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The Best of the Worst (1 Viewer)

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Whats your list of the worst managed and productive franchises of the super bowl era?

5. Chicago Bears

4. San Diego Chargers

3. NO Saints

2. Detroit Lions

worst all time!!

1. TB Bucs

 
No way, you can't be one of the worst if you have won a super bowl. I would say if you have BEEN to a super bowl you shouldn't be on this list. The bucs just won a super bowl. No way they are on this list. How can San Diego and Chicago be on this list but not the Cardinals?

1. New Orleans Saints

2. Detroit Lions

3. Arizona Cardinals

Long pause between 3-5.

If youre fishing it worked.........

 
No way, you can't be one of the worst if you have won a super bowl. I would say if you have BEEN to a super bowl you shouldn't be on this list. The bucs just won a super bowl. No way they are on this list. How can San Diego and Chicago be on this list but not the Cardinals?

1. New Orleans Saints

2. Detroit Lions

3. Arizona Cardinals

Long pause between 3-5.

If youre fishing it worked.........
Pretty good list although I would swap Detroit and Arizona.Two years ago I would have put the Bengals at #4 -- now I would put Cleveland there.

 
AZ has been mismanaged...but at least they are making improvements....they seem to be going in the right direction, if they can just find a running game. DET and NO though...... :X

 
No way, you can't be one of the worst if you have won a super bowl. I would say if you have BEEN to a super bowl you shouldn't be on this list. The bucs just won a super bowl. No way they are on this list. How can San Diego and Chicago be on this list but not the Cardinals?

1. New Orleans Saints

2. Detroit Lions

3. Arizona Cardinals

Long pause between 3-5.

If youre fishing it worked.........
Pretty good list although I would swap Detroit and Arizona.Two years ago I would have put the Bengals at #4 -- now I would put Cleveland there.
The only reason I didn't have Cleveland on there is because "technically" Cleveland won a superbowl a couple of years ago, they just happened to be wearing purple baltimore uniforms....... Detroit has done less with more than most teams I have ever seen. They have drafted worse than anyone I have ever seen and then mismanaged the players they drafted, then on top of that, they ran the best RB to ever play out of the game.

Arizona is just now putting together some decent talent. They have had a really cheap owner for so long.......

 
I think Seattle could be a contender for this list as well. Their recent success aside, they have sucked for a long time. You say the Super bowl era, so except for the last couple of years they had what one other solid year in the last 35 or so years?

 
Got to be fishing. Worst in Superbowl era (not including very short lived franchises such as Texans, Panthers, and Jags):

(1) Saints - only 5 playoff appearances and only once beyond the wildcard round.

(2) Cardinals - only 4 playoff appearances, but at least made it to the playoff round more often.

(3) Lions - 9 playoff appearances in 40 years. No Superbowls, only to NFC championship game once - 1991.

(4) Seahawks - to Superbowl once, otherwise much ugliness, including no playoff appearances between 1989 and 1998.

(5) Falcons - 6 total playoff appearances with only one Superbowl appearance.

 
Although it is difficult to label them this early in their history, but the Texans have been abysmal throughout their existence as well.

 
tampa bay as the worst? THEY WON A SUPER BOWL

there are at least 5 teams that have not won championships since the super bowl started...they should all be listed below the bucs

 
Although it is difficult to label them this early in their history, but the Texans have been abysmal throughout their existence as well.
I think you need at least one decade to get on this list.
 
Lions

Cardinals

Bengals - recent success aside

Saints

The new Browns. They've done so many things wrong in the short amount of time that they've been around.

 
I think Seattle could be a contender for this list as well. Their recent success aside, they have sucked for a long time. You say the Super bowl era, so except for the last couple of years they had what one other solid year in the last 35 or so years?
Well they haven't had a whole lot of success but they have won their division four times, been to the playoffs eight times, have 5 playoff victories, been to two conference championships and the one Super Bowl. Mediocre for sure but they also never slid to the depths of NFL hell. They have only had one season in the past twenty five with a record worse than 6-10 and they have had two 8-8, four 9-7 team, and one 10-6 team (1986) that in each year barely missed the playoffs since 1978. The Saints, Cards, and Lions have three playoff wins between them. Cleveland had some good teams in the 80's but besides that they have not been very good. After that I guess Seattle would fit into a group with a number of teams like the Bengals, Jets, Eagles, but they probably most resemble the Falcons.

The Bucs and Bears have won recent Super Bowls but neither over time has been anything special as a franchise and Chicago in particular let one of the most talented teams in NFL history just win one Super Bowl. Kansas City joins the Jets for being kind of just out there for so many years, and the Colts haven't been the shiniest of franchises since Super Bowl V either. The Jags, Panthers, and Ravens I would leave out of consideration although all have had a good deal of success in their short histories.

One of the Gurus put together a ranking system I liked a few weeks before the Super Bowl that was fairly accuarate considering only the Super Bowl era. For sure though, the Cards, Lions, and Saints are the top three in futility and then it goes to the group that has never won a Super Bowl and the Jets.

 
Whats your list of the worst managed and productive franchises of the super bowl era?

5. Chicago Bears

4. San Diego Chargers

3. NO Saints

2. Detroit Lions

worst all time!!

1. TB Bucs
how does that list NOT include the Jets?!?!?!?!
 
True, the Jets have sucked too. I think I just overlooked them because the others were so obvious.
The Jets have been bad, but they still won one of the most important superbowls, and in memorable fashion. In addition, they've had 11 playoff appearance - more than San Diego, and Atlanta, and only three less than the Packers and one less than the Patriots. I'd say that puts them out of the bottom five, especially since there are at least 5 teams who never won a superbowl.
 
