Re: What sets the good organizations apart?
It's cumulative. You have to get an owner who has good intentions where winning is concerned. He wants to win and then he's got to be able to identify the right people to fill those GM and HC decisions. Even if he gets them then they have to do the same thing and identify the assistant coaches and players (and scouts and everything else that goes into it) and then be able to put themselves in a position to get them.
Even if everything falls into place up to that point there may not be a franchise QB in the draft when they have the opportunity to pick one. The talent pool in available assistant coaches might not be high when you happen to need one. So many things can get in the way and they all have to line up over the course of a few years to get you to the point where you can even be in the conversation and compete for a Super Bowl. Then that year everything has to fall into place to make it actually happen.
Until McNair gets the GM and HC hiring right we're in that group of organizations that have a few good years every now and then but aren't really in the running for the title game. We have been an "also ran" for the past couple of years, albeit an also-ran that made it to the playoffs. Not a real threat to win the AFC or the Lombardi.
Fitz makes bad decisions. That's not going to change.
Last edited by Hervoyel; 12-20-2013 at 03:34 PM.