combatbengal Posted November 1, 2010 Report Share Posted November 1, 2010 I took my son to his first Bengal game today. He enjoyed the game atmosphere but wasn’t happy with the Bengals. Nobody in the stadium was! We followed the crowd in the 4th quarter (11 minutes to go in the game) and left the stadium. The Bengals gave up right before half time. We have a quarterback who’s from USC and you’d think he had some smarts, NOT! Less than two minutes in the half, we have the lead and ball and what do we do? We go three and out, and let them kick their 4th FG of the game right before half time. On 3rd down, Palmer takes the snap, never and I mean not once does he look down field, just back peddles and throws the ball away at the feet of a player in the backfield. There was another play to where he had tons of room to tuck the ball and run for a first down(could have ran out of bounds and not be touched) but he waits and waits and waits, and then throws another incomplete pass. All day long, he threw into triple coverage. Now, my math maybe wrong, but when you have three defenders on one WR, doesn’t that mean someone on the field is going to be open, or close to being open? So we had a few 3rd downs with 2 yards to go. I could have sworn we had a beast as a running back in Benson. Yet we chose to throw an incomplete pass every times and end up punting the ball. You know we could have brought Peko in as a FB and Benson as the tailback and made those 1st downs. But who am I, just a novice fan. So is the season over, NO, but the way they’re playing, YES! The coaches are too stuck on themselves to think that what they’re doing and how they’re coaching is right! They hear the boo’s in the stadium, they read the blogs of all the negativity and disappointment of the fans. They hear the guys on sports center pointing out deficiencies, and yet they refuse to make changes or adjustments. So what are we playing for now? I think it’s a draft pick.Right now, Buffalo has the first pick locked in.Cowboys and Panthers have the 2nd and 3rd pick locked in. Bengals, Browns, Denver, Vikings, Lions, and 49’s are fighting for the 4-9th picks. So what do we use our pick for? A new QB, I think Palmer is done! An o lineman, the QB needs protections! A WR’s? TO will be gone next year, and Chad is done! A run stopper? Who knows.We need tons of changes and I hope we don’t start rebuilding again. We just need some coaches who will bring discipline and changes to the team. I’m just frustrated!!! I haven’t heard any of the post interviews but I bet Marvin and Palmer are saying, we have to play better, we have to make adjustments. We only made a few mistakes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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