they have Tavaris Jackson at QB....
most people have no idea who that is...
he has never played qb in his life....theey are going to be really bad this year
Their defense will get better with Chad Greenway back from injury but their offense will struggle mightily. Teams will just focus on AP and force Jackson to throw to recievers who just aren't very good.
With our receivers, especially Williamson and the rookie Rice, being able to throw deep balls alone is an upgrade over Brad Johnson last year, who's max range was like 40 yards. That's the only position on the whole team that anybody could say is downgraded, and it really even isnt because Johnson was jsut terrible last year.
QB- Johnson to Jackson, equal at the least, Jackson jsut fits the offense and the players around him better.
RB- Upgraded. Added top RB prospect next to last year's 1,200 yard rusher. Tony Richardson is still a great FB.
WR- Equal. We have a bunch of young guys, which is better than last year. We lost Travis Taylor and added Bobby Wade, that cancels out. Then we added Sidney Rice and aundrae Allison in the draft. We have a decent top three, and I have a feeling Rice will suprise some people this year.
TE- Downgrade. Who the F is Visanthe Shiancoe? We probably wont see much production from here this year. Kleinsasser will be used here a lot to block as always.
OLine- Same as last year pretty much.. Still have one of the top o lines. Best left side with Mount Mckenzie and Hutch. Birk is declining, but should still be solid for another year or two. Between Herrera and Hicks our right guard wont be great but they should hold it down decently. I dont know who will be starting at RT, I think Marcus Johnson is supposed to be progressing well, so that spot should be solid.
DLine- Upgraded. They were injury plagued last year at the ends.Williams, Williams, nuff said. Ok maybe not, but our ends have great depth. 4th round pick outta Texas Brian Robison is our 5th DE! We have Erasmus James, Kenechi Udeze, Ray Edwards, and Darrion Scott, I think we'll find two guys who can produce outta those 5.
LB- Upgrade. We get Greenway, and EJ Henderson is only getting better after a good season last year. Ben Leber is average but he will get the job done.
CB- Winfield is always a lock to be solid. Then you have a great young CB in Griffin who is probably my favourite player on the defense. We need production out of Macauley our 5th round pick, as either he will produce and give us a solid option, or we'll have to go with Devonte Edwards. Gotta hope Winfield and Griffin stay healthy. Oh yeah Smoot is gone, hooray!
S- stacked. Sharper isnt great anymore but we have 4 solid safeties. Tank Williams, Sharper, Dwight Smith, and FA Mike Doss. Greg Blue I like but apparently they are gonna cut him, :S. Id almost rather cut Sharper, hes not gonna be good for much logner, and Blue is a young hard hitter, w/e.
WE GOT BETTER! My prediction is anywhere from 7-9 to 9-7