Originally Posted by Wonton Prejudice
Even with a productive running game and defense ranked 8-12?
I think we can with 8 with Alex if those things come together.
If the defense is average or worse, however, I can see 5 wins.
I'm actually quite curious about the running game, because it's entirely possible all this OL shuffling could **** up that too.
I think Jamaal Charles is going to have a spectacular season in Reid's offense.
I also think that Cyrus Gray will become the second back and be a big contributor in this offense.
But I also think that Reid's offense is going to ask more from Alex Smith than Smith is capable of, and his efficiency is going to take a huge hit, and he will have turn overs and mistakes that will cost this team games.
But there's also a chance that Reid begins to recognize Smith's limitations in his offense, and he adapts, and we will see an offense that passes far less, and doen't stretch the field in the way Reid's offenses have in the past, and this team wins 8 games as a result of that adjustment.