Originally Posted by trijcomm
Simplistic reasoning again -- and even that's a little flawed. You make it sound like presto, change-o, 4-12 to 12-4 -- it was that easy! But you fail to recognize that it took nine long years to go from the heights and then plummet to the dregs and slowly climb out again. It takes a long, long time to go from level to level in the NFL -- something a lot of folks around here seem to have a problem fathoming. And as for Seau, it wasn't like he was released because he couldn't cut it anymore, now, was he?
And you evidently don't try rational reasoning at all--so the only way for a team to make the same results leap the Chargers did is to have had the same 20 years of history before--that is beyond whacked. And no I am not saying it is easy to go from 4-12 to 12-4--what I am saying is there are plenty of examples of improvement like that by teams demonstrate that your assertion that the Browns game proves we should shoot for 8-8 next year and play-offs are completely unrealistic is completely detached from NFL reality.
What the heck is your point with Seau in the 1st place? You acted at first like he left in disgust, which (a) is wrong and (b) has nothing to do with the Chargers' improvement this year.