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Here is our remaining schedule, those of you who are adamant about not tanking how many wins do youe see?  I see maybe 3 games where the current Vikings would be favored by more than 3.  Getting Hunter back on the field and Ngakoue up to speed will help but if the game is on the line do you trust the current CBs to make a stop?  

2 @indianapolis colts
3 tennessee titans
4 @houston texans 
5 @seattle seahawks 
6 atlanta falcons
7 bye week
8 @green bay packers
9 detroit lions
10 @chicago bears
11 dallas cowboys 
12 carolina panthers 
13 jacksonville jaguars 
14 @tampa bay buccaneers
15 chicago bears
16 @new orleans saints
17 @detroit lions 

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38 minutes ago, rf54 said:

If you are going to tank, the players DON'T KNOW.  Only three people need to know, the Head coach, the GM, and the owners.  Yes the owners need to have approval or the coach and GM are at very high risk of losing their jobs.  The players have too much to play for, but the coach and the GM can make subtle changes and bada bing bada boom, you are sitting at 2-14.  Changes like rookies getting lots of playing time, not addressing glaring needs in the offseason, control of the gameplan, control over what is emphasized in film, etc.

Nothing like the plan to destroy your locker room and all credibility. 

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54 minutes ago, rf54 said:

If you are going to tank, the players DON'T KNOW.  Only three people need to know, the Head coach, the GM, and the owners.  Yes the owners need to have approval or the coach and GM are at very high risk of losing their jobs.  The players have too much to play for, but the coach and the GM can make subtle changes and bada bing bada boom, you are sitting at 2-14.  Changes like rookies getting lots of playing time, not addressing glaring needs in the offseason, control of the gameplan, control over what is emphasized in film, etc.

It's not that easy to lose every game especially if you are trying to keep the players in the dark.  Everyone said the dolphins were tanking and didn't they end up with the 5th ? Which they ended up using on the player that they were supposedly tanking for anyways

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at one point wasn't there talk about the vikings needing the first overall pick for teddy?

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7 minutes ago, vikesfan89 said:

at one point wasn't there talk about the vikings needing the first overall pick for teddy?

Remember when Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers were a coin flip for #1 in 2005 and the one who didn't go #1 fell to 24th?

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Remember when Baker Mayfield and Sam Dsrnold were franchise cornerstones and Lamar Jackson was a wide receiver?

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11 minutes ago, SemperFeist said:

Remember when Baker Mayfield and Sam Dsrnold were franchise cornerstones and Lamar Jackson was a wide receiver?

Remember when nobody knew who the hell Joe Burrow was?

My point being is that A LOT can change over one college football season.

The consensus #1 pick could get hurt, play poorly. Some projected 4th round pick could break out and be the next Joe Burrow.

You don't tank in week 1. There's too many moving variables. If you're 3-10 in week 13, sure....go for it.

Besides, most teams that are walking into a season expecting to tank rarely get the first pick anyways. Remember when Miami was a shoe-in for the #1 to draft Tua? Both them and Tua ended up at 5.

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I don't know if I've ever been more proud of our fanbase than I have been while reading through this thread.

I don't know who that says more about though...

Cheers to not tanking.

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Remember the time Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl, do ya?

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2 hours ago, rf54 said:

If you are going to tank, the players DON'T KNOW.  Only three people need to know, the Head coach, the GM, and the owners.  Yes the owners need to have approval or the coach and GM are at very high risk of losing their jobs.  The players have too much to play for, but the coach and the GM can make subtle changes and bada bing bada boom, you are sitting at 2-14.  Changes like rookies getting lots of playing time, not addressing glaring needs in the offseason, control of the gameplan, control over what is emphasized in film, etc.

There's no way the players wouldn't know.  They're not oblivious morons.

And @Heimdallr, folding and coming back is reserved for the Timberwolves now...and as was learned from the North Stars-Wild situation, that never works.

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25 minutes ago, swede700 said:

There's no way the players wouldn't know.  They're not oblivious morons.

This is such a weird argument....lol

If the FANS know a team is tanking to win, why do people think the players/agents are oblivious to it?

For example: The Jags get rid of their RB1, DE1, and are starting an "iffy" QB behind center. Fans KNOW they're punting on the season. But this guy thinks that the players are sitting there thinking "The front office is really making some moves to get us into the playoffs!" They know damn right they're selling off to rebuild.

These players don't live in some bubble (no, not a 2020 COVID bubble) where they don't see what their front office is trying to do. They're very aware....more so than fans.

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3 hours ago, rf54 said:

If you are going to tank, the players DON'T KNOW.  

whaaat? so we know, but the players don't know?

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14 minutes ago, Vikes_Bolts1228 said:

These players don't live in some bubble .... They're very aware....more so than fans.

i am seeing that there are fans that are very unaware. of reality.

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26 minutes ago, Vikes_Bolts1228 said:

This is such a weird argument....lol

If the FANS know a team is tanking to win, why do people think the players/agents are oblivious to it?

For example: The Jags get rid of their RB1, DE1, and are starting an "iffy" QB behind center. Fans KNOW they're punting on the season. But this guy thinks that the players are sitting there thinking "The front office is really making some moves to get us into the playoffs!" They know damn right they're selling off to rebuild.

These players don't live in some bubble (no, not a 2020 COVID bubble) where they don't see what their front office is trying to do. They're very aware....more so than fans.

It's one thing to rebuild and look towards the next year. The Jaguars are still trying to win with the players they do have though right?

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1 hour ago, RpMc said:

I don't know if I've ever been more proud of our fanbase than I have been while reading through this thread.

I don't know who that says more about though...

Cheers to not tanking.

Let's be honest....having a high draft pick (or even #1) is about the most exciting off-season thing ever and we'd all be amped if we got a top-5 pick....

BUT....to start thinking about that #1 pick and root for tanking at 0-1? Like I said.....if we get to a point where we're not going anywhere and have no hope....sure, go ahead a root for the pick rather than 6-10 or whatever.

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