based on the fact that we have spend almost 50% of our cap on offense and have spend our high picks in the last 2 drafts mostly on offense , i come to have high expectations for that unit.
there are only 11 teams who are spending more on offense so an offense barely cracking the top 20 is just not going to cut it.
the QB is the most important player on offense and even on the team.
if he plays bad the offense has no chance so safe to say he is that important to what how that unit will play.
when you then also consider that flacco has the 2nd highest cap hit in the entire NFL then you can say a lot is expected from him.
he is getting paid to carry this team so he should.
there are only 3 teams spending less on defense so im actually tempering my expectations for them.
pretty logical so far imo.
then when you consider the amount of picks we have , how many of them become immediate contributors on offense/defense and the amount of vets we bring that make a significant impact at this point , its safe to say that you can make a pretty good guess at the shape of our roster already.
majority of the 53 man squad is already on the team.
barring injuries i think at least 8 out of 11 starters on defense are set in stone with at least 1 guy we know will be the 3rd corner.
losing any of them will lead to a downgrade and thus will put more pressure on flacco and the offense.
maybe you are totally clueless on who will be on the team but i already have a pretty good idea on who will be on it or at least has a very high chance to make it.
considering the make up of this team and the importance of the QB position and the often used its a passing league , id dare to say to QB play will play a huge role in if we are play off bound or not.
the only way we make the play offs with flacco playing badall season is if we get a 2000 yard caliber RB (committee) and the defense playing like the 2000 unit for 16 games for the entire game and not just 3 quarters lol