When things just go badly, four factors influence rebuilding

When your NFL season is shot, what factors have the most impact on how a team addresses the future? Former GM Floyd Reese breaks it down.

Originally Published: December 19, 2007
By Floyd Reese | ESPN.com

Although no one in football ever wants to admit it, if you've been around long enough you've run into a season that just goes bad.

Whether it is because of team's performance, injuries, youth, age, coaching, or personnel, it just eventually happens. Grandiose plans for playoffs, championships, and Super Bowls are now gone and there might be as many as four games still remaining on the schedule. Plan A becomes Plan B, but what is Plan B? No one plans for losing.

Several ...

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