I hardly call it a mid-game retirement when it was preseason and he hadnt even played.
i guess you could say mid-season even technically.
logic would call it simply retiring prior to the season starting. Its all semantics, no reason to argue or discuss.
I think you play how you normally would because it gives them a chance to end the season on a good note. Also let’s them work through issues they have had. As far as Kelly maybe you give him the second half of the jags game to play a little. No matter what you do not want to create a atmosphere they are quitters. Even if your out of the playoff race.
I don't disagree, but it is the wrong choice. Do we not preach competition? Why should Jacoby be seen as the unquestioned QB going into next year? He hasn't earned that right.
Our coaches and gm will be extremely short sighted if they don't play Chad, but they probably won't because it will hurt JBs feelings. I hate the Patriots but I am in awe of BB. He would do it without a second thought.
Time for Irsay to step in and say to Reich and Ballard “boys, season ticket renewals are at an all time low. Let’s pump some juice into these last few games and see if we can generate some sales. Get that kid Kelly on the field!”