Dropping a game or 2 to elite teams is inevitable. This is not an elite team. It has the building blocks but hasn't had multiple years to grow together like the Chiefs and Patriots. It will take time, and in the meantime we do have to accept that there are better teams than the Colts right now. that doesn't mean we can't put up a fight against better teams on paper. Heck we just did. Arguably twice.
I think the hardest pill to swallow is that we all thought this was the year Luck would win us a SB leading the helm.
Now, it's going to be a lot more difficult, but not impossible. However, if Joe Flacco can win a SB, I think Brissett will be just fine!
The Chargers were 12-4 last year. Tennessee almost made the playoffs last year and just demolished a good browns team. Saying they are underwhelming teams is inaccurate.
We really can't judge that unless we have at least a full season with JB7 and Reich and see what they figure out. Right now we're in very early stages, we aren't even in a position to evaluate what Brissett actually is until we see a lot more. Players have surprised us with their true ceiling before.
That was a big part that helped out a lot with last year's defense. Team's couldn't run much on us.
I'm sort of wondering where that went. We didn't really lose anyone in the front 7 and none of them are at ages where they would be expected to be in decline.