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Spokane Shock keeping foot on throttle

Shock kick returner Mervin Brookins breaks through Chicago’s defense to take a kickoff for a touchdown. (Christopher Anderson)
Shock kick returner Mervin Brookins breaks through Chicago’s defense to take a kickoff for a touchdown. (Christopher Anderson)

Some teams rest starters when they've done about all they can do in the regular season (see Indianapolis Colts, 2009). Some teams don't change their approach, even though there is risk of injury that could mar their playoff run.

Read more about Spokane's approach here.

(By the way, that photo is of Mervin Brookins returning a kick for a touchdown, which was named the AFL's highlight play of the week).




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Jim Meehan
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