This may be the first thread I've ever started. I have come to the conclusion that the talent just is not there. The blame for this season should fall primarily with Casserly. I'm not saying Capers should be kept, but he hasn't been given all that much talent. It's not like he has a bunch of world beaters he is holding back. The current talent base should generate a record of 7-9 or 9-7. It remains to be seen whether we get there by the end of the year. However, it is apparent to me that we do not have enough talent to get into the playoffs, much less become a factor in the post season. First, games are won in the trenches and our D and O lines are well below average in talent. Our O-Line has all the hallmarks of a sub par line: numerous penalties, inability to pass protect with any consistency, inability to generate forward push. Our defensive front seven rarely, if ever, make a play behind the line of scrimmage. We rarely put pressure on the passer. Our blitz success ratio is horrendous (how many times did the Bengals pick up our pathetic blitz, giving Palmer all day ?) With the exception of Dunta Robinson and Andre Johnson, we have few notable skill position players. I think Carr has talent but he has lost his confidence in the line and is not stepping up. I don't know if he will fullfill his potential. Davis is negligibly above average. Our 2nd and 3rd receivers are well below average. (I don't know why Armstrong isn't playing more). Other than D-Rob, the rest of our secondary is average. When you combine the mediocre talent at the skill positions with weak lines, you get 0-3. We will beat some ****** teams because their talent base is swiss cheese like ours.