I get it, and I don't really question whether the thread should exist. But it wasn't started after they barely eked out a win over a horrific Texans team that outplayed them for 2/3 of the game; it was started after a gut-punch loss at the hands of a highly talented non-conference Dallas team that's looking like a legitimate juggernaut. For all of my frustration yesterday about some of the play-calling and the inability to generate a consistent pass rush, I actually came out of that game feeling better about the team because Mac continues to emerge, the tight ends are getting more involved, there's at least a hint of playmaking at WR, and I expect them to continue to open up the offense - especially if the O-line gets healthy. The defense is still a mess, but they're generating turnovers (which do count; just ask the Cowboys) and I still hold out some hope that they'll figure things out.It's not really knee-jerk at this point. The team is 2-4. They went 7-9 last year. They closed the 2019 season 2-4. They've been mediocre-to-bad for nearly two full seasons now.
I'll also point out that many on this board and elsewhere expected this team to be very good this season based on the underlying roster and the moves they made during the offseason, even with a rookie QB - so that makes me skeptical of some of the arm-chair general managing. It's of course fair to argue that a better-drafting team wouldn't have to rely on big free-agent signings.