Yeah, they made the moves because they wanted to build a young, solid team that would grow. When you do that you have to expect growing pains. They are 4-4, not 1-7. Given their talent and experience they are right where they should be.
The FO and players have openly stated they have felt differently, regardless of the current record and your analysis of that record.
Its still a very young receiving corp. They have Brandon Marshall and role players. Bess is good but is thriving because Marshall draws so much attention. (Look at Welker's performances post-Moss)
Bess has talent. He wouldn't be doing what he's done if he didn't, regardless of Marshall. Marshall BTW is one of the top receivers in the league regardless of age.
With Starks it goes back to the beginning of the season. I'm glad Soliai is improving. But transitioning Starks to nose would mean a year of working out the kinks at a new position.
Again, they didn't have a choice. Moving Starks was determined their only option as a replacement. Drafting a rookie NT and starting him would be more of what you're getting at.
The secondary showed promise, but again they are 2nd year players. The expectation is different from a veteran/win now set up.
If you've built your team around a ground game its pretty important to have good run blocking.
I get that they want more, but what they think they should be and their design for the team don't add up. If it was a win now approach they should have kept a few more vets around or brought in some vets to lead the team.
Jammer .... go read the comments from everyone in this organization prior to the start of this year. They had higher expectations than what you're seeing.