Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
This year? No, I don't. They have too many issues with their offensive line, aging defensive line and running game.
They've had really bad luck with offensive and defensive lineman in the draft the past several years and it's caught up to them. Also, the fact that Ryan Clark is unable to play at Mile High not only hurt them last year but hurt them this year as well. And Polamalu looks done and unworthy of that huge extension he received.
Now, I'm not saying they "suck" or any such nonsense. But they're definitely on a down cycle and if they fail to win 8 games this season, I wouldn't be surprised if they implemented more changes.
Generally when that happens to them, they draft well, and are back in it for another 5-7 years.