I am honest to god hoping that we don't make the playoff's. This is a young team with a lot of talent, but think about it...We would have good draft pick's to help rebuild. This is more of a rebuilding season IMO
Are you kidding me? Rebuilding? Rebuilding is what teams due that have no hope of doing anything with their current roster. Rebuilding is what the Browns have been doing. Rebuilding is what the Bengals just got done doing. Hell rebuilding is what Atlanta more or less just got done doing.
This team is NO WHERE NEAR as bad as it has been at times this year. I've said it before and I'll say it again. This defense is banged up. We are missing Ed Hartwell, Kevin Mathis, Chris Cash, Jordan Beck, and heck even Brady Smith for the course of the season. That is two starters, one very important nickel back and his backup; and a very promising rookie. Of course this defense is going to be off it's game. Look at how young they are:
Starters or players with 50% snaps or greater: Chad Lavalais (2nd Year), Jonathan Babineaux (Rookie), Chauncey Davis (Rookie), DeAngelo Hall (2nd Year), Demorrio Williams (2nd Year), Michael Boley (Rookie), Bryan Scott (3rd Year).
It's amazing our defense isn't worse then what it is right now. We have 5 of 11 starters on defense that have more then 3 years experience. That's right less then half of the starting defense are true "veterans."
How about the offense? It is darn near just as young as the defense and has been one of the leagues better units (11th Total Offense, 1st Rushing, 10th Scoring). The only thing really holding this unit back is poor pass blocking and the fact that Vick has a rookie and second year receiver starting.
If anything this roster needs tweaks. Yes we need another top notch corner. Yes we need a better safety the Keion Carpenter. But the defensive line has been working without Brady Smith most of the season and in his stead have been a pair of ROOKIES. Losing Ed Hartwell & Kevin Mathis has a deep impact then many may want too believe.
This team is not even remotely close to needing to "rebuild." At most we need a corner, safety, center, and a guard. Depending upon where Davis is next year and Smith's status you could include a defensive end.