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  1. 5 points
    *movie trailer voice* In a world where the Cincinnati Bengals successfully cover the tight end
  2. 5 points
    Run defense has a lot to do with effort. This team has quit listening to Marvin's message. He's lost this locker room. The total lack of accountability (not sitting Bodine or Ogobuechi, not replacing Nugent) has tainted the locker room. Fortunately, the new coaching staff are going to have: * two high draft picks with a lot of promise that have never played a snap. (Jackson, Billings) * some really talented pieces (Dalton, AJ, Eifert, RBs, OGs, Atkins, Dunlap, Burfict?) * a high draft pick position * a backup QB with some trade value * some cap room with all of the old dead wood that will be leaving (kicker, D Line, Center, DB) I think this team played better when they bought into Marvin's message and Gruden and Zimmer (two current head coaches) were the coordinators. Their replacements aren't nearly as good. Maybe they covered up some of ML's deficiencies?
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 4 points
    Billy essentially IS Bengalzone. I’ve spent around half of my life contributing to this board in some capacity, and he has always been its spiritual foundation. Rest easy, Boobiemeister.
  6. 4 points
    Very sad news indeed. Billy has been a huge part of this board since as long as I've been here and the one that asked me to be a moderator all those years ago. Him and I had a chance to meet up a while back at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport. I found the pic here, but it wouldn't let me pull it up. We sat at the bar together, had lunch, drank beers and shot the shit about our beloved Bengals and all other matters we could think of. It was like sitting down with someone I knew my whole life. When I was deployed to Afghanistan, he sent me music and movies on CD. Most notable from that group was a copy of the Bengals and Chargers playing in the freezer bowl. I still have all of the stuff he sent to me. He was also my brother in arms in being a proud Marine !!! I will say a prayer for our friend and also keep his family in our thoughts and prayers through the Holiday season. I am very saddened by the loss of Billy. Rest in Peace my brother !!! Mark
  7. 4 points
    "Training camp starts this week ?? Does Wal-Mart's equate brand make a comparable Gatorade ??"
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    We are headed out on vacation and when we were at the Cincinnati airport, we ran into John Ross. Was super cool with my son and we got a great pic with him. Funny thing is, the people around us were like, who is that guy ?? My son is still amped up. Good guy !!
  10. 4 points
    Love it. Haters can bite me. That is all.
  11. 4 points
    Now I remember why I avoid this board for months after the draft.
  12. 4 points
    His teams play, durability, selfless attitude, oh, and he was clearly the best running back on the team. i would have given him a 4 year deal with escalators for downs played. He's basically Peerman but better.
  13. 4 points
    In regards to dumping Pac Man, this draft is packed full of CB's and bet there will still be quality into the 4th round. Just move on and don't look back. Buh Bye.
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I have decided to call myself Jolly Old St. Who Dey. Not pictured: My Bengals socks.
  16. 3 points
    The camera starts with only the back of my head in frame. Then it recedes, showing me sitting in my evil genius laboratory, I’m monitoring 7 computer screens, all running proprietary algorithms analyzing all things Bengals, from Burrow’s 4th quarter velocity to the transmission fluid temperature in Katie’s Lexus. Around the computers, high voltage arcs from Tesla Coils, crackling and spitting, jump 20 feet across the room. I turn in my chair, the camera re-zooms, my embittered, thousand-yard stare face fills the frame. In a voice heavy with the gravitas and pain that comes from living the life of a Bengals fan, I say, “It all comes down to Fred Johnson.”
  17. 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.
  18. 3 points
    Can’t draft Burrow. Character issues:
  19. 3 points
  20. 3 points
    I will always remember where I was and what I was doing the day Randy Bullock set the franchise kick record.
  21. 3 points
    Mea Culpa,. I am high functioning autistic so detecting sarcasm for me is very nearly impossible under normal circumstances....on a forum post, no chance.
  22. 3 points
    Noo, gotta keep the dream alive. 0-16 or bust.
  23. 3 points
    This is why not trading AJ for another first round selection was such a disaster. This issue could be solved with more picks in this draft. Of course I have zero faith in the Bengals front office to do something with those picks, so....we are screwed until Brown hires a general manager from outside the organization and ponies up for a professional scouting Dept. Until that happens this is all moot.
