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  1. 3 points
    "When the time comes, I'll be in the best shape to play my best ball this year no matter what happens. The best shape of my life." I like how he emphasized, "The best shape of my life". I'm really looking forward to watching this team play this season unlike any season I can remember is a God awful amount of time. I wish Billy was here to enjoy this with us !!!
  2. 2 points
    And here I thought I couldn't like him more. Turns out I can.
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    All through my time in the Army and no matter where I went in the world, someone would always pop off with: "You're killing me smalls". Now I hear it from my kids and their buddies who have see the movie. That saying will live forever. COVID makes doing something like that a bit more cumbersome that it would have been previously, but they could limit the number of people. Bring them into PBS with a huge TV in the endzone and show a football movie of their liking. "Remember the Titans" "Rudy" "Waterboy" I could just see Mike Brown ruining that as well and selecting: "Knute Rockne, All American" from 1940. An instant classic featuring former President Ronald Reagan as "The Gipper". Give the first 100 kids a hoop and stick to play with on the field...
  5. 2 points
    “You can only look at your hot water heater for so long.” - Jim Turner What he meant to say was “you can only look at your hot water heater for so long (until you realize itwould give Bobby Hart a pretty good run for his money at the right tackle spot).”
  6. 2 points
    I am starting to really like the Mitchell Wilcox TE USF UDFA pickup. He looks like an athletic, multiple use TE. He can line up inside/outside and is an average/willing blocker. Many talking heads had him going mid rounds and comparisions to Travis Kelce coming out. I'm thinking he sticks on the team this season. In 2 years he may be our #1 TE. Much better college career than Moss had.
  7. 2 points
    Don't get me wrong, I love seeing them move towards starting the season, but i'm still not buying at this point. While I like seeing the amount of deaths not doubling anymore (10000 more this past week) there are reasons for that. When things start to relax and people go back to how things use to be (gyms, restaurants, movies, church, etc) my concern remains the same. What's to keep it from spreading further in the future? The hope is that people remain distanced properly, wear masks, and continue hand washing. Another concern are the people that simply don't believe any of it and still think it's all horseshit. (See my next door neighbor) Look, I could be and HOPE that i'm 100% wrong and have nothing to be concerned about at all. That being said, color me a continued skeptic.
  8. 1 point
    That was the one. Remember the speech he gave at the Heisman ceremony? This tweet is in a similar vein. Empathy for his fellow man, particularly the little guy, the disadvantaged, the downtrodden. Seems like a really good dude.
  9. 1 point
    Pretty sure it's the one I posted. Came up for air, checked in here, and then went searching for whatever caught COB's attention. That had to be the one.
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    Mike: “By god, Knute Rockne, that’s the stuff. Builds moral fiber!” /Falls asleep in Pride Mobility Jazzy Sport 2 Front-Wheel Drive Power Chair/
  13. 1 point
    I remember taking the kids to watch “Sandlot” down at Great American Ballpark. It wasn’t because I had never seen the movie, or that it was such an awesome movie. It was that you could take the family to the ballpark to see a cool baseball movie. The kids loved it and the Reds made a bunch of money off of my family that night.
  14. 1 point
    Not only do I think Dalton would do well in Dallas, I would tell Dak and his 30+ million per year request to pound sand !! No way do I pay him that kind of coin.
  15. 1 point
    I never heard Skip Bayless singing the praises of Andy Dalton as a Bengal....I guess everyone gets better when they trade Stripes for a Star.
  16. 1 point
    oh shit, youre right, sorry
  17. 1 point
    No, this isn't my mock draft for next year, well.... not yet. Rather, they announced the NFL draft will be in Cleveland next year. I tried to make reservations, but the rates for the rooms aren't loaded up yet. ArmyBengal Jr. and myself are definitely going for at least the first round festivities !!!
  18. 1 point
    If this stupid ass virus robs us of our first season of Greg Cook 2.0 I’m going to buy some beakers and tubes and crap online, build a lab in our guest bathroom, and develop a vaccine myself.
  19. 1 point
    NFL facilities opening up on Tuesday
  20. 1 point
    One positive about improving the offense - if they can actually hold onto the ball for a while this year the defense won’t be running onto the field every 5 minutes to get run over. A little rest goes a long way.
  21. 1 point
    Not a shocker. Harrison is lucky he didn't get the Shazier consequences. Would it shock anyone that the Huber broken jaw was a bounty? During those times there are so many targeting issues ON BOTH SIDES. I'm sure each team had some pools going on.
  22. 1 point
    I think College Football could be in danger because you have different entities making the call. However, there is a lot of revenue from TV that supports entire athletic departments and smaller school programs. Not allowing Alabama to crush East Dump Truck State on ESPN might force a East dump truck state to make cuts. Plus if you look at college athletic facilities not all that is paid for. So there could be problems with that given a decline in revenue.
  23. 1 point
    This is from Great Blue North draft report: As a whole they weren't impressed very much regarding O-line:
  24. 1 point
    TROY !!!! Get this Covid guy on the line. Who the hell does he think he is thinking about shutting down the season ?? Lets plan on scheduling a meet and greet with him. Maybe throw some cheese coneys down his throat and change his mind. We have to convince this guy how serious we are for this season. Maybe get old Kenny Anderson to join us or maybe Ickey can do that silly dance.
