Gosh, before watching the preseason, I'd have told you 8-8. The lack of a pass rush as you say, makes me worry - not so sure we can make it up with scheme.
Manny Lawson is officially too freakin small (thin) to play OLB in this scheme. 240 lbs will not cut it...
QB play? Wow... bad. I don't think the deep ball will scare anybody, and we'll be crowded at the line of scrimmage constantly, keeping Hills only real pass threat (short, slants, and play action) nullified.
I do like Coffee, and excited to see how Gore pounds the rock... but 8 in the box is going to be a theme against us this year.
I'm sayin 6-10. Crabtree doesn't sign. He's got Deion Sanders in his ear, talking 40 million. Seriously Deion? We'll trade him to someone, hopefully for a first round pick in March. Remember '10 is an uncapped year. I think the Cowboys will want him.
Good news is that gives us 3 first round picks in 2010... the flexibility to get a pass rusher, QB, and OL.
Overall, not hopeful.