[quote="AngryJohnny51Would you rather compete every year, or just be a one year wonder and then have the franchise fall back to obscurity?.[/quote]
remind me of that every time I go to a Saints game at the Dome
your kidding, right? I'd rather have one ring and be out of it for 5 years, rather then have 4 playoff appearances and get shown the door...same holds true for ALL of the NFC South.
It's like the Braves. Win one, and then I will feel a little better about getting shut down in the playoffs every year. For 10-14 years.
It's like a Cubs fan proclaiming 'hey, at least we made the playoffs'. beaten wife, or Stockholm syndrome? For chrissakes, it's not like we are the Browns or the Raiders, but c'mon.
first we needed to make the playoffs.
then we needed to kill the 'back to back'
then we needed a playoff 'win'
5 attempts. we finally DID that.
so now, were supposed to be 'okay' with 'competing'?
like that stupid Washington game last year?
what are we in now, year 8? 8 years in? of a 'five year process' of 'explosive' 'tough' play?
Look, I get it...I have nothing but respect, and I mean big ball respect for Browns, Cubs, Pirates, Raiders fans...I know we could have it 'much worse'.
And I want, really want to desperately 'buy in' and get on the train...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx5n21zHPm8
and I know your moniker denotes 'grumpy'..But I guess after watching the '10 yards from the Superbowl' game with that pit in my stomach..heeere it comes...
like the Braves 2 years ago with the 'infield fly rule'. And now the Braves have personally screwed my 'hood, and the Falcons are bending us over..I guess it makes me more cynical.
I don't think we have even a prayer of winning the division...and even in 2011-12 I did not feel that way.
I appreciate you being the calm voice amidst the rubble. I learned from Pudge last season to disregard my predeliction to obsess about 'injuries'..Hell, the fact that Ryan stayed alive has proven me wrong. And maybe, you are right.
look, if we go to the playoffs this season, and lose 'again'...are you honestly going to tell me that you are going to be 'okay' with that? Is that 'progress'? I don't think we have a legit shot at the playoffs this year..But if we made it and lost *again* are you, me and Blank gonna be satisfied? No sir.
the story is going the 'here they go again' , not 'look what these guys have done with less' (see Braves)
Im with Pudge. I think were going to go through another 2-3 year transition.
I hope Im wrong