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Lions don't want Stafford hurt in preseason (Maybe sits till Sept)

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I was wondering today if the Lions would sit Stafford b.c of this defense. Vanilla and wrecking ***** in preseason. HC Patricia hinted in an interview to just sitting him all preseason today.

 

Panthers didn't want Newton to play against the Bills defense after seeing practice. 

 

Bills must have the most feared preseason defense in history.

 

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Probably has more to do with the cap percentage tied up in these QBs. No team can really afford an injury to their starting QB. It’s even more important for teams with $30MM starters. 

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Has a lot to do with Preseason MEANS nothing in terms of Job Security for these coaches. So sit their premier players 

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54 minutes ago, Boca BIlls said:

I was wondering today if the Lions would sit Stafford b.c of this defense. Vanilla and wrecking ***** in preseason. HC Patricia hinted in an interview to just sitting him all preseason today.

 

Panthers didn't want Newton to play against the Bills defense after seeing practice. 

 

Bills must have the most feared preseason defense in history.

 

 

Weve graduated from winning the offseason to winning the preseason 

26 minutes ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

Don’t most “entrenched” starting QB’s sit out for preseason games?

I feel like used they play a quarter or two in game 3.

 

seems like that has changed. 

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43 minutes ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

Don’t most “entrenched” starting QB’s sit out for preseason games?

Used to be like this:

 

game 1- start the first quarter

 

game 2- start the first half

 

game 3- start the first half and first drive in 3rd quarter 

 

game 4- maybe play the first series if not pulled before that

 

its all fine and dandy that these teams don’t want their quarterbacks to get hurt In meaningless games. But they’ll be pissed when they start out 0-2 in the regular season because their starting offense isn’t a cohesive unit. 

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49 minutes ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

Don’t most “entrenched” starting QB’s sit out for preseason games?

Didn't Atlanta's Matt Ryan play in their game with the Jets?  He's a pretty entrenched starter.

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1 minute ago, TigerJ said:

Didn't Atlanta's Matt Ryan play in their game with the Jets?  He's a pretty entrenched starter.

 

Yeah he played.  I suppose I should have said “some” and not “most” in my initial post.  I see no point in guys like Brady, Brees, Roethlisberger, or Rodgers playing in the preseason.  

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That would be most irritating. Could do with seeing our D against a proper QB.

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Posted (edited)

Saving him for the playoffs.  (cue Jim Mora GIF)

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EDIT:  Based upon some of the ‘irrational exuberance’ exhibited by many fan bases, perhaps those second and third string / shopping cart jockeys DO need to face first string opposition during preseason games.  Preseason phenoms could be better revealed for what they are.

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2 hours ago, mrags said:

Used to be like this:

 

game 1- start the first quarter

 

game 2- start the first half

 

game 3- start the first half and first drive in 3rd quarter 

 

game 4- maybe play the first series if not pulled before that

 

its all fine and dandy that these teams don’t want their quarterbacks to get hurt In meaningless games. But they’ll be pissed when they start out 0-2 in the regular season because their starting offense isn’t a cohesive unit. 

I agree... Thats the dilemma.  Sit the starters and no injuries... But on young teams, especially, you need to build cohesion and timing. I think you need to be smart with the playing time and expectations.  But I'm also glad to see that most of our key starters are getting a lot of playing time together in camp and the preseason games.   Sure it's an injury risk.  But, its the best way to ensure the team is ready to go for week 1.  And when you start week 1 on the road with a divisional opponent, I think you need to ready for that game and not still figuring out your starting line or how your WR breaks a route off, etc.  

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It seems coaches are finally wising up to not playing your valuable players in preseason.  Nagy sat basically his 1st string offense and defense in the Bears 2nd preseason game. Throw the old conventional wisdom of playing time for starters out the window.

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5 hours ago, MAJBobby said:

Has a lot to do with Preseason MEANS nothing in terms of Job Security for these coaches. So sit their premier players 

Preseason football means nothing in general.

 

Basically a waste of time. 

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1 hour ago, buffalo2218 said:

First Newton, now Stafford. Geez this D line is scaring everyone 😂

 

I've heard rumors in NE that Brady is thinking of sitting out week 4.

 

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week 3 used to be a dress rehearsal and starters would usually play at least first half with maybe the exception of rbs  I expect Allen to play a half or close to it if they look sharp in their first 4 or so drives

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1 hour ago, ScottLaw said:

Preseason football means nothing in general.

 

Basically a waste of time. 

 

Tell that to the 37 players who don't make it onto their respective NFL teams' regular season rosters.  Every coach in the NFL values preseason to some extent.  Perhaps four games is too many, but it is not a "waste of time" to anyone except fans who only care about the stars and no-doubt starters.

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5 hours ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

 

Yeah he played.  I suppose I should have said “some” and not “most” in my initial post.  I see no point in guys like Brady, Brees, Roethlisberger, or Rodgers playing in the preseason.  

I guess there's a lot more to gain by giving their backups, especially inexperienced ones, looks at starting defenses.

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1 hour ago, eball said:

 

Tell that to the 37 players who don't make it onto their respective NFL teams' regular season rosters.  Every coach in the NFL values preseason to some extent.  Perhaps four games is too many, but it is not a "waste of time" to anyone except fans who only care about the stars and no-doubt starters.

Sure.

 

Its extremely hard to gauge anything from preseason... at least when the starters are in.

 

 As we know preseason success or failure doesn't translate to the regular season and we have no idea the effort anyone is putting in so it's hard to gauge individual play and translate it to the regular season. Nathan Peterman being the ultimate example. 

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8 hours ago, Boca BIlls said:

I was wondering today if the Lions would sit Stafford b.c of this defense. Vanilla and wrecking ***** in preseason. HC Patricia hinted in an interview to just sitting him all preseason today.

 

Panthers didn't want Newton to play against the Bills defense after seeing practice. 

 

Bills must have the most feared preseason defense in history.

 

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