Originally Posted by thetexanator
man i hope your completely wrong. i think we can compete for the division if we get 2 decent starters in fa. ex:spikes ilb, and a decent safety. get brigewater, and a dt starter in the 2nd. we would then just need an average de, te and 3rd cb(possible 3rd rd.)
we can still pick up the average guys in fa.
colts arent that much better than us.
We currently have 0 DTs under contract. We have 1 DE in Watt, who probably counts as 2 guys, but still... We have a lot of question marks around the defense, Manning and Cushing coming back from injury, can JJo stay healthy, can Mercilus be a productive OLB. There is a lot of uncertainty on that side of the ball. We simply don't have the pieces to be much more than an 8-8 team next year, especially if we are starting a rookie QB.
Now 8-8 or 9-7 might get you a Wild Card berth in the AFC, so there could be some hope there. But I really think this team will be a 6-8 win team next year. Sooo, we need to build for the future with draft picks, and clear capspace for future building opportunities.