With the Dolphins recent injuries and the resulting odds we're looking at another season stuck in the middle and that leads to thinking about tanking in order to gain a higher pick etc. There's more to success than just high draft picks, of course, and the picks themselves aren't guarantees, but in terms of improving your team, if you're not going to blow up your coaching staff etc (and maybe even if you are) picking good players is what you want to do, and thus draft picks are valuable assets, and tanking gains appeal as a way to do that. Of course, tanking is losing and losing is the opposite of what any team should be trying to do - for both the coaches, players, fans and league. This brings up the catch 22 though. Lose in the hopes of winning, or try to win but don't advance. (I know, the second part isn't the only option, you could try changing the coaches etc. but that can often lead to rebuilding the team - thus needing draft picks, or else just the change will mean one or two years of changes etc. Nothing is fixed, but there are plenty of teams who just can't make the leap, for whatever reason, and more/better draft picks is a quicker potential solution). Is there something else the league can do to help teams stuck in the middle but not compromise winning/competition? Any suggestions? For my part, I was thinking about adding a progressive points-based type system where by teams who aren't progressing in win-records over the course of multiple season get awarded extra draft picks in order to boost them. Not sure of the details, e.g. how many seasons, how much improvement, but the basic idea is that if you have a team that has been stuck in the same win percentage for let's say 3 or 4 seasons, they are awarded an extra pick or two. That then builds incrementally each season where they'd don't progress. Eventually, extra picks should yield progress and then the bonus is removed. Something like that would help to keep teams to progress whilst also trying their hardest to compete, instead of giving up in order to improve matters. Thoughts?