so, what your saying is 'it's a process'?
Actually, I didn't say that at all. All I'm saying is we will have a lot of new faces playing extended minutes in a new system. You can call it what you want, I'll stick to what it is.
first it was a 'three year plan'. Then, when we got to three years, it then became a 'five year plan'.
now it's an 'eighth year plan'?
The 5-year plan almost
got us to the promised land. 10 yards away
as a matter of fact
. From where this franchise was in 2008 to where it went in 2012 in that short of a time period is actually impressive. Too much focus on the negative from "fans", especially in an injury plagued 2013 season.
As for a 8 year plan? You're just making that up to stir up the pot and get a reaction from the knee-jerkers. I guess that's your MO and that's fine. It livens up the board. If the Falcons win a Super Bowl in 3 years I'll gladly accept this 8 year plan you speak of. Why not take it a step further and say the Falcons have been on a 48 year plan?
.He called out both after the Giant Fiasco(tm), and the Green Bay Beatdown, last season called the team 'soft'. openly.
Yup, and it seems the team has gotten bigger, stronger and tougher through FA and the draft. But, as we all know that isn't good enough for some....
We didn't trade away the future for Clowney or Mack.....a worry of many anti-TD'ers here pre-draft, yet somehow it's still a fail by the brass anyway.
I'm not sure what ya'll expected, but I'm guessing even if it did happen that way you'd still complain any how.
now, see, had I known that the 'five year plan' was to 'almost
' get there, that could have saved me a lot of angst!!.
Arthur Blank did not 'almost' build a multi-million dollar franchise, just 'kind of' selling hammers and such....and Im pretty sure the way he has addressed TD and Smith after their failings: he never said he wanted to be 'competitive'. He said he want's a Superbowl appearance, at the very least.
Injuries, Sminjuries. The Green Bay Packers came into our house, beat up as badly as we were last season, dominated us and went on to win the Superbowl. Blank had a front row seat for that, and the Giant Fiasco. That excuse cannot extend for 2 consecutive years..
And now that we have the 'back to back' off our back, and we've won substantially more games then we lost under any other regime, that doesn't excuse 'complacency', and is a rather sorry 'excuse'.
The bar has been set: nothing short of a playoff win will redeem this crew. If we get to the playoffs, and get smoked again, do you think a businessman like Blank, already fielding bad press for his stadium and PSL shenanigans, is giving them another pass? That would be 6 postseason losses
, with one win in 8 years.. I don't. One of the two, if not both are outta here.
Also, I give them a solid 'C+' for this years draft, that's not 'complaining..That would be a 'D' or an almost impossible 'F'. But, if you look at the 2nd and 4th rounds, that's a pretty big gamble.....Im not saying it's good or bad, because we haven't seen what these guys can do: but if they struggle, the microscope goes on. If they perform well enough, then we can look back and bump it up to a 'B'. But TD thinks he drafted A+, and the only thing worse then complacency is delusion. Now here's the part where someone says 'Well, Fun Gus, he was asked to grade himself, what do you expect him to say?'..How 'bout this: "I don't grade myself, I let that get worked out on the field.'. Then we can have the 'cute' discussions about how great these guys are because we have sucked so bad for so long
It's like we have been conditioned to accept and expect mediocrity. Just getting to the playoffs and getting owned is 'mediocre', because the teams that are not, go on to the Big Dance. Saints have a ring, they sucked longer and worse then us ( I know, cheaters ). Tampa's got one, too. Oh yeah, The Panthers were 1-15 in 2002 and then in 2003 went to the SB and almost beat the 'Pats, fresh off their 2001 SN win with Tom Terrific..They went 12-4 last season. We went 4-12 last season. Their coach was COTY. Ours was 'Coach on the Couch'...
It almost like we get to the dance, and then get the fat chick to dance with us, and maybe cop a feel, meanwhile, the rest of the NFC South is taking home the hot chicks and fingerbanging them in the limo, but we need to be happy with Piggy Von Teetles.
Enough of this horsesh*t 'but,but,but lookit how bad we were!'. This is a 'show me' sport.