Good stuff in this thread, especially Vinny and Ogre. I will go on record as saying the defense will finsh between 15th and 20th, and the offense between 20th and 25th. I think the offense will struggle early, and will be struggling with consistency thtroughout, but I expect them to become more explosive, and consistent as the year progresses. By the end of the year, they will really be starting to hit a rythm, which will carry into their first playoff season in 2005. As for the defense, the new cogs will take some time to work their way in, so that may impact us, but I do see more big plays and sacks this year, pending the heath of the d of course.
BTW - Vinny was right on in everything he said, but nobody will mistake him for a mathmetician. We have 22 starters, 6 will likely be new, meaning that 27.2724% of our starters will be new