A lot of high hopes for next year are floating around the board. That's great. I'm excited too. i definitely think we should be back pushing Houston for the division crown. Here's a little more detail on what I hope to see play out for next year.
Luck: should take a pretty good step forward as we would hope to give him better pass protection and having a year under his belt should make his decision making that much better. I was really impressed with his arm strength and his accuracy got a lot better as the season went on. I expect him to be in the 25 td range vs 10 or 12 int's.
Dewayne Allen: I think he scores 8 td's and has 800 plus yards next year. He's a great target with all the skills for a TE.
Vick Ballard: He really impressed me down the stretch this year. Ran really hard and showed he has just enough speed to turn the corner when he has to. Great inside running. I don't expect him to be the next Frank Gore but he'll push 1000 yards next year and Donald Brown will be fighting for playing time.
T.Y. Hilton: He was a great compliment to Wayne this year. He was that deep threat we needed and I expect 20 more catches from him next year.
Off season: I hope that Grigson sees the offensive line as the biggest area of needed upgrade. I thought the run blocking was much improved this year(and that's not saying much)but the pass protection was scary most of the time.
After that I think the Defensive front 7 has areas to fill and we need another corner. I beleive Freeney is gone so the next biggest need, in my opinion besides OL, is OLB/DE. With the job that Grigson did this last off season bringing in guys who over-acheived I expect him to bring in some guys in FA that he can spend a little more $ on and get even better results. This off season should be fun.