Once again, we are looking at some tough, tough games on our schedule in 06. However, while I initially reviewed this list and was thinking "my damn, the league hates us" ... on closer review, we have a lot of lemons in this mix as well. Our 06 opponents, and their 05 W/L: Buffalo (5-11) Cleveland (6-10) Indianapolis x2 (14-2) Jacksonville x2 (12-4) Tennessee x2 (4-12) Philadelphia (6-10) Washington (10-6) Dallas (9-7) Miami (9-7) NY Giants (11-5) NY Jets (4-12) Oakland (4-12) Making our '05 strength of schedule, coming into '06: 124-112. (.525) (EDIT: I didn't double count our division opponents the first time: this is the correct # and %) Interesting: so it's not so big and bad after all. Point: It is speculation, I know, since there are so many variables that remain in this equation, but I would like to talk about something involving this team other than Vince Young or Reggie Bush. So I thought I would pose the question: what are your current expectations for this team in the upcoming season? Assuming the things that you reasonably expect this franchise to do in the offseason, and feel free to be as detailed as you would like. *** My fearless prediction: bring in Kubiak, productive offseason, excitement and belief in new leadership, Carr begins to emerge, O-line holds up, defense is revamped, and we go: 9-7.