I think that with the schedule they pulled, and the way they have struggled early this season, I am not premature in declaring this turkey cooked. I am not without hope though. I think that this will allow them to truly loosen up and experiment a little. With all of the new personnel, and a new offensive system we need to look at this season as an opportunity to get our act together before a break out year in 2007. I had hoped that this year would be a break out year, but, clearly, it is not to be.
I think that as the season goes on we will see Jason Campbell carry some of the weight in the quarterback position. Not because Brunell is hurting the team, but because we have to see what he's got if he's gonna be the man next season.
I anticipate the team will loosen up and start having fun as the chances of making the playoffs fade away. Hopefully this will help galvanize and steady a team struggling to find its identity.
2007 will be a very different story. I just hope they can keep their core group of guys together, and I hope Gibbs doesn't retire or get fired.