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  1. Marvin Fired - 12/31/2018

    Finally some "reasons" in the Enquirer: I don't know, those seem like excuses because Grantham wanted to negotiate himself a raise. Again I thought that being able to utilize Hubbard, Lawson and (maybe) Dunlap as outside/edge LB's in a 3-4 would actually make it easier on a DC who needs to replace 3 LB positions otherwise in a 4-3. Maybe I'm missing something. Atkins being 30 is silly, same with Dunlap, in this case. They'll hold you over for 2-3 years while you find new guys, what's the fuss? Did this guy expect to be handed a top 5 NFL defense with young players at every position? So it just seems like an excuse, or maybe something the writer made-up, as I didn't see any source mentioned for those comments.
  2. Marvin Fired - 12/31/2018

    Yeah terrible. I wonder what the hang-up's are about. Haven't seen anything "official" about the Del Rio situation, but if that's true, c'mon.
  3. Marvin Fired - 12/31/2018

    Yeah Florida gave him a raise and he stayed. I have no idea why money is an issue for NFL teams, only seems like it is for the Bengals. That said, I don't care about Grantham much. Next up: Aaron Glenn (lol)
  4. Marvin Fired - 12/31/2018

    The Bengals' don't pay Coordinators well, that's been reported recently (most were unhappy with their pay here). Don't know if that's the issue ultimately or not, am guessing it's just part of it. Grantham was reportedly going to be a tough hire any ways - the Bengals' are not an org that is known for pulling talent away from other teams. If Grantham agreed to a 2nd interview, you start to wonder if indeed it was a $$ issue. I suppose I'm glad that Taylor "seems" to be very keen on finding the right fit at DC, I hope it pans out that way. Just wonder at what point he'll have to get sort of desperate. My guess is we're looking at an NFL defensive assistant somewhere who has been passed-over in the past (like Marvin was). You're not going to get top/high profile candidates to come here.
  5. Marvin Fired - 12/31/2018

    Probably need to look into it more, but the change to the base defense actually reduces their need for LB's I think. Lawson and Hubbard are pretty flexible as edge/outside guys that can cover, as is Dunlap, just need a stud MLB. Billings and Geno are obviously solid interior DT's, so there's definitely a core there they can work with.
  6. Changing Things Up With Free Agents / Draft

    Oh - keep in mind Taylor's offense has the QB in a shotgun formation most of the time - something Haskins' is quite used to, while Dalton is not.
  7. Changing Things Up With Free Agents / Draft

    The only thing wrong with Haskins (in my opinion) is his lack of starting college experience. His highlight reel is one of the best I've seen from a declaring QB. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Brown fell in love with him like he did Ki-Jana or Akili or Klingler, and wanted to trade-up to get him (given that he's an OSU QB). I think drafting a QB at some point is certainly in the cards this year, if the right one is there at any point. But meh, it's too early to predict anything right now until the combine/workouts are over at least. Basically I'd have no problem drafting Haskins, or any of his WR's for that matter.
  8. Changing Things Up With Free Agents / Draft

    Either way I'd be fine if this happens below: (and agree, no idea who they'd actually "need" this year in the top 3, and if that rumor is true, am wondering if it's a Mike Brown deal, and he has his sights on someone like Haskins). But I would "think" Taylor would be given the ability to lead with that kind of thing, so I wonder where that rumor came from, and how accurate it is.
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  10. Marvin Fired - 12/31/2018

    I don't even care about "character" of the coaches so much as the results. And so far, not too impressed with Taylor's ability to put together a good staff. Turned down by 2 well-known DC's and hires a very questionable o-line coach. Even his OC Callahan hasn't done much in the league. I'm all for giving the guy a chance, but this staff so far is less impressive than anything Marvin's put together. Zimmer proved a DC can be successful here and move on to bigger and better things if they want to - so I'm not sure what these DC candidates are hung up about here exactly. It's not like the defensive talent cupboard is bare here either, they have some guys to work with, and only one position group that really needs to be rebuilt.
  11. Changing Things Up With Free Agents / Draft

    Uh oh...(not a fan of Murray, these guys are just making this up obviously, but I don't think Taylor wanting to draft or sign his own QB is going to go away any time soon, at least until after the draft, and then if Dalton struggles at all during the season). I'm not sure why these guys don't understand the Bengals' have other priorities like almost an entire o-line to rebuild first, and none of the QB's who will be available at #11 this year are likely going to be worth taking if the #1 LB or #1 or #2 OT is sitting there.
  12. Changing Things Up With Free Agents / Draft

    Can't imagine Taylor won't run with the current group on offense for at least a year. He'll have his hands full upgrading the o-line and LB's. AJ and Dalton are on the other side of 30, either build a team around them immediately or phase them out after this year and do something with the cap space and draft picks if they suck, which is always a possibility if they sit on their hands again and sign Hart's and Brown's and garbage LB's.
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