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Jim Caldwell’s Decision to Rest Means Added Pressure for Colts in Postseason
Jim Caldwell made a bold move last Sunday when he decided to sit Peyton and Co. with 5:36 left to play in the third quarter. To Caldwell, the benefits of having healthy, rested players for a Super Bowl run outweighed the worth of a perfect season.
Once Caldwell sat his starters, he knew the only way to make up for losing the game would be to win the Super Bowl.
The Colts had a chance to accomplish something that has only been achieved two times in the history of the game. Caldwell didn't care, he knew why they were playing, why they worked so hard in the offseason, why he was promoted to head coach at the beginning of the season- to win the Super Bowl.
He let it be known that a Super Bowl outweighs anything else, even a perfect season. Caldwell has given his team added pressure, but with that pressure comes an increased motivation, not that the Colts weren't motivated in the first place.
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