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Old 09-24-2011, 10:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm a bit torn on this question.

If you'd asked me a while back, I would have instinctively answered that this team is much better off for many of the reasons that have already been provided: hopefully another high draft pick in a much better draft, more physical maturity for the young players, and the veteran teams get one step closer to retirement and re-building.

However, I feel like the things that this team needs to improve on the most are things that you learn in real game play. I'm thinking here especially of an ability to persevere through adversity, and an understanding of spacing and schemes on defense. Scrimmages and workouts don't translate much to an improvement in those facets of the game.

The good thing about being near the bottom is that it should really only be up from here, but how quickly that will come is hard to say.
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