Just thinking about this last night and we're really not that far off from being a playoff team. Obviously it starts with the coaching staff and if Munch is back next year he has to get capable coordinators instead of that crap he hired last year. Gray is obviously not the answer and OC is still a ?. As for Munch himself I like the guy but I just think he's in over his head and should stick with being an OL coach. I'm getting tired of being out coached every week and never seeing this team make adjustments or winning games that we have to win. I would prefer him gone too but Bud may give him one more year, which is understandable but I rather go ahead and get this done rather than waiting another year. On offense obviously our future is determined by how Locker progresses. This is the year where we're seeing the growing pains, the bad mistakes, and ugly games. The best to come out of this season will be in the off season when Locker can get his shoulder healed, get an improved OL, maybe add an additional weapon, and get in the film room and learn from his mistakes. He hits camp next year a new and improved QB and let's see what happens. CJ needs to stay, the money isn't all that bad and right now he's the big name guy. Getting rid of him isn't exactly going to make us better or popular. I think getting rid of our big play guy isn't exactly going to help ticket sales after a bad season. Cook is interesting, if he wants to come back then sure bring him in but I have a feeling he's going to ask for too much and if that's the case see ya. Plenty of solid TE's on the market and I want to see what Thompson can do. On OL we need a lot of help, we need to invest early draft picks and money in FA to improve the OL. We need to protect Locker and to open up some running lanes for CJ, pretty simple. Thinking about this defense gets me really frustrated because I know we can be so much better. Take out Gray and put in a DC that knows what he's doing and take out Babs with a good SS and our defense right there gets crazy better. We need another pass rusher, some depth at LB, a SS, and some depth at CB. There are easy fixes in the off season and by doing this we'll have a top 14 defense. Ayers and Brown are 2 really young and talented guys that should be part of this franchise for years to come and if McCarthy can stay healthy we'll have a great LB trio. McCourty and Verner are both good starting CB's but the problem is we have no depth after them. To basically sum this up we're a couple players away from being in the playoffs. Let these young guys continue to progress, bring in a couple veterans, and add another good draft class and we're looking at post season play next year as long as Locker improves. That's obviously the biggest question and if he doesn't play well next year then questions should be asked if he's the guy or not. I don't really understand the hate right now, the guy has like 9 career starts but throw in a hurt shoulder and literally no OL and any QB is going to struggle. That's not feeding excuses that's just basic knowledge. I've been wanting to make this post for a while but I've been slammed with exams. There is so much more I want to say about the team both good and bad but don't have that much time this morning, grammar probably sucks and it feels a bit rushed. My apologies.