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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
    Maybe it's unreasonable of me, but anything less than 4-0 against NYG, WAS, DAL, and HOU is going to piss me off.
  17. 3 points
    Holy sheep dip I've been ill of late (nothing serious, just annoying) and slept through this game. I missed what is likely THE signature game of 2020. damnit. anyway, on the question of locker room solidarity or lack thereof.......I present the following https://www.bengals.com/video/postgame-celebration-after-week-8-win-over-the-titans which tells me things are not as doom and gloom as some claim....not even close ...so... I (like every other nfl fan on the planet) am enamored of New Guy. Without him, we arent even in these close losses, and are probably 0-8 and mostly blown out. I get that, so I wont talk about him being a new man crush, because how could you be a Bengals fan and not absolutely freakin' L O V E this man? and thats not even including out-of-this-world freakish stuff like this: and I think Jeremy Rauch summarizes things well here (except: trade Ross, not Tate): https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/1323027132285652997?ref_src=twsrc^tfw so, I want to speak of my new (and as always to keep this clear, perfectly heterosexual) man-crushes in no particular order of importance 1. Spain. OH MY GOD. Not even a single practice snap nor time with his teammates as he completed the necessary quarantine time, and he looked like a freakin pro bowler. I watched a lot of game film and he is just high fivin' and having a great time with his new teammates between plays, bring up everyone's energy level. I love love LOVE this (GIMME A) LINEMAN Fucking SIGN HIM NOW. Practice squad my ass. I want him signed N O W if not sooner. There should have been a contract waiting for him to sign in the locker room right after the game 2. Higgins. A great deal of Burrows success is because Higgins is producing bigtime. Without Higgins, honestly, is Burrows fully the amazing QB we are seeing? Yeah, other receivers not named Ross are contributing as well, but I wasnt expecting this 2nd rounder to contribute so much so soon. I dont think you were either. 3. Adenji and Johnson. They faced pro bowl defensive ends having started exactly 0 times before at their respective spots. They allowed no sacks. Was it always pretty? Heck no. Was it perfect? Absolutely not - earlier in this thread it is mentioned how Adenji allowed the most pressures of any Bengals OL this week. Of course, that PFF item fails to qualify this statement with the fact that this was his first start ever _AND_ he's a rookie _AND_ he allowed no sacks _AND_ while facing a pro bowl DE. I will bet he will get a rating no better than 50 from PFF this week but regardless his performance under the circumstances I see that as nothing short of incredible. I've already talked up Fred Johnson many many times, so I wont go into detail on his 0 sack work on his very first start ever at ORT 4. Auden Tate. Ok, he's not all that new, but its like he gets forgotten for weeks at a time, then he goes and has a game like this and its like he's brand new all over again.......like who the hell is this guy? Take a look at this: https://www.nfl.com/videos/6-foot-5-tate-extends-for-unbelievable-sideline-snag-on-third-down Auden should be a priority for an extension asap, using some of that cash the Dunlap trade freed up. so why oh why, you ask with good reason, isnt Billy Price on this list? Its because I've seen too many disappointments from this guy. He has as Black Widow once said 'too much red on his ledger". This game doesnt erase all that red, not even close, but its a mighty fine start towards getting back in the black and a question - where the hell is Josh Bynes? I know I have no way to measure his impact on getting the three rookies + Pratt up to speed, but it's like he's invisible on the field. Also his snap count seems to be on a downward curve.. related question: how are the four (I count Pratt) newbie linebackers doing, especially in coverage? I cant seem to get a handle on that Finally: throwing some love (and a virtual game ball) towards Stripes this week for going the extra mile for this win. question: do you need any incense or goat heads or whatever for 2 weeks from now? If so, lets get a gofundme going.
  18. 3 points
    I disagree with this. It’s a workplace situation. And this longtime, very loyal, employee is being demoted. It’s a very public demotion. I think common courtesy requires a little meeting to explain what the team is doing, what he needs to do going forward. It’s not 1955. Ultimately showing Dunlap the respect he deserves would serve the team as well because you don’t get this public dragging they’re getting right now.
