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Incentives To Teams To Play Starters Not Sit Them In Late Season Games

Published by Eddie Garrison on January 4, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

In recent weeks the NFL has received some heavy criticism after the Indianapolis Colts made the decision to pull their starters against the New York Jets in week 15 and used their reserve players after already previously locking up their division, home field advantage and first round bye in the post season.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “It is something we'll look at. We heard the fans loud and clear. It's something our competition committee has looked at in the past, but we're going to ask our competition committee to look at it again in the future. We want every game to be competitive.”

During a recent interview with CBS, Goodell stated that possible and varying incentives would be presented to teams to discourage or prevent them from benching their starters in late-season games.

How can the league actually do that? Is that not showing favoritism ...

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