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  1. 3 points
    Ha ha! Our (presumably) first round QB uses his celebrity to inspire people to help the less fortunate. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s first round QB uses his celebrity to get rather dismal blow jobs from fame-awed 20 year-old girls in the parking lot behind a strip mall Cheese Cake Factory.
  2. 2 points
    I was on TDN earlier today and I rather enjoyed this outcome. I go into these with the thought that they address RT in free agency. So figure these results with the addition of say... Jack Conklin at RT. 1. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU 2. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma 3. Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State 4. Trey Adams, OT, Washington 5. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC 6. Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford 7. Levonta Taylor, CB, Florida St. The addition of two LB's certainly can't hurt when looking at our current depth chart. Adams, provides depth and could use the time to learn. I have watched Pittman during his time in USC and think he would be a good addition to the WR corps. Parkinson is a huge redzone target for Burrow and Taylor is a smaller CB that QB's stayed away from.
  3. 2 points
    Hobson isn't writing a piece like that IF they aren't all in on Joe Burrow. Done deal. All the Joe comments being vague is just to avoid a media circus until the obvious is made official on draft day.
  4. 2 points
    And it's like everyone is forgetting the Bengals and first round picks. Burrow will be the pick and get hurt during OTA's, resulting in him missing his rookie season anyway. It's like getting a year of NFL football pay for free. Why not come to Cincinnati ?? That's a whole year of wear and tear he won't have to worry about. What other team can offer that ??
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  6. 2 points
    Remember that time Carson Palmer got a home playoff game against a terrible rookie Mark Sanchez with the support of a top ten defense and a running back who ran for nearly 170 yards? Remember when Carson Palmer played like trash in that playoff game? Mike Brown's fault.
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  8. 2 points
    Someone on twitter called that a “Cleveland handshake”.
  9. 2 points
    There seems to be two different camps on this board regarding the draft and Joe Burrow. There’s the mindset of trying to build a roster efficiently. Then there’s the mindset of how to best change the culture. IMO, no amount of draft picks can make up for those players that can literally change the energy of a team. This is the biggest reason I think you take Burrow and spend your efforts on figuring out the rest of the draft. Get your leader.
  10. 2 points
    He’s basically trolling. Plays his own interview where Burrow says both going number 1 and going to a good team are important to him. Then Patrick goes “Joe Burrow can’t have it both ways, if he goes 1 he won’t go to a good team.” WTF. What is Burrow supposed to do about it? He’s going into an ultra-unionized industry where his options are almost none. Just do your best and stack up the legal tender. Also, what did he expect Burrow to say? I don’t care about going high, and I don’t ever want to be on a good team?
  11. 2 points
    Official - I am going. I have booked the flights and the hotel. Got half on each due to points. Here we go. My lifelong bad luck jinx versus the Bengals doing the right thing and the national media trying to stir up trouble. What could possibly go wrong????
  12. 2 points
    I've been checking my back ever since I brought it up. On my way out of work the other day, a couple of guys were joking about the rookie pool as they walked to their cars. They haven't been seen since. Only blood stains by their cars. Sad and yet terrifying.
  13. 2 points
    Todays lunchtime mock. 1 Joe Burrow, QB 33 Tee Higgins, WR 65 Prince Tega Wanogho, OT 97 Thaddeus Moss, TE 129 Jeremy Chinn, S 160 Shaquille Quarterman, LB 192 A.J. Green, CB
  14. 2 points
    so satisfying to see the 49ers beaten in a Superbowl
  15. 2 points
    any expansion of the season should include an expansion of the roster size, to account for additional injuries. Perhaps half the practice squad members could be called up for any game (with a commensurate bump in pay for said bump) after week 8 and the practice squad roster could be raised to 12 to 16 players.
  16. 2 points
    What’s with this cabal of former Bengals getting ahold of our precious? This is bullshit.
  17. 2 points
    Patrick said, “People can’t believe that you’d want to go play for the Bengals, why would you? And I said, do you want to pull an Eli and say well I don’t want to play there. And then they go well you’re from Ohio and I go well that doesn’t mean that you’re a Bengal fan. This is a business decision.” Dan Patrick, Joe Burrow is not a free agent. He’s getting drafted, into a system that labor and management have bargained for and agreed upon. He doesn’t have a “business decision” to make regarding which team he signs with. The utter scorn, the disdain, that Patrick assumes everyone agrees with when they’re discussing the Bengals is fucking infuriating. Not that Mike gives a fuck.
