Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:26 PM
Good Post! I believe that the only real purpose and goal of an NFL team should be greatness. This means not just going out there and putting together a team that can be competitive, or one that can win more than it loses, but, rather, the goal should be to assemble a team that embodies a philosophy, and that philosophy, when running smoothly and showing up on the field, should be dominant. You don't come up with coaching strategies, x's and o's, to attain mediocrity.
So, in reply, I say the Bills need to get to a point where they string together, I'd say at least three years of consistent play that identifies their coaches philosophies and is DOMINANT - that means consistently having one of the best defenses, and consistently having an offense that can score - not streaky, up and down teams that show promise but fall prey to "injuries" or "inexperience" or "inconsistency" or even "bad coaching".
- And, this team has to be one of the top teams in the conference, and, because of what happened to Buffalo in the early 1990's, it has to make it back to a Super Bowl and WIN it.
Otherwise, no matter what happens, the team and it's coaches will be remembered as having tried to change a culture that was, and continued to be, that of losing. No one is going to bring up Baltimore or Philly as examples of great teams - except the Championship Baltimore team. You've got to achieve greatness to successfully "get there", and just because we're so accustomed to falling short does not mean you lower the bar - INSTEAD, FOR THAT VERY REASON, THE BAR SHOULD BE HELD HIGHER THAN EVER, AND NOTHING LESS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A SUCCESS.