membengal Posted December 10, 2008 Report Share Posted December 10, 2008 Okay, spinning out of my grumpiness in the fullback thread---which IS a need, just not a high one, thought I would start a thread for folks to list what the primary needs the Bengals need to address this off-season in order to win more than one game next year.Here's my laundry list of CRITICAL needs that will need to be addressed in the draft and free agency. By CRITICAL I mean those areas that HAVE to be addressed because this team is so deficient in that spot as currently constitututed that it cannot go forward with any confidence in 2009.1. Offensive tackle2. Center3. SSLB4. DT5. Guard6. DEI consider those the immediate triage needs for this team. On the next level of concern, once that particular massive bleeding is addressed, they need:7. Fullback (there you all go)8. Third corner9. Running back (need someone to go with Benson)As for coaching/front office issues (realistic division), the critical care needs (and this assumes ML is really going to keep the job):1. New OC2. New line coach3. New QB coach4. Two actual scoutsNow, yes, I know that last is a long shot give how SOP operates, but, maybe SOP can be shamed into doing at least that since he is digging in on the whole GM thing by yielding the team a few more eyes in terms of the scout need. Yeah, probably not, but one can hope.So there it is. My laundry list of what has to be dealt with in terms of organizational on-field issues to get ready for 2009. Given that SOP is at the helm, I clearly think this is bigger than he can handle competently, so we are likely f**ked. But it is what I will be checking off on my mental to-do list as this team lurches into another horriffic off-season.That said, what are your priorities as you consider triage needs on this latest bleeding Bengal team as we head into the off-season? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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