There are just too many important pieces for the Steelers that need to stay healthy, that haven't shown they can all stay healthy at the same time very long.
I'd put the over/under of games Ben starts at 13. He's 31 and in 9 years has only started all 16 once. He has missed 8 games over the last 3 years and recently had surgery on his knee. All this injuries keep piling on and he isn't getting any younger.
Plus he loses his deep threat and will likely rely on a rookie to carry the running game. Offensive line as usual is a huge question mark. Old defense.
Bengals still don't scare anybody. Ravens offense is built to exploit their cover 2 scheme with the speed they have at wr and rice/pitta working the middle.
Browns? Yea right.
Ravens are stacked.
I'll take the under. Shit.. I'd take it if it was 11...
It is funny how perceptions change. Just a few months ago, people were taking gas about the fact that Caldwell had never actually called plays before. Now it is a foregone conclusion that he is great and that he will be a head coach before next March. I think he is a good coach and I don't think he is going anywhere.
Defensive lineman Chris Canty had a dominant minicamp for Ravens
Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/r...#ixzz2WFnGNjZ9
It will be interesting to see if Jacoby is on the field more and if so who is going to get the return duties. Reed?
Most of Caldwell's reputation is on 1) his time with Peyton Manning as a QB coach and 2) his brief stint as HC of the Colts. He had 14-2 and 10-6 seasons, making the SB but losing in his first season. He had one terrible season when Manning was out for the year, and got fired for it. I think many in the league remember the earlier success, and combine that with the job he did turning our offense around, and he's bound to be an intriguing name.
Now, once the season starts, I'm with you--Juan should be glued to Caldwell's hip & picking up on everything he does, prepping for eventual elevation to OC if/when Jim gets another HC gig.
I agree, I hope one of the young receivers step up and become the #2; use Jacoby as the #3 so he can still be utilized as a KR.
Hadn't heard much about Tandon so that's good to read.Quote:
The Royal Rumble at the wide receiver position figures to be the most interesting battle of training camp, and Doss, a third-year wide receiver, left a nice impression heading into the summer. Doss has looked quicker than when we last saw him, and he appears to be playing with more confidence. It felt as if he had the ball in his hands more often than any other wide receiver during minicamp, Torrey Smith included. If he continues to make plays during training camp, he could push for the vacant starting spot.