We've had far too much turnover of players and coaches in the first years of the Bob Young era.
If we had stuck with Greg Marshall # 1, Coaches Reed, LaPolice, Murray, McPhee and let them build upon the good foundation that we already had starting, we could have very well had a dynasty by now. We had some great pieces of the puzzle from the get-go and it all started by Bob Young's hiring of Greg Marshall. I truly believe that !..... Instead, I believe Bob Young was talked into doubting his instincts by so called "better football minds" than himself and the systematic dismantling and banishment of all those quality people his vision first attracted has resulted in this year to year panic by games 4 or 5.
I hardly pay attention to the names on the roster anymore because they come and go so quickly nowadays.
We don't seem to be able to develop local legends anymore like the Morreales, Hitchcocks and Zatylnys or do we have the locker room bosses like Cooler (Carl Coulter) or Ozzy (Paul Osbaldiston).
I don't see or hear the chatter on the streets anymore either and that concerns me.
It's not too late to re-build that 70's, 80's and 90's excitement again though. We just have to stop doing the same things we have (since the departure of the coaches I mentioned) and expecting different results.
We had a good thing starting in 2004 but lost our nerve to see it through.
It can be fixed if a new long term plan is developed, explained to the fan base, and followed through on. The year to year crap shoot with new coaches and a roster full of new faces will never work.