Ant, my point is that too many people seem content to just focus on the negatives with AJ and to let that snowball into hyperbolic statements that just flatly aren't true (i.e. "he's had crap drafts the past 5 years"; some crappy draft picks, yes, but crap drafts as a whole? you're stretching to make that argument). Like I said, I'm of the opinion that a new paradigm in terms of vision is needed here. We share that opinion, I believe. But I'm also of the opinion that we're not up the proverbial creek without a paddle or a prayer in the situation we're now stuck in for the next year. Things are increasingly (incredibly so) more difficult, but they're not impossible, the way that some want to make it sound. If "injuries" and "youth" are the excuses that coaching and management are going to spin as the reasons for our downfall then I'll sure be interested to see how they plan to combat that. Not exactly sure how you combat injuries save for better depth. And since they seem to be also scapegoating "youth" then logic would seem to suggest that they're not going to fall back on UDFA's and 1st year players as that "better depth". So who the hell knows? Maybe we finally get those free agent signings we've been clamoring for (not that we've not gotten them in the past... and they seem to be glossed over by the "grass is always greener" crowd for the "but we could have had _____" statements). Despite the bleak picture of impossibility that so many want to paint, we can win with Norv as the HC and Aj as the GM. It hasn't happened at the level we'd expect it to of late, but it has happened. And if it doesn't, then even Rivers won't have a leg to stand on (if he returns to form and we still lose close games and finish with a subpar record) and neither will Norv or AJ or Spanos. And, perhaps best/worst cast scenario for some folks depending on their long-term outlook or loyalties to town over team, if the team comes out and underachieves the way so many people now expect them to before even seeing how the offseason shakes out, then Spanos will again see low attendance at the gates (and among the ST holders) in an election year, which will blow an enormous hole in his hopes of getting any kind of sizable public funding for a new stadium venture. Which then leaves LA as perhaps the only option, but Anschutz has been adamant that he (not AEG... Phil Anschutz specifically) have the controlling ownership stake in any team playing at Farmers Field. Blessing in disguise perhaps, because quite frankly Anschutz is cut-throat and cares only about winning... at any cost.