Re: What sets the good organizations apart?
Only so much you can do about this, but I believe some of it is also the psychological effects of the team name and history. Are you going to hold your head high and gut through adversity if you are a "Brown" or a "Steeler" a "Lion" or a "Packer"? Sometimes things do change over extended periods of time, of course, but it's hard not to feel that beating the best teams in games that really count is impossible when you are on a team with no winning history, or one too far in the past.
I know that a young Montana, Elway, Brady, etc. would laugh at that, but how about Duane Brown when his QB is throwing pick-6's? How about a Kareem Jackson after a few losses in a row and Brian Cushing out for the season? Winners must have positive attitudes and having a positive attitude is tricky-dicky for those who haven't already won.