This team isn't a little but away. Our team has the least talent in the history of the NFL - from the owner, to the GM, to the coaches, to the players. There are diamonds in the rough (Gailey, Tony G., Thigpen, Waters, Bradley, etc.), but they are few and far between. We cannot get back to respectability easily. This team needs to be rebuilt from the GM on down to the kick returner.
When you have accepted that, you will feel much better. Knowing, as opposed to fearing, that your team is going in the wrong direction is very liberating. Realizing that the entire culture needs to be changed, instead of a couple things, means you don't get too upset when idiocies like cutting Napo, Savage, or Eric Walden occur like they have the later part of this season.
You should not begin to hope until foundational changes are made. When the Chiefs sign good, young FAs, you can begin to hope. When they sign their own good, young free agents instead of trading them or letting them go, then you can have hope. When our defensive schemes fit our defensive players, then you can have hope. When we begin drafting to our needs rather than drafting an impressive collection of TEs, then you have hope.
Until then, rest assured that the climate of losing created by Herm/Carl will not end until their entire philosophy of team building is destroyed.