Originally Posted by Double Barrel
I agree completely. The mentality of playing for better draft position (i.e. sucking on purpose) is so lame that it disgusts me. Who gives a crap about a May draft in freakin' November, even if the team is playing way below average.
You don't send a message to guys like JJ Watt and Andre Johnson that we are sticking with status quo to save a few bucks and hope for next season. That's the mentality of perpetually crap teams like the Jaguars.
It worked for the Colts...
I think it's more about having a plan in place and the right people to see it through. I want to see change from the top down next year, and I think the only way that happens is if it appears to McNair that we are no longer "on the right track." A 2-4 win season should send that message, a 6-8 win season will not as we have seen in the past.
So no, I'm not advocating that we simply tank for draft position, I am suggesting we tank for better coaching. Any idiot can see our kicker sucks and that he doesn't belong in the NFL. This should have been obvious to management after the second game of the season, buuuuut it wasn't for Smithiak. Now here we are in the midst of another dead-end season. So let's fix the real problem, which is not Randy Bullock or Ed Reed, it's management, and it has got to change. Keep Randy in the lineup, let him make 60% of his FGs, let Ed Reed give up 30 yards of penalties a game, let Newton pretend he's an NYC subway turnstile, and on their collective backs we will ride our way to new coaches that can take this talented team to new heights!