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Am I wrong For Wanting A Quantum Leap

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by gbrittain, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at a few teams who made quantum leaps in terms of record and competiveness this year alone.

    Chicago last year 5-11 this year 10-4 so far. Division winner.
    Cincinnatti last year 8-8 this year 11-3 so far. Division winner.
    NY Giants last year 6-10 this year 10-4 so far. Division winner.
    Tampa Bay last year 5-11 this year 9-5 so far.

    Through out the (recent) years.

    New England 2000 5-11 next year Superbowl champs
    St. Louis 1998 4-12 next year Superbowl champs
    Baltimore 1999 8-8 next year Superbowl champs
    Indianapolis 1997 3-13 next year 13-3
    NY Jets 1996 1-15 next year 9-7
    San Diego 2003 4-12 next year 12-4
    Philly 1999 5-11 next year 11-5

    This is not a slam BP thread only to show that it is not unrealistic for expectations to change drastically from one year to the next. It is also not unrealistic to expect massive improvement from year to year. In the era of FA that is often how teams reach the next level.

    Building projects are not typically 5 years long where you expect to go from cellar dweller 3-13, 5-11, 8-8, 10-6, then 13-3.

    That is not the way the NFL works, it would appear to me that the massive quantum leap is becoming more the norm than the build it for five year plan.

    I think this might account for the expectations on this board to be a higher than some think it should be.
  2. Jimz31

    Jimz31 The Sarcastic One

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    No, it is not unrealistic...ESPECIALLY in today's NFL.

    It seems that our organization is stuck in the early 90's where the philosophy is to SLOWLY build.

    The Quatum Leap that you refer to IS the way the NFL is now. However, if a team can keep the players together, they can stay strong for about a period of 4-5 years...at least playoff caliber teams.
  3. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Parcells' first year was considered a "quantum leap" by some. We went from 5-11 to 10-6 and the playoffs. And this year, we could go from 6-10 to 10-6 and the playoffs. Or next year, we could go from 8-8/9-7/10-6 to winning the division.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind following the Colts' pattern, going from 6-10 to 10-6, then 12-4, 12-4 and 13-1 with two games left.
  4. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    Wont argue with you on that one.

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