Say what you want about Benís injury in this game, whether or not it was important or not but the fact is the starters needed to play in this game. Itís not like weíre the Colts offense or somebody else who can score points at will and have a solid running game. We could not afford to sit everyone and go into the playoffs with a 2 game losing streak. Make no mistake the Browns came into this game wanting to win and beat their divisional rival. Sitting starters for really what amounts to nearly 3 weeks is not a good idea. You get out of sync, stale, flat and with the post season you canít afford that.
Football is a violent game, anything can happen at any time. They always say you are one game away from the end of your career at any given time so itís not like you can look into a crystal ball and see something like this happening. If we didnít have a bye week then yeah maybe you sit your guys but in a game where you have a week off already you had to play them. Itís a risk you take just stepping onto the football field.