Re: How many years will it take _______ ?
I think we're seeing the beginning of a very nice, potentially superbowl-ish five to seven year run for this team.
The core is young.
The Steelers & Ravens are getting older and older.
Cincy also has Oaklands second round pick this year, which is probably in the 35ish range IIRC.
And they have 55 million in cap space. Bowe, Jennings, Mike Wallace....all potential targets.
If they play their cards right they can build perhaps the most talented roster in the NFL.