Guys they gotta put Deion in a wig and fake mustache. That appears to be the limits of their talents. Point being, they dont reallymatter.
Look at our division. There was a time when the Buffalo Bills were the perennial laughing stock, then Marv Levy, Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Cornelius Bennett and Bruce Smith turned them into division winners every year and 3 time Super Bowl participants. They got a lot of media love during that time, despite getting zilch when they were losing. The Jets? Well, they're in New York, so they'll always have shills like Mike Greenberg promoting them regardless of how poorly they do, and elevating them to media darlings if they are average. Even the vaunted Patriots were the laughing stock of the division for years, with only a handful of good seasons sprinkled into a long history of mediocrity. Then Bledsoe and Parcells and Bellichick and Brady and all of a sudden they are the standard to which greatness is measured (blech, sorry, just made myself puke).
If the Dolphins make the playoffs once, everyone will add 1 line to their Patriots glory articles ... "And Miami is a team on the rise" ... and that's about it. If the Dolphins make the playoffs twice in a row, we'll be where the Bengals are now, "they're a good young team, don't sleep on them." But even now, with the Bengals having been good for a few years now, people still start that division with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens ... the small amount of air time left they try to squeeze in a few player names and then move on to something more glamorous, like Peyton, San Fran, or Seattle.
Media attention lags behind success on the field. Have sustained success and only then does the media actually watch your games and begin to notice that you don't suck any more. Sad, but true.
"I want guys who want to make an impact on and off the field. Good human beings. Guys who want to get better. Guys who want to improve. They want to be great, want to win. Those types of guys we can work with every day." --Joe Philbin
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