Many of you are questioning Colts coach Jim Caldwell for his decision to rest his starters, perfect season be damned. He did the right thing. For starters, going perfect during the regular season and losing during the first home playoff game would be too much for Gomer and the Colts.
The stigma of being a loser who never wins in the playoffs would be too much for Gomer.
Now, going 15-1 or 14-2, bowing out in the first round will seem like every other Colts playoff collapse.
And honestly, you know that it is coming. Either the Steelers will squeak into the playoffs and knock off the Colts. Or the Patriots will take the No. 4 seed and beat them. Come on, is there any other way this could possibly end?
Caldwell had to protect the long-term psyche of his player. He could not risk the though of going 16-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs. Good move.
Oh, and can we stop calling Eli Messiah an elite quarterback? Just wow. Having the Cowboys in the playoffs is almost worth it if it means that the Giants have been eliminated. Oh, and how much are you paying for your quarterback?