  19. 3 points
    Heh, saw a few replays and I am def in the shots kicked at that end zone. The burrow color rush to the left of the goalposts being kicked at. here are some obs from being there: Waiting for my flight - a few quick additional thoughts : I was in the north end zone 11 rows off the field - so a new vantage point for me. The second and fourth quarters when bengals were on offense i had as close to burrow’s vantage point on throws as I will ever get, and, damn. I have zero idea how he sees some of the windows he sees. There were five or six passes that he threw that I had time to think “where in the hell is he throwing it” and each time he competed a ball. He may be a wizard. The one in particular that sticks out was the 23-yarder to Higgins in the 4th. He. Was. Not. Open. Just an unreal throw. a few other things: —-I really now fear that AJ is cooked. The play in the first quarter where burrow rolled away from pressure and waved AJ downfield was coming at me - the old AJ makes that play but I could immediately see when Burrow waved him to get deep and AJ planted to go that there was no burst. None. I hope that it is still coming back, but that was rough to watch live as close to it as I was. —-the two Mixon 3rd quarter TD came at my end zone - on the second of them, the run up the middle, it looked like Redmond did a really good job sealing off his man and giving Joe the hole. It was like the Red Sea parting from where I was. —-thought the holding call to negate the Boyd TD was weak. Especially because on series before that Dunlap was dragged down right in front of us and the damn ref and he swallowed the flag while Jax converted a long third down. They also replayed the Lawson personal foul flag in the stadium and that was a fucking joke of a call. If refs were simply competent we blow them out in the first half. —-it is weird watching burrow live. He’s so in control, so calm , I’ve never seen anything quite like it in cincy. At least not four games in to a career. He’s an absolute superstar coming. —-I didn’t see him really miss on any deep throws he should have connected on. The receivers are simply not open. Very little separation deep to connect on the ones yesterday. —-hell, not a fuckton of separation on a lot of the intermediate passes either. Burrow is so damn accurate. If this was Dalton...yeesh. that’s most of what is at the top of my head this AM.
  20. 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.
  21. 3 points
    Can’t draft Burrow. Character issues:
  22. 3 points
    STATEMENT FROM ROGER GOODELL, GOD-KING OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE “Earlier this week, the League was made aware of allegations of illegal sideline filming by the New England Patriots. Normally, such a repeat violation of the rules would be met with harsh punishment. However, since the offense was made against the Cincinnati Bengals, who are only an NFL team by a strict reading of League bylaws, we are going to let this one slide. We will be fining Bengals head coach Zac Taylor $10,000 for disclosing the existence of the investigation and linebacker Vontaze Burfict $15,000 just because. In conclusion, all hail Me, Roger Goodell, God-King of the National Football League.”
  23. 3 points
    Better to hold him back, make sure he gets totally healthy. For that matter, hold the whole starting defense out, let them heal.
  24. 3 points
    The whole Steelers team could be concussed and we’d still lose this game.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 3 points
    "What was this trade deadline thing I heard about recently"? "Did I miss an opportunity to increase my stock in Werther's again"? "There's just something about those hard candies that makes me.... Hey I forgot to write a check to the icebox repair man".
  28. 3 points
    Memo From: Mike Brown To: Marvin Lewis Marvin, just wanted to let you know that we've received the various emails and communique' you have transmitted regarding the halftime Monkey Rodeo we employ every year. The feelings you and your wife have expressed, that the show is nothing more than animal abuse and should be stopped, is not shared by myself or me or Mike Brown (I). You are correct that the show, in its simplest recitation, could be described as stuffing a few Capuchin monkeys in little western outfits, strapping them to the backs of border collies, and sending them on a terrifying, helter skelter ride at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, all in front of a screaming horde of half intoxicated NFL fans. I give you all that. But so what? It's well received by those fans. I investigated your claim regarding Tim Lepard, the man that brings the monkey rodeo to Cincinnati every year. And you are correct, his show's other engagements consist of very low level minor league baseball games, county fairs, and yes, unfortunately, a good number of motorcycle rallies. Marvin, let me point out to you the clientele at those affairs are the same subset of the population that comes to our stadium. You know I share your utter contempt for most of the drunken cretins that attend our games. We're staging nothing more than a modern-day gladiator battle out there every other Sunday, complete with broken bones, maimings, and blood lust. Who do you think we're attracting? This type of low-brow, dimwitted monkey show is right on their level. It's kind of our way of saying, "Hey look, drunken clerk from the car parts store, monkeys in cowboy outfits riding on dogs!" Come to think of it, it's not our way of paraphrasing that. That's exactly what we're saying! Your point that we are "cheaping out" on the halftime show, just because the Rams are staging halftime concerts with the latest Instagram L.A. pop starlet, and the Browns are leaning on the Cleveland Rock and Roll angle to stage heavy acid rock freak-outs at halftime, is not well received here in the upstairs suites at Paul Brown Stadium. By God, if it's good enough for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Erie Seawolves, it's good enough for the Cincinnati Bengals! And I checked, although it doesn't matter in the least, you are correct in that we spend about a tenth of what other NFL franchises spend on halftime entertainment. So what? At least we're spending something. Keep complaining Marvin, do you really want to see my next move? Because we'll go back to a rousing show from the Elder High School Marching Band, followed by a swearing in ceremony for the local crop of ROTC candidates. God bless America! Think our fans won't eat that up with a spoon? Damn right they will. Thanks, Mike PS - Good try there on Sunday night, thought we had a chance for a while. Keep up the good work.
