The concept of “tanking"—that is, sacrificing some short-term success for a more stable long-term future—seems taboo in the win-now mentality held by sports fans and media. But it's a strategy used in business all the time. So why is it so maligned in the sports world? Mark Cuban, someone I truly admire for his business sense Kelvin Benjamin Jerseys and intellectual curiosity (as valuable a trait as one can have, in my view) recently admitted that his Dallas Mavericks “tanked" last season when, once eliminated from playoff contention, coaches opted to play younger players instead of veterans. To me, this Greg Olsen Jerseys isn't tanking in the traditional “try to lose" sense; it is a long-term strategy used by dozens of professional sports teams, including some in the NFL.Every veteran was once an Luke Kuechly Jerseys inexperienced player; you can only develop talent with game experience. Many successful front offices (such as the one I worked in for nine years in Green Bay) prioritize developing young talent with coaching staffs. This is an organizational philosophy to build sustained success—not “tanking." The NFL team now receiving the “tanking" moniker: the Jets, who released David Harris and Eric Decker. But is the team really “tanking" because it released Star Lotulelei Jerseys or didn't re-sign a few older players?Last year, the Jets' roster featured “win now" veterans such as Harris, Decker, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis and others. They finished 5-11. If the Jets stumble to a similar record this year, at least they will have Jonathan Stewart Jerseys provided vital experience and development for younger players. The Jets may not even have one of the youngest rosters in the league; does that mean that rosters younger than theirs are tanking?