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Old 01-11-2005   #55
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Originally Posted by bckey
Vinny, you keep repeating over and over that it takes 5 years to build an NFL team from scratch. And 3 years to turn an existing franchise around? I respectfully disagree with you. I think it can be done in 3 years and 1 to 3 years. The latter depends on a lot of variables. Each situation would be different. The same goes for building a team from scratch. Different approaches will yield different results. We obviously didn't put the offensive line high on our priorities. Please don't bring up Boselli.
I'll agree that it depends on the situation as far as how long it takes to build a franchise, however our faculty as said from the outset they their plan spanned 5 years. That's not to say that they wouldn't have a chance to go to the playoffs sooner, but they have been making personnel decisions based on a plan that should make us serious contenders in our fifth year. You can't fault them until that plan has obviously failed, IMO, which will take two more years.
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