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  1. 5 points
    *movie trailer voice* In a world where the Cincinnati Bengals successfully cover the tight end
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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 !!!
  5. 3 points
    So again, if the knock on Higgins is his speed, lets make a fair comparison: Higgins reported 40 time was 4.54 AJ Green- 4.50 Michael Thomas- 4.57 Deandre Hopkins- 4.57 Mike Evans- 4.53 Julio Jones- 4.39 OBJ- 4.43 Antonio Brown- 4.47 Keenan Allen- 4.75 Tyreek Hill- 4.2 something ridiculous Davante Adams- 4.56 Juju Smith Schuster- 4.54 So in looking at what is widely considered to be the best 10 WR's from last year and their 40 times coming out of college, i'm still confused on why the knock on Higgins. Outside of the outliers like Tyreek (super fast) and Allen (super slow), you are left with an average of 4.50. (I left out AJ as well, since he was simply included because he's a Bengal). It seems utterly ridiculous to see the criticism of his speed, when he seems right on par with some of the best in the league. Making contested catches is his specialty and it's not like you can coach someone into being 6'4, 215lbs. either. He caught 27 TD's during his time at Clemson, which is tied for first and his 13TD's last season were only behind Hopkins for a single season. THIS is what he does. Goes up, makes plays, and scores TD's. Must suck to add a guy like that to the roster huh ?? Then again, Joe Burrow might have something to say about that...
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.
  8. 3 points
    Can’t draft Burrow. Character issues:
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    I will always remember where I was and what I was doing the day Randy Bullock set the franchise kick record.
  11. 3 points
    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
  12. 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.”
  13. 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.
  14. 3 points
    What a fucking clown show.
  15. 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.
  16. 3 points
    You guys are full of crap! Things happen! Players get injured. Half the league loses every week! Someone HAS to lose. Learn math!
  17. 3 points
    The whole Steelers team could be concussed and we’d still lose this game.
  18. 3 points
    Noo, gotta keep the dream alive. 0-16 or bust.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 2 points
    And here I thought I couldn't like him more. Turns out I can.
  22. 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).”
  23. 2 points
    I'm unlikely to be pissed off. They're going to have to Drew Sample me to piss me off. Joe Burrow is a Cincinnati Bengal.
  24. 2 points
    So glad Dr. Fauci could make an appearance on my TV. All I need is Dewine and Beshears thoughts on the draft and it will be complete COVID
  25. 2 points
    I got a pretty bad splinter two days ago.
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    So after Dalton goes and if they cut Dre, they have 80 million to play with ?? Typically the would really intrigue me, but I think I know how this story ends already.
  28. 2 points
    I’m with you in regards to what’s being done to minimize the spread. I’m just not going to freak out about it. I love how people are all of a sudden like, holy shit I need to wash my hands more. Really ?? Were you not doing that already ?? Did it really take an worldwide epidemic to motivate your dumbass to wash your hands ?? I go to the grocery store at night to avoid crowds and check out the milfs in yoga pants. However, I go in there tonight at 10pm and it’s like fucking Thanksgiving with lines down the aisles. What the hell ?? No ass wipe, no fucking Froot Loops, no half the shit I went in there for. Signs hung saying they have to ration cleaning supplies due to the virus. People just need to chill.
  29. 2 points
    Going through LAX next month on my way to Hawaii. I was thinking about cancelling things out. Then I realized I really don’t give a shit. Fuck you corona virus. Come at me !!!
  30. 2 points
    It’s true. Tua overcame shit talent at Alabama to put up his numbers. He had no receivers or line to speak of helping him. Not like Burrow, who clearly was carried by the crew around him...
  31. 2 points
    Burrow’s 9” hands get any coverage as if anyone gives a shit, and he has a response: I like this guy.
  32. 2 points
    Hobson isn't writing a piece like that IF they aren't all in on Joe Burrow. Done deal. All the Joe comments being vague is just to avoid a media circus until the obvious is made official on draft day.
  33. 2 points
    Official - I am going. I have booked the flights and the hotel. Got half on each due to points. Here we go. My lifelong bad luck jinx versus the Bengals doing the right thing and the national media trying to stir up trouble. What could possibly go wrong????
  34. 2 points
    Todays lunchtime mock. 1 Joe Burrow, QB 33 Tee Higgins, WR 65 Prince Tega Wanogho, OT 97 Thaddeus Moss, TE 129 Jeremy Chinn, S 160 Shaquille Quarterman, LB 192 A.J. Green, CB
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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."
  38. 2 points
    Sad news indeed.
  39. 2 points
    dear lord, you didnt just drink the koolaid, you chugged the entire pitcher dude
  40. 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?
  41. 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.
  42. 2 points
    Not on topic, but great watching the Steelers lose to the Bills just now in the tube. Funny how all these great coaches suddenly don’t look all that smart when they lose their franchise QB.
  43. 2 points
    That used to be the case. These days, with the rookie salary system, it isn’t. If you miss on a top QB, you can just try again. It doesn’t cripple the organization the way it used to.
  44. 2 points
    Falcons, Jets and Clowns all win. Great day if you’re rooting for the Bengals to crush another first round qb’s career.
  45. 2 points
    We could have had Zimmer. Dude knows how to run an nfl team, and can evaluate talent. This season, and this game, is the culmination of a lifetime of work by Mike Brown. His method, his career as a GM, can now be irrefutably deemed a monumental failure.
  46. 2 points
    I really hope they don't spend huge for AJ Green. Let him walk. Thanks for the fish, AJ, but wide receiver is not a position to invest a ton of money in. Whitworth was a bigger loss because blindside tackle is a more important piece.
  47. 2 points
    The Bengals never do anything right, they are such a joke when it comes to these things.
  48. 2 points
    Happy birthday Andy! The season just got 25% more interesting than it already wasn't. I'm ready to watch somebody else flounder after 8+ years, but hopefully somebody better than Driskel was for God's sakes. Remember he was a preseason champ too for a while. Yet he reminded of a poor man's Dalton. Finley strikes me as someone who can work in a pocket better and take care of the ball, maybe avoid some sacks in the pocket, something Dalton and Driskel were terrible at. Outside of that, I suspect that top 5 pick next year will be a QB regardless.
  49. 2 points
    This move was undoubtedly preceded by many contemplative laps around the mansion in the Mega Motion Rascal Elite IV Mobility Scooter.
  50. 2 points
    The fact is everything is an illusion. The Bengals aren't the victim, the fans aren't the victim. The Bengals could move on and make things work if they make changes. They could stay here and make it work if they make changes. The city isn't destitute if the Bengals leave. Life will go on. Emotionally and fiscally. The city would find a way. The NFL and the Bengals would find a way. But this is how change happens. From experiencing consequences in life. Nothing is going to completely fall apart. Everything holding the "same old, same old" in place is fear, speculation, and panic. Not a recipe for success in anything in life.
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