Originally Posted by Bipolar The Titan
I don't understand why that 6 year old argument is suppossed to hold up. That is ample time to build a winner.
Tennessee was playoff caliber in 2003 and prior to that. Over 2004 and 2005 they won 9 games, had their rosters implode and lost practically everyone they made their playoff run with... at least the veterans. Over 2006 they broke the .500 mark then turned the corner in 2007 making the playoffs. Now in 2008 they have the best record in football. To be able to go from one of the worst teams in football to the best in four years is a testament that Houston should be good by now.
Let's take the Patriots and move them lock, stock and barrel to Nebraska, build them a new stadium. How long will it take them to have a winning season?
Prpbably not long either as they will have the same owner, coaches and players as you did when you moved to Tennessee.
Building as franchise from scratch usually takes a while. Even the Patriots suffered through years of mediocrity before they started winning on a regular basis.
It takes the right combination of GM, Scouting and coaches. If one or mores part are bad then it takes several more years to get it right. Casserly and Capers did a good job of leaving us where we were when they started - with the exception of a few good players.