This started off as a comment to the 11-5 fanpost but I just kept adding stuff so i decided to make it my own fanpost. I think he had some really good points. Now there is no way that all of those things will happen but there are some key things we need to change.
We definitely need a change at GM. Devaney has just got to go. He has done okay in the 1st round, but in the mid rounds has done awful and we could use some steals in those rounds for sure. He hasn't had very good free agent acquisitions aside from Brandon Llyod and Quintin Mikell. Lucky for him some players have stepped up like Darian Stewart and Chris Chamberlain.
I would rather draft a reciever than sign one in FA but if there is a #1 out there we might want to take a look at him. Otherwise Justin Blackmon in the first or Dwight Jones in the second might be worth taking.
Obviously we need to get healthy. This team could have been tons better if all the injuries hadn't killed us. If Amendola was here I think he would have at least 2 touchdown passes. DX would have one more also. Bartell, Fletcher, and Murphy would make our pass defense ten times better. the injury to Clayton certainly doesn't help. I mean can you honestly see us winning 2 games with most of these guys healthy? Didn't think so.
And to everyone who thinks we can't win more than 5 games next year I disagree. We should have the #2 pick right. The Broncos were #2 in the draft last year and now they have a record of 6-5, without a great QB like Sam Bradford. The Bengals were 4 and now they are 7-4. And the Lions were #2 just 2 years ago and where are they now? Exactly. We can be a good team and I think we will, maybe not 10 wins, maybe not even 8. But improvement will be shown big time. In three years minimum we should be ready to take on the big boys and come out with some wins.