steelerfan513 wrote: biju wrote:
FFslacker wrote:I think they might unless you can show me a team that crawls out of the pile of crap that is the NFC west.
How about the team that has dominated the NFC West the last 6 years and doesn't lose their top 8 WRs to injury in 2009?
Unless they can figure out why their defense all of a sudden turned to crap, I'm not buying it. Although getting Hasselbeck and those wide receivers back should at least make the division competitive.
We were dead last in time of possession. As you probably know, this is a huge problem in how your defense performs. It also directly correlates to our offensive injury issues in 2008.
Now, it's entirely possible, and even probable, that I'm one of those fans that only wants to see the rosy scenario for their team. I'm sure there are Bengals fans thinking they are going to win the Superbowl when Carson Palmer comes back too. But I do think I can see part of
the reason why we weren't competitive this year and why that isn't going to repeat in 2009 unless we go through injury problems again. And this isn't to say that this won't be avoided--we have an older team now. I'm just saying that if there aren't debilitating injuries in 2009, I can't see a reason why we shouldn't win our division.
Edit: The italicized words.
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