Originally Posted by Double Barrel
Purely conspiracy speculation, but perhaps firing the offensive brain HC and endorsing the third string UDFA as starter is a good way to almost ensure they lose out to get that no. 1 overall pick. And that's how a team can tank through FO manipulation, not asking the players themselves to give up, but just setting up a situation that all but ensures it.
Keenum was highly ineffectual in JAX and Schaub did come close to pulling out a Win. Maybe that's what Bob was so angry about? They also could play a lot of younger 2nd team players to evaluate them and accomplish 2-14 that much easier. Teams out of the playoffs do it all the time.