would be playing in the BCS Championshio Game, but the season was played out and look what happened.

    I'm not here to gloat about that, I am with the majority of peiople who thinks there should be a play-off in College Football.

    The point I'm trying to make is that we need to keep playing like That #1 spot is still available, now in 2 weeks if we have #2 locked up and #1 is out of reach, then I say we protect our starters and get ready for the play-offs.
     
  6. de_real_deal

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    Once we have a first round bye locked up and we have no chance of overtaking the cowboys for #1 seed. We should rest some banged up defensive players and offensive lineman. The skill position players need to play at least half a game to stay sharp regardless in my opinion.
     
  7. Buckeyepackfan

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    Good point, remember when Denver came to Lambeau a couple of years ago and sat most of their starters, I forget who it they played, but they got ripped in the first rnd of the play-offs.
     
  8. Woodson21

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    nope not even, we have to keep winning games, i believe seattle and tampa are right behind us. we need that first round bye.
     
  9. Zombieslayer

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    Re: with playoffs almost a lock, should we sit some starters

    We won't get the #1 seed. It's not because of us, it's because the Cows lose at the most one game.

    But #2 is VERY important. #2 gives us a first round bye. A first round bye rests our starters.
     
  10. IronMan

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    Re: with playoffs almost a lock, should we sit some starters

     
  11. agopackgo4

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    I would say keep playing the starters. We gotta keep pushing. Not only for one of the top spots, but also making sure that we keep our starters fresh. We wouldn't want to come out flat for the playoffs because our guys were not used to playing in games.
     
  12. Danreb

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    It's been years since we had a first round bye. We gotta lock that up first and foremost.

    Then we can lose out for all I care. That earns you higher draft status if we don't win the Super Bowl.
     
  13. Zombieslayer

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    Re: with playoffs almost a lock, should we sit some starters

    Agreed.

    We get a first round bye, our starters can rest.
     
  14. tromadz

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    2002

    (was that the year we got in the playoffs and it didnt matter cuz we were so banged up then got destroyed?)

    (but hey...playoff appearance... )
     
  15. PWT36

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    In 2002 the Packers went into the last game of the season at 12-3. and lost big time to NY Jets 42-17. That loss to Jets caused the Packers lose a bye and lost home field advantage through out the playoff. They lost Falcons in the first playoff game in Green Bay 27-7.

    The Packer signed three big name free agents the off season of 2002. defensive end Joe Johnson, Wide receiver Terry Glenn, and linebacker Hardy Nikerson . None of the three produced as they had in their prime , although Glenn was second in receiving yards with 817 .

    During the 2002 season the Packers injury list grew,. The offensive and defensive line was hard hit. Packer offensive Tackle Mark Tauscher had MCL in Game 2. Defensive end Joe Johnson had torn tricep in game 5 and offensive tackle Chad Clifton had pelvis injury in game 11 and were lost for the season. Some players like Defensie end Vonnie Holiday who had torn pectorial muscle and knee injury, and Marco Rivera had injuries to both knees.

    Even Quarterback Brett Favre had a sprained collateral lateral ligament in a game with the Redskins before the bye week in 7th game of the season. Favre was able to come back after the bye week and start against Miami Dolphins. Packer beat the Dolphins 24-10.
     
  16. Tiger

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    Always play like you are one win or one point behind.
     
  17. Green_Bay_Packers

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    Yeah we should keep winning and have something to take us through the playoffs with
     
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    Yeah, 2002 was a rough year as far as the injury bug goes, although 2005 was definitely just as bad if not worse.

    Only way I'd rest starters is if we have nothing to play for. I think 12 wins is going to be good enough to get that bye, but let's worry about wrapping up the division first this week against Oakland.
     
  19. Tiger

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    Playoffs are all about momentum, you wont see the Pats easing up so why should the Pack?
     
  20. Zombieslayer

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    Re: with playoffs almost a lock, should we sit some starters

    2005 was worse.
    #1, #3, #4 WR out for the season
    #1, #2, #3 RB out for the season
    #1 TE out for the season

    That's what I remember off the top of my head. There were others too.
     
  21. Danreb

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    Yeah but in 2002 all the injuries happened right before the playoffs.

    Pennington torched the hell out of us man. We should've gotten a bye that year.
     
  22. porky88

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    The Packers definitely want that #2 seed. That's one extra game they have to play to get to the Super Bowl.
     
  23. Zombieslayer

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    Re: with playoffs almost a lock, should we sit some starters

    And probably most importantly one extra game of potential injuries.

    I guarantee MM won't be resting starters unless:
    1) we have #2 locked,
    2) we have a huge lead that there's no way they could come back
     
  24. Gattocheese

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    Re: with playoffs almost a lock, should we sit some starters

    I would only rest the starters if they are injured and they can further injure themselves by playing. We need EVERYONE healthy for the playoffs. So if Woodson needs another week or two to rest, so be it. But still play everyone will all guns ablazing.
     

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