we've drafted one of the best QBs to enter the league in many years.
we've drafted one of the best MLBs in the league.
and we just finished another losing season.
i don't think we have a culture of mediocrity. i think we have a culture that aspires to that.
we have no winning culture around here. we have hopes and dreams and delusions that everything is alright. that next year is the year things finally turn around and we have a winning season (or, in the case of some with the bar set low a .500 season).
we have a losing culture...as evidenced by the only thing that matters...the end result.
we are looking at a continuation of the same. we are looking at the possibility that we might be hiring some glorified organizational logistics guy to be the GM with no previous scouting or personnel experience that some are even defending.
we have a fanbase that is happy/content with a coaching staff and a team that just delivered yet another winning season, but it's ok because it was a little better than before and the players like their coach.
ok....so the guys have a desire to win...at least when the coaches job is on the line. do we have a coach that will make them winners? and i mean just not at the end of the year when its too late, i mean when it counts towards something other than team morale and "ending on a high note"? how long are we supposed to wait for this coach, this team, this organization to put together not just a team that has the potential to win, but one that actually proves it?
how long do we let rivera go before we are convinced that he can't? where do you draw the line? do you let him finish his contract out and then hope that the next DC you hire turns out to be a winner and give him another 4 years or whatever?
the whining/bitching that has been going on is coming from fans...not "fans" but fans that are frustrated by an organization that they have loved and put a lot of stock in shows that it's fine with what is going on, which is not winning. is there some overreacting going on? sure, but is it acceptable? why not? fans upset at losing? THE GALLL! meh...if we want to bitch, let us bitch. it's not our fault that some have higher expectations for their team than others. btw...a winning season is not too high an expectation, esp. this season. it's what they are supposed to do.
i just wonder how many people in here poopooing on those not thrilled with the lack of significant progress will be just as happy with their team if they lose again next year. if it's another years before they have a winning season. is getting close to having a winning season good enough? sorry, imo, it's not. not for me. i want this team to be great and i'm tired of the low expectations and excuses/justifications that keep coming year after year that they miss out on having a winning season.
i made all those excuses myself in the past. i'm tired of losing. i'm pissed about it. get over it.
So now we can look forward to fewer of the "chip kelly is so wonderful threads",and "Rivera needs to go" to be replaced with, "Panthers accept mediocrity", "we are going to suck", "lets trade Cam so he can play on a good team" threads...............
just as bad as "hey! morale victory" "so what if we're not in the playoffs, that team didn't quit on their coach in december" "well, at least we stayed competitive" or "we'll get them next year!"
Why don't u shut me up? If you are so unhappy with the team and all the moves made you just need to either stop crying or find another team. No need to let something as meaningless as a football team ruin your life.
hey, you're the chump telling people what to do. you don't like someone doing it to you? quit doing it yourself. it's that easy.
you got no right to tell people how to root for their team anymore than i do telling you to quit having such low standards and expectations for "your team".