“Whenever you get the opportunity to get records and history, it’s
always good,” Wayne said Thursday. “Is it one of our goals? Not necessarily. We
have the main goal and that’s to [get] to the Super Bowl. But if that particular goal [16-0] is on the way and we can accomplish it, let’s go ahead and knock it down.”
We’d be surprised if Wayne said anything different. It’s not in a competitors nature to possibly rest for a month before the playoffs, especially with a perfect season on the line. (Not to mention personal statistical achievements that lead directly to contract dollars.)
Wayne says that his teammates largely share his view, although he doesn’t expect his words to matter.
“We all can get vetoed,” Wayne said. “[Caldwell] has the ultimate decision. Whatever he says goes.”
The Broncos may render this discussion moot Sunday, but the opinion of one of Wayne’s teammates matters more than the rest.
If Peyton Manning lobbied hard behind closed doors to continue playing, we imagine his words would carry extra weight throughout the organization.