Here is thing thing that bugs me more than anything. Say we get past the Jets and beat both the Cardinals and Niners. We would still be 4-6 and most likely third in the division. The only realistic shot a a playoff spot would be to run the table from here on out, and that would be very difficult. Can you imagine winning nine in a row, only to lose the last game of the season and missing th eplayoffs despite most likely being the hottest team in the league? That would hurt worsre than going 1-15. Because in that scenario, Dave probably stays as does Fiedler and we would have a terrible draft pick.
I will not be tempted to have playoff delusions. This is a bad team. Even bad teams win one.