Of course: Getting younger is no guarantee of getting better, but at some point, it's your only option. Had they wasted a few more years keeping your Gildongs, Kirklands, Chad Scotts, Steeds, Thigpens, etc. they time needed to get a team back to contention would have taken longer. Since the Cowher era, they are 16-5 in winning seasons vs. non winning seasons. They have done an incredible job of not allowing many down seasons for more than 1 season in a row, having only had 2 non winning seasons in a row in all that time.
Originally Posted by supersteeler
Only the Brady/Belichick Pats can boast of a run like that, and they haven't done it as long and with only 1 QB; let's see how consistent they are when they lose Brady. The question is: Is last year our 1 down year, or will we have 2 down years for the first time since 1998-1989 seasons?