Originally Posted by deucetx
I think folks are getting too wrapped around the whole re-building or re-tooling. This is not the NFL of past. With the correct staff/management you can turn things around rather quickly in comparison in to past years when you were looking at a multiple year process. Granted if our management is that efficient remains to be seen.
Free agency is the biggest reason. That changed the landscape of teams talking a few years to becoming competitive again. There is also the development of young players that come into the NFL. Many are seeming more ready for today's game than when you generally found yourself waiting at least 3 years to get production in previous times.
So yeah I'd sit and wait and see who comes in and what direction they take. There are several examples of teams who had poor seasons (some multiple bad years) that got things turned around the next year or at least became competitive.
I get caught up in it because words have meanings. Just like some people are infuriatingly trying to remake "tanking" into a synonym for rebuilding. I'm all for accurate use of terms.