In the past I've been called a pessimist for my opinions. I try to be a realist, but I admit I lean towards the cynical side. I simply do not believe every move is a good move and every season has Super Bowl potential. Mostly I enjoy the debates. Especially when people can disagree and joke with each other. This off season was a lot of fun, just too damned long. Well, now it's over and I admit it, I feel giddy about this coming season. I left 2004 thrilled with Julius Jones and Jason Witten. I fully expect them to continue to make me very happy. Julius' goals of 1700 yards and 20 TDs may not be reachable but the fact he set them that high makes me feel great. Robert Browning said, "Ah but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" Not saying Julius can't achieve those goals, just saying I like his grasp of his importance to this team. Jason Witten forever won me over by playing with his jaw wired shut. That was straight up manly. He hasn't achieved Jay Novacek status yet, but I already envision him as the best TE we've ever had. You simply connot put a price on heart. I hope that whomever our QBs turn out to be over this kid's career that they look to him often. For the first time since Erik Williams was released I like our O-line. I'm still very worried about the RT spot, but I feel a sense of relief in that it looks to me as if the competition there will be hot. I really liked the drafting of Rob Pettiti. I hope he will watch some film of Big E and use his size to have a nasty streak like that. No matter who mans that spot this year I just sense that it won't be as bad as my fears. Strange feeling for me to have. I was an absolute shill for Mike Williams in 05. I couldn't be happier about our Draft. I think we solidified this team for years to come. I knew MW was a long shot and I am still worried about our age at WR, but in truth their experience level right now is a comfort as well. I already know they can do the job, a rookie has to prove it. I see this position as a focus for 06 and I can be patient. Demarcus Ware already has me anxious. I don't care where a pass rush comes from, just put pressure on the QB. Worst day of the season in 04 for me was McNabb scrambling for an hour and completing a pass deep to Fred Ex. I think this kid is a real key to success in 05. If he can apply pressure we have a serious shot to move way up the ranks. I love Marcus Spears. I wanted him in the 04 Draft. I was almost afraid to talk about him leading up to the 05 one. When we got him I started whooping like I had personally whipped Al Qaeda. Just my opinion, but we stole this kid. Speaking of steals, his future bookend Chris Canty may be the steal of the Draft. When I was doing mock drafts evrywhere I always took him in the 2nd or 3rd round. I can't believe we got him in the 4th. It's like benevolence himself smiled on this draft. My good hopes for Burnett have dimmed a bit because of the injury and now the holdout but I still see him as the future spark plug of our defense. This kid is so smart and his motor never stops. Think Ray Lewis fired up with good character behind it. I hope he signs this morning and gets his butt to work. Roy Williams should have a great year and I look forward to a sequel to "Boom." I still am worried about FS. We have an awesome Nickel CB in Aaron Glenn. Talk about a luxury. prediction and I don't do these very often. Anthony Henry will lead the NFC in INTs because people will throw away from Newman this year. My hope for the QB future still lies on the shoulders of Drew Henson. I haven't been very excited about QBs on this team since Troy left. Right now, I like our QB situation. I'd prefer to get on with developing Henson, but I'll be patient. Bledsoe's tendency to take sacks and turn the ball over worries me but I'm going to try and be more trusting this year. I liek Bledsoe more than Interceptaverde. Outlook for 2005? Hey, I'm still trying to figure that out. Let's just say I think we'll be playing in January this year and I don't mean January 1.