  18. 2 points
    Screw the media, it’s all about the big market teams. When a player who may be as good as Burrow comes out, they want to see them on these big market teams, anything else is a crime! I can’t stand the media anymore it’s why I don’t watch this stupid shit anymore.
  19. 2 points
    Here is one where I traded back in the 2nd and picked up another 5th (the TDN engine wouldn't give me a 4th): 1. Burrow 2. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU 3. Prince Tega Wanogho, T, Auburn 4. T. Moss, TE, LSU 5. A. Robinson, Edge, Syracuse 5. D. Duverney, WR, Texas 6. A. Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty 7. A. Gibson, WR/RB, Memphis
  20. 2 points
    *Jumps ahead to April in my time machine* Okay, they did nothing of note. Proceed.
  21. 1 point
    I like the IR rules. I think that would also indirectly decrease people's displeasure with Preseason a little. The biggest gripe of preseason football is losing a starter in a meaningless game. If there is an avenue for return for some that's good. Mike definitely voted against this. Wait we are giving them more money AND you are adding to my headcount? I'm sure he voted no because my guess the revenue sharing piece isn't ironed out or something.
  22. 1 point
    What I appreciate most is that a third wild card team mitigates the bullshit that is an 8-8 division winner stealing a playoff berth from a second place 10-6 team. Stuff like that happens too often, and at least now the 10-6er ought to get in. The home/away dynamic is still jacked up, but I'll take it.
  23. 1 point
    They expanded the playoffs in both 1978 and 1990 and the NFL world didn't end in either instance. Everyone got used to it pretty quickly. To the point where it was hard to remember what came before. Still less than half the teams make the playoffs under this proposal, and I like it putting a premium on teams trying for the #1 seed.
  24. 1 point
    Best case scenario? The Bengals take Joe Burrow and he doesn't pull "an Eli". And the Bengals go off in FA to prove they aren't the team people are accusing them of.
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  26. 1 point
    Maybe the whole 2020 draft class should be awarded to the Patriots so these oh so very special young people will all have a chance to play for a “winner.” Will that make Carson Palmer happy? Because, above all else, let’s make sure that victim/saint/transcendent talent Carson Palmer is kept satisfied.
  27. 1 point
    I'm all good with them dumping money into the o-line at this point. They've spent so many years letting people walk away, that it's just time. If they are going to take Burrow (which appears to be the case) you have to protect him. Get a RT worth a shit and go from there. What I still am unsure of is if they intend on going after LB in free agency, who are they targeting ?? There doesn't appear to be much out there that would fall into the impact category. A bunch of filler types, older guys, or guys that don't fit a 4-3 scheme. It's the reason LB is my choice for the top pick in the 2nd round depending on who's still there. I remember last year being on board with bringing Darron Lee over from the Jets, but he went to KC. That being said, he played mostly special teams for them. Not sure there is much more than that out there.
  28. 1 point
    <considers giving right pinky finger for that to come to pass>
  29. 1 point
    First of all, fuck the Steelers. As their aging garbage barge of a quarterback descends into irrelevance in the next couple years, our bright, shiny, new QB will be ascending to elite status. Second, the derision and contempt that the Astros are having heaped upon them by their league and competitors, that’s what I want for the Steelers.
  30. 1 point
    The issue is that after the first 3-4 guys which are VERY likely to go in Rd. 1 there just isn't the talent at CB. We need to beef up our secondary but this should be done in the later rounds because that is where the talent is slotted. IMHO much better Safety class with high end talent than CB.
  31. 1 point
    They have so many different types of Cheesecakes and huge menu. It would not surprise me if the "Cleveland Handshake" is offered at that Cheesecake factory. I'm going to order next time I go there.
  32. 1 point
    Things are no different in college football than in the NFL, in that players may be more or less successful in different schemes. It's not like Ohio State had shitty QB's that Burrow was simply lesser than. They probably ran a scheme that was more suited to their abilities than Burrow. Once Burrow went to LSU, you could see his progression in that system. If the Bengals do in fact take him, they have to make sure they are setting him up for success schematically. It's part of the reason I was hoping the Bengals would grab the LSU o-coordinator that ended up going to Carolina. Such is life. Tua ?? Yes, I agree he would have been right in the conversation minus the injury, but that's not where we find ourselves. Commit to taking Burrow now and simply move on to what else you do in the draft.
  33. 1 point
    LOVE the Williams pick and can't wait to see him play this season. After that, while the cupboard isn't bare, it isn't exactly stacked either. At least not to the extent that the cups can't be upgraded. Media narrative ?? Again, I couldn't care less about any of that crap. Meaningless crap that should be given the same attention that my loose bowel movement from this morning got. As a matter of fact, the splash and splatter of that massive download was more epic than what's being written about the Bengals at the moment.
