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He's only saying what any team would say, Hoosier. Literally. 

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COB is right on that part - calling a 2-14 season "earned capital" in this context is particularly macabre...

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https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28526248/still-early-process-bengals-brass-refutes-espn-report-saying-intend-deal-top-pick

"I don't know that any decision has been made for what we're going to do in April," Tobin told Bengals.com. "We're early in the process. We certainly haven't had any meetings to determine that at this point. Those will be meetings we'll have as we go through the process."

I am rather annoyed by "we *certainly* haven't had any meetings [yet]...". Why the hell not?

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23 minutes ago, Stripes said:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28526248/still-early-process-bengals-brass-refutes-espn-report-saying-intend-deal-top-pick

"I don't know that any decision has been made for what we're going to do in April," Tobin told Bengals.com. "We're early in the process. We certainly haven't had any meetings to determine that at this point. Those will be meetings we'll have as we go through the process."

I am rather annoyed by "we *certainly* haven't had any meetings [yet]...". Why the hell not?

You know, that actually doesn’t bug me. In fact, if you’re in camp “just take Burrow,” it’s probably a good sign.

When it comes to the offseason, the Bengals are fundamentally...well, lazy isn’t quite the right word, maybe more like “inert” in the sense of inertia. They’re naturally disinclined to be proactive, to getting out in front of needs and events. So, for example, when they have a big-name free agent, they’ll let them “test the market” rather than set it themselves. And when it comes to the draft, while they verrrry occasionally make a move, their natural inclination is just to sit back and take whoever falls to them.

Not trading the pick and taking Burrow is pretty much the path of least resistance. They can put forth literally no effort, call Joes name, and reap pundit and fan praise — and no doubt a spike in merch and ticket sales. So this is I think one time when the Bengals’ natural inclinations work in favor of what the vast majority of fans seem to want.

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Mike Brown Tobin, and now Taylor as that presser he did seem to love Herbert, which makes me sick. I just don’t see him being that great QB, maybe I’m wrong but no thanks. The coaches seem to love the kid though. 
 

Hopefully it’s all smoke and they just draft Burrow then build the team around him, if not be prepared to lose a lot of fans, and attendance. 

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18 minutes ago, volcom69 said:

Mike Brown Tobin, and now Taylor as that presser he did seem to love Herbert, which makes me sick. I just don’t see him being that great QB, maybe I’m wrong but no thanks. The coaches seem to love the kid though. 
 

Hopefully it’s all smoke and they just draft Burrow then build the team around him, if not be prepared to lose a lot of fans, and attendance. 

You really need to chill. They are not taking Herbert #1 overall. There is going to be a lot of Herbert talk this week because he is in Mobile and Burrow is not and it doesn't mean anything. They are taking Burrow over Herbert. Seriously, relax. 

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Herbert looked good in his Rose Bowl and has been a top of this class for a long time.   I would expect him to do well during the scouting portion of draft season.

Many mocks have him 3rd going high as 6 and as low as 14.    NFL starved media is needs to fill talk show radio and TV minutes.

Do the Bengals have any motivation in announcing their intentions in January?  I wouldn't think so. 

 

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Agreed. IF the Bengals were picking 8th, I would be  hoping to snag him. 

At #1 - there's nothing to look twice at. This will be a lot of coverage this week because the Bengals coaches are literally with him. Once this week passes, that will all recede. 

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1 hour ago, HoosierCat said:

 

So Alvin Keels isn’t going to take a limo from his hotel to PBS to receive the Brown Family Stonewalling?  That was one of the most tone deaf moves I’ve ever seen in any field. 

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