What if we implode?
If you have read a lot of my posts (and if you haven't, you haven't read a lot of these forums lately; I'm long winded and tend to have an opinion on everything, for better or worst), you know I try to see things from a sunny-disposition point of view.
As such, I tend to see the "phoenix in the ashes", so to speak., when discussing a horrible 2014 season. If Cassel turns into the disaster he could be, and our OL once again under-performs, this could be a long season. But if that is a possibility, I am hoping the Zimmer/Turner dynamic duo have a plan as to what to do in that situation. Frazier kept trying to win games, and refused to get young players experience; of course, his job depended on it, so I really can't fault the man.
But I am hoping that if we go 0-5, or 0-6, we start putting in those players that NEED the playing time to mature. I want to see loads of Patterson and Floydd, along with the rookies we get and keep from this year's draft. I want to see the QB we decide to take, get him the reps in the games where he can succeed while playing Cassel in the games where the opposing defense is a monster.
Most of all, by week 15 or 16, I want to SEE the team we will be putting on the field in 2015 to get to the playoffs. We you have a team that is trying to turn things around, you never know WHEN the "turn-around" begins. It could be, and I'm desperately hoping it is so, THIS year. We could go 9-7 or 10-6, barely make the playoffs, and scare the hell out of some teams.
If that isn't the case, I want to know that will happen next year. Perhaps this is why I'm so much of a Manziel fan; if he IS the shit, he can put us in the mix very quickly. If he isn't, it isn't all that different than where we are right now. Picking a Bortles or a Savage means we are going to have to wait another year or 2... and I hate waiting!!
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
~Napoleon Bonaparte on Politics