If Vick stays healthy, I think 7 is the lowest you can put the Falcons. An injured Vick (God forbid) means a worse off Falcons team, but nothing like last year. I think we'll be MUCH better off with even Ty Detmer and Matt Schaub (and I wouldn't be surprised to see Schaub challenge for the 2nd spot). I mean, how can you compete in the NFL when your two backups are Doug Johnson and Kurt Kittner? There were times during the season that I thought even I could do a better job than them.
I think the rankings are about right. Hassleback has finally learned how to be a NFL QB so Seattle should be pretty good. Eagles have TO which is a major upgrade at a skill position. Patriots at 1 is right. I think a sleeper team may be the Texans with Carr/Davis/Johnson. They had an impossible schedule last year, and almost pulled off a couple of upsets. If the Titans or Colts falter, they could be good.
And it's like I heard somewhere else. The salary cap continues to go up, so Freeney won't be the highest paid defensive player for long. Julius Peppers, Jared Allen, and Justin Smith will all probably be higher than him when they sign new contracts.