The following seven offenses fell on hard times during the 2011 NFL season, but are primed to make significant strides forward in 2012.
There are many positive things about the NFL; one main positive being the competitive balance or parity that is possible.
From one year to the next, a team that played less than stellar football can turn into division champs, and vice versa.
That same potential for balance rings true for offenses around the league. Thanks to the draft, and more notably, free agency, a team's offense can go from lethargic one season, to serviceable, and in some cases even explosive, the next.
The offenses on the following list struggled in 2011 for a variety of reasons. Some were bitten by the injury bug, while others just committed way too many turnovers.
Some of the offenses were just plain bad, but have made some additions in key places that makes their outlook for success in the 2012 season a lot brighter.
Here are some offenses that are sure to take some major steps forward this coming regular NFL season: