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View Poll Results: Greater Short Term Success, or Long Term Playoff Contention?

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  • Give me the best chance at a SB NOW, and worry about the future later

    36 64.29%
  • Keep building now and hope they turn into a SB contender some day

    20 35.71%
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Thread: Greater Short Term Success, or Long Term Playoff Contention?

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    Greater Short Term Success, or Long Term Playoff Contention?

    Would you rather win a SB or two in the next 3 years then have to struggle for a while because you need more players to contend, or build up the team now and have a solid team that is in contention for the playoffs every year but you might not win a SB for another 10 years if ever. Basically would you trade a SB now for long term success?

    To be honest I'm really kind of torn between these two options and I know it doesn't matter because I have no effect on what will happen but I'd almost trade my soul for a Miami Dolphins SB win at this point. But then again I REALLY don't want to have to watch losing seasons for years and years to come either. But then again I just want to see them win a damn SB before I die lol.
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    Super Bowl. Pretty easy really. I've seen long term contenders (in the 80's and 90's, not recently). I've never seen a SB victory. I've been in two cities when their teams won the SB (New Orleans and just this week NYC), and there is nothing that compares to it sports fan-wise. Certainly not the pain of watching a playoff loss (or over 10 years of mediocre/bad football).





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    Playoffs Please!!

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    I'd take the SB now, and worry about the future later. If we start to become a franchise that wins again....the players will come.
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    You play to win the game. Why couldn't we do both? Teams like the packers and steelers are always contending. That's where I want to be. Give me the Super Bowl now and the give me more Super Bowls later
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    it's almost been 30 years since we last made it to the Super Bowl. So for me as much as the long term success would be great. I want a freaking Super Bowl winner first.
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    I don't understand the thought peocess one or the other? As a roster this team is a qb, rt, and safety away from winning in the post season. If and I repeaf if Philbin is a good hc! Why cant this team compete now with P. Manning while developing a qb of the future? Hell Jim Caldwell is a pick 6 away from Superbowl Champion with Peyton, but without he is fired!


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    Quote Originally Posted by flynryan15 View Post
    I don't understand the thought peocess one or the other? As a roster this team is a qb, rt, and safety away from winning in the post season. If and I repeaf if Philbin is a good hc! Why cant this team compete now with P. Manning while developing a qb of the future? Hell Jim Caldwell is a pick 6 away from Superbowl Champion with Peyton, but without he is fired!
    Relax man... it was hypothetical. I'm not saying both couldn't happen and of course we all want the team to win the SB next year and every year after that until we die but again it was just a hypothetical question. Would you rather the team win a SB now and struggle for a while after that or be a solid team for a long time always having winning records but never win the SB?
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    UGH

    This is BY FAR the most DEPRESSING thread I have ever read on this message board. It rivals the "what would you do if the dolphins lost a SB thread".

    I mean seriously folks doom and gloom is so last year, Sparano is GONE!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by z0eboy View Post
    This is BY FAR the most DEPRESSING thread I have ever read on this message board. It rivals the "what would you do if the dolphins lost a SB thread".

    I mean seriously folks doom and gloom is so last year, Sparano is GONE!!!
    The dolphins winning a SB or having a good team every year is depressing to you? Cheer up buddy
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    We need to build the right way. I'd hate to end up back at the bottom of the heap in a few years.
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