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The Seahawk Fan Conundrum (to everyone)

Which do you prefer?   200 members have voted

  1. 1. Which do you prefer if your team were 7-9 like the Seahawks?

    • I prefer to make the playoffs even as a long-shot
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    • I prefer my team get a top-10 draft choice with that kind of record
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Pretty simple premise.

Imagine you are a Seahawk fan (unless of course you ARE a Seahawk fan). Would you rather your team make the playoffs at 7-9, even though they'll be a prohibitive underdog to as much as win 1 game. Or, would you rather finish 6-10 and have a top-10 draft choice?

This is a generic question, that is don't take into account the actual Seahawks personnel situation when answering.

Curious what FBGs think.

-QG

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" You play to win the game" Of coarse its all about the playoffs.

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Chip and a chair.

Any given Sunday.

The Arizona Cardinals (then proclaimed the worst playoff team in history) were a few plays away from a Super Bowl.

A puncher's chance.

Compared to: Rick Mirer, Dan McGwire, Koren Robinson

There is no guarantee that the high draft pick will be good or result in what the Seahawks have today: a spot in the tournament.

The playoff berth is worth it just to get the fan-base enthused and believing in Schneider and Carroll.

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my teams sucks. next to no chance to win it all. I'm taking the 10 slot jump in every round. Even if they manage to win the WC game (they won't) they get CREAMED in the next round. Thats not worth a substantial jump in draft pick slottage.

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I'll take the 7-9 team simply because I know they'd screw up a top-10 pick. This way they're more likely to get a solid-if-unspectacular player and also save some money in the process.

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I'd rather be in the playoffs. Although it's highly improbable that they advance past the first round, stranger things have happened.

A top ten pick in the draft is no guarantee.

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I'll take the 7-9 team simply because I know they'd screw up a top-10 pick. This way they're more likely to get a solid-if-unspectacular player and also save some money in the process.

Many a competent franchise has thrown a 7-9 out there now and again.-QG

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You always want to be in the playoffs. Always.

Having that game at home is just icing on the cake.

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Not sure why people wouldn't choose a guaranteed playoff berth over what you might get with better draft positioning. If you have a spot in the playoffs, you take it.

Yes, I think the clock is ticking on their season. But the Saints could definitely lose on the road. If the Packers beat the Eagles (definitely possible) the Seahawks would then go to Chicago. I'm not a huge believer in Chicago; they could serve up enough turnovers to lose that game.

Now, could the Packers go to Atlanta and win? I think they could. That would put the conference championship game in Seattle. I'm not putting money on that scenario, but it's not so implausible that the Seahawks would be better off with a higher draft pick. Anything can happen.

Edit: The only time I can think it *might* benefit a team to not make the playoffs is if a dominant team lost a ton of important players (Brady, BJGE, Woodhead, Branch and Welker let's say) to injury and limped into the post-season with backups, so they could address other needs for when their guys heal up. But even then, you'd still want to try to win four games in a row and claim the title. Brady was the backup at one time and that worked out pretty well.

No, I think you always choose the playoff spot. There are only six available in your conference. That's always better than a higher draft pick imo.

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I'll take the playoffs. Its not your slot in the draft that matters, its who is evaluating the talent available and who is making the picks.

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Niners/Seahawks/Rams fans have been asking themselves this for weeks, and I think the general consensus is that the playoffs would be better.

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my teams sucks. next to no chance to win it all. I'm taking the 10 slot jump in every round. Even if they manage to win the WC game (they won't) they get CREAMED in the next round. Thats not worth a substantial jump in draft pick slottage.

Couldn't agree less, but you're a Lion fan so I don't hold it against you that you don't know what a home playoff game feels like. As far as the pick vs. playoffs... not even in the same ballpark. So we either get a crapshoot rookie who is 10 slots better, or we get playoff experience for both the players and the fans, ticket sales, and the only NFL game on national TV at its given time for a 2nd straight week. No offense, but how is this even a question??

