Dixie Chicks Claim They Won’t Lay DownDecember 29th, 2011
The Dixie Chicks have clinched a playoff berth. They will play another game next week while the Bucs are in the midst of planning golfing vacations where no one wears a coat outside.
If the Lions lose to the Packers early Sunday, the Dixie Chicks will have a chance to clinch the fifth seed in the playoffs. If the Lions win, the playoff seeds are set, no matter the outcome of Sunday’s game.
As Joe noted before, if the Dixie Chicks rest their stars like Matty Ice, Julio Jones, Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez, etc., it opens the door for the Bucs to perhaps pull an upset and maybe save embattled coach Raheem Morris’ job.
But the Dixie Chicks rolling over for an easy upset won’t happen, Gonzalez said, via Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times.
“It’s business as usual around here,” Gonzalez said. “We’re going to try to go out and win a football game against a really good team that beat us earlier in the season. I don’t think anybody’s mind-set around here is that we’re going to go ahead and rest, especially after last week the way we performed against the Saints. We have to go out there and put on a good performance going into the playoffs.”
Saying that in midweek prior to a game is one thing. But if a team is already locked into their playoff seed before kickoff Sunday, Joe finds it difficult to believe the Dixie Chicks will have the same fire in the belly to win that it normally takes to secure a victory in the NFL.