Having looked at the Bengals schedule for 2017, I immediately thought, 8-8 to 10-6 range.
Everyone is blowing smoke up Zietlers ass as though he is a 5 time all-pro, he's not that good.
He's not worth the $12m per year anyway, but I am glad for him that he is getting paid. Whitworth is on a retirement junket in LA, so that says to me that they're probably better off without him.
There was also addition by subtraction in letting Dansby, Maualuga and Peko go.
Considering they went 12-4 in 2015, i really don't think this is that much different of a team.
If Walt were setting a line at 6 over / under, I'd take that action for an over all day long.
It is dependant on players staying healthy, but this team could suprise a lot of people, especially with the schedule they have.