  29. 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...
  30. 3 points
    Who is this "Alexander" you are referencing ?? Talk about a name that should never be uttered again in these parts.
  31. 3 points
    I think Alexander was the ultimate company man. If he got fed shit, he thanked Mike for the caviar and asked for seconds. Its why he survived so long here. Mike says,"we don't want to pay all these vets their 2nd and 3rd contracts. Paul, you're the o line coach, are the new guys WHO ARE ON THEIR COST CONTROLLED UNDER THE NEW CBA ROOKIE CONTRACTS ready to take over?" Paul answers, "you bet they are sir! Bodine's a great player! Cedric's a natural left tackle, he's ready." Somehow I don't think Zimmer was that compliant. He's got players who follow him from one team to another. Alexander played a political game here, as many do, and it finally caught up with him. Marvin, loathesome as we all find him, at least deserves credit for getting Mike to drive his favorite golden retriever to the pound.
  32. 3 points
    Happy turkey day BZ'ers! Hard to believe it's been 13 years since joining.
  33. 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.
  34. 3 points
    Haha Get Mike Brown Out of the Draft Room (GMBODR) 2k17
  35. 3 points
    This kid is going to do GREAT things in Cincinnati until injuries derail him and he leaves in FA after four years.
  36. 3 points
    Right on! He and A.J. will be great if Dalton isn't being sacked before they can get open.
  37. 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 !!!
  38. 3 points
    The scene - a secret room, deep in the bowels of PBS. A disheveled old man stares at a wall filled with a collection of photos, clipped headlines, and handwritten notes. Push pins and yarn connect various facets of the board to other parts. An unflitered cigarette hangs from the old man's lips. A much younger but much dumber looking man sits in a chair and watches the old man while he stares at the board, occasionally moving a picture here, a headline there. Finally, the younger man speaks, "Mike, you haven't slept in 72 hours, and you're living off coffee and the greenies we took from Pete Rose's personal stash from Riverfront. Take a break, man." The old man grimaces, and says, "Paul, you're my line coach, not my Doctor. I'm close here, I'm close. This is the culmination of fifty years of work. So shut the fuck up." The younger man leans back in his chair, resignation is very apparent on his crushingly stupid looking face. The old man suddenly gasps. He falls to his knees, hands on the side of his head, "My God! I've got it! I should have seen it 8 years ago!" The young man leans forward, "You've got what Mike? Don't tell me you've cracked the code, don't tell me unless you really have!" "Oh, I've cracked it all right. I've decoded the whole NFL. Decades of work, late night study and corporate espionage have finally paid off! We'll own the fucking Super Bowl, Paul. They'll have to rename the fucking trophy after my dad by the time we're done. I've finally got it." "What is it, Mike? What's the secret?" The old man stands. He violently tears his shirt off. He yells, "Oh, there'll be plenty of time for that Paul, plenty of time! But first, I pledged my whole being to this quest, and now it's time for the shit to jump off!" The old man uncaps a bottle of Old Crow whiskey, and takes several slugs straight from the bottle. "Urrrggghh. 50 fucking years of sobriety down the drain! Fuck yea!" He takes several more pulls from the bottle, sputters, coughs, and projectile vomits onto the floor in front of the wall with the headlines and photos. "Ha ha! Fuck you Rooney, you shriveled old bastard! This is it, motherfucker! You can try to hide Kathleen, but I'll find her, and when I do, the panties will be hitting the floor! Ha ha ha!" The old man chugs the rest of the bottle. The younger man looks alarmed, "Jesus Christ Mike, Kathleen Rooney? She's been dead for like 30 years!" "That's what they want you to believe. Haven't you studied my board?" the old man yells. "She's alive, and she's the best piece of ass I ever had, and now I'm gonna tap that ass again! I'm gonna burn that motherfucker down. King Kong ain't got shit on me. That's right, that's right!" Another bottle appears, and the old man chugs half of it. "Paul! My little brother, my little line coach! Come over her motherfucker!" The old man throws his arm around the younger, shockingly stupid looking, man. "See here, Paul! Know why I kept you all these