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Colts' benching smart, even if it smarts

Caldwell, Manning right to consider big picture over 16-0 pursuit

Originally Published: December 27, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS-- 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.

That's what all ...

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