After every game that we lose, I see the posts demanding the coaches be fired, that we dump our players, and everyone's huge disgust towards this team...
I think people are going a little overboard here (not that my opinion matters).
Mike Shanahan has been brought in to overhaul this team, and he has. I don't think ANY of you can say that this team doesn't look completely different than it did 3 years ago. We had a pretty great defense, but our offense was abysmal. Nobody enjoyed watching the game because we'd end up losing a game 14-7 or 9-7.... We scored 13 points today. There was a time when we WISHED we could score that every game.
We don't do that anymore. Sure, we've had two offensive flounders this year, but our offense has been pretty good overall. If we get back our starters, we'd look even better.
Our defense went the other way. I put most of that blame on Haslett. He turned a 4-3 Top 10 defense into a 3-4 bottom of the league defense.
This can be fixed. The end of the year could result in Haslett being fired (hopefully) and a new Defensive coordinator brought in. We may (or may not) switch back to a 4-3 and do great.
All in all, we're better off than we were in the Zorn era, or even during Gibbs II, or that last decade for that matter. All of you complaining that we're just as bad as last year, keep in mind our schedule is MUCH harder this year, and teams that were supposed to be bad, aren't.
I think a lot of you are upset because our offense is better than everyone thought it would be this year. That gave hopes and dreams a little credibility. Then it falls apart. We are who we thought we were. A rebuilding team, with a rookie QB. We're on the right track. The offense is almost put together, just a piece or two left in that puzzle. Next stop, fixing the defense!
Keep your chins up... This season may (or may not) be a loss, but we have a Franchise QB for the next decade or so... If we get some quality WR in, get some hungry defensive players that actually want to keep their job in there... we'd have a pretty darn good football team.
TL; DR: Our offense is pretty good this year, it's not going to take a lot to get things back on track in the future. Don't jump off the cliff, there may be sharks down there.