Showing signs? Feels to many of us that a major structural engineering job is needed sooner rather than later because the signs have been ignored for too long.
Maybe, though, this time the damage really is starting to have a more substantial effect if the consequence is that the bottom line is being hit. I can deal with that getting worse if it means that at some point Dan will finally clean house and install someone with the ability to set a vision for the team and hire the people who fit that vision and a set of values to which all in the franchise are assessed against and held accountable for. Like others I've lost the faith that this might one day happen. It needs somebody with a true track record of success, a success which lies in the present and future of football, not in the franchise's past. That doesn't seem to be the way things happen around here.
Still, I think the apathy is in the long term more damaging than the anger. The more fans simply stop investing their time and money in the team, the more likely the effects will be. That's not to say that those good folk who still turn up at FedEx field to root for the team 8 weeks a year are in the wrong, not by any means. The ones who might be vocal on their dissatisfaction with how the team is being run can keep it up though in my view. Whatever fans can do to get the message across via whatever means possible is welcome.
As a UK based fan who has made the trip across the pond twice, I'm in no hurry to repeat that pilgrimage. This is a great shame as both games I've seen have been exciting nail biters with the best possible outcome. As a child growing up with limited exposure to the team, but able to enjoy the glory days to an extent I didn't imagine that I'd ever make it over. Yet I was able to take my father, the man who sparked my interest in the team, with me for one of those journeys. It breaks my heart to feel the way I do, but I've been battling for some time with this. I bought gamepass once again this year and had the usual mixed bag of exhiliration and frustration in the early going. The wins were fun, but it felt obvious that the ceiling was winning a weak division and little else. Once the wheels fell off, the root cause was to me inexcusable. The injury 'bug' stems from a combination of poor investment in injury prevention, cost cutting by picking up talented players with injury history and a soft approach to practice, problems that lie with the culture of the organisation and which have been ongoing for several seasons now. So it has reached the point where I check the scores, the thread titles and headlines on this forums and that's about it. On a Sunday, I'll pick a game that looks interesting, choose a team I'd prefer to win and try to enjoy a good football game. I can't invest as much emotion into these games and I'll more willingly let family life get in the way than if it were a skins game that I could face watching. I'll never support another team, I just can't, but until I see major changes, I'll remain distant. Inevitability I'll be keeping my eyes out for news of a front office massacre in the coming days, but I have no belief that it will happen and in this case the apathy will continue.