Yup - my worst weekend of the entire year. It was absolutely, terribly maddening to see the Colts bench Manning and Wayne in the 3rd quarter of a game they were losing. Maddening
I'm sure. But it wasn't completely unexpected considering their history of sitting starters at the end of the regular season, when they are assured a playoff berth. Still, you'd think the perfect season thing might have kept them in the whole game. But the coach benched them while they were winning, right?
I think they were up by 5 when they benched them, and the backup QB proceeded to totally suck it up for the rest of the game while the Jets scored a few times in a row. I think they got 0 yards of offense on the first 9 plays he was in the game, and after the Jets scored two in a row, kept the guy in. Totally frustrating.
I don't mind benching players, but the players obviously hated it - they looked miserable on the sideline, having to sit while their team was losing, because the coach didn't care about winning the game.
The benching was also inconsistent, as other starters remained in the game - only the 'stars' were benched. One would think the coach would realize that if they lose a few starters on their O-line, the playoffs would go bad for the team.
You got that right. If he'd missed much time at all, I was gonna be in trouble with Matty throwing the ball around.
Yup, that guy's no good. Watching Vince beat him AGAIN on a last-second drive was a highlight of my football season.