as my no guarentees about my facts and fell free to clean up my mistakes but our mission should we chose tp accept it is to get the highest draft pick available.
Originally Posted by raiderposting
As we speak our top competition to get a higher pick than we presently have are Jacksonville (my favorite to get #1) carolina (week 16); Cleveland (Dec 2) and Kansas city (week 15). Those 4 teams are ahead of us in draft and we really need to lose the last 7 to pass them by. If I am strong enough I will attend the home games against Cleveland and Kansas City to root THEM on to victory. If we sucessfully run the table and lose the last 7 games it is conceivable that we can get the #2 pick. I know it will be hard but I really believe that this team is capable of doing it. Losing to both Carolina and Cleveland will tie us with them in losses...and of course we would win the tiebreaker since we LOST head to head. even if we lose to Kansas city we will need some help to get them another win. San Diego is pretty bad and maybe kc can win against them. Remeber that we would have beat San Diego on opening night if our snapper Jon Condo didn't get his bell rung.
Seriously guys...2nd pick is possible if we run the table. even if we did...Jacksonville would have to lose 4 games--3 more total. because we screwed up and beat them on Oct 21.
Soooooo....lets play real disiplined losing football. If we get a long pass to keep a drive alive...lets get a couple holding penalties back to back to knock us out of FG range. It is going to be hard because Seabass will probably nail anything in the 60 to 70 yard range. We will have to really keep focused because 3 points could be an commanding lead. Heck two points could be important. have to start training our players to NOT tackle in the end zone.
I won't kid you....it is going to be an uphill battle and of course the odds are against us....but this team is capable of doing it. Seriously; we can run the table. Right now we are in a several way tie for 5th but remember we do play 3 of the 4 teams ahead of us. We got lucky and St Louis tied San francisco so if the draft was heald today we we pick ahead of them because we both have three losses but they have that tie.
Reminds me of a joke I heard when I was a kid. The Pollocks and the Sweeds were tired of being the but of all the jokes so they decided to play a football game so the loser would be the butt of the jokes.
Grueling first half but it was tied zero to zero. The ref blew the whistle ending the half. The Sweeds thought the game was over and went home. Four plays later the pollocks scored.
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