Originally Posted by Cito Pelon
We'll see what they have this year and next in terms of the team chemistry. This is a very young team, and about to get even younger if they end up keeping most of their draft picks.
They have a strong coaching staff, IMO, so that should help.
Fortunately, bringing in a guy like Manning is only going to help, as far as building a team ethos of professionalism, focus and effort. I think Champ and Dawkins bring that to the D already, and we saw that last year. It will be very interesting to see how this young Oline responds to Manning, especially. We're going from a young captain back there who was pretty wild and daring, to an old salt who can handle the ship in any weather (just to beat that metaphor to death).