But isn't clearing out basically all of your dependable veterans the definition of tanking? I get that they're trying to enact a 2-3 year plan by gutting the roster, loading up on picks and then relying heavily on the draft to fill holes. I don't think that excuses anyone from losing though as long as you're selling season tickets. Because as others have said, draft picks does not automatically equal long term winning like Ross was pitched into believing. We COULD grab some top talent and get better quickly for it, but it's just as likely that we'll draft some busts....that's the law of averages in the league. It's entirely possible that we fired guys like Cam Wake to go on a 2-3 year losing skid and come out of this no better than we started. It's really the ultimate gamble and its absolutely tanking on purpose if you're not trying to field a competitive roster. We've all but ignored the trenches this year after gutting them and that's where every football game is ultimately won- how can you not hold them accountable for that? That's why I feel that they have to compete this season and win some close games...I just don't see how they do that when you can't control the LOS on either side of the ball. I completely understand what they're TRYING to do. I just wish others realized that it's not that simple to build championship teams. No matter what anyone says, the odds are against us being championship contenders in 3-5 years unless we get that elite franchise QB. And the only way to guarantee that is by winning less than 3 games this season and grabbing Tua (or trading most of our draft picks to do the same)....then hoping he's really who the experts think he is. Path #2 would be if Rosen develops and it doesn't require full tank mode, but the way I see it we're basically betting the next 5-8 years on one of these two names. But what if Rosen doesn't develop and Tua suffers a career-ending injury in college this season? Now we're back at the drawing board with nobody in the trenches and zero direction on how to fix it. I'm personally not okay with that- which is why I say winning this season is just as important as any year.