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  1. 4 points
    There is a very good reason for that. Dalton’s performance in games other fans might have seen, like nationally televised games and playoff games, was absolutely, almost unbelievably, horrible. It was hard to believe the same guy we’d watch carve up Baltimore in a regular season game, could play as badly as he did in nationally televised games. Again, and again, and again.
  2. 4 points
    I logged back in today to make this comment and will step back away... I believe in the philosophy that "If you don't have a franchise QB, you try to get one". Well.... That is exactly where we find ourselves and sitting at the #1 spot allows us to take the best shot. Take it. Don't be a pussy. Make the selection and move forward. The rookie wage scale makes it possible to swing and miss without it crushing the franchise for the next 7 years. A true franchise QB can make everything else around them better, so if they swing and hit, the payoff is massive. Someone can argue all they want about whether Joe Burrow is the best QB in the draft, but i'm not that guy. I believe him to be the clear #1 QB in the class and fully deserving of being the Bengals pick at #1. Just take Burrow and move on to addressing how the organization can actually use free agency to help build around him. Also cannot forget having the top pick in the other rounds as well. USE THEM WISELY. That being said, much like the last Bengals related post I made, I still do not believe they care enough. For that reason I have not given much thought to anything they have done and won't until closer to the draft. Will it to happen Mem. I'm with you. WILL THAT SHIT !!! Later...
  3. 3 points
    Can’t draft Burrow. Character issues:
  4. 3 points
  5. 2 points
    I wonder if Mike fears a fan insurrection should he lose his senses and trade the Burrow pick. He should. Stripes is right, Not Burrow could actually lower attendance. I would not only participate in the “you traded the Burrow pick so fuck you” rebellion, I would gladly lead it.
  6. 2 points
    Burrow is the only one who'd put any butts in the seats. Not Burrow could very well remove MORE butts from the seats. Winning would bring them back eventually, but can this franchise really afford to wait around for the planets to align? Even with three first round picks I have zero confidence in their ability to put together something capable. I'm glad they seem to agree with the most obvious approach here.
  7. 2 points
    Glad to see the Bengals have coaches on staff who have eyes. Still, glad to start seeing those kinds of notes and confirmations.
  8. 2 points
    Refuse any and all offers. Doesn’t even matter what gets offered. Take Burreaux and build out from there. If he develops into the player he looks like he could develop into, we’re top 5 QB for 10-15 years.
  9. 2 points
    It seems so simple. They've taken lumps drafting Joe Mixon. They invested in Jonah Williams. You couldn't trade AJ and still want him around. It appears they'll draft Burrow. Get an O-linemen in FA. Then draft another in 2nd or 3rd. Get the pieces in place so all these parts have the best possible foundation to put up points. Do that and everything becomes fun again.
  10. 2 points
    I get all that. But regardless of who is QB they have the same problem. Building and maintaining the roster. Sure they can hit the lotto in the draft like they did 2009-2013. But they need to enter the 21st century and embrace FA. Drafting Joe Burrow alone makes them a much better team in an addition by himself.
  11. 2 points
    If Mike Brown passes me his beer it WILL be poured over his head.
  12. 2 points
    Thanks for the find, Hoosier. I love LOVE these paragraphs: ... ...
  13. 2 points
    Mike's craigslist ad for linebacking help (accidentally posted on the Dubuque, Iowa, Craigslist when Mike just typed in "TriState Area") - "Family owned and operated business looking for help at linebacker. You should be pretty big for to do this job. Must know how to tackle and shed blocks. Must enjoy working in a small, bottom line-oriented business. Medical and dental included, pension possibility after 3 years. Must be willing to sign non-disclosure agreement. Hopefully you like lifting weights."
  14. 2 points
    I’ve always admired Sam. His innovative approaches helped advance the game. I hope he can now rest east.
  15. 2 points
    Sad news indeed.
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Wish him the best. Class act and one of my favorite Bengals. It’s a shame his best season and his best team ended for him with a broken thumb. Bad o-line picks doomed the remainder of his Bengal time.
