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Get Healthy Is Priority

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[size=3]I am going to say it and, I am certain that many people will disagree, but here is the reality. Getting into the playoffs is all that should matter at this point, and if they play players that are not healthy and risk further damage, the playoffs may not happen. Peyton Manning is 8 and 0 against the Ravens, why in the world would we sacrifice more injury against a team that they would have a tough time beating even if everyone was healthy. Rest all the injured players and then we have a better chance against the Giants, and Bengals. Denver is going to win this game, why should the Ravens risk further injury. Rest the starters, and get healthy for the Giants.[/size]
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[quote name='cookiedood' timestamp='1355614503' post='1261734']
[size=3]I am going to say it and, I am certain that many people will disagree, but here is the reality. Getting into the playoffs is all that should matter at this point, and if they play players that are not healthy and risk further damage, the playoffs may not happen. Peyton Manning is 8 and 0 against the Ravens, why in the world would we sacrifice more injury against a team that they would have a tough time beating even if everyone was healthy. Rest all the injured players and then we have a better chance against the Giants, and Bengals. Denver is going to win this game, why should the Ravens risk further injury. Rest the starters, and get healthy for the Giants.[/size]
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]For the same reason that I tell my oldest when he & I are playing basketball and I get out to an 8 or 10 point lead and he's ready to quit... You'll never know you can win if you don't try.

It's an attitude like this, we might as well just let the columnists and critics decide the winners. Why should the players even suit up and play the game? Why should we even watch if we know who is going to win week-in and week-out. In fact, lets go take a look at ATD's Pick 'Em league -- I'm sure everyone has a perfect pick 'em score up this point.

And I'll post this again, this is the team we're going up against...
Combined Record of the teams Denver has beaten: 39 - 65
Combined Record of the teams Denver has lost to: 32 - 7[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Combined Record of the teams Baltimore has beaten: 51 - 66[/i][/font]
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Combined Record of the teams Baltimore has lost to: 29 - 24

~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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[quote name='cookiedood' timestamp='1355614503' post='1261734']
[size=3]I am going to say it and, I am certain that many people will disagree, but here is the reality. Getting into the playoffs is all that should matter at this point, and if they play players that are not healthy and risk further damage, the playoffs may not happen. Peyton Manning is 8 and 0 against the Ravens, why in the world would we sacrifice more injury against a team that they would have a tough time beating even if everyone was healthy. Rest all the injured players and then we have a better chance against the Giants, and Bengals. Denver is going to win this game, why should the Ravens risk further injury. Rest the starters, and get healthy for the Giants.[/size]
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I could not agree more. Even if we are a healthy team our defense is very suspect at it's best. We need some crucial pieces back. Ellerbe namely. I am not in a hurry for Ray Lewis or Jimmy Smith as they could hurt us. I think our offense can be a 30 plus score a game offense if we get consistent play and our special teams are among the top 10 at least. So yes do not bring anybody back in a hurry and play it safe till crunch time.
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1355615330' post='1261741']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]For the same reason that I tell my oldest when he & I are playing basketball and I get out to an 8 or 10 point lead and he's ready to quit... You'll never know you can win if you don't try.

It's an attitude like this, we might as well just let the columnists and critics decide the winners. Why should the players even suit up and play the game? Why should we even watch if we know who is going to win week-in and week-out. In fact, lets go take a look at ATD's Pick 'Em league -- I'm sure everyone has a perfect pick 'em score up this point.

And I'll post this again, this is the team we're going up against...
Combined Record of the teams Denver has beaten: 39 - 65
Combined Record of the teams Denver has lost to: 32 - 7[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Combined Record of the teams Baltimore has beaten: 51 - 66[/i][/font]
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Combined Record of the teams Baltimore has lost to: 29 - 24

~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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That doesn't paint a very flattering picture. So Denver beats bad teams and loses to great teams while we beat bad teams and lose to middling teams. So what? Also, I like how you discount the Pick-em people, who make heavy use of stats when deciding the potential winners of games, only to bring up win-loss statistics as part of your point.
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I disagree. You never get anywhere by throwing in the towel. Look at the steelers...came to baltimore with a 3rd string qb...should of been a win for us. Well you know how that went, that could of changed the whole season. You never know what could happen...what if we win out and pats or texans lose a couple...number one or two seed. Yea they are what ifs....but im never ok with not giving it 100%. If they are healthy, play...if not...dont: but you always try to win.
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[quote name='NaveSenrag' timestamp='1355626750' post='1261838']
That doesn't paint a very flattering picture. So Denver beats bad teams and loses to great teams while we beat bad teams and lose to middling teams. So what? Also, I like how you discount the Pick-em people, who make heavy use of stats when deciding the potential winners of games, only to bring up win-loss statistics as part of your point.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I wasn't discounting the people in the pick 'em league, merely illustrating the point that if games were decided by someone's opinion then we might as well not even play the game. And yes, I did use Win-Loss records as part of my illustration, only because I remain optimistic about our team. I refuse to run around the forums like some version of Chicken Little; "The sky is falling!"[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Am I saying we're going to win? No. But I'd rather be optimistic that our team can beat a team that has had an easy schedule this year while we've managed to be as successful as we have with our tough schedule.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]~ Cosmic[/i][/font]
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Winning is always the priority.

This topic is ridiculous. Completely and utterly ridiculous! Resting injured guys and just giving up a game?!

Hah!!! That's a freaking joke!
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[quote name='The Raven' timestamp='1355631442' post='1261878']
Winning is always the priority.

This topic is ridiculous. Completely and utterly ridiculous! Resting injured guys and just giving up a game?!

Hah!!! That's a freaking joke!
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I said resting.... But Still winning. You guys are crazy! Close thread here!
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[quote name='cookiedood' timestamp='1355614503' post='1261734']
[size=3]I am going to say it and, I am certain that many people will disagree, but here is the reality. Getting into the playoffs is all that should matter at this point, and if they play players that are not healthy and risk further damage, the playoffs may not happen. Peyton Manning is 8 and 0 against the Ravens, why in the world would we sacrifice more injury against a team that they would have a tough time beating even if everyone was healthy. Rest all the injured players and then we have a better chance against the Giants, and Bengals. Denver is going to win this game, why should the Ravens risk further injury. Rest the starters, and get healthy for the Giants.[/size]
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That's a real loser mentality to have. It's any given Sunday, see what the Steelers did to us with Batch as well as the Redskins rookie QB.
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[quote name='wayne' timestamp='1355635999' post='1261909']
That's a real loser mentality to have. It's any given Sunday, see what the Steelers did to us with Batch as well as the Redskins rookie QB.
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THANK U! Why does no one else see it like this!
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i cant sleep its 4.30 in the morning and im just laying here trying to come up with scenarios in my head how we can win this game and i just cant come up with any this really sucks
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[quote name='ryanpatt28' timestamp='1355650059' post='1261939']
i cant sleep its 4.30 in the morning and im just laying here trying to come up with scenarios in my head how we can win this game and i just cant come up with any this really sucks
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we definitely won't be winning with that kind of attitude.

but seriously, it's not going to be the prettiest showing in the world, but they're at the bank, guys! let's rebuild that 15 game winning streak!
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[quote name='ryanpatt28' timestamp='1355650059' post='1261939']
i cant sleep its 4.30 in the morning and im just laying here trying to come up with scenarios in my head how we can win this game and i just cant come up with any this really sucks
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If you stop being such a pessimist it gets a lot easier.
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