I am a little skeptical of how our defense will perform in 04'. I think that the defensive staff is echoing that concern as well. The signing of Robier Smith from the Titans (who?) to a big contract this offseason, the release of (SS) Stevens - a good move, and the drafting of 2 1st round rooks that will have to start and have a positive impact. One thing that we do have more of last year is some depth at NT - I like Sears and hopefully he'll be able to fill in nicely for Smith when he is catching a breather. I would like to know if anyone has heard anything about Glenn Earl's progress as well. And is it feasable to expect that this defense will return to it's 10th place ranking that it had in 2002?