kschreck Posted November 8, 2022 Share Posted November 8, 2022 As we all know, AS famously said, "this isn't a rebuild." AS's job is to do the best he can to develop the players he has and to win as much as possible, with the hand he's been dealt. I understand what he said and why he said it. That said, some of the facts are: The GM, many in the FO and the coaching staff have been turned over Most of the veterans have been released or traded Large contracts have been dumped to free up cap space Draft picks have and are being accumulated While the younger core is being put together, short term, team-friendly contracts have been made to fill out the roster These are all fundamentals of a rebuild. I'd go as far as to say there isn't an aspect of a rebuild that we haven't checked off. While this seems obvious to me, there are still some that keep pointing back to AS's comments about rebuilding. Which, I'd argue were due to the fact that he's being tasked with fielding a competitive team and that's what he needed to say. With all of this said, knowing it's a rebuild, knowing the team of the future is not in place yet, knowing that in most cases it takes time to build culture, identity, chemistry, a roster, etc...the sentiment that next year will be a make or break year for AS is bizarre to me. Yes the NFL expects results but we've seen what it looks like when teams get impatient and short change the process. Short of any major red flags that may come out about AS and TF, I believe they deserve the next two seasons to follow through with their plans and prove they've made the right decisions. This is a full rebuild including an overhaul of the culture. Not being willing to give them the proper time to put it all together would potentially set the franchise back even further. Just my two cents, fire away. jidady, thanat0s, falconsd56 and 6 others 5 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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