1. This team won't have a chance if it doesn't win the turnover battle
The game of football at its essence is about field position and turnovers, which is only exaggerated when a team has so few playmakers offensively.
2. The need for a No. 1 wide receiver is obvious
Lloyd can deliver the tough grab yet lacks elite speed. Davis still appears to be nothing more than a slot man. Booker is clearly on the back nine of his career. And Hester just isn't ready, especially after getting banged up Sunday in Carolina. It may be time to see if Mark Bradley or rookie Earl Bennett can add some spice.
3. Kreutz seems to be a player in decline and no longer Pro-Bowl caliber
Kreutz hasn't missed a game since 2002 and consequently has a lot of mileage on his body at 31 years of age, and it's beginning to show more than ever.
4. Deactivating Adams looks to be the right move
Adams, who is known as a dependable run stuffer and a hard worker, had to wait until Dvoracek was moved to IR in 2007 before getting his shot to play consistently, so expect the same fate for him in 2008.
5. Giving away Harris for a late draft pick appears to have been a mistake
And given Brown's penchant for nasty injuries of his own, having him go down would be nothing short of catastrophic and might cause another precipitous fall – just like last year.
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