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(Bust His) Cherry Carbine Bowl: Ravens @ Bengals Pregame Thread

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With AJ they have to avoid the stupidness and cheapness that lost them J. Joe and Whitworth.

J. Joe they were able to recover from quite nicely because Zimmer knew how to spot CB talent.

The loss of Whitworth basically destroyed that era of playoff opportunity.

Don't get cheap and cute.   If you are willing to put a large amount of $$$ on the table.   Then use the damn franchise tag if you can't close.      They lost Whitworth over a few million which they have wasted more on Glenn alone.

You don't let franchise talent like AJ waltz into unrestricted Free Agency.   Tag him.    If it looks bleak then trade him.  

I like the chances of AJ on a 3/4 year deal to out produce any possible replacement plan.    They are looking at $5mil cap cost increase from his current level using Julio Jones as a guide line.

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THIS team wouldn’t be 0-8 with AJ on the field healthy ?? I think that’s a bit much to put on one players shoulders. I love AJ, but get real.

This line sucks and there’s no running game. AJ can’t fix that...

Oh yeah, they lose this game as well.

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AJ was on fire last year prior to injury.    They’ve lost a lot of close games. I don’t think they are 0-8 with him.

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It’s just too hard to speculate one way or another. I just think that’s a lot to put on him. Whatever he did last year or the year before that is meaningless when looking at the o-line this season and a new rookie QB he has no chemistry with.

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10 hours ago, ArmyBengal said:

It’s just too hard to speculate one way or another. I just think that’s a lot to put on him. Whatever he did last year or the year before that is meaningless when looking at the o-line this season and a new rookie QB he has no chemistry with.

And that’s why I’m pretty dubious that we will learn anything useful about Finley. The only scenario I see where we really come away with anything is if he goes out there and tears it up and turns out to be the next Tom Brady: a once in a generation talent that everyone missed and somehow fell into our laps, and now we’re going to be a dynasty for the next decade.

As nice as that would be, I’m betting it’s not going to happen.

Instead, we are going to take a rookie QB not adapted to the speed of the NFL game or the complexity of the defenses, put him in charge of a raging dumpster fire of an offense, behind a line made up of a screen door, a turnstile and several gaping holes, and expect to “evaluate his performance.” Ummm...ok?

Best of luck to the poor kid. From my chair, it looks like he’s set up to fail.

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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.

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59 minutes ago, TJJackson said:

cherry carbine bowl?

You would prefer Flamin’ Flintlock? Scarlet Shotgun? Crimson Cannon? I’m flexible.

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3 hours ago, ArmyBengal said:

Keylime Kickstand ??

 

I got nothing...

Ok Army that’s good except key lime isn’t a shade of red and a kickstand is not, as far as I know, a firearm.  Other than the fact that it was all wrong, good job.  Participant trophy.

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I know I’m barely paying attention to the Bengals because I’ve barely noticed it’s the bye week.  Usually I’m irate, want to watch the Bengals every week.  This year, eh.

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49 minutes ago, COB said:

Ok Army that’s good except key lime isn’t a shade of red and a kickstand is not, as far as I know, a firearm.  Other than the fact that it was all wrong, good job.  Participant trophy.

Lets hope mine doesn't become the most accurate nickname then huh ??
 

 

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Keylime Kickstand power!  Dude’s going to take us to 0-16.  Throws 6 picks against the Dolphins in the Tank Bowl and goes down in history as one of the Bengals greats.

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Now that I know this was aimed at establishing a nickname for Finley and the fact he too is a redhead, I could probably come up with something better.

However, now that I know that, this thread became less interesting....

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Yup, it’s the bye week all right. 

Zac Taylor: he may not be able to game plan or call plays worth sh*t, but his coffee routine is TIGHT!

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