  24. 3 points
    Sorry Dalton, but cry me a river. You were a good decent QB for the Bengals. Great to the fans. Didn't get it done, period. Who cares what he agrees with or how he feels? He choked away winnable playoff games in 2013 (Chargers) and 2014 (Colts). The organization awarded him with a contract extension in Spring 2014. His best season ended unfairly to him in 2015. But this organizations loyalty to him has them holding the bag of a mediocre QB that simply will never win with this organization given the current talent level. The Bengals loyalty to Marvin and Dalton has cost them chances at players that look like generational talents at the position Watson, Mahomes, and Lamar Jackson. If the 9ers can boot Joe Montana then sorry Dalton.
  25. 3 points
    Sad to hear that Billy and others like him are what have kept me coming back to this board even though not as much as id like to... This ones for you Billy ❤ R.i.P
  26. 3 points
    Just dropping by to say that the Steelers are alone in last place.
  27. 3 points
    Having had a short night to reflect (couldn't sleep, stayed up to drink in an as much ESPN and NFL network as I could since I couldn't sleep and was anticipating a happy day at work amongst all the Ravens fans...), the following:1. I absolutely will not kill them for the play selections to end the first half. I have railed for years that Marvin is too conservative there, I will not get mad at him for allowing them to try and put foot on throat. Execute better next time, but keep trying to score. That's how you get ready to win playoff games and other big games, frankly.2. The Lazor offense is a joy to watch. So creative, not just at scheming guys open, but in protecting Andy and maximizing the effectiveness of the line.3. Cool to see what Green looks like with help and someone to move him around in various sets. He is uncoverable in man in that scenario, and if they do double cover him, it makes the other weapons that much more effective.4. Uzomah looks like Eifert's replacement in real time. 5. Mixon looks like the real deal to me for sure, putting the ball and team on his back in 4th quarter for that last drive to go up eight and then to set up the clinching field goal felt right. 6. Tyler Boyd is a legit weapon. Once they start sprinkling Ross in more effectively, I see no reason for them to take their foot off the gas at any point.7. Gotta give Austin credit, that defense does look like it is trying for turnovers at all times. That's a nice change. And, while we are at it, loved the aggressiveness from Austin on the blitz call that resulted in the Williams forced fumble and recovery late in the 4th. Guenther would have had them in a shell. 8. Big kicks from Bullock again, he has earned my trust. Wish he had a bigger leg, but nice to be able to count on him when they need him.9. NO sacks allowed by the offensive line. That's quite something, considering what everyone expected and feared heading into the game...Thrilled with this start to the season. Just huge. It was fun to watch the national narrative shift in real time last night...
  28. 3 points
    That sounds like a fun road trip, especially the leaving bmore part. Have fun at camp.
  29. 3 points
    Happy turkey day BZ'ers! Hard to believe it's been 13 years since joining.
  30. 3 points
    Football is now back , and iam really ready for some Bengals football. Last season this team ended with a losing record. But time to but that aside and get into full domination mode. We need to melt down the Steelers, neuter the Browns, and clip the wings of the Ravens. If we should survive all that, we could have a winning season.
  31. 3 points
    This kid is going to do GREAT things in Cincinnati until injuries derail him and he leaves in FA after four years.
  32. 3 points
    Whoa, how did I miss the dick cake promoting weed ?? That's just some funny shit right there. In regards to Eifert, I just got another box of "Tyler's Touchdown Crunch" and opened it up to see the surprise inside. I hit the big time with what appears to be one of the collector "Bonus Boxes". Inside was an autographed ace wrap, a Ziploc bag to put ice in, and what appears to be bone fragments from his recent back surgery. SCORE !!!
  33. 3 points
    From "The White Star Zone", the public relations publication of the White Star Line, owners of the Titanic, written by White Star Line public relations chief Geoffor Hoobsin: "Most people don't know enough about shipping to realize that missing icebergs results in having to spend a lot on fuel to complete the journey. Also, if you miss icebergs, you are sacrificing a lot of insurance claims you could be making. Additionally, having your ship complete its journey without hitting an iceberg really is overrated. 50% of the time you end up getting sued by various passengers, harbor fees you didn't foresee pop up, union trouble, the list goes on. People act like just because our Chief Navigator, Pole Alexundster, has steered our last 4 ships right into icebergs, we should look for a new navigator. That's not how the White Star Line works. We're loyal to our employees. Mr. Alexundster has two years left on his contract and we will honor that commitment. Our next ship is scheduled to leave New York City for a 5 day cruise straight to the bottom of the North Atlantic, or Dublin Ireland, no way to tell just now, but anyway the ship is completely booked, so we're doing something right."
