This is a question a friend asked me in response to hearing my unrelenting optimism and confidence in the Hawks since the end of the Atlanta game. He said I couldn't pick injuries either. It made me think a lot and I'm wondering what fellow 12s think. Oh and if you want to incorporate clemons you can because he is already injured but no mid season stuff, assume the key players are healthy. Maybe name the top three most likely reasons.
1. Rams have a breakout year, Niners are just as good as last year, we get third.
2. The pass rush never clicks with all the new guys, Irvin remains situational, Clem doesn't get back to his old form
3. Fourth quarter defense struggles to hold leads again.
I know many might want to put RW soph slump. The reason I don't is I just don't think that will happen. He wouldn't let it. Any time last year there was an issue in his game, third downs for example, he fixed it. There's an LA times article that details his ability to fix problems immediately and permanently...
I found it really hard to come up with reasons not related to injuries simply because I think if they stay healthy they will dominate. I can't think any other way. And I don't think it's because I'm a homer... (not totally). Anyway, want to hear what you all have to say... Go Hawks