Posted by The Taint on 1/24/2012 11:08:00 AM (view original):
Posted by Jtpsops on 1/24/2012 11:03:00 AM (view original):I'm just telling you why these teams have sucked for a lengthy period. It has zero to do with not wanting to win.
Posted by The Taint on 1/24/2012 10:59:00 AM (view original):Not what I said. I said Brown made a decision that could have really hurt his team, but fortunately Dalton turned in a ROTY-worthy performance.
Bad front offices, especially where drafting and free agency are bungled year after year and doubly especially in a day and age when one bad top five pick(contract) can set your franchise back 5 years. Do you think Al Davis and the Raiders didn't want to win? So all of a sudden Cinci wants to win...so they draft Dalton and AJ Green....or did they just finally get it right?
I never said teams don't want to win. I said they're content if they don't. If a team does something for 5-10 years that clearly isn't working, that should be a very good indication. It doesn't take that long to see something isn't working. A team that wants to win, after 2-3 years would say "damn, this approach really isn't working - we need to make the necessary changes to our approach so the sucking stops."
The Bills and Browns, to name the recent examples, have been doing things the same crappy way for a decade or more - that indicates that they really don't care if they keep getting the same results.