I know that I'm not just speaking for myself when I say that I am fucking pumped for the 2009 season. We made some great upgrades on the O line in Peters and Stacy Andrews, finally got a fullback in Weaver, picked up some good veteran talent on defense in Sean Jones, Ellis Hobbs, and Rashad Baker. Then had a monster draft with Maclin, McCoy, and Ingram. Our team on paper is definitely an improvement from last year's team that made it to the NFC championship game.
But can they play together?
I love the fresh, young talent and the potential for a great team this year but we lost leadership in the offseason with the departure of Dawkins, and Runyan. Who is gonna fill those leadership roles? Sheldon Brown is unhappy about his contract and has the potential to influence some of our new players negatively, and I doubt that we trade him at this point. Donovan voiced his feelings about his contract earlier in the offseason but with what we've done in free agency to upgrade our offense can't imagine he is still upset.
So what do you think? Who is gonna step up and be our offensive and defensive leaders?