Re: Looking At The Big Picture
posted at 11/11/2013 11:09 AM EST
Try this we we win this year and actually exceed last years team and have 3 1sts and cap space. Losing to win just doesn't make sense on so many levels I can't even begin to cite. Do us both a favor and don't try and tell me that you're being realistic,reality is what is not the paid by the word vitriol,reality is what is. I see that reality as having an over rated coach that refused to adapt and a core of once HOF level players that have passed their HOF days being replaced with a superior coach and less proven but athletically gifted,talented and younger players. I expected this group to start off slow and as the familarise themselves get increasingly better and better. There is a tipping point when experienced becomes aged and tried and true becomes stubborn and dogmatic, that was our situation. It is a fine line between learning from the past and being doomed to repeat it.
Before we made a trade in 07 we had suffered through a drought of rings that last 25+ years. DA went and got us 2 legit superstars and traded down to get a player that would fit in with those players and had enough cap space to aquire some quality vets short term and had immediate success! After the initial success we came close but were never able to repeat our intial success. We had so much invested in roster that we had almost zero flexibility whether it be financial,style of play or who plays what role and that became more problematic as the team was kept intact trying to tweek instead of evolving foward. Players were brought in that were expected to replace lost parts, not contribute according to their talents and were given extremely limited chances to do anything else so they under achieved.
DA saw enough of this and decided we needed to upgrade. He replaced a popular and respected yet dogmatic coach with a newer and more innovative coach. He got excellent trade in value for our aged reminents of the 08 championship team. He gave us internal flexibilty getting him the chance to see what what our newer players were capable of without the shackles of having to be replacements.
Now we have a team that after this season has a large amount of financial flexibility, a boat load of 1st round draft picks and realistically as much talent as we did the previous year, add to that we picked an under valued draft pick that has contributed immedietly. I know some are now saying, What? hear me out; Wallace, Humpty,Bogans and Brooks, today, have the abilities to be contributors as KG,PP and JET, this year, not as compared to their past. We also have an unique opportunity to evaluate all these new pieces productivity,chemistry and position in actual regular season for a month or two before making any roster adjustments . The fact that we've been competetive alreaday is a bonus.
What "The big picture" is just that it is what is, not what will be or can be, that's reality for our team just as it is for all of us fans. Our success depends on how we deal with the situations that are presenbted to us today regardless of our perception of if they're positive or negative. Success has always been accomplished by seeing things and acting to your needs and goals not trying to copy someone elses success or expecting to follow some step by step map. People who are always waiting or hoping for the ideal situations to succeed rarely do, the ones who do succeed like this have a name, lottery winners. Depending on winning the lottery to be successful is usually pure folly,however using the assetts you have to their highest potential and relying concerted effort gives one one a much better chance at seeing your hopes come to fruition. That my friends is the big picture.