So after looking at possible draft scenarios I started to realize that maybe another question had to be asked. What exactly is our window of opportunity as a true contender. Is it two years, is it three years or is the window larger than that. Does it depends on AD, then is it even longer, possibly four? If it depends on the DL, with Allen and Williams, then does it hold to two?
With Ponder or Cassel already proving that they are not elite quarterbacks, with Jennings being 29 and no one else there, with no impact defensive stars, other than Allen and an aging Williams, what exactly is our window here? It appears to be small or is there another way of looking at this.
With Harrison or Greenway being good but not Pro Bowl level, are we looking at a small window before we fall into the middle of the pack or even worse. Being that we are removed from a 3-13 season how open is our window realistically speaking?
If so, I wonder if people see us as a 10-6 team again next year and the following two years. King of stuck in NFL purgatory as a good team that couldn't put it all together before we age out? Kind of what we were before Farve came into the picture for those two years, never winning more than nine games since 2000.
If the window is small, how does one go into the draft. Do we stick with best player available, do we keep both number ones and try to move up with our second and third round draft picks. Do we just stay pat and continue to develop with the most likely scenario that no new superstars usually come in the twenties in round one but go with a high number of draft picks and hope free agency works out.
I guess the question here is, how long is our window at 10-6 and above and how does one build the team knowing that.