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Not sure why people wouldn't choose a guaranteed playoff berth over what you might get with better draft positioning. If you have a spot in the playoffs, you take it. Yes, I think the clock is ticking on their season. But the Saints could definitely lose on the road. If the Packers beat the Eagles (definitely possible) the Seahawks would then go to Chicago. I'm not a huge believer in Chicago; they could serve up enough turnovers to lose that game.Now, could the Packers go to Atlanta and win? I think they could. That would put the conference championship game in Searle. I'm not putting money on that scenario, but it's not so implausible that the Seahawks would be better off with a higher draft pick. Anything can happen.Edit: The only time I can think it *might* benefit a team to not make the playoffs is if a dominant team lost a ton of important players (Brady, BJGE, Woodhead, Branch and Welker let's say) to injury and limped into the post-season with backups, so they could address other needs for when their guys heal up. But even then, you'd still want to try to win four games in a row and claim the title. Brady was the backup at one time and that worked out pretty well. No, I think you always choose the playoff spot. There are only six available in your conference. That's always better than a higher draft pick imo.

Great post. Seattle will make New Orleans play a great game to win, that's a given. QWEST Field can be brutal to opposing teams, and the playoffs is when it is at it's worst. And they've already beaten the Bears once this season, in Chicago. They are still a longshot, but the Seahawks won't go quietly like people are expecting.

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who cares what the record is..... bottom line

The 2010 Seattle Seahawks are the NFC West Champs and hosting a playoff game..... I'll take my team doing that any year over the #8 pick.

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who cares what the record is..... bottom line

The 2010 Seattle Seahawks are the NFC West Champs and hosting a playoff game..... I'll take my team doing that any year over the #8 pick.

I realize that isn't in the poll but it's the right answer. Playoffs are great even as a one and done, but a division championship is forever.

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who cares what the record is..... bottom line

The 2010 Seattle Seahawks are the NFC West Champs and hosting a playoff game..... I'll take my team doing that any year over the #8 pick.

I realize that isn't in the poll but it's the right answer. Playoffs are great even as a one and done, but a division championship is forever.
i guess but its like being the toughest guy on your block when the other dudes on your block are a guy with one arm who has some type of problem with that arm so that it doesnt work right and a pacifist sholin monk who wont fight as good as the guys on deadliest warrior and four blue crabs from deadliest catch who have been out of the water and are dead because you live in the bad part of a middle america city where there is no ocean to speak of yep you might be the toughtest guy on the block but man it wasn't much of a contest and its sort of like that for seatlle

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who cares what the record is..... bottom line

The 2010 Seattle Seahawks are the NFC West Champs and hosting a playoff game..... I'll take my team doing that any year over the #8 pick.

I realize that isn't in the poll but it's the right answer. Playoffs are great even as a one and done, but a division championship is forever.
i guess but its like being the toughest guy on your block when the other dudes on your block are a guy with one arm who has some type of problem with that arm so that it doesnt work right and a pacifist sholin monk who wont fight as good as the guys on deadliest warrior and four blue crabs from deadliest catch who have been out of the water and are dead because you live in the bad part of a middle america city where there is no ocean to speak of yep you might be the toughtest guy on the block but man it wasn't much of a contest and its sort of like that for seatlle
You forgot:

1. The tough guy from middle america city, has to come to your block to play the game.

2. The one arm guy will be clapping for you to win, you may not hear it but it's there.

3. Your rules, your the Home team. Sorry forgot it's Seattle, they will get ripped off on another bad call against them.

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my teams sucks. next to no chance to win it all. I'm taking the 10 slot jump in every round. Even if they manage to win the WC game (they won't) they get CREAMED in the next round. Thats not worth a substantial jump in draft pick slottage.

Couldn't agree less, but you're a Lion fan so I don't hold it against you that you don't know what a home playoff game feels like. As far as the pick vs. playoffs... not even in the same ballpark. So we either get a crapshoot rookie who is 10 slots better, or we get playoff experience for both the players and the fans, ticket sales, and the only NFL game on national TV at its given time for a 2nd straight week. No offense, but how is this even a question??
It's called a conditioned response, TenTimes. While its the incorrect answer, the source of it is a decade without a playoff birth, more than a half century without a championship.

