The Snapshot wrote:I only hope we are as productive in the draft. There are some young players around the organization that could make a jump this year as well. I also believe Cortez Allen will rebound. It's not all gloom and doom. Could be surprisingly positive this season as a transition step. No expectations of the playoffs, but if star players have big years it is not out of the question.
I still think the playoffs are a real possibility...especially if they keep the reigns off of Ben. They are definitely going to have to become more of an offense first team, which will be interesting to see considering the organization's and head coach's apparent aversion to that concept.
Cortez Allen, for me, was one of the bigger disappointments last year just because I thought he would be able to not only fill a gap, but excel. He looked completely lost when on the field, and never settled in. IIRC, he had an injury in preseason that most likely affected his 'readiness', so I'm hopeful that he makes a leap forward this year. His ball skills are sorely needed in our secondary...especially given the fact that the overall D could be our weakest unit. Turnovers and splash plays on D could get them out of the inevitable troubles they're going to find themselves in, and a ball hawk at corner or nickel corner could make a huge difference.