sorry that you misunderstood the whole point in my post, that's on me I guess...... but one thing, where did I say anything about blowing it up? Although in retrospect that sounds like a good idea right about now. Hadn't thought of that.
Seriously, the Chiefs, to use just one example, will long be in contention before these Dolphins straighten their numerous problems out and by then our QB, head coach and even front office may be different. This young potential you are talking about sounds like Tennenbaum in PC's trying to defend his job. In reality, all these players have been blasted for failing to achieve, for inconsistency, for character issues, on and on, and on these very pages by fans, who like you, follow the team closely, so somewhere here there's a serious disconnect between reality and delusion.
The Phins might not be that far off from the Chiefs. As we start to get 20/20 hindsight on this past year, Cutler really was a huge issue. Not saying Tannehill is the man, but some of throws he makes that Cutler no longer can are the difference between 6 and 9 wins. I'm talking 20+ yard TD passes and bullets into tight windows. Someone just tweeted out several videos of Cutler missing an open Stills for large gains on a consistent basis. And no, Matt Moore can't either. Anyone who watches all of Moore's drop backs from last year when he posted a nice stat line can clearly see his numbers were inflated by WR YAC. There is a nice YouTube series of videos to back that up.
I'm not trying to sell Tannenbaum's nonsense about the young guys, but you can't deny there is some real talent in the crew. Howard, Drake, Godchaux and maybe McMillan and Harris. These guys all could have Pro Bowl potential. Its not their fault that Cutler sucked, Ajayi went off script, Parker and Landry had route running issues, the OL was blowing assignments and the LBs weren't up to the task.
I think Gase has this team setup to be the Chiefs - consistent 9 or 10 win team with playoff potential for 4 years. Reid did that with Smith and once the core was in place he had the luxury of trading up to get his hopefully elite QB. With Tannehill back, the younger guys getting experience under their belts, and a ground game that is consistent we will see the Chiefs team you speak of, except the uniform will say Dolphins.