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Should We Tank?

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Duncan McDonuts, Oct 25, 2015.

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Should we tank?

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  1. Duncan McDonuts

    Duncan McDonuts Contributing Member

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    What say you, Clutchfans? Does everyone here agree to tank now?

    This season is a huge loss. We are terrible. We have no business playing a good team. We've lost to the Colts with a flu-ridden non-practicing Hasselback. We've been blown out three times (Chiefs, Falcons, Dolphins). Our offense is terrible, our defense is terrible, our kicker was bad until we dropped Fat Randy. Our lone bright spot is Shane Lechler, pro bowler and HOF punter. Oh yeah, and I guess Hopkins.

    We should be trying to maximize our talent pool. Sure, it's never guaranteed a high pick will turn out, but it's still maximizing our chances.

    But there's no can't miss pick this year. Well, so what? Maximize our chances.

    But we can still make the playoffs since our division is terrible! Does that even matter? As mentioned, our team is garbage. We will get blown out and embarrassed in the playoffs on national TV.

    Does tanking breed a loser's mentality? You can think so, but anyone who sees it would rationalize that we're losing with a purpose. Instead, we have a "winner's mentality" by losing all our games anyway. Great for moral victories.

    Are there any other arguments against tanking? Our team isn't improving, rather regressing quickly. 2-14 is better than 4-12 and better than 7-9 for our long term success. Let's tank.
     
  2. Nick

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    If what they did today was not "trying" to tank... why would you even need to suggest it?

    They're bad enough to lose on their own... much like the Colts are.

    The Jags are the odds-on favorite to win this division.
     
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  3. J.R.

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    Tank, no tank, same ol' ****ty regime.
     
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    We can't do anything with the picks even if we do tank.

    But, yes, we might as well.
     
  5. AXG

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    They don't need to "tank." They lose games on their own lol
     
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  6. Duncan McDonuts

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    Just waiting for Watt and Hopkins to mysteriously go on IR. Other than those two, everyone else either needs more playing time or is expendable and not part of our future.
     
  7. Nick

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    It doesn't really matter.

    Tanking has not been proven to do much of anything for NFL teams... especially not for the Texans.

    They actually do get more attention when they lose... so it may just add to the season ticket wait list.
     
  8. Bobbythegreat

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    I'm fully on board with tanking now. When there was still hope that the Texans could make a run to win the awful division they are in I was against it. Now there's no reason not to tank.
     
  9. Major

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    :confused: The Jags have already lost to both the Texans and Colts, not to mention losing to the Bucs. Until someone in the division shows any ability to beat the Colts, they still are the far-and-away favorite to keep wining it.
     
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    Yup, they are the far and away favorite to win the division at 8-8
     
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  12. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

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    Nope, you're wrong.

    As of today, they're the cream of the crop of the AFC South.
     
  13. Dr of Dunk

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    Should we tank? With this team, I'm not sure you have much of a choice but lose. No effort required with the way they're playing.
     
  14. Duncan McDonuts

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    It at least allows us to have our best picks of the litter. I don't know what the Texans draft board looks like, but I'm sure there have been times where we have wanted to have picked a few spots earlier.
     
  15. Nick

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    It doesn't matter.

    They've had years with the #1 pick.... the've had years with mid round picks... they've had years with picks in the 20's.

    They still are where they are, regardless of where they pick... and that comes when you pick either the wrong or right players.

    If they can contributions from a 2nd-4th round pick, regardless of where they draft.... it will be progress.
     
  16. Duncan McDonuts

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    So you believe draft position doesn't matter. How do you suggest we improve?
     
  17. ZomgZ

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    Wait wait ,

    Right when i saw houston texans have sign Bryan Hoyer, that was the equivalency of saying texans have sign "Time to tank" this year....

    Im i right or am i right??? lol

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Nick

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    By picking better players... THROUGHOUT the draft.

    It certainly matters... unless you whiff on every 2nd-4th round pick year after year.

    In the end, its why good teams remain good... and bad teams remain bad, regardless of them picking in the top 10 year after year.
     
  19. EddieWasSnubbed

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    I'm the only one that voted no, I guess.


    Mainly because the division is still within reach. Once it's not, you gotta go for the pick.


    I don't believe in tanking purposefully, although it looks like we're throwing this game today.
     
  20. The Hunted

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    LOL. I don't know if they can manage that. This team looks so motivated.
     

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