Originally Posted by themaninblack
Let's not get ahead of ourselves Mario. Yea, we do have a pretty talented team when healthy(a lot better than 3-4 wins at least) but some things are really gonna have to go our way to be a playoff team next season. I can definitely see anywhere from 6-9 wins though.
The Bengals have significant building blocls that really bad teams don't have. If the Falcons, Panthers, Bucs, Bears and Dolphins can all make huge turnaround, then the Bengals can.
Think about it. Carson is better than at least 25 starters in this league. Jones is a legit OLT. T.J., if signed is a real #1, Henry has the potential to be a real #2, Benson and Perry can be a poor mans Stewart/Williams two headed monster. Rivers is a true playmaker. Joseph and Hall have the potential to be one of the NFL's best CB tandems. The D-Line is soft, but there is that blue collar attitude there if they put in the time. And our safety situation is finally worked out.
I don't know man, I would think that they are on par or even a little better than where the Dolphins, Falcons, Bears and even Bucs where this time last year. It's just a matter of the team getting Carson protected and giving him a legit running game.