To "restock the roster quickly" you have to be willing to "blow it up" to clear the roster slots. This is the off season to do it. Both New England and Baltimore did it a couple of seasons ago and cut core players to clear cap space and make the roster younger and they remained contenders and face each other in the AFC Championship game this weekend.
We want to hold on to players until they start to breakdown (see Aaron Smith, James Farrior, etc.) and then we keep them even longer until they can offer nothing. Until we are willing to be bold and make major changes we are going to remain in a downward trend. The longer that trend goes, the deeper the hole we will have to climb out of.
True and pathetic. These guys clutch far too long on the "we don't change quickly" mindset. Has its place, but it's not an all-encompassing way to manage things.