For 20 years Mike Brown has been working and tinkering and learning and evolving as an owner and GM. You don't get to where he is now without developing an unparalleled knack for what his job requires. Back in the early 90's it was easy for his teams to be garbage. They had no talent or coaching. Jeff Query, for all his hilljackian awesomeness, was a big part of the offense. JEFF QUERY DAMNIT! See, Mike Brown was like a blind man wandering down a mountain. As long as he let gravity do its thing, i.e. let Dave Shula coach a bunch of bad players, he'd get to the bottom. But now his team has so much more talent due mostly to Marvin Lewis threatening to drink himself to death in the war room if Mikey Boy took one more goddamn flyer on a guy that he saw a five minute high school highlight video of instead of the productive stud player. So when you think about it, this is Mike Brown's career masterpiece. For him to be able to impose his shambling, half-comatose-on-barbecue-sauce will on such a potentially talented team and transform them into the definition of bad football is a remarkable achievement for everything Mike Brown represents. Instead of being blind and falling down a mountain, now he is a circus owner letting the tiger escape from its cage and start killing spectators while simultaneously setting fire to the tent and starting an elephant stampede. This team is far exceeding Mike Brown's craziest ambitions for building things only with the cheapest shit.