years? You suck, you know that? Know why I kept you?" The old man pulls 3 huge gulps from the bottle. "I kept you because you're named Paul. I didn't even realize it when I hired you. But after you were here, I was like, 'Ain't no fucking way I'm firing a coach from the Cincinnati Bengals who's named Paul. Ain't ever gonna happen!" The old man chugs from the bottle, then throws it against the cinder block wall, shattering it and sending glass shards flying. "Hey NFL! I own your fucking ass now! Ha ha ha!" The old man grabs a walker that's been standing beside him. He approaches his conspiracy wall. "See this shit Paul? Hard fucking work. Hard work by a ***damn Dartmouth grad. Tha's right motherfucker, I'm smart. Not like these public school pukes that own these other teams. Jerry fucking Jones? Motherfucker went to Arkansas! My fucking german shepherd could graduate from Arkansas. Jones can barely fucking read! Do you know I hired some chinaman to develop an algorithm for this shit? Didn't fucking work. I figured it out with my conspiracy wall! Me!" "C'mon Mike, before all that Old Crow kicks in, what's the secret? What?" The old man smiles, pulls the younger man close again. He breathes his words out, "Paul, it all comes down to two words. Two little words. Know what those words are? Do you know what is going to win us the next ten Super Bowls in a row? Two words. And those two words are Compensatory Picks. That's it. Trade Dalton. Trade Geno. I don't even give a fuck any more. Trade AJ. Compensatory picks can be traded now, and we'll have 3 AJ Greens in here before you know it. It's all compensatory picks. We own this league now! Eat shit Kraft, you're a fucking paper salesman! I"m the scion of NFL royalty and I'm a ***damn Dartmouth grad! Go sell some cardboard boxes you fucking hack!" The old man pulls a cellphone from his pocket, dials and says, "Hello, Kathleen? It's on baby! Where you at? What? I don't care if you're wearing Depends. Daddy's ready to smash!!" He hangs up the phone, grabs his walker and begins walking slowly to the door. "Paul, get your car keys, you have to drive me to a nursing home in Altoona, Pennsylvania." He turns, and takes one last look at the board, "Compensatory picks. I should have known all along."
  39. 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."
  40. 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!
  41. 3 points
    Yup. The only reason they quit trying to reanimate the corpse of 2005 was that after 2010 Palmer quit.
  42. 3 points
    His call sign is "Doink One".
  43. 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.
  44. 3 points
    Good complimentary rushes on all parts by the D-line. Some of the fastest sacks I've seen. Sack 1 - Dolphins line up shotgun with a 3 WR stack up top, 1 WR to the bottom, 1 RB to Dunlap's side. Bengals show double A gap blitz, at the snap of the ball the LBs back out into zone. This puts 4 Bengals in coverage towards the 3 dolphin targets up top. All Tannehill could do is stare at it and cry. Dunlap beats RT, Will Clarke gets pressure jumps and Dunlap knocks the ball out. Fumble recovered by Peko. Key was the LB backing out of the A gap blitz and they had a 4 person zone on 3 targets. Tannehill froze. Sack 2 - Dolphin in shotgun, Empty (not a good idea). Bengals show double A gap blitz, back out of it pre snap. Margus Hunt draws the double team leaving Atkins 1 on 1 and it was over quickly. Might have been the quickest sack I've ever seen. MJ beat his TE blocking rather quickly to get a .5 sack. Sack 3 - Dolphins in shotgun, 3 wide up top, 1 wide at the bottom, 1 RB. Bengals rush 4. Dolphins zone block (guessing) Dunlap jumps inside the tackle and the guard can't get over quick enough. Sack. Sack 4 - Dolphins in shotgun. 2 wide up top, 1 bottom, 1 TE, 1 RB. Bengals straight 4 rush. Will Clarke chipped by TE, TE releases and tackle can't pick him up, sack. Sack 5 - Dolphins in shotgun. Bengals rush 4. Margus and Atkins line up in 3 techs. Run a twist at the snap. Margus crushes A gap, draws double team and gets good push Atkins goes over the top and ends up 1 on1 with RG, sack. Really surprised to see Margus getting double teamed leaving Atkins 1 on 1 in both his sacks.
  45. 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!!!
  46. 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!"
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  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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