Short answer to the question posed by the thread. No!
Things appeared to continue along the regular path taken by the team since the arrival of JS and PC.
Bigger, faster, stronger, longer-armed parameters were this year combined with a new factor which is the ability to be mentally tough in order to survive the competition inherent and part of the personnel process taken by the team to cull out the non-keepers each year.
The depth is improving year over year and our castoffs are in demand. It was a shame that Mcloughlin left and perhaps it was mutually necessary. Ultimately his input was a positive but his leaving may hurt next year but he left so late this year the team was close to being ready.
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on Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to completely take the final step. That was done and the final step was taken.
Super Bowl XLVIII Champions at last after 38 seasons.
What a special magical year!