I see your point in a way, but the objective each week in the NFL is to field the best team possible because they're playing for a fan base that pays a lot of money to see they best they've got.THIS WEEKEND'S DECISION:
This Weekend? The Saints aren't playing Brees. The Rams aren't playing their running back. Other impact players are sitting in games that don't matter. Yet, we are apparently playing our guys, Rodgers, Bakhtari, Adams, Bulaga, and others that are nicked up in a meaningless game. Admittedly, we are not going to be playing in a week or two. But can we really risk it? Isn't it time to rest our guys so they aren't injured?
I don't know, but I can't believe a General Manager doesn't have a pretty big say in a situation like this.
I'M NOT SAYING LOSE, win with the back ups and set up the Pack to be Back in 2019.
The only reason teams like the Rams or Saints can get away with holding players out is because they're trying to avoid any chance of them being injured in a game that doesn't matter to them, but there are games beyond that of great importance. They won't be going home, like the Packers.
In all honesty, if I thought the Packers were tanking games, and I've paid big bucks for tickets, I'd be royally pissed.