I can't call it. You exspect your team to get better every year even with losing a star player, the guys around that position are a year older, faster "better" so you would think the unit as a whole gets better.
It's safe to say the defense will play well next year. The last 2 years where pretty consistant so why exspect any drop off. The only "star" we lose is kovacs but we lose some solid players as well. I'm hoping Countess comes back strong from that knee injury and if he does our secondary should be better ( Countess, Taylor, Avery)
The offense is a huge mystery tho. 2 to 3 new starters on the O line, 0 proven outside receivers, a logjam of mediocrity at RB and little faith as of right now in our offensive coaching staff. Gardners close to being a very good QB and hopefully will get what he needs this off season ( quicker reads and not turning his back and throwing shoulder away from down field)
Most of our harder opponents are at home and usually I'd be very excited and thinking undefeated season or maybe 1 loss but, until the offensive coaching staff proves they are not horrible beyond belief i'll say 8-4 / 9-3. Beating up on the invilids, playing the small children close and losing terribly to the grown men