As I sometimes note, I do read my emails and the comments on the posts.
And as I read through some of them, I came to realize that my slant on things may be a little different than I generally intend.
I have been a little negative I freely admit. I intended to be a little more sarcastic, but that isn't happening as much as I'd like.
I still like the team - I want them to succeed. But the hole they dug was their own doing, and I am calling them out for it.
I never want them to all-out lose. And getting the #1 overall pick is the ultimate in bad (we came close once; it sucked!)
But when the team opens 0-7, the door opened on the possibility to getting an early pick and perhaps righting some of the old wrongs, it seemed okay with me.
And now they're winning. I'm on the fence about whether I think it's good or bad. I'd like to see them win. But what if they went 9-7? The team would get a middle of the pack pick. And what does steve Ross do?
I hope he does the right thing. And I'd like to think the next coach/gm would do the right thing - whatever it takes to act with conviction.
But history doesn't show this as the path.
And so I chip away at it. I really don't want them to lose. I just want them to finally turn the corner and get "better"
Now as for talent: a few weeks ago I looked position by position at the 22 starters. I don't believe these guys are any better - on the whole.
Since jeff churned the roster and there are only a handful of pre-jeff players on the roster, it's all on him.
So that's my story.