With the signing of Brian Waters, I can't help but consider the idea that the offense can now carry the defense for the first six games without Ratliff, and with a limited Spencer. That guard spot was really the last major hole on this offense (still assuming that Leary is who we think he is, and Free has returned to form as he showed in the offseason). New York Kansas City St. Louis San Diego Denver Washington The funny part is that I genuinely think the defense is going to be ready to go, even without Ratliff and Spencer. I think it'll be a good defense, but I think post week 6, assuming we can stay healthy, we're going to be a great defense. Combined with what I'm not convinced will be a great offense... I can't help but sense that every facet of our team has been vastly improved. This is the most excited I've been since 2009.