Enough with the predictions and all this nonsense that the season could be over if we lose...let's talk positive here and name some things we are excited about for the upcoming season. Here are a few of mine:
1. We added some real good talent on defense in the draft. Someone asked recently if Lawrence could replace Snacks...are you kidding me?! Lawrence was arguably one of the more dominant DL in college football throughout his tenure at Clemson, I'm pumped to see him up front. Baker is another, he's got some swag and could be what the doctor ordered at corner for us. We need a dude who is gonna set the tone on the outside.
2. A functional (maybe even good?) god damn offensive line. Finally we get to see what this offense looks like with an above average OL. At least on paper, we should be able to sustain some drives and hold our three and outs to a minimum. Field position absolutely killed us last year. It felt like if we started at our own 15 or 20, that we would just have zero chance to get something going. Now, it appears these guys are ready to kick some ass up front. So let's fucking go.
3. Shurmur 2nd season as head coach/playcaller. The playcalling down the stretch last season was actually pretty great. I felt like even though it was a tough year for everyone, Shurmur evolved as a caller as the year went on, and our offense was actually really solid despite a putrid OL. Let's see if Shurmur can correct some of the game management shit that came up a few times. I'm excited to see how he's grown as a HC in year 2.
4. Carter/Golden/X-man off the edge. We really need to get some damn pressure from the edge rushers. Excited to see Carter in year 2, a healthy Golden, and any production we can get from the X-man will be positive.
Have at it...