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**Official 'going against Peyton' this week support thread** (1 Viewer)

Wow. I did not expect this. Damn now I have a WDIS thread. I benched Brady for Foles but now NE can take homefield advantage with a win against Miami.

 
Wow. I did not expect this. Damn now I have a WDIS thread. I benched Brady for Foles but now NE can take homefield advantage with a win against Miami.
FYI, this doesn't make any sense.
Actually it makes sense for consideration. He originally thought Foles over Brady - but now he is wondering if the additional incentive for Brady (number 1 seed) would elevate Brady's performance over Foles. In his case, I would be leaning Brady anyways - but I haven't researched it much.

Don't be so quick to call people out to make it look like you are more knowledgeable - happens way too much here.

 
Wow. I did not expect this. Damn now I have a WDIS thread. I benched Brady for Foles but now NE can take homefield advantage with a win against Miami.
FYI, this doesn't make any sense.
Actually it makes sense for consideration. He originally thought Foles over Brady - but now he is wondering if the additional incentive for Brady (number 1 seed) would elevate Brady's performance over Foles. In his case, I would be leaning Brady anyways - but I haven't researched it much.
Honestly, do you really think Brady was going to try any less against Miami, if the Broncos had won tonight?

 
Have Demaryious and Julius, he has Peyton, Peteron, Megatron, Ball and Moreno.

Two week playoff game, up 150 pts with 6 players left to go for both.

Everything went better than expected.

 
I LOVE THIS OUTCOME!!!! I still got decent points from OJ and the Peyton owner suffered from a, lets be honest, "average" (albeit not from him) QB1 performance.

 
Dr. Octopus said:
The Dude said:
PatsWillWin said:
jon007 said:
Wow. I did not expect this. Damn now I have a WDIS thread. I benched Brady for Foles but now NE can take homefield advantage with a win against Miami.
FYI, this doesn't make any sense.
Actually it makes sense for consideration. He originally thought Foles over Brady - but now he is wondering if the additional incentive for Brady (number 1 seed) would elevate Brady's performance over Foles. In his case, I would be leaning Brady anyways - but I haven't researched it much.
Honestly, do you really think Brady was going to try any less against Miami, if the Broncos had won tonight?
It's not about trying - it's about the added motivation. You see added motivation all the time - like when someone plays a team that had earlier shunned them.

And I can turn your argument back on you - you don;t see that the Patriots will be more motivated with the 1 seed on the line?

I am not stating I agree with the original thought - but I can rationalize where he's coming from.

 
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And I can turn your argument back on you - you don;t see that the Patriots will be more motivated with the 1 seed on the line?
Honestly I do not.

For one thing, they would have felt like they needed to win out anyway to have a shot at the top seed, but more importantly I'm pretty sure they play all out each and every week of the season. Hell, when they were blowing teams out in 2007, they weren't taking their foot off the gas even in the 4th Quarter with the game out of reach.

 
The Dude said:
PatsWillWin said:
jon007 said:
Wow. I did not expect this. Damn now I have a WDIS thread. I benched Brady for Foles but now NE can take homefield advantage with a win against Miami.
FYI, this doesn't make any sense.
Actually it makes sense for consideration. He originally thought Foles over Brady - but now he is wondering if the additional incentive for Brady (number 1 seed) would elevate Brady's performance over Foles. In his case, I would be leaning Brady anyways - but I haven't researched it much.

Don't be so quick to call people out to make it look like you are more knowledgeable - happens way too much here.
Yeah I know what he was thinking - I was saying that it doesn't make any sense. The Patriots are basically a half game up on the Bengals for the #2 seed, it's silly to think that they need extra "motivation" to "try harder" to beat the Dolphins.

 
The Dude said:
PatsWillWin said:
jon007 said:
Wow. I did not expect this. Damn now I have a WDIS thread. I benched Brady for Foles but now NE can take homefield advantage with a win against Miami.
FYI, this doesn't make any sense.
Actually it makes sense for consideration. He originally thought Foles over Brady - but now he is wondering if the additional incentive for Brady (number 1 seed) would elevate Brady's performance over Foles. In his case, I would be leaning Brady anyways - but I haven't researched it much.

Don't be so quick to call people out to make it look like you are more knowledgeable - happens way too much here.
Yeah I know what he was thinking - I was saying that it doesn't make any sense. The Patriots are basically a half game up on the Bengals for the #2 seed, it's silly to think that they need extra "motivation" to "try harder" to beat the Dolphins.
He also may have meant that he was going to start Foles because he needed to gamble it up, that is, start a player with a high-but-unlikely ceiling over a consistent-but-midrange guy. Not that Brady never explodes, but, this season, other than last week, has been a bit disappointing. While Foles could easily backfire, he could also throw for 5 TDs at random. If jon007 needed to match up against a high-scoring Peyton-led team, the proper move could have been a high-variance risky play. Now that he knows that Brady's average is about Peyton's locked-in total, if he has the edge in other positions, it's now the right move to play the guy more likely to equal Peyton and win it elsewhere, rather than risk a guy who could disappoint and leave him playing catchup with the rest of the roster.

 
Hey thanks for the feedback. Right now I am still going with Foles. I can see the PHI/MIN game becoming a score fest. Foles did outperform Stafford in the snow. Other than the Dallas game Foles has been a fantastic start and now he gets to play in a dome. With Gronk out and facing Miami which is a team still in the hunt I think Brady's numbers will be low. IMO Vereen / Edleman are the plays here.

 

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