Originally Posted by bckey
5 years with Kubiak is more than just getting started. Our fans have too low of expectations every year and we are really good excuse makers. You can't take as long as you could in the 70's and 80's to build a team. Teams were mainly built from the draft back then. Players move around so much more in todays NFL. Players bolt for greener pastures unless you can really overpay for them to stay on a losing or mediocre team. Nothing about the Texans attracts players here. They are consistantly mediocre.
the steelers and ravens and patriots and colts prove year after year that you do take your time. each team is built almost entirely with their own draft picks and rarely go after major free agents - even after having solid and mature rosters.
i'll rail for days on kubiak's stubbornness and inflexibility when it comes to game management and at times player loyalty. but the best FRANCHISES (not teams, franchises), are those that do exactly what we're doing by sticking with kubiak ... they've just had a couple decades' head start. the constant losers are those with consistant turnover at key positions, free agents, and coaches - even if they sneak in a great season or two.
andre hasnt bolted, nor daniels, nor ryans. we do very well to keep our own under kubiak.