Winning not a long-term project
The days of the five-year plan are long over, as the Vikings, Panthers, Chiefs and others have proven.
It started with expansion teams such as Carolina and Jacksonville advancing to the playoffs in the second year of their building process. Team owners and fans alike are less patient these days, and a closer look might explain why.
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