"So, here's the deal now...."
Can this be a playoff team with a 16-point-per-game offense? It sure looks to me that most games are going to be very close to a single offensive TD and 3 Nedney field goals, Time-of-possession will likely exceed 30 minutes, somewhat limiting the opponent's offensive plays. But unless the club comes up with a defensive or special teams TD, bumping the overall points to the 23 PPG category, 16 PPG will likely have to do.
Personally, I don't think that 16 PPG from the offense will get the club beyond a 7-9 or 8-8 record. I just don't see a passing offense, without a fully healthy and practiced Jones and Crabtree. Playing catch-up, which will have to be done on occasion, doesn't look realistic. The QB and WR are he same ol', same ol'.
I'm not worried about the D, but the apparent lack of a balanced offense looks like the club's Achilles heel to me. I don't believe that the club is "holding back" offensively in these exhibitions. What you see is what you're going to get with Jimmy Raye at the helm. Anyone else feeling offensively challenged?