OK here are my observations. I watched every game this season but I am by no means an expert. This what I have seen, read and hear about our team. Feel free to add. Offense QB Carr has been evaluated by numerous scouts, consultants, and "league personel experts" and they all say if he gets protection he is the guy. Tremdous arm strength and one of the most mobile QBs in the nfl. No one really knows what he will be able to do until he gets consistent protection. Back up - Banks and Ragone are decent but don't push Carr for the starting job. Our QB situation is not pressing, the smart play is to see what impact the a shake up on the O-line and new coaching has on QB play. RB DD is about average for a starting back in the NFL. Morecy is serviceable Wells is a big back, that can block and fill a role as FB too. Hollings should be cut this offseason. We have No real play makers &no home run hitters. We need one. FB Norris is nothing special, but is servicable WR Andre is a stud, Mathis has the talent needs the reps, Derick Armstrong has potential, Gaffney needs to bring his game to the next level and step up and become the #2 reciever we have been hoping he would become. Corey Bradford - I can't recall how many times I swore at my TV and begged for this guy to be cut. WE need a #2 passing threat to compliment AJ. TE Bennie Joppru....he is like Kaiser Soze. No one is sure if this guy really even exists. My dream is that he becomes the come back player of the year in 06, but I am not counting on it. Murphy, Rivers & Bruener don't exactly strike fear into any defenses. (WE need a tight-end that can catch passes over the middle and can block.) O-line Word on the street is some people are happy with Chester Pitts at Left Tackle. (I don't know enough to know how true that is.) Right Tackle...We need to upgrade. Guards....We need to upgrade. Center....We need to upgrade. How is Hodgdon? If I have learned anything from being an Oilers fan in the early 90's it is that an O-line can take you a long way. Ask the Steelers. Bottom-line is our pass protection needs to be addressed. I think the combination of new coaching and new talent can turn this around. Defense D-line: Not getting enough push, not occupying enough blockers. Not putting enough pressure on the QB. We need to upgrade. We need a pass rusher in the worst way. LineBackers At best we have a crew of below-average Linebackers. Props to Babin for finishing strong. Peek is emotional but does't play smart. Greenwood is overpaid. Wong is missing. Orr...interesting. We need some serious upgrades, right now we have no playmakers and no standout passrusher. Secondary D-rob is great, P-buc is better than most people think(not saying much) and wasn't horrible in the second half of the season. Coleman is done. We have a couple of young guys with some talent. CC Brown had a decent rookie year. (Our front SEVEN does such a poor job of pressuring the QB these guys look worse than the are.) We could use upgrading but I think other areas need more help. Kicker Kris Brown. Not the most clutch guy in the world but he is fine (we could do worse). Punter: No clue. Kick/Punt return: Mathis.......total Stud. Morency......average. OK so we need a lot of help. But I think coaching alone should have a pretty big impact on this team. This group of guys big time UNDERACHIEVED in 2005. Expect them to show remarkable improvement next year. This offseason I think we need help in the following areas the most. #1 Better pass protection. I don't care where they come from or what postion they play, we need new guys to make an impact. (Our first pick should not be used on this. We can address it in the second or third rounds.) #2 Offensive Playmaker. #3 Defensive pass rusher. Linebacker that can drop into coverage or can go after the QB. D-lineman that can get to the QB or require double coverage by the opposing team's O-line. (Player(s) that will vastly improve our front seven.) #4 Tight End or #2 reciever. A great tightend would be the best, one that can improve pass protection or be a reliable #2 reciever.