Originally Posted by trijcomm
Umm, look at one of the lead stories on this website. Capers -- who coached the Panthers to that achievement, by the way -- is NOT looking for that same kind of quick move. He has always looked for slow, steady growth and that's the way he is approaching it. And if you will recall, following the Panthers and Jags brief appearance in the playoffs, they collapsed for several years before they began to emerge out of the muck just recently. Those were also the days that the two expansion teams got sweetheart draft deals from the league -- something neither the Browns nor the Texans ended up getting in their first drafts.
Most of us don't even need to look at it to know that you're right about that, but 9 wins next year is still something I expect. 8 wins next year is TOO slow. Eventually, this team WILL regress for a while, so they need to get somewhere before that starts to happen. If you only win one extra game every year, it takes way too many of those years to get where you want to be. Let's try to do it while Carr isn't retired yet.