With all the doom and gloom these past few months (and admittedly I've been among the most pessimistic), I figured we could use a positive thread around here. So what's the one, or main, thing about our team that gives you hope for 2013 and beyond? For me it's most definitely our linebacker group. That's the one area I can point to and say "We're on the right track and the future is bright". We have three young guys with tons of potential. All three have shown flashes of greatness. McCarthy needs to stay healthy, obviously. But even if one of the three completely drops off the face of the earth, we're still left with a pretty beastly LB group if the other two continue to develop and don't turn out to be just flashes in the pan. And honestly, I don't see any way that 1 of the 3 doesn't turn out to be a big time playmaker for years to come. We've gotta get this defense turned around. And looking at the bright side, at least we appear set within that one unit. If we get a legit safety and a consistent playmaker on the DL, our defense will be well on their way (of course that's easier said than done). Off-topic: GO BENGALS!!!!