It seems that every year since Kubiak has taken over, one or two positions on the team are dramatically upgraded. In 2006, I think they kind of found out what they had to work with. In 2007, they dramatically upgraded the QB position, WR, and TE. That is when we got Schaub, Walter, Andre Davis, and OD. In 2008, It was running back and offensive line, when both positions were solidified with the additions of Slaton and a dramatic drop in sacks and improved Gibbs run blocking. This year, it seems that there is a major push to improve LB and DL with Cushing, Smith, and Barwin. It seems that they are systematically going through the team and focusing on improving one or two aspects each year. This leads me to believe that next year they will be focusing on the secondary and bolstering the OL even further. So far, these guys seem really smart and to know what they are doing. I think they are still in the process of building a championship caliber team and I give them 1-2 more years before they become a perennial playoff team. This may be the first year though.