Is it ever ok to pull against your team?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by 2ToneBlueBlood, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most poverty RB core.

    It does make April way more exciting. Having a top 5 pick is way more fun than d Morgan or wright.
  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO Tip Jar Donor

    no argument there lol
  3. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

    Honestly, I'm in the "whats the point" boat. We're not a play-off team, why flirt with a 6-10 record.

    2012: 20th @ 9-7, if we went 8-8 we would of had the 14th pick.
    2011: 8th @ 6-10, if we went 5-11 we would of had the 6th pick.
    2010: 16th @ 8-8, if we went 7-9 we would of had the 13th pick.

    2010 is a great example, we could of had JPP or Earl Thomas.. instead we end up w/ Morgan.

    Sometimes you need your team to suck for the FO to make changes.
  4. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    The Titans may have taken Morgan anyway. That's the point. The Bengals had early drafts for years and never did anything with them because they chose poorly. Same for the Texans.

    Picking early guarantees nothing. You play to win the game.
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  5. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    I can't do it. Can't cheer against my team. In any sport. Just to move up a few picks. We are not talking about moving up a few rounds, just a few picks. Not worth it.
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  6. oilerstruck

    oilerstruck Hall of Fame

    Pulling for your team doesn't always translate into hoping they win. Sometimes pulling for your team takes on a long term vision. Being standed here in Colts country, I witnessed that last year. The best thing for the team was to go get Andrew Luck but when the Colts beat us and the Texans, they almost blew it and the fans were furious. So if we continue to lose, at some point winning again this year becomes a hinderance to correcting the problem long term. We have talent in certain areas; we just need peices to work. Gaining a high pick gives us room to trade down and pick up more pieces to add with that talent. OL + LB + DB + S
  7. Thaddeus43

    Thaddeus43 Pro Bowler

    Pulling against your team and booing them are 2 different things IMO. Going to the games and booing bad play calls or showing the staff/FO you are fed up with it is one thing, but you still want your team to win, and cheer when they do good things.

    Normally for me once the Titans are eliminated from the playoffs, I don't want them to lose, I just start watching the games in a different way. More like the way I watch preseason games. I want them to win, but don't care that much if they lose. I really just want to see some of the younger guys get reps and try to evaluate them for next year.

    I don't put too much on getting high draft picks. You never really know what was going to happen. In '06 many thought VY, Lienart, and Cutler would be the future face of the NFL QBs, now the only one playing is Cutler, and he is hit and miss. Reggie Bush was supposed to be great, and he sucked for several years. CJ was supposed to be the 'poor man's' Reggie Bush, and he goes for 2k yards ... and the list goes on and on. You can never tell what a player will really be like coming out of college. Most 1st round players don't really amount to much more than average anyway.
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  8. steverife

    steverife Starter

    I want wins and will take every one I can get, but I try to stay positive about this stuff and don't get people that boo. Heck, reading this forum when the team is losing makes me want to shoot my face off.
  9. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    I'll admit that part of me wants to see the Vols lose this year just so Dooley is gone. I'm truly scared he'll do just enough to be 7-5 and keep his job.

    As far as the Titans maybe if it is the last game of the season and a loss guarantees the #1 spot and there is a surefire #1 overall pick at QB that the Titans would take. But really if you go to the games you want to watch your team win.

    JCBRAVE 2017 Pick'em Champion Tip Jar Donor

    Me personally, I will NEVER want us to lose a game, not for any reason. So much misery comes with a loss, I couldn't welcome that on myself.

    See my answer above.

    I HATE losing, so I dont care if Donald Duck is running our team, he did something right to get that job in the first place, so I'll roll with any coach til the wheels fall off. I just wont root for the other team.

    Even while Fisher was here stinking it up, I never cheered that he'd lose. Now I did cheer when we fired his azz, but thats different, we won that day.
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