Re: Could we still be a contender if...
If we could keep 2 of those, still reasonable to expect to contend
If I had my wish - keep 4 on that list
Keisel - got better as season wore on I thought - still has another season left to give IMO
Foote (we contended with an "old" Farrior after all - Foote still has some left to give I think)
Lewis - I absolutely want him back, not sure how much that would mean to leadership though except for by example
- Starks - the only guy out of the offense I really want to stay
Although, I could see one or the other from Mendy, Wallace staying. Who knows. If all of those are gone - I'd say rebuilding - UNLESS, Ben ups it, and UNLESS Brown ups it, and UNLESS someone on D-line/LB corp ups it - meaning their focus and commitment.
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