Originally Posted by infantrycak
Vinny has made an excellent point on this several times. You aren't going to get the players to tank. Their body of work and resume is film. They are staring at losing millions of dollars or being out of the league for putting in a half assed performance.
yep. And I would think the same goes for GMs and coaches, as well.
The thing about tanking on purpose is simply a matter of integrity of the game itself. If a team and/or FO or GM, etc., could conspire to purposefully throw games for a draft pick, then what is to stop them from doing the same for money, as in fixing games for organized crime kind of stuff?
It's a slippery slope and one that I refuse to believe. With the 2011 Colts, it is simple application of Occam's razor principle to the situation. They were unable to overcome the loss of Manning.