Originally Posted by __V__
We are sold out, and Dom Davis has never stayed healthy. College or Pro.
True enough about Davis. However, it's possible that the injury problems could simply have been bad luck and not evidence that he doesn't have the body to handle the pounding. Or, perhaps NFL strength and conditioning coaches will/ have been able to address this problem...
If so, the fact that he's had injuries in college and therefore not carried the ball 700-800 times like most college backs of his caliber will add two years of good health to his NFL career.
McClain's prediction 7 or 8 wins doesn't seem pessimistic to me- especially in our division. However, it's not errant thinking to believe that 10 wins and the playoffs aren't well within the realm of possibility. After all, most of the great (by today's standards) NFL teams the past 8 years have come from nowhere:
St. Louis, Baltimore, New England, Carolina... others have had huge turn arounds with the rapid maturity of their young players: Indianapolis (peyton's second season), Philadelphia (McNabb's third?).