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1 hour ago, TJJackson said:

I think Chad is planning on being the new ORG, and so he bulked up on the potato soup and rolls at OCharleys

 

That Tweet is the most Chad Johnson thing I've ever seen, and it's been a while.

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I think Chad's initial departure was a little rocky. He has more than made amends though. I'll view him more fondly as a Bengal of recent memory than I ever will his quarterback.

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The thing about Chad is he’s forever about 12 years old. Which has its downsides but in the end if I could be Peter Pan forever, sign me up.

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On 4/7/2021 at 8:41 PM, ShulaSteakhouse said:

That Tweet is the most Chad Johnson thing I've ever seen, and it's been a while.

O’Charleys. Priceless 

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Some recent mocks coming out have Slater going off the board before Sewell.

some secret scouting info from pro scout sources say so.....

smoke screen or truth? 

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It wouldn't surprise me if some were put off by the pro day. The guy took a year off and did not look like the same athlete during his workout, that we saw his Sophomore season. That has to scare people since you can't have in person visits and no prospects are allowed to travel

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Slater has always had his proponents due to his perceived “plug ‘n’ play” nature. Sewell has been more of an “upside” guy. In Cincy that might not matter as much given the lack of accountability in the FO, but for an organization where a high pick busting can get a coach and/or GM fired, Slater being the (allegedly) safer pick has to factor into calculations.

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Slater vs Sewell is important because there will be large portion of Bengal nation mad if the pick isn’t Sewell. 
 

I think Sewell could slide to the bottom top 10 if Bengals don’t take him. 

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1 hour ago, HoosierCat said:

...but for an organization where a high pick busting can get a coach and/or GM fired, Slater being the (allegedly) safer pick has to factor into calculations.

Great point.

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Tony Pike hates the idea of passing on Jamarr Chase bc of the 3 wide sets Zac likes to run (2nd most in the league last year)

It means he believes in Jonah Williams and adding Oline help later in the draft.  I see his point but still favor the trade down.  Also, point made today on Cincy360 that the Bengals FO will likely not drop the change required to keep Sewell or Pitts on a 2nd contract but could get a discount on Chase possibly with a team friendly deal with his pal Joe B. On the team longterm.

i still like a trade down.  Nothing against Chase or Sewell.  

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I can't think of a tackle the Bengals drafted in the 1st or 2nd round that ended up starting with them; that didn't get at least 1 multi year deal past their rookie contract.

Willie, Levi, Whit, Smith all got deals.   I think even Stacy Andrews got a deal after getting tagged, maybe?   Even Anthony Collins got a deal, I think.

Pike or Cincy 360; whoever made that point is off base historically speaking.   They'll pay tackles.

Guards.  I agree.  They should never draft a guard in the top 50 again.  They'll won't drop the money into the player IF they get the pick right.   Happened twice Steinberg and Zeitler.

Billy Price might break that streak because he'd be a bargain prove it player.

Which is concerning for this draft because there is likely a starting guard starring them in the face at 38.  

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I know we look to history to inform the future.  But their refusal to give a guard a second deal might be a thing of the past.  Decision makers might not be the same next time.  Even if it's the same decision maker, maybe the refusal to pay last time, and the difficulty getting a decent replacement afterwards, prompts them to pay this time.  Most businesses have to keep things somewhat fluid.  Circumstances change, variables come into play.  

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Yeah, they pay tackles. Also WRs. Pitts...traditionally they haven’t valued the TE spot highly but if he’s really the game changer he’s being billed at...yeah, I think they would.

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3 minutes ago, COB said:

I know we look to history to inform the future.  But their refusal to give a guard a second deal might be a thing of the past.  Decision makers might not be the same next time.  Even if it's the same decision maker, maybe the refusal to pay last time, and the difficulty getting a decent replacement afterwards, prompts them to pay this time.  Most businesses have to keep things somewhat fluid.  Circumstances change, variables come into play.  

And Quentin Nelson has clued in a bunch of teams about how important a Guard really can be.....if it is the right Guard.

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