LOL, we're building, not rebuilding.
lol i don't even know if he was trying to say that either.
it's funny how he said that we had some holes to fill and instead of finding quick fixes we were trying to apply fresh bandages and were trying to find a permanent fix. i don't know. he was really trying hard not to call it rebuilding.
i still don't know why thats got such a negative tone to it.
what they had wasn't working so they decided to strip it down and start over using new players. what's so bad about that? it doesn't mean that you aren't going to be competitive or at least that you can't be competitive while doing it.
at the very least it implies that you are trying to make something better and longer lasting that needs to be made better and was starting to or had worn down.
as a fan, i'm looking forward to what this team will look like a couple years down the road. a couple years ago i can't say i felt all that good about the future of the team. we had just given jake an extension and there wasn't much in the way of really trying to improve the team...just protect what they had built and hope that if they kept at it long enough that it would eventually work.
i remember hating that fox would rarely give rookies a chance, that if there was a vet who was pretty well entrenched that he would keep him in instead of putting in a more promising prospect. the whole "21 of 22 starters returning" turned out to be not that good of a deal. i mean if you have a really good team it might be but i would rather have team that was constantly re-inventing itself and trying to make itself better...never settling for the status quo.
this year...no jake. no aged starters ahead of promising new guys or rookies.
plus...we are looking at getting a new coach next year. for me that has been a long time coming.
while i don't feel good about our chances for getting a lot of wins this year, i feel good about our chances in the future.