It is absolutely important to build that culture. You need something that every player on the team can buy into. Good defense almost always beats a good offense, but I think we have a solid core, and adding to that defense can help. I think what they need to turn this into is explosive offense, solid 14 point defense. I think if the team can give Tanny the tools, all the defense needs to do is keep the opponent to 14 points. Not too much, not too small.
I think this is realistic, and every player could buy into rallying around Tannehill.
The question is what comes first: the culture or the winning? You don't see a lot of losing teams with a healthy culture unless they're rebuilding.
That being said, I certainly think a negative culture that is already established can impede future results.
Here is what wins Championships.
1. Franchise QB
3. Good play calling
4. Talent & depth
Long, Hartline, Starks, Bush are all contribute positively to the culture. Hartline and Starks performed well last year. The combination of positive contribution and performance is why they are on my must resign list.