HoosierCat Posted September 11, 2011 Report Share Posted September 11, 2011 Hobson wrote this this morning.Everyone is trying to put a label on this 2011 Bengals locker room without The Ocho and T.O. and it is so easy to say it’s less egocentric, more unselfish, and the chemistry flows like champagne. And without quarterback Carson Palmer, it’s even easier to call them The Young and The Leaderless.But like all the pundits have already made up their minds on how bad the Bengals are going to be, let’s slow down just a little bit.One assistant told me on Saturday that while locker room chemistry is extremely important, it takes time to become visible. He wants to see them go through some adversity first.That’s code for their response to big injuries and tough losses, be it blowouts or of the last-minute variety. Another long-time insider says he’s looking to see how they react “to getting hitting in the mouth. And they will get hit in the mouth.”That’s going to take a month or so.Actually, it took about two quarters.I dunno how good it will ultimately be, but we got us a team. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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