Successful teams must deal with the loss of quality offensive and/or defensive Coordinators and front office personnel. I think that's the largest part of our problem - too many changes in coordinators, plus the loss of really good front-office personnel. And the loss of folks like Vrabel and Bruschi (yeah, I spelled it wrong), Harrison, etal, also represents a loss of alot of tribal knowledge on the field. In our schemes, it seems that a player's most important trait has less to do with athletic prowess, and more to do with a player's gray matter.
Maybe, we need to take a hard look at this - heck, the folks we have may be very, very talented, but that talent isn't being cultivated as in years past because of a lack of "coachability." What say you?