On Pulling Peyton

From Jeffri Chadiha:

All those people who want to criticize Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell need to find some perspective. He did the right thing by pulling in his starters in the second half of his team's 29-15 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. The decision clearly cost the Colts a chance at going undefeated this year. But what it also did was give them a better shot at pursuing the only goal that really matters: winning a championship.

I don't know if it was right or wrong, I tend to think that it won't actually matter much. But I think people who are dumping on Caldwell for pulling Manning, need to think about how stupid it would look to see Manning go down in a meaningless game. I think this about naming what you want. Caldwell's goal is to win a Super Bowl--not go 16-0.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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