At what point do you concede to re-building, and desire the top 10 draft pick, over a 6, 7 or 8 win season? Where is the threshold for you as a fan? Is going .500 for you, better than getting a top draft pick? Is finishing the season on a mini-win streak, even if it means only ending at 6-10, better than losing in competitive fashion, and securing a top choice in the next NFL draft?
Fair questions here, and although it's still very early, I think it's justified for debate.
I thought throughout my time as a Redskins fan, that these questions were easy for me to answer, but as time has passed, and more and more importance has been put on young talent acquired through the draft, my beliefs have become a bit cloudy. I was always a "win at all cost" guy, but I have recently found myself struggling a bit with this mentality when things seem as bleak as they have been here in D.C. over recent seasons.
This is a team with some glaring holes, and no internal means of filling them right now. Leonard Williams, the defensive tackle from USC, Landon Collins, the safety from Alabama, and Cedric Ogbuehi, the offensive tackle from Texas A&M are all players who project(albeit still early, and depending on early-entry for two) into the top 10 of the 2015 NFL Draft. They also happen to be players at positions of great need for the Redskins.
Now let me make this clear; this is not about tanking. I don't believe in that - never have, never will. This is purely from a fan perspective of a hypothetical "what would you rather" scenerio.
So what is your stance on this sensitive subject? I used to be a "win at all costs, and let the chips fall where they will" guy, but lately I've found myself second guessing my beliefs.
Where do you stand, and why?