I recently read a thread comparing the past 3 expansion franchises, and an interesting bit of information stood out. The Jags and Panthers went after experienced vets who made an instant change, and then had trouble replacing them. As the HC of the Texans, Capers wanted to avoid this by building through the draft, using young players at key positions to build a team that would be a contender for years. We all know the draft is anything but an exact science. It'd be interesting to find out what the average draft position of a starting NFL player (my guess its pretty high). You can geet all-pro players in the end of round 1 just as easily as you can in the beginning it seems. A lot of it is based on coaching, system, and surrounding teammates. With that said, do you think building through the draft is working? I mean, yes I know we have to be patient and all that business that everyone is constantly forcing into us here on the board, but I feel like we've been patient. We were promised a 3 year plan, and that came and went. I know we're starting a new regime and it will take time to adjust, but teams with a high level of talent can bring in a new coach and immediately turn things around. Our failures just scream no-talent, which given our previous records, seems tough to rationalize. i mean, teams that finish in last place should theoretically have the most talent right? So I say, no matter how the seasons ends, we need to make a big splash in FA or trade our picks for proven players (the Moulds trade is a perfect example). Im so glad we cut so many high-cap vets so we can pick up some expensive, but proven, nfl talent caliber players.