I expect him to have a very good year. He has really taken to Ken Whisenhunt's system, and he has a really good set of weapons around him. Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter are going to be household names by the end of the year. Dexter McCluster brings an interesting dynamic to the offense, and the offensive line is really good. There is really no reason he shouldn't have a good year.
The reasons to be pessimistic are that Jake Locker hasn't been able to play even half of a season in his young NFL career, and the defense looks to be having a little bit of a tough time transitioning to a 3-4. That is to be expected early. Hopefully they will show some signs of coming around in the final 2 preseason games.
On defense, the only real impact player they have is Jurrell Casey. He was a star in the making as a 4-3 DT. He will move around a lot in the new 3-4.
Jimmy Morris: I think they will show well on Saturday night. The first team offense looked good last week against the Saints, and they should continue to improve each week.
As for my season expectations, right now I am predicting 8-8. If Locker stays healthy, I won't be surprised if they win the division. If he gets hurt early and misses a lot of time, it could get pretty ugly.