True, the Jets have sucked too. I think I just overlooked them because the others were so obvious.
The Jets have been bad, but they still won one of the most important superbowls, and in memorable fashion. In addition, they've had 11 playoff appearance - more than San Diego, and Atlanta, and only three less than the Packers and one less than the Patriots. I'd say that puts them out of the bottom five, especially since there are at least 5 teams who never won a superbowl.
Yeah, I agree, that is why they weren't on my list. They were also a missed field goal away from making a big splash in the playoffs the year before last. They were also in the AFC Championship not tooooo long ago. Much better than I can say for the teams in my list....
 
Before Robert Irsay's death and after the Bert Jones era, the Colts were one of the worst franchises in history. They had over 25+ years of ineptitude.

 
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Before Robert Irsay's death and after the Bert Jones era, the Colts were one of the worst franchises in history. They had over 25+ years of ineptitude.
Even now, they are the most over hyped team in football every year and they find a way to lose in the playoffs.....
 
Before Robert Irsay's death and after the Bert Jones era, the Colts were one of the worst franchises in history. They had over 25+ years of ineptitude.
Even now, Manning is the most over hyped player in football every year and he finds a way to lose in the playoffs.....
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No way, you can't be one of the worst if you have won a super bowl. I would say if you have BEEN to a super bowl you shouldn't be on this list. The bucs just won a super bowl. No way they are on this list. How can San Diego and Chicago be on this list but not the Cardinals?

1. New Orleans Saints

2. Detroit Lions

3. Arizona Cardinals

Long pause between 3-5.

If youre fishing it worked.........
Pretty good list although I would swap Detroit and Arizona.Two years ago I would have put the Bengals at #4 -- now I would put Cleveland there.
They are still mismanaged. Cards' owner is the worst of professional sports. He's cheap and greedy.
 
No. Cards' owner is worst than the Knicks'. I've read an article...I dont remember where...SI? saying that the Cards' owner was so cheap that a lot of players hated Arizona. Also, when he took over the Cardinals, there were more than 100,000 submissions to get season tickets. Now? 35,000.

 
Here are the regular season records of all teams since the first Super Bowl season . . .

(Ties counted as 0.5 win and 0.5 loss)

DAL 368-240 .605

OAK 365- 243 .600

MIA 364-244 .599

MIN 349-259 .574

PIT 347.5-260.5 .572

SF 346-262 .569

STL 342.5-265.5 .563

DEN 338.5-269.5 .557

WAS 338.5-269.5 .557

KC 326-280 .538

JAX 94-82 .534

GB 312-296 .513

PHI 302.5-305.5 .498

IND 300.5-307.5 .494

BAL 78.5-81.5 .491

NE 295.5-312.5 .486

SEA 227-241 .485

CLE 270-290 .482

CHI 292-316 .480

TEN 289.5-318.5 .476

NYG 287-321 .472

CAR 82-94 .466

BUF 282-326 .464

SD 278.5-329.5 .458

NYJ 276.5-329.5 .455

CIN 249.5-314.5 .445

DET 263-345 .433

ARI 251-357 .413

ATL 248-360 .409

NO 239.5-354.5 .403

TB 183.5-284.5 .392

HOU 18-46 .281

 
tampa bay as the worst?  THEY WON A SUPER BOWL
FBG reading comprehension strikes again :wall: FYI, this isn't "which teams failed to get the farthest in any given year." Would someone pls explain "IN THE SUPER BOWL ERA" for those having a rough time w/it -

PS and however, I probably wouldn't choose them as #1 either, but not because they won a SB (or to be more accurate, OAK pissed it away). They have had pretty consistent success in recent years.....certainly more than teams like AZ, DET, etc. So getting in the playoffs (and oh btw winning when you get there) does carry SOME weight.

 
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If this were asked 10 years ago, Tampa Bay easily. But not now, nowhere in the top 5, they've been relatively competitive and in playoff contention most of the last decade.

Detroit probably is the worst, though you can make an argument for the Cardinals. I give the Lions the edge as worst because unlike Arizona they haven't been cheap for the most part, just plain inefficient. The Saints are a close third, though much of the time it's actually looked like they were on the threshold of being contenders but something always impedes a breakthrough. The other two never seem to have any hope. I'd have to put the "new" Browns and Texans next even if they haven't been around long enough to truly qualify. Both teams have been abysmally run in the personnel department.

If you don't count the Browns and Texans, then I'd say the Jets and maybe the Chiefs. The Jets won a Super Bowl, but it was a long, long time ago. They've been somewhat competitive at times, though, but when they're bad, they're really bad, and bad for a while usually. The Chiefs might be a surprise, but outside of a few good playoffs teams recently, what really have they done over the last 40 years? They also won a Super Bowl a long, long time ago, but then were very mediocre for a long time. Even recently they haven't been in the playoffs THAT much.

I hesitate on nominating teams that have been playoff competitive a third of the time or more over the last 40 years. That lets teams like the Bengals off the hook, because they had a couple Super Bowl runs in the 80s and were good most of the 70s. Tampa Bay, Chicago, Seattle all fall close to that benchmark, too.

 
but not because they won a SB (or to be more accurate, OAK pissed it away).
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: The Bucs beat the living crap out of the Raiders that day.

Based on your postings over here, I wonder if you've even watched football before.

 
Btw, the Bucs have made the playoffs 9 times in their 30 years. Almost a third of the time. Along with the SB and three NFC title games, I'm not sure how they reach the top-5 on any lists. But whatever.

Also, for somebody who earlier said that there's at least 5 teams who have never won a SB, that number is actually 14 teams.

 

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