Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
When they were 8-8 and not in the playoffs, there wasn't much to be said. That's middle of the road and although for me "mediocrity" has connotations of being LESS than just middle of the road, 8-8 and not in the playoffs could easily fit the description of mediocre.
For me 5-7 wins is more my definition of "mediocre."
But 12-4 or 10-6 and winning the division and winning a playoff game is not.
From your quoted statement, it seems that anything less than a SB is mediocre. And, to me, that's just a mis-use of the word.
How many yrs were they 7-9, 9-7? Dexman has it posted somewhere.
How much farther did they get in the playoffs last yr with their vet QB, vs a late rd rookie QB? That may be good enough for some people, but I want to see progress.
Fans in Houston have been programmed to the aww shucks routine of good is good enough. I'm not one of those kind of fans, sorry my sights may be set too high for most on this MB. But to me with football/business etc it's about win or else and if you dont set you're goals to be the best then you never will be the best.
PS, how many yrs does Gary get before the we will have to adjust to a new offense routine wears out? 8 yrs? 10 yrs? 20 yrs? When would you say enough is enugh? I think Gary did his best job coaching since he's been here last yr. BTW