Originally Posted by Newport Red
I hope you're right.
As a counter point. The teams they beat were 19 and 45 over the season. Didn't breat a team that finished with a winning record. Although Washington probably did at the time and tied a playoff team.
How are you expecting the offense to become average again... players getting healthy, good drafting, softer schedule.
As to your counter point, how many teams would you expect us to beat with Fitzpatrick at the helm? Too me he's an ok kid but by no means Frank Reich, let alone a starter. I tend to think of him as a middle of the pack #2 QB at best.
I expect them to get the O-Line squared away nicely in the offseason that's the key. If Palmer is completely healthy and in the O-Line is squared away they need a solid RB which shouldn't really be difficult to find or afford. Let me say I am not completely sold on Benson being the guy but I think he could do well enough to keep defense's honest. Also I fully expect TJ back, although I am curious as to how they will work that out. The schedule is IMO icing on the cake.