Much of the credit has to go to Beightol. Rivera was sent to NLFE, Flanny had several bad injuries, and Tauscher was a 7th round pick. It may take a half season or so, but I think they'll be right back up there. There's no telling how much longer Marco can play anyhow.
getting Mike Flanagan back will do wonders for the line...the line wasn't as strong in '04 as in '03...I think the loss of him had a lot to do with it, I think the center is underrated in importance, calling blitzes and such, Flanagan centering the line, surrounded by Klemm, Ruegammer, O'Dwyer (mix and match starting G's), and also Coston could produce some. Our o-line will do fine, lets hope Ahman is 100%.