  34. 3 points
    Ok so after watching the Falcons make the Super Bowl, this has to tell us the coaching for the bengals is the problem. Heres the Falcons under a new head coach (well not brand new) and a great OC going to the Super Bowl! Marvin after 14 years still has not won a playoff game. We let our best OC that we had in years go be a head coach. I think under another year of Hue the bengals would have been right there! However they have probably the worst OC they could ask for, the offense sucks and yet he will be back next year! The o-line which had been coached by the same guy for 24 years is somehow still on this team, after such an awful year! Spend some damn money in free agency draft a few good players, get a better OC and offense coaches, and the bengals will be right back here!
  35. 3 points
    Yup. The only reason they quit trying to reanimate the corpse of 2005 was that after 2010 Palmer quit.
  36. 3 points
    Just venting an annoyance: Listening to a Dave and Hoard pre game show. It seems like every Steeler week they ask some beat reporter about if the Steelers respect the Bengals. Comes off as begging for acceptance. Also Steeler reporters always come off as the authority on topics. Who cares? Just beat them at home already.
  37. 3 points
    His call sign is "Doink One".
  38. 3 points
    Well, I'll help us all out a little. Let's say a bengal's player, or a Jag, or a Chief, does it - that's holding. Now let's say a Steeler does it, or a Cowboy, or a Patriot - that's not holding.
  39. 3 points
    I am always unhappy with a loss, but 4 things made me happy in that "silver lining" sense 1) Much improved pass rush 2) Andy. He is absolutely not part of the problem. 3) Oogie Boogie benched. Thank you. Put Fisher out there next week and see how it goes 4) The big one - The era of TJ Johnson begins. No, I never like to see a player hurt. No, I am not a fan of TJ Johnson despite sharing initials with him. I AM glad - very glad - that someone not named Bodine was snapping to Andy. Start getting Westerman ready at C, please.
  40. 3 points
    I'd also like to add his and my family spent some good time together. I traveled a long ways to get to the game, but nothing compared to his trip from Scotland. I was in the middle of a corn hole game, and some guy I've never seen before walked up to me and smiled. I knew who it was. After 13 years we finally got to drink a beer together and the Bengals came away with a win. What a fantastic day.
  41. 3 points
    So, here I am, taking a break from being the most negative person on the game threads, to actually being at the game. Just thought I'd sign in before I was too drunk to type! Who dey!!!
  42. 3 points
    I'm sitting at my brother's house preparing for a tailgating party outside the stadium for tonight's game wearing a throwback Thursday #84 T.J. Houshmandzadeh jersey. Other than seeing the game, I must see Scottish tonight. Any other of you other bastards who may attend post where you're at and I'll try to find you as well. Who-Dey motherf**kers, Billy's in town!
  43. 3 points
    Alright the "ALL 22" came out so I looked at the 7 sacks several times from Blimp and End Zone views. I chose to focus on the 7 sacks because that is clearly the No. 1 critical factor from the win. Disclaimer: I have 0 coaching experience and have never coordinated an offense. Just 1 football fan take. So here we go: Sack 1 - Blame: Gio, The Jets, and maybe Ced. 5 rushers. Gio had to come from opposite side to attempt to block blitzing LB (#50), got there late. That was enough penetration to flush Dalton up into the pocket in which some blocked guys were able to come off the blocks and get the sack. Ced might have been out of position as he followed #96 on a stunt which Whit picked up and there was no leverage for Z to hold the guy that got the sack. Good coverage on Boyd the outlet coming across the middle. Maybe could have forced it in there, maybe not. Good call by Jets. Maybe protection error having Gio coming from opposite side trying to pick up blitzing LB. Sack 2 - Blame: AJ Green? Bodine? Really don't know on this. It was supposed to be a quick 3rd down throw. Line sets up quickly. Dalton stands and stares to his left at AJ Green. AJ Green is blocking the LB on a pass play. Have no idea on this. Clear communication error. Bodine gave up the pressure but I'm guessing ball was supposed to be out quick Sack 3 - Blame: Bodine. Play action screen. Bodine was in set up mode and got driven back, however that's what he's supposed to do on a screen. He then releases and gives up an easy sack. I would think given the hard charge by the rusher it would have been better to not release to second level and try to shade the rusher away from Dalton. Blame Bodine. Sack 4: - Blame: Dalton and Ced. Bengals had a combo route with Green and Hill up top. Hill cut underneath and was coming open. Ced got beat on a crossing stunt so Dalton wasn't having any of that and decided to run. If he would have waited (I think he could) Hill would have had a big gain. Ced struggled with crossing stunts all day. D-line were able to get leverage on him. Sack 5: - Blame: Ced. Another crossing stunt. Ced got beat inside. Nothing Dalton could do. Everyone covered. Sack 6: - Blame: Ced/Zeitler Another crossing stunt. Z came off late and the rusher beat him to the inside. Sack 7: Blame: Bodine. Jets D. Playaction. Everyone covered. No where to go with the ball. Bodine beat. Synopsis. Bengals struggled on the right side with crossing stunts. Maybe some play calling issues because Jets front 4 were in kill mode. Screens/Playaction is a gamble. Bodine got beat too quickly. Jets had good tight coverage on almost all sacks. I think you could blame Dalton for 1.
