Going into this season, I hoped for an 8-8 season, so with 2 wins after the first 4 games I am overall satisfied with the performance of the team. I am still extremely disappointed about our loss to Atlanta, but very few NFL teams will play up to expectation all 16 games of their season and every team will experience setbacks. There is a lot of football left to be played this season - but I thought it would be fun to grade the team based on the first four games of the season: QB- B+: In my opinion, the most important key to this season is the play of Schaub. Even though it became clear to most of us that this team would never take the next step with Carr behind center, the trade of two second round picks for Schaub was an aggressive move by the front office. In short, after passing on VY AND cutting Carr after signing him to that extension, the front office didn't have any room for error on this move. After four games, I am confident that the front office made the right move. With a QB rating of over 101, 5 TDs and 6 sacks, Schaub is on pace to equal the TD pass total of Carr by mid-season and will have only allowed/ caused/ settled for 1/4 of the sacks...and he is getting better. Keep in mind that for the past two games, this guy hasn't played with his starting RB or his prowl-bowl WR and last game he was also without his starting center and his other top WR. RB/FB - C+: I think Green has played well when he has played, so if he had stayed healthy, this grade could have been as high as a B. At best, Dayne is a nice compliment to a solid starting RB, but he is best fitted for pounding the ball with a lead in the 4th quarter. I don't understand why we suit up Gado if we aren't going to give him a chance to play. If Green were to miss any more time, I don't think that we lose much by giving Gado (or another back on the roster) a chance to carry the load. OL - C-: The offensive line isn't as bad as some of us thought that it was, but it still isn't very good and the loss of Steve isn't going to help. Pass protection has been decent, but the run blocking is just pathetic. I don't think we will scratch the surface of what this offense can do until this line can open up some running holes. WR - A-: Before his injury, AJ was establishing himself as one of the top WR in the league. Despite all of the concern prior to the start of the season, the depth at this position doesn't look bad at all. Jacoby Jones showed real flashes in the pre-season and looked like he would eventually be take the No. 2 spot, but I think Andre Davis has come out of no where to make a strong case to be considered for a starting role. The coaching staff has given Kevin Walter every chance to establish himself as the No. 2 receiver. He hasn't done anything to hurt himself, but the talent here is much better than initially thought. Add Mathis to the mix and we have good talent 1-5. TE - A: I don't think we can ask too much more of this group. It seems like every time we need a big play, these guys are getting open and making tough catches. Owen Daniels was a steal in the 4th round and will be a fixture in this offense for years to come. Bruener and Putzier have been solid as well. DL - B-: IMO, this is the most inconsistent group of the team. The first two games we looked like we were going to be a real force, but last game it didn't seem like we could get much pressure. Amobi is playing really well, but in fairness I think a lot of his success is due to the attention that Mario is getting. I wish Mario's numbers were better, but I think he is getting better pressure. LB - B: I think this group has been a real upgrade over last year's group. When we have played well, this group seems to be all around the ball and giving big hits. DB - C-: This is easily the weakest unit of the team. I would have given this unit a D+ if it weren't for the play of Dunta Robinson, who is arguably the best overall player on this defense. We haven't given up the big play like we did last year, but I don't feel comfortable that we can get off of the field even with third and long. ST - A-: Other than this missed kick yesterday, this group has been solid. When Jacoby and Mathis are healthy, we have a really dangerous return game. Matt Turk is a huge updgrde. Brown is more consistent than not. Coaching - B-: I think Kubiak is still learning how to run this team. Time management has been a real problem and, at times, I question the play calling on offense. We are still early in the season and these grades have been given after our worst outing of the year, so I think that each one of these areas could improve over the course of the rest of the season.