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Few teams get to be a trivia answer. In the future, when people ask about the worst team to ever suck its way into the playoffs, the answer will be the Seahawks. Now that is immortality.

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More specifically a HOME game in the playoffs.

No brainer.

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Few teams get to be a trivia answer. In the future, when people ask about the worst team to ever suck its way into the playoffs, the answer will be the Seahawks. Now that is immortality.

You probably just "keerocked" them into the superbowl !

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More specifically a HOME game in the playoffs.No brainer.

:goodposting: Anyone have an idea what revenue is brought in for a home playoff game?TVticket salesconcessionsetc...

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Playoff experiance for an entire team is more valuable than a low draft pick.

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Chip and a chair.Any given Sunday.The Arizona Cardinals (then proclaimed the worst playoff team in history) were a few plays away from a Super Bowl.A puncher's chance.Compared to: Rick Mirer, Dan McGwire, Koren RobinsonThere is no guarantee that the high draft pick will be good or result in what the Seahawks have today: a spot in the tournament. The playoff berth is worth it just to get the fan-base enthused and believing in Schneider and Carroll.

:goodposting: The year the Colts won the Super Bowl they were getting pounded by everyones running gameThen they got it together, stopped the run, got their own running game going and won it all.

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who cares what the record is..... bottom line

The 2010 Seattle Seahawks are the NFC West Champs and hosting a playoff game..... I'll take my team doing that any year over the #8 pick.

I realize that isn't in the poll but it's the right answer. Playoffs are great even as a one and done, but a division championship is forever.
i guess but its like being the toughest guy on your block when the other dudes on your block are a guy with one arm who has some type of problem with that arm so that it doesnt work right and a pacifist sholin monk who wont fight as good as the guys on deadliest warrior and four blue crabs from deadliest catch who have been out of the water and are dead because you live in the bad part of a middle america city where there is no ocean to speak of yep you might be the toughtest guy on the block but man it wasn't much of a contest and its sort of like that for seatlle
The funny thing is, they might just beat the tough guy from New Orleans. Of course it's unlikely, but at least they have a chance. Besides, the #8 pick isn't neccessarily better than whatever pick they'll get.

Only problem with this is the Seahawks are limping into the playoffs.

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Better value later in the first round - player contribution v. salary.

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If the Rams were better they would be in ...

The Hawks are the best team in the NFC west and deserve to be there, if their OL can play a good game they have a chance...

Ill take the playoffs and the chance to win it all ( Not a high probability but if your not in you have no chance , so better be in )

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Chip and a chair.Any given Sunday.The Arizona Cardinals (then proclaimed the worst playoff team in history) were a few plays away from a Super Bowl.A puncher's chance.Compared to: Rick Mirer, Dan McGwire, Koren RobinsonThere is no guarantee that the high draft pick will be good or result in what the Seahawks have today: a spot in the tournament. The playoff berth is worth it just to get the fan-base enthused and believing in Schneider and Carroll.

:goodposting: The year the Colts won the Super Bowl they were getting pounded by everyones running gameThen they got it together, stopped the run, got their own running game going and won it all.
But they had P Manning - R Wayne - M Harrison - D Clark etc etc ... But the Hawks are in they have a chance..

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the best teams never seem to care what spot they pick.

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I believe they'll still get the pick of a 7-9 team (ahead of Tb and NYG :lmao:), unless they make it to the SB so it's not that big of a drop. Like someone said in the Seahawks message board, you don't get to raise a banner at the stadium for a better draft pick. Plus with Carroll's wheeling and dealing style I think they'll get the guy they want no matter what.

Maybe it would be a different feeling if it wasn't a division game, win and you're in at home. But I can't fathom being happy about losing the division to a rival at home. Period.

