I am of the opinion that we should try to win no matter what the scenario. As soon as Rodgers is healthy, put him in even if we are mathematically eliminated. I want the record to show that Rodgers lost two games this year. So for clarification, I am unequivocally against tanking. At the same time, it's fun to discuss worst case scenario. It's the future. It's exciting for many reasons.
So let's say worst case scenario we get a top ten draft pick. What do we do? I think this deserves its own thread because a lot of people are worried about this year and think it's a lost cause, so talking about the positives of a POSSIBLE (which I don't think likely) wasted year can get some positive vibes back, and we need positive vibes.
Do we get defense? Do we go offense to protect Rodgers or give him a lifelong target? I think we're all satisfied with RB now. If we go offense, what position? Defense? Is HaHa really top ten worthy? Is there a better safety option? Do we purge wasted money and get rid of Tramon, in which case we take a shutdown corner?
The Packers haven't had a top ten pick since Raji, and I hated the Raji pick. I would hate a defensive line selection more than anything given Thompson's track record with defensive linemen.
So discuss. Do some mini-mocks. Speculate. Does Raji come back? Do we get a new defensive coordinator? Is there multiple degrees of change? McCarthy is safe no matter what, and rightly so, but are words spoken about adaptation? Is there a radical clearing house of players that don't live up (Hawk, Tramon, Raji, Jennings / McMillian, Finley, Capers)...
Let's talk scenarios.