The Ducks return a strong offense as Darron Thomas, Lache Seastrunk, most of the OL, and plenty of speedy wide receivers will line up for Coach Slim's offense this year. Coach Slim said "If we can give Thomas some protection and open some holes for Seastrunk I think you'll see us run a lot more balanced offense this year." The Ducks had little trouble scoring last year but it was the defense that struggled to keep teams out of the endzone. The defense lost their emotional leader at SS but the young players have had a year to mature. Most noticeable is the improvement in the secondary where the Ducks now sport 3 90+ OVR players and a SS with 93 speed. One area of weakness is the LB corp. Coach Slim is on record as saying he will blitz, blitz, and blitz some more to make up for the inexperienced group.