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No doubt about it, we should now tank for a good draft pick.

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#49 Mr. Scot

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:20 AM

I'm guessing if you asked the incoming GM / coach whether they would prefer to have a few spots lower in the draft or an existing team full of players who have to be brought out of a losing culture that was made even worse by throwing half a season they would take the lower pick every time.

Throwing seasons for draft picks happens in video games and movies. There are so many reasons it's a bad idea in real life.

The primary one being these guys don't play in a vacuum. They're being evaluated.

Heard a couple of former players asked about the idea of tanking a season recently. They found the whole idea ridiculous. They pointed out that both players and coaches are trying to save their jobs for the following season. And the idea that a whole team and owner would be "in on it" is laughable especially given that some guys know they won't be here next season.

Bottom Line: It doesn't happen. Nor should it.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:23 AM

I think it is a bad idea and a real crappy thing to do.

That being said. Colts did it last year. I have no doubt about it. 2010 had a pretty solid team with Manning running the offense and defense was good. 2011 Manning is out and the defense disappeared. Now they got their new Franchise QB and all of a sudden the defense is good again.