  25. 1 point
    The fall out from COVID would be felt in the Salary Cap. IF COVID shuts down attendance or the league. The salary cap is determined by Defined Gross Revenues. So in theory the salary cap could go backwards OR growth slowed. This happened back when Steinbach was a FA. The owners made a bad extension that jumped up the percentage and cap growth for a couple seasons then when a new long term agreement was reached the cap slowed (can't remember if it ever went backwards) some teams were caught for a couple years with tough cap situations. Now the league could step in and adjust the formula for the salary cap. As for individual contracts; a lot of contracts have guarantees like roster, signing bonuses. However, they don't receive salary checks until the regular season games start. I think they get minor amounts during preseason. It would be interesting to hear if there is anything that would disrupt those payments. Earned roster, signing bonus would not be effected is my guess. No relief from guaranteed payments without revenue could bankrupt some newer ownership groups. Therefore as a minimum you can guess they'll do everything they can to at least get the games on TV to fulfill contract requirements there and get that revenue. I'm not sure how much revenue is wrapped up in fans attending games but they can also shed some costs. Loss of TV revenue probably goes straight to the bottom line.
  26. 1 point
    If I'm Tua I hold out as long as necessary to get that 30,275,439th dollar.
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  28. 1 point
    AJ is such a good dude.
  29. 1 point
    He tried SO HARD to amplify the Burrow-doesn't-want-come-to-Cincinnati crap and did NOT like getting called out for it on twitter.
  30. 1 point
    Little do you realize that the future still rests on the shoulders of Jake Dolegala.
  31. 1 point
    And for today's "Chock Full-o-Stupid" comment, I give you this nugget from ESPN's Ben Baby when discussing the Bengals schedule: "If Burrow wins the starting job, the top overall draft pick will square off against some of the other top incoming rookies." It was written after Dalton was released, soooooo "IF" he beats out Finley ?? Something tells me someone told this guy, "Hey you take the Bengals and put this together"...
  32. 1 point
    A nationally televised season opener at home ?? Heart be still. I have no words. Oh wait, yes I do..... Thanks Joe Burrow !!!
  33. 1 point
    Sounds like the plan right now they're developing, is to have time-coordinated, planned/limited entrances and exits from the stadium for fans, in-seat vendor service, etc.., in addition to reduced capacities. Honestly it sounds like a bunch of waiting around and limited movement, which could turn into a couple extra hours of sitting and waiting to leave or enter the stadiums. You'll have to be really hard-core to go to a game this year, unless something changes. With the ability to test players in intervals, I don't know that they'll be at much risk, plus they're in the ultimate physical condition, in addition to what I assume will be an effective treatment of some sort by then, but throwing thousands of people into any building indoors or out, still seems pretty crazy. In any case, I'm so f'ing ready for this to be over with, there's got to be a better way, but maybe not.
  34. 1 point
    The Steelers simply didn't want the news to get out that "Andy Dalton spurns the Steelers offer". Fuck them !
  35. 1 point
    Don't why I was surprised to hear he was 90. Sad day yesterday however.
  36. 1 point
    “Pumpkin, get in here” ”I had Troy check in over at that Bengalszone place to see what those idiots are spouting off about”. ”He reported back that the TJ Jackhole fella kept piping in with GIMME A LINEMAN”. ”3 linebackers, count’em 1-2-3. BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA !!!”
  37. 1 point
    Holy shit, I just read that the Steelers offered Dalton more cash than the Cowboys. Andy turned them down. So righteous. Thanks for everything Andy Dalton!
  38. 1 point
    The oline is a big question mark just like the whole season is. Can Oline protect Joe? Then is Joe going to be able to play QB at the NFL level? The defense are the new additions plus the young LB’s going to be able to stop the opposing team offense? So to me the whole team including the coaching staff are huge question marks. Time will tell? Hell is there even going to be a season this year? Who knows at this point.
  39. 1 point
    Can't believe there was a pick thread I didn't comment on, if even briefly. Allow me to rectify this situation... At first glance, I recall seeing the pick and not being a fan of it, but it also wasn't really surprising when thinking it's the 5th round. I didn't really take a good look at this selection until this weekend for whatever the hell reason that is. That being said, the 5th round should certainly be Best Player Available and you could argue that this was definitely that. Never hurts to have additional depth at the position and he could make an impact when considering how poorly the defense was last season. When looking at the rest of the 5th round, there really isn't another player that jumps out as a "must have player". Justin Strnad was still there, but had injury concerns as well. Retrospect always being 20/20, had they selected Josh Jones in the 2nd, they could have gone after a WR at this point. Again, not one I would have been all over at that point however and specifically, no O-linemen jump out.
  40. 1 point
    From the article Hoosier referenced above: (and yes very interesting analysis/fun read):
  41. 1 point
    His intangibles are so good, they’re almost tangible.
  42. 1 point
    Thanks for posting that Hoosier - has not seen it.
  43. 1 point
    Cool article. It's nice to put numbers to the more abstract strengths most of us see in Burrow -- decision making, reads progressions, etc.
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  45. 1 point
    Bengals fans is good people.
  46. 1 point
    And I will add that it’s my first time back to Cincy in a decade and I was impressed enough with the draft and the development of the o line room that I bought season tickets again. i was at the Home opener last year and thought that was one of the worst football teams I’ve ever seen. but ive changed . Signings on the o-line and the big FA haul for the defense with Burrow and Higgins and No more Nick Vigil have convinced me .
  47. 1 point
    If his salary was reasonable, we could have traded him. But with one year left at that price, no way. The best thing they could do for him, they did. They released him now so he can have as many interested teams as possible, take his pick of those, and be on his new team with plenty of time to learn the offense, and either compete to be the starter or be installed as the de facto, pre-determined, starter.
  48. 1 point
    He never became the next Kenny Anderson but was close in 2015. I always liked his accuracy. There were sometimes his teams dominated
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    As much as everyone hates Hue I think he was the best thing to happen to Dalton and that offense. He might not have been a great HC but he sure was a hell of a coach wherever he was with the Bengals. Dalton was never the same after he left, what could have been if he stayed as the OC of this team. I miss Hue and what Andy was under him.