I’ll hold out reservations until the spring game, but my hope is that the offense outplays the defense in that game. With 6 critical losses on defense and 3 on offense, as well as retention of almost all of our offensive staff, the offense should be ahead of the defense at this point. However, as many have said, a lot will depend on that offensive line. I do like the addition of Coach Scelfo, and another year for a lot of these guys will help; on the flip side, losing Denley and Noble is a major negative.
Question will be if our coaching staff is better now. Good possibility that they are better coaches, but the results on the field may not show that, especially on defense. The amount of NFL talent that the last staff was able to work with is amazing–Jackson III, McDonald, H.Wilson, B.Wilson, Bowser, Roberts, Malveaux, Oliver–as well as guys like Stewart, Taylor, Singleton, Adams, and Davis. To me, our defense was lacking a bit last year, especially in our losses so hopefully, D’Onofrio can shore some of that up.