  44. 3 points
    I'll be making my annual pilgrimage from Scotland to PBS for this one too
  45. 3 points
    We go to the Bengals film room: Paul Alexander sits in a large overstuffed club chair. A snifter of brandy in his left hand, he strokes his beard thoughtfully. His elbow-patched blazer has a distinctive herringbone pattern to it. "Roll the tape, Felicia," he says in a slightly British accent. Felicia rolls the tape. Bengals center Russel Bodine snaps the football, and is trampled by half the Steelers defensive squad as they unleash an all-out assault on the Bengals' backfield. "My God, he's brilliant. His footwork, his arm positioning. He's sublime," says Alexander, stroking his beard, again, thoughtfully. "Roll another one, Felicia." Felicia rolls another one. Bengals center Russel Bodine snaps the football. As he tries to stand up to pass protect, a Ravens defensive tackle trucks him, then steps on his face as he terrorizes Andy Dalton into throwing an incompletion. "Breathtaking. He's a virtuoso. Michelangelo sculpts, Leonardo paints, Bach composes, and Russell Bodine blocks. I'm afraid I'm overcome. (begins to cry) Felicia, don't roll another one until I can compose myself. My god!"
  46. 3 points
    It's never going to end. Hell, just wait until the first game between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati next season. It's a lock to be a primetime game and I guarantee you the promos for it will be 100% Dirty Burfict, Dirty Burfict, Dirty Burfict. And it will draw postseason-caliber ratings as people tune into see Burfict decapitate someone (which he will) allowing the media to go into holier-than-thou overdrive and the league to tut-tut and the network to make plans to flex the second Bengals-Steelers gang fight into prime time in December.
  47. 3 points
    My thoughts exactly. And to some extent, I think Marvin may be thinking the same thing. How many years did we put up with Pittsburgh's bullshit? When Kimo took out Carson's knee, the media reaction was kind of, "oh well, those Steelers sure play physical football!" When Ward just blatantly used the crown of his helmet to cheap shot a totally unawares Keith Rivers, breaking his jaw and concussing him, the media reaction was, "those Steelers play physical football! Gotta keep your head on a swivel!" Ward got fined but not suspended. When Terrance Garvin used the crown of his helmet on our punter, cheap shot to the face, broke his jaw and cracked a vertebrae, they didn't even flag it. The NFL came out later and stated it should have been a flagrant hit on a defenseless player. The media reaction? They couldn't have cared less. Same old refrain, "Wow, you have to protect yourself when playing the Steelers, they play so physical!" Same Steelers no matter who they're playing. Remember Antonio Brown kicking the Browns punter in the face? Fined, again, but no suspension. The media reaction? I remember a lot of the media guys laughing about it. Sort of," that's what happens when a Cleveland Brown comes up against those physical Steelers! They're SO physical!" That's just on the field. The Joey Porter casino ambush, the Mike Mitchell shooting threat on twitter, what did the league do about those things? I'm just plain tired of it. I think Marvin and most of the Bengals are too. If the NFL doesn't like what has gone on in these last few games between the Bengals and the Steelers, they have no one to blame but themselves. Since the league wouldn't stop it, I think the Bengals just decided to do it themselves. I take no pleasure in seeing Antonio Brown get knocked out. If Shazier had been flagged and ejected for using the crown of his helmet, do you think that hit on Brown would have been made? I doubt it. And as far as the media goes, fuck them. They idolized the Steelers for this cheap shit. If Jim Nantz wants to act like Burfict is a mass murderer or something, it just reveals how uninformed he is regarding what has gone on between these teams for the last ten years. Burfict is doing nothing that a good number of Steelers have'nt done before him. That must be what the league wants, because they did nothing but fine a few guys in such a way that it was made very clear to everyone that, all other things being equal, paying twenty grand to knock out one of the other team's best players is well worth it. So any cries to cut Burfict are probably falling on deaf ears at PBS. Marvin didn't seem too upset about Burfict's play. In fact he may have noticed that Burfict had a great game. He also may have noticed that at one time or another, Bell, Roethlisberger, and Brown, all missed significant parts or allof that playoff game, all thanks to none other than our own Vontaze Burfict. There's a reason the Steelers hate Burfict so much.
