Depends on what you consider as their baseline when Kubiak was fired. That team was regressing towards the end of their 12-4 season, and they bottomed out at 2-14. Kubiak didn't survive. Smith shouldn't have surived, but went into survival mode (sorta like he is now) and basically blamed Kubiak publicly for every move that didn't work out (keeping Schaub, etc.). Some have chose to ignore that year and claim this was still a SB contending-type team when BOB came. I don't live under that delusion. That being said, yes... I am frustrated by the lack of improvement in the QB area moreso than anybody, and they've not succeeded at executing their plan to rebuild from the lines out. At the same time, I feel the power struggle logistics of this front office has this team in just as much of a fluctuation as anything. BOB picks the QB's for the first 2 years and the results are less than stellar. Smith/McNair employs more of a team approach to go after Brock... and it fails specatularly.... but the flip-side of that would have been to start Savage from day one (which due to BOB's previous talent evaluation issues, and Savage's health issues, there was doubts whether that option was viable). In the end, Smith has out-lived the usual time frame of any NFL GM that hasn't had significant measurable success (while having some real clunkers). BOB is about at the put-up/shut-up time for most coaches as well... I don't think he survives beyond this season unless they're right in the thick of things. And all that dysfunction aside... they're STILL not too far away from having a team that can make some real noise. They need consistency at the line.... and a playmaker at QB (whether its Romo, Jimmy G, or some unknown candidate).