I for one like what the GM has done. if you do not want to play here your gone, if you have not produced regardless of who you are or how much you make, you gone. I think the football side of things will be vastly improved. I say 10-8.
My concerns are if Jason Maas gets off to a poor start. We must have another qb who can step in and play well. We must have someone to push Jason's talent level up. We must have at minimum a solid second and hopefully even third q.b. a la BC. This is still a qb driven league. I like Jason and still believe he played hurt a lot of last year but this year the Gm amd Coach must not let that happen. If they are going to spend significant money do it for another QB not necessarily to replace Jason but at minimum to push him very hard.
Secondly, I think the biggest problem on defense is team speed. We must be faster at every position. We were to slow off the ball at d-line and to slow to react at linebacker. The DBs were getting better but still got beat to often and part of the blame for that is no real consistent pass rush. I say the problem on defense is speed.
Without doubt we will be the most improved team in the league which I realize is not much of a stretch considering last year but I think we will be in the playoffs. By the way, if no one has already said it, Charlie Taffe will win his third coach of the year award next year as well.