  18. 2 points
    Sometimes players read these forums, so who knows. This is definitely not a bad thread though. Andy Dalton was the QB I wanted in 2011, and I was thrilled when it came to pass. His tenure here more than justified the faith the franchise placed in him. With a couple luckier breaks here or there, even those postseason experiences could have been different. Either way, it was the longest stretch of sustained success the franchise has ever had. He ran the show through all of it, and when things got worse he never made a peep. He showed up, played his game, and represented Cincinnati as well as anyone could. If the Bengals did one of those rings of honor, I'd want him on it someday.
  19. 2 points
    I owe you about thirty ruined snacks after years and years of your dead gramma
  20. 2 points
    dear lord, you didnt just drink the koolaid, you chugged the entire pitcher dude
  21. 2 points
    In that case, the Bengals will fail everyone. Everytime. So the point is moot. And I'm not saying that isn't a real possibility no matter who they pick. But if there's one position that can have the most influential impact, it's QB right? Then ask yourself what kind of QB are you looking for and how will you get him? I have no idea if Joe Burrow is the answer but from everything I've seen so far, he's about as perfect for this organization as any player I've seen. And at this point, what do we have to lose?
  22. 2 points
    Exactly. When you look at Drew Brees you see his stats. But you also see where he turned around an entire franchise. Stats don’t show the impact of his leadership and character and what it’s meant to that organization and city. I think the Bengals organization is a dumpster fire. It’s not likely that changes. But...if there’s a way it does, it might be by bringing in players like Joe Burrow. And since he’s a QB he has that much more impact. You take the risk here. You have to. You simply cannot see the state of this organization and then think they have the brain power to construct a top roster and THEN get your QB. Makes no sense whatsoever. Zero.
  23. 2 points
    The single way to most likely overcome bad management is a franchise qb. If you are in position to try and get one, you make the try.
  24. 2 points
    Mike buys his son those jackets a little large on purpose. You just know these youngsters will grow into them! Plus, if they’re a tad large they wear a little better. Important when you plan on having a sports coat for 45 years or so.
  25. 2 points
  26. 1 point
    I'm with you. I had my eye on him. After the Alabama game I was sold.
  27. 1 point
    I’ll say it will be our third round pick and it will be a linebacker. Some kid from West Bumfungle Community College who’s ranked like 187th on the list of LBs but has some supposed freak skill like blocking field goals (waves at Margus Hunt) and is gonna be this awesome find everyone else missed except he gets cut at the end of camp, hangs around the taxi squad for a couple years and is never heard from again.
  28. 1 point
    If the Bengals don't end up with Burrow, or at least Tua, I will be really disappointed. But moreso if they miss out on Burrow. I really see as Burrow as not only the best QB but the best option the Bengals have in changing their culture. We all know Mike isn't stepping down. So what else can really shift things up? Not any old QB is going to do it. Again, think what Drew Brees meant to the Saints in 2006 and where they were before he arrived.
  29. 1 point
    I think Raiders would over pay because the draft is in Vegas and they’ll want to make a splash
  30. 1 point
    It's really that simple.
  31. 1 point
    We can probably sign Sean Brewer to a much much less expensive contract than Burrow *evil grin*
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    Best downfield timing thrower I’ve ever seen. He launches it up there and it consistently drops right on the hands of some guy who has barely beaten his man on a go route. I can’t remember anyone making so many of those throws. Go get the best FA tackle and at least one good FA linebacker. Here’s your chance dumbass Mike Brown. Don’t be an idiot like you were last year with your “roll with the guys we drafted” mentality. That got us the worst set of linebackers in the league, and what was arguably the worst o-line and worst defense in the league. WAKE UP!
  34. 1 point
    I don't think BB would approach it as "fixing" Dalton. He would approach as to fixing everything around Dalton. That was proven to work very successfully. Bengals are past that point now, but there was a reality that if the Bengals keep Marvin and Dalton: Those two win another AFC North Championship. So there is a level of quality there. The problem with Lewis AND Dalton was the melt downs in big prime time match ups AND playoffs. Certainly Bill is going to have a major advantage over Marvin in that.
