Greeting from Noob-land!
I didn't see a similar topic listed in the forum so since I had share some thoughts on the subject.
In regards to the upcoming season, I don't have very high expectations. Let's look at some of the challenges this team and coaching staff face in 2011.
No established Quarterback. Not only do we not have a quarterback of any worth on the roster but the league as a whole is pretty slim pickings. I believe JH takes a quarterback somewhere in the draft but thats going to be a multi-year project. So anyone we pick up through free agency/trade is simply going to keep the seat warm for someone better.
New Offensive System. If you've been paying attention the last 6 seasons, you'll know how difficult it is for a team to implement the language and schemes associated with running an NFL Offense. And to do it soooo many times must be wearing down players. But as I noted in a different thread, having JH be the de facto OC finally bring stability to the offense. One more time guys!
CBA. The Collective Bargaining Agreement (or lack thereof) is definitely going to affect our ability to bring it all together in a timely manner. We just don't yet know to what degree. This one's completely out of the organizations hands.
There are probably other challenges, I'm just not coming up with any right now. So when all is said and done and we start the 2011 regular season, I predict a very rough start. What happens over those 16 (or possibly 18) games will be the tell-all. There needs to be progress and not the phony BS that we see at the end each season when there's nothing left to play for. I mean development! Development for 2012. That my friends, is when things are going to get very interesting.
Please let me know you thoughts.