Last year prior to the season there were several threads about predictions/expectations and identifying things he needed to improve on. Starting this thread for people to give their opinions on what DC did or did not improve upon last year, what he needs to improve upon next year and for predictions/expectations for next year. Examples from needs to improve last year: TD/Int ratio, not running out of bounds for sacks, playing well in the 4th quarter, progressions, pocket presence. For benchmarks here are the stats for DC's career so far: 2002 52.5 % comp. 2592 yds 5.84 ypa 9 TD's 15 INT's 62.8 QB rating 2003 56.6 % comp. 2013 yds 6.82 ypa 9 TD's 13 INT's 69.5 QB rating 2004 61.2 % comp. 3531 yds 7.58 ypa 16 TD's 14 INT's 83.5 QB rating In one of last year's threads the marked contrast between the 1st half of the 2003 season and 2nd half was noted. I thought at the time the benchmark for improvement for 2004 should be the 1st half of the 2003 season so here are those numbers: 2003 (1-8) 59.8 % comp. 1483(projects to 2966) yds 7.26 ypa 6 (12) TD's 8 (16) INT's 75.24 QB rating Looking at the 2004 season, DC did show improvement in every category over his performance in the 1st half of the 2003 season. Last year DC again had a huge split from 1st to 2nd half. So once again, giving DC the harder benchmark of improving upon the 1st half of 2004 here are those stats (projections over a complete season). 2004 (1-8) 64 % comp. 2162 (4324) yds 8.65 ypa 9 (18) TD's 5 (10) INT's 95.1 QB rating. For reference, last year if DC had performed at the same pace for both halves of the season he would have ranked as follows among QB's who started 10+ games: 10th % comp., 4th yds, 3rd ypa, 17th TD's, 5th INT's, 8th QB rating. Obviously one thing that strikes me as a necessary improvement is having a consistant season.