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I believe they'll still get the pick of a 7-9 team (ahead of Tb and NYG :confused:), unless they make it to the SB so it's not that big of a drop. Like someone said in the Seahawks message board, you don't get to raise a banner at the stadium for a better draft pick. Plus with Carroll's wheeling and dealing style I think they'll get the guy they want no matter what.Maybe it would be a different feeling if it wasn't a division game, win and you're in at home. But I can't fathom being happy about losing the division to a rival at home. Period.

That's not true. The best they can pick now is #21. Teams get assigned picks based on the round they go out in the playoffs. It was changed to this a few years ago.-QG

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How does something like this even cross a fans mind?

OF COARSE IT'S THE PLAY-OFF'S!! You got a ticket to the dance. Anything can happen. The Pats might get K.O'd in the d round... The Saints might get #####slapped by Seattle. Any given Sunday baby! You never know how the cards will fall.

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If Im a Seattle fan, I want the draft spot. I know, I know Any Give Sunday and all that, and that's great but let's be real. Hawks are playing the Saints, they already destroyed them once and everyone knows its pretty likely they won't do any better this time around. Is it really worth 10 draft spots to get your @## handed to you in front of the whole country?

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If Im a Seattle fan, I want the draft spot. I know, I know Any Give Sunday and all that, and that's great but let's be real. Hawks are playing the Saints, they already destroyed them once and everyone knows its pretty likely they won't do any better this time around. Is it really worth 10 draft spots to get your @## handed to you in front of the whole country?

What do those 10 spots really do for you? They would have had the 8th pick, now the 21st if they lose to the Saints?2010 - McClain vs. Gresham2009 - Monroe vs. Mack2008 - D.Harvey vs. Sam Baker2007 - J.Anderson vs. R. Nelson2006 - Whitner vs. Maroney2005 - Rolle vs. Matt Jones (Okay, maybe it does)2004 - D. Hall vs. Wilfork2003 - Gross vs. Faine2002 - Roy Williams (DB) vs. D. Graham2001 - D.Terrell vs. Clements:lmao: I'll take the playoff game and the 10 players picked at 1.21 instead of the 8 pick.

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There is no conundrum for a Seahawks fan. There may be a conundrum for a Seattle resident.

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i think the nfl should institute a rule that if you make the playoffs with a losing record you should have to share the extra revenue associated with having a playoff game with every team in your conference that had a better record but didnt make the playoffs because you were lucky enough to stink up the joint slightly less than the other teams in a crappy division because man teams like that should be at home watching and not playing and i dont even care if they have a fancy roof that moves

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If Im a Seattle fan, I want the draft spot. I know, I know Any Give Sunday and all that, and that's great but let's be real. Hawks are playing the Saints, they already destroyed them once and everyone knows its pretty likely they won't do any better this time around. Is it really worth 10 draft spots to get your @## handed to you in front of the whole country?

Yes.The Pats, Colts, Chargers etc have all done pretty well without picking in the top 2/3 of the draft for a long time, conversely the Rams and Lions haven't turned their teams around with a #9 pick. I'm not comparing the Seahawks to those teams but playoff experience for a new coach and some young players is very valuable and there's plenty of talent to pick in the later slots, especially for a FO willing to wheel and deal. Six of one, half dozen of another.

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i think the nfl should institute a rule that if you make the playoffs with a losing record you should have to share the extra revenue associated with having a playoff game with every team in your conference that had a better record but didnt make the playoffs because you were lucky enough to stink up the joint slightly less than the other teams in a crappy division because man teams like that should be at home watching and not playing and i dont even care if they have a fancy roof that moves

Seattle doesn't.

Where was all this talk when teams won their division and hosted a team with a better record in wildcard games? It's happened once, not likely to happen again for another 70 years.

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As a Bills fan this choice is easy. I would take the playoff spot and a pick outside the top 10. Had this happened a couple years ago maybe we would have gotten Clay Mathews or Michael Oher instead of Aaron Maybin.

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