Yep I totally agree. I have been playing Josh Johnson as the first string and Brock Osweiler as second string. Because of all the play time Brock has gotten over JJ, I have started to like him better, and will probably be starting him in the regular season. (Let's face it the whole wildcat speed QB thing wasn't going to work for me anyway). The same thing happened with Derron Hardy, my Rookie WR. He played so well in those late quarters that I am now starting him in the slot over Amendola. These preseason games are a great way to test out new players, and try new things, let's not squander that for easy XP.
Edit: I just realized that I probably didn't record any stats with JJ. The Rams got the ball first, had a long drive, I did couple of runs once I got the ball, Reggie Bush then fumbled it and gave it back to him. By the time I got the ball back it was the second quarter, and the game had subbed Brock in. I am assuming this isn't what you are talking about, but I thought I would make it clear.
No, what some were doing I guess is getting to the 2nd quarter, and actually putting their starters back in. As you said, the game will take them out for you. The general rule that we've been following is just to go with it. In part because it's a preseason game and the outcome doesn't really matter. And also because really, in that type of game, you should have more interest in what your backups and rookies can bring to your team.
I know a lot of people acquired new players and probably want to see what they can do with them, but like I said, it doesn't seem fair to be tearing up the field with high level players without the risk of injury. I get that as preseason goes on, starters usually play more, but EA went to the trouble of subbing out your entire team. So, right or wrong, it seems foolish to waste time undoing and redoing that.
i say screw it lets advance today
I've still got a game with Blade to play. Should be an exciting 1st quarter, lol.