Ok, half way thru the current season, with a losing record, I committed to another season. Was I wrong to do this?
I don't believe so. You're a new owner, new to this sim, and your team wouldn't have made the playoffs if you'd continued winning. All it would have done is make your team look like any team coached by Jeff Fisher. 7-9 every year. Seriously. You either have to have a roster to where you're good and a playoff/borderline playoff team, or you need to lose a bit so that you can build up your roster. 7-9 is the worst. My first team, Oklahoma City in Cust-21, finished 7-9 and 9-7 with me. No blue chip draft picks or game-changing draftees, no playoffs or attendance bonuses for signing free agents. It was crap. When I joined league 73, I tanked the first season, and managed to put together a halfway decent squad because of it. Looking around at the league, half of the league tries to be the #1 overall pick in the first season.
Look, tanking from the start is a problem. I don't agree with it, and I think it damages the league as a whole. You didn't do that. You pretty much took over a team that was 0-4 or something like that (I know you were here at the start, but the first couple weeks don't really count for new owners), as a brand new myfootballnow member, and tried to win. You made some great strides. Now, with half of the season behind us, we need to look to the playoffs or the future. This is where teams that aren't getting into the playoffs are fine tanking, in my opinion. A new owner like you would get whooped by some of the guys in the playoffs (you probably haven't figured out any of our tricks or schemes that we use in the playoffs; they're way more in-depth than regular season and took me about 3 seasons to figure out. I'm still not a super bowl champ), no offense.
I think it's fine that you're committing to another season.
Last edited at 3/01/2017 11:39 am