Hey...here's the deal...this team has weathered a complete change in schemes on both sides of the ball. They're out of the gate 2-3...that's better than I thought. The weakest part of their schedule is after the break. If they win against st. Louis, there's no reason 10-6 isn't a possibility with the usual idsclaimers about injury etc.
I was only kidding around with a recent quote that seems to have caught some headlines.
I think the team can compete with just about anyone due to their defense being solid upfront. Right now I see something similar to recent years in that they don't appear able to win a shootout or stage a large comeback. Part of that comes from a rookie QB and the other is just a lack of big play WRs. They are solid, and Hartline will make some plays going forward, but I'm not sure they have the collective talent to put up 4 TDs through the air or stage a 10+ point comeback in the 4th quarter.
For that reason I see more of a 7-9 or 8-8 season. However, I've been very wrong before.