A lot of people seem to have forgotten the 2010 season when we went 4-12 and the complete lack of hope we had heading into 2011. With one good draft we went to the playoffs in spite of our quarterback quitting on us, our (former) star wide receiver moving on to what appeared to be greener pastures, and a team that just in general seemed to be in rebuilding mode.
Now we realize how special of a team we have, but how long will this team be as good as it is right now? We seem to be capable of winning any game, but due to inconsistencies we've been able to lose a few extremely important match-ups. How can we fix this? What is the solution? Who is to blame for this roller coaster ride? The offensive line has looked well below average the past two weeks, quarterback play has been up and down (down recently), the offensive play calling has been questionable... What is the quickest and most effective way to correct these problems?
If we draft a quarterback there's no guarantee that he will be better than Dalton. Jay Gruden may leave for a head coaching job this offseason but who knows, we just know he won't get fired. The offensive line has shown they can play though we might need to fix some problems on the left side and certainly need an upgrade at center.
If given the opportunity what would you do to put this team back on the right track? Please suggest realistic solutions, we know Marvin Lewis isn't going anywhere, we know Mike Brown will continue to be the owner/general manager so let's discuss things that could actually change. It doesn't matter if it's things that could change this week or next year. I know I'm heartbroken after the loss yesterday, I think it could help all of us to at least discuss the possible changes that would benefit the team.
Thanks for any input