  35. 1 point
    Masterful season; probably the greatest ever. Masterful final game. Clemson D is very good. Clemson drew up a wrinkle that confused the LSU o-line. Burrow got pressure. Burrow got drops. Burrow also had pressure from the opposing QB and offense as he was playing from behind. Made play after play and got the lead and kept rolling. My only concern with drafting Joe is how do we get him help? Plenty of needs on this team. I just don't want the strategy to boil down to hoping Brown, Taylor and Tobin are have a really good weekend on April 23rd. I wish there was some way we could get Burrow and Simmons from Clemson. I wish there was some way to get the other "Joe" Mixon a road grader. Oh yeah it's called Free Agency.
  36. 1 point
    Dalton is a ton better than his perception from fans of other teams.
  37. 1 point
    Wade Phillips and Bill Callahan is who I would love to add to this coaching staff. It won’t happen but just the vet presence of these two guys would would give me a better feeling then what they have now.
  38. 1 point
    That was so much fun to see. Fuck that team.
  39. 1 point
    All the above and especially the bold. He's...different. Literally, the exact kind of QB you can build the future around. They don't come along often and passing on him to take a chance on Fromm or Love or whomever is insane.
  40. 1 point
    We have to consider that this is not a one year rebuild. And when you look at the most important position on the field you look at QB. Taking a chance on Burrow that he can the guy who this franchise can completely build around for the next 15 years is well worth that risk. You don’t just take the next “ok” QB because you can get more picks. What if Burrow brings the energy and leadership needed to transform this organization? What if Burrow is the guy that FA’s want to come to Cincinnati to play with? What if Burrow is impactful enough to make the rest of the players on the team play to their highest potential? Think Drew Brees and his impact. If there is a way to move this organization in the right direction it’s going to come with drafting high impact players and leaders. And you best damn take that kind of player if he’s a QB. Taking Burrow straight up with the first pick is well worth the risk opposes to gambling that by taking a bunch of other draft picks will maybe work out. What is there to lose?
  41. 1 point
    I know this may or may not be a popular post but since this was likely Andy Dalton's last game in stripes...I wanted to post how much I appreciated his stewardship of this offense. He has been an excellent leader, a great community contibutor. Through everything Andy has always been a class act. Statistically, Andy will leave Cincinnati as the greatest QB in Bengals history . Thank you Andy Dalton and good luck in your next stop and with the rest of your career.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Haslam sucks as an owner. He also sucks at running the chain of truck stops his dad built and handed to him. That’s another story, involving federal crimes, payoffs, and naked lady silhouette mud flaps. The simple truth is complete failure as an owner, Mike Brown, went 36-76 his first seven seasons as owner. Jimmy Haslam went 28-83-1 during his first 7 years. He sucks worse than Mike. Go crawl in a hole, Haslam, you’re terrible.
  44. 1 point
    I personally would still like to see some coaching changes around here. I know Taylor will be back but I think some of these coordinators need to be changed. Guess will see if any changes happen pretty soon.
  45. 1 point
    This is the best day I have had as a bengals fan since right before Dalton broke his thumb in 2015.
  46. 1 point
    Joe Burrow is giving me multiple orgasms
  47. 1 point
    Hey Redskins we got some players for you! Good quality Marvin type players.
  48. 1 point
    It’s just harder to find linemen that will make an impact their 1st or 2nd year’s. Colts o-line is a perfect example. They had two first rounders struggle so bad it led to a premature retirement of Luck. They got an instant impact player in Nelson and now the Colt’s oline is among the top. Price and Jordan suck balls today, but I wouldn’t write them off just yet.
  49. 1 point
    If they don't get this Andy, they should win:
  50. 1 point
    A boy receives a gift from a Boomer A helmet of stripes and a rumor That he'd be a Bengal not a year sooner With a frown he looked down At least, he mused, it's not Brown Sunny Miami, a new day arrives The Red Rifle powers multiple drives With his teammates he enjoys his high fives But the fans look on through tears For this victory confirmed all of their fears And the boy bought his Florida home He was going to have a practice dome! His girlfriend rests outside in the warm midnight gloam The stripes were memories and jokes Bless the Bengals for ensuring this hoax