I think we’ll fair better on all sides of the sack/pressure totals.
Between Rivers’ ability to pre-snap read and a stellar O-Line... plus, hopefully, a healthy WR and RB corps (with a few new additions) I’m not overly concerned with giving up sacks.
I’m calling it for 16 sacks given up on the season.
On defense.... much like when he doubled down on Nelson & Smith.... I hope Ballard pulls the trigger on another IDL on Draft Day to go along with the Buckner acquisition.
For all the clamoring (including my own) for a WR at #34.... if Ballard instead selects Gallimore or Blacklock, I’ll register no complaints.
With Turay back to form and the LBs benefiting from a highly upgraded D-Line.... I predict 58 sacks next season.
For me it is Mike Peterson, second round of the '99 draft. I bought a Peterson jersey in August of '99 before he had even played a game. Polians biggest gaffe here was letting Peterson go after 4 years. Still don't understand that move!