Never thought of it that way, but it makes sense. A team can have a rebuilding off-season and still put a competitive team out there. I think there is way more playing talent than GM/organizational talent and so if you get the right GM and savvy owner then you should be able to stay somewhat competitive every year.
The Jets were the most dysfunctional, immature team last year and they just signed the most honest, trustworthy and hard working player in the league. Some say that is bad? They are idiots. Great move by the Jets.
I went to St Louis last month. Have NO problem going there for a road trip, great wee city with blues, booze and BBQs!! In fact, other than Foxboro I've never seen the Jets on the road. Might look into it.