  34. 1 point
    Again, they are in the drivers seat here. Even though 4 first rounders is nothing to scoff at, that 3rd would need to be a 2nd to get me to take the offer seriously. i wouldn’t complain if they took that or they took Burrow. I said it before this season is really dependent on their use of free agency. Just depends on how they want to skin the cat.
  35. 1 point
    Injury pad pales in comparison to the “Rookie Pool”. While deadly in its own right, it simply can’t compete with the sheer terror that “Rookie Pool” conjures. If I’m not heard from again on the boards, you will all know what happened. Pray for me...
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    A year ago it was the Dan Patrick interview that stirred up Kyler Murray non committal to football concerns. Same song and dance this year.
  38. 1 point
    Here's another mock I did on fanspeak- the trade algorithm tightened up and wasn't offering me much - I traded out of the pick in the 3rd round to pick up a 4th and a 6th. I wouldn't like to see that for real but it yielded this draft using Matt Miller's Big Board and team needs for the auto draft and me making the picks for the Bengals: 1: R1P1 QB JOE BURROW LSU 33: R2P1 EDGE ZACK BAUN WISCONSIN 104: R4P1 WR DENZEL MIMS BAYLOR 112: R4P9 G DAMIEN LEWIS LSU 147: R5P1 OT BEN BARTCH ST. JOHNS 180: R6P1 S JEREMY CHINN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 187: R6P8 LB CAM BROWN PENN STATE 215: R7P1 OT CALVIN THROCKMORTON OREGON
  39. 1 point
    It's part of the reason I don't EVER listen to what the talking head ANALysts have to say about this kind of stuff. Boo hoo, let me know when the players have an actual choice where they play. This isn't San Diego and New York here. They must not know Mike Brown as well as they think they do. He would simply select him and then dig in. Stupid...
  40. 1 point
    Yup. I think that's the mindset that gave us Billy Price.
  41. 1 point
    Yup. A top-flight QB can mask considerable deficiencies, like [the entire Chiefs defense] tonight.
  42. 1 point
    7 minute drive for the chiefs. They look good. Brady’s ad did not interest me at all. Dude’s just straight up boring.
  43. 1 point
    I just stuck the Beer mug in the freezer. T-minus 20 minutes
  44. 1 point
    Dehner is trying too hard. game this out for me - let’s say despite burrow’s dad already saying they are annoyed with suggestions that Burrow pull an Eli that somehow Burrow says he refuses to play for the team two hours from where he lives. You think that mike brown of all people will be bullied into dealing that pick? Mike would take Burrow and call the bluff. IF burrow then actually sat out the year (costing himself millions of dollars ) he goes back into next years Draft now 25 years old, having not played in a year, and in a draft with Lawrence, Fields and some other really great QB prospects. No way he goes number one next year - maybe falls out of top five or even top 10 costing himself even more money. other than in the fever dreams of paul Dehner and Dan Patrick and Mike brown haters, please tell me how any of that makes any sense or that him trying to force a trade is remotely likely to happen . so tired of the talking heads trying to force news to fill up the 24 hour news cycle.
  45. 1 point
    Agreed, when I read it his comments rang true. But his comments are also imbued with a heavy dose of “My career is a victim of the Bengsls.” Also he may as well come right out and advise Burrow not to sign with us, because that’s exactly what he’s implying.
  46. 1 point
    It really is. Trading back in round 2 and picking up an additional 3rd and then finding picks for Dalton, Glenn and Price would be swell.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    Just did a 7-round mock on TDN's engine using their predictive picks setting with me pulling the trigger for the Bengals and I ended up choosing the following:Round 1 - BurrowRound 2 - Mekhi Becton, OT - L'villeRound 3 - Josh Uche, Edge - MichiganRound 4 - Ben Bartch, OT - that Div III schoolRound 5 - Michael Pittman Jr., WR - USCRound 6 - Adam Trautman, TE - DaytonRound 7- Stanford Samuels III, CB, Florida StateIf the draft broke out like that in April I would be beyond ecstatic, I think...
  49. 1 point
    yeah dude, I bet that Walter Payton guy never amounted to much of anything :-) I would like to know what "grbbed" means, though OH, and Joisey? You follow some really weird ass twitter accounts *big grin*
  50. 1 point
    The fact that he felt the need to say "I am a pretty good source" tells me all I'd need to know about this guy even if I wasnt already aware of what a lunkhead he was as a Bengals OL coach
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