Just thinking about the HOF game this weekend, and then about past preseasons under BC, it got me thinking about starters in the preseason. Whats your ideal playing time for starters in these meaningless games.
As far as records go they are meaningless but as far as building your team, installing the basic offense and defense, getting timing down, working together, and all of that they are crucial.
With 4 preseason games normally I usually like:
Game 1: starters play most of the first quarter
Game 2: starters play all of the first quarter and part of the 2nd
Game 3: starters play the first half, possibly part way into the 2nd half
Game 4: Starters play most of the first half then get off the field.
With 5 games now it does help especially with having a new coach, but I just hate having all those games and risking injury before the season starts.