Put me down for 5-11, I think this offensive line is bad enough that they will make this team bad.
I can't remember if you listed your wins & loses in your "5/11 thread", but you are welcome to expand upon your prediction if you'd like.
I know a lot of people will give you the 'ol "but it's the same O-line we had last year" Prowl business, but NOT me.
Take just HALF of those comebacks away and we were a 7-9 team. Heck, take 'em ALL away
, and we're 4-12 last year.
Are we (coach & players) a more experienced team? Sure we are, but we're still fielding one of the youngest and most inexperienced teams in the league. Again.
Should we expect improvement based on that added year of experience? Maybe.
When I try to figure out where we'll end up, of course it's partially based on how we did last year, but in the same thinking I have to consider how we got there.
I see a team that's probably a little better than we were last year, but I don't think we've improved "leaps and bounds" beyond the same improvement 31 other teams have, based on the same additional year of experience as well.
I know (believe) upgrades through free agency would have possibly made us a little bit more competitive, but I also think this team's about a year away from being good enough to believe we're ready to make a realistic Superbowl run.
The teams that ARE - have every reason to be very active in free agency.