Stats r stats. They never tell the whole story. Lewis was not only very physical, he was called the Peyton Manning of line backers. That's what separated from his peers and many that have followed. Plus, unrivalled leader ship.
I'm glad that meat finally got cooked.
Kid sounds like he's trying to put in the work. Hoping those cards help him learn the playbook. We're going to want to see good things from him in his first year.
I stopped making exact predictions years ago, but I will say this. This team has the talent across all units to win a minimum of 12 games. So in a way, less than that would be disappointing. In a way.
But as others have mentioned, there are just so many variables every year. But this year, those variables are all compounded. So given that, I don't think there is a way of forecasting anything that could be legitimately defined as "realistic". There's just no way to know. So in that way, I think there's more room than what I claimed in my first paragraph before you could call the season disappointing.
But yes, they most certainly have the talent roster-wide to win at least 12 games.