Originally Posted by sandman
Facts can be just as misrepresented as statistics.
Let me show you:
Since Kubiak and Smith have joined the organization and had control over the personnel (see: HWSNBN), there has been only one losing season and have an overall winning record during that tenure.
Outside of one fluke season - and it's a fluke based on what occurred the seasons before and after - the wins have consistently increased from 6 to 8 to 9 to 10 to 12.
They've had a Top 5 Offense, a Top 5 Defense, the top QB, the top WR and the top RB at some point over the last few years.
Two straight Divisional titles, going 22-10 including winning road records in both season, and winning two playoff games.
To quote "A Few Good Men": These are the facts, and the facts do not lie.
That being said, we ALL know that this does not accurately portray the complete state of this organization. Just like saying Rick Smith is a bad GM because he hasn't orchestrated a SB-winning squad during his tenure.
All great and compelling details for anyone who believes the sky is falling. The other side of that coin is your team watched the Superbowl on TV just like the last place team in the NFL. Another consideration is your evaluating this team based on the end result...which is what really matters...but the devil is in the details when you consider the parts of that end result:
All older and their shelf life is diminishing quickly
Couple those parts of our success with our recent personell losses and our cap situation and the future picture looks a bit different then the one you paint.