When Gary Kubiak got to town, he made a big deal out of competition during training camp. No one was named starter. You earned your job on the field. Last year, instead of getting players to push Slaton, Myers, or Brisiel for their jobs, all those guys felt comfortable in knowing their jobs were safe. Kubiak even brought in Matt Turk last year to push Stanley for his job. Kris Brown has never had to compete for his starting spot, either. Unless you're a probowler, or All Pro, you should not feel your job is safe on this team. What has Myers, or Chris Brown done to merit such loyalty when EVERY game matters? We didn't make the playoffs today, because we simply weren't ready to play on OPENING DAY. Brisiel and Myers are fringe NFL players, and the coaching staff made sure they weren't challenged in their jobs during training camp. We caught Lightning in a Bottle with all five O-linemen staying healthy thru the season. They KNEW such an occurrence was RARE, yet they decided to forgo a search for better talent, and we got burned. In the NFL, if you're not improving, you're getting worse. The great players know this, and they bust their asses ALL OFFSEASON to get BETTER. They don't sit at Wingstop putting on weight when they run for 1500 yards their rookie season. Chris Johnson busted his ass during the offseason, and rushed for 2000 yards this season. As a team, and an organization, you must constantly look to improve EVERY position on the team. Each player must strive to improve his game, every year. If you ain't getting better, you're falling off. This is the lesson that was handed to this team, and it's up to their coach to learn it. 2010: NO EXCUSES!!!