  48. 3 points
    Sounds rough, but I'll be roughing it as well. We keep our house about 70, but I'll be watching the game Saturday night in the basement, which stays about SIXTY SEVEN DEGREES!!I That's cold, I might need a blanky. I'm not happy to be watching it down there, the upstairs is better for sure. But someone had to take a stand against the tyrannical rule of my wife. So I stepped up to the plate. That's right, I'm occupying our basement and am in the midst of a standoff. The time was now to take a stand, so I've done it. I'm not alone either. Both our cats come down here frequently, and my doberman who is trying sort of unsuccessfully to recover from surgery is down here too. On a scale of 1-10, his personal protection capabilities have deteriorated to about a 1. But his skills at laying around in a daze have sharpened considerably. And when it comes to seeping gross fluid from his infected incision, he's an absolute 10. Nobody does it better. Attempts on my part to end this standoff peacefully have so far been rebuffed. When informed by an intermediary that I was committed to laying around in the basement until changes are made, my wife played the old, "how is it a standoff when you're just doing what you always do," strategy. I should have seen that one coming. It's all about basement use, and if my wife thinks me and my half-dead dog are going to take it lying down while she pretty much takes over the whole basement with laundry drying racks, those shelves my sister gave us that we store cans and boxes of food on, and 8, count 'em, 8 old dining room chairs that we don't know what to do with since we bought our new ones, well, I guess now she knows that she's got another thing coming! This basement is for watching Bengals games on the giant TV she told me not to buy but I bought anyway, it's for hanging up my 3' x 5' Bengals flag on game days, it's for me and the dog to escape to when the women in our house are at each others' throats (those of you with teenage daughters know what I mean). If anyone wants to send snacks or anything, please do. I'm prepared for this to stretch on for years, or possibly just a couple days. We've named our little occupying force The People's Bible Force of Righteousness and Constitutional Freedom for Patriots. Though I didn't lobby for it, I have reluctantly and humbly accepted the title of Captain. The cats are and will remain in the rank of corporal, but as soon as my dog can demonstrate the ability to get up and walk across the room to his food bowl so I can quit hand feeding him, he's getting promoted to Sergeant.
  49. 3 points
    To all you Bengalszone bastids. May 2016 be good to you all! GO BENGALS!!
  50. 3 points
    I took my 5-year old to see it and it was one of the greatest parenting moments of my life. She's been watching the original trilogy since she was 4 and is well-versed in the story/characters. To see her face as the opening sequence played was something magical. She could hardly sit still the entire time. On the way out of the theater, she grabbed my hand, kissed it, and said, "I'm glad I have a Daddy like you". Seriously kid? She knows how to pull all my strings. If she asks for a car next week, I'll likely say yes. As for the movie itself, I thought it was a lot of fun. Yeah, you can nitpick it and a lot of people are. But, any problems you want to point out with this one can be found in the original trilogy as well. The originals have been glorified so much, people seem to forget that they have poor character development, plot holes, bad acting, etc. But, it doesn't matter...Star Wars movies aren't meant to be arthouse cinema. It's a fun sci-fi romp with amazing special effects. Enjoy it for what it is, folks, and remember what it is to be a kid again.
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