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  1. 16 points
    Weird. I just read every post in this thread twice and not a single poster mentioned Adam Jones' race or skin color yet it somehow triggered your memory of how racist everyone is. Not to mention "delusional, sad and embarrassing" to football fans in the Burkhead thread. Get a grip on yourself man. Whatever's bothering you dude, let it go for your own sake not just the others around you. Bitterness isn't a good look for anyone. Sheesh. lol
  2. 16 points
    Ok.. I didn't say talent..Jeremy is obviously more talented... And I like him. he is great at the 1 yard TD run...but his fucking 3 yards a carry sucks.. the offense looks better with Rex in there... Wtf are you talking about non football aspects? Whatever dude... You're kind of an asshole when you disagree with someone. Sorry if I am embarrassing to you for liking a player that is productive every fucking time he gets a chance. Sent from my iPhone using Go-Bengals.com
  3. 15 points
  4. 14 points
    I predict several steps....back in Andy's direction.
  5. 14 points
    What does that have to do with spitting on a jail nurse? speaking of racist, does your assessment of Rex Burkhead as " slow and average" have anything to do with his skin color? if you want to get stupid with this stuff, the possibilities are endless.
  6. 14 points
    I really had to give another round of thanks, first to everyone who tossed a few bucks my way for the server bill, it covered just over 2 months of the cost, and then Amish came through after the fact and offered to cover an entire month on his own, so thank you all who contributed and thank you Amish once again! All in all it covered July, August, September, and part of November. Thank you all. This place has changed my life, my friends life(thank you all for that as well, he is back working, on his feet, just moved into another home, and aside from still having issues with the broken wrist and concussion he is doing well health wise. While i cram for my A+ exams and hunt for jobs, i have spent more time with my sons in the past 3 weeks than i did the previous 3 months, and in just a week or so knocked out some much needed upgrading and house cleaning around the site here. Thanks again for everything. We are approaching 12 years strong here at Go-Bengals.com. i hope this place is still running when we get that championship... i want to see this place go nuts! Thank you! Ryan
  7. 13 points
    So, Ray Rice beating his wife wasn't enough. Adