What's the benefit to finishing say 5-11 instead of 3-13 ? None. But there's a huge potential cost, and that's not having a top 5 pick (or perhaps even #1 overall), in what is expected to be a very strong draft. It would also be a golden opportunity to play younger guys like Wand & Armstrong instead of old timers like Riley & Bradford who probably won't even be with the team after this year. And most of all, Ragone could get some starts instead of Carr. Will Carr's confidence be adversly affected, probably not if they pcik up that option at year end. But they may not want to exercise that option after giving Ragone a chance ? There's only one way to know. Will Capers be upset because McNair directs him to make these moves ? So what, let him quit because if McNair is entertaining any thoughts of retaining Capers after a year which can only be veiwed as a failure by the HC, he will be faced with the prospects of TV blackouts and tens of thousands of empty seats next years and a setback to the teams development for years to come.