Not once have you mentioned the other rosters. You mentioned Strength of Schedule. SOS is based on last year. Please don't chance your direction and then imply my opinion is irrelevant.
Your point, I think, that you are trying to make, is all these teams got better and we didn't? While these teams may have added Big Names and did well in the draft. I am saying we did just as well in adding players that will make our Top 10 defense better and our 12th ranked offense (should have been higher had we not had a OC with his head up his arse, but that is a different topic) better.
There is no guarantee any will be better then the other. Adding a big name free agent doesn't mean they got better. Other teams dump these players for a reason. Just like we did with Gamble. Not worth the money we are paying them so we dump em. Free agents are flawed in a sense. Adding the big name doesn't mean squat to me.
My point is, I believe we added players to our roster that will contribute just as much as any player OTHER teams have added to theirs.
So SOS means nothing... What others have added do. It just an opinion whether they will make the splash that they are hoping for.
If Rivera has his poo together then there isn't one team out there, with the players we have added, that we cannot beat. NOT ONE.
If you're going to call me out on specifics....I never once mentioned strength of schedule. I mentioned the schedule being brutal (which means any and all of the following: our tough Division, playing NFC West, Giants game, playing the Saints 2 times in 3 weeks, at Minnesota, having an early bye, playing New England and SF off of their bye, one home game in October, etc...). All of these factors make the schedule tough. It's not as simple as examining roster vs roster on paper, as you are saying. And a tough schedule is most definitely a factor when someone was saying earlier that we're a lock for the playoffs...which is what that comment was in response to. I think we can definitely be a playoff team and even win our Division. But we're not a LOCK. We haven't proven we can win games that matter, win early, execute in the clutch, or beat playoff teams. Until we do those things (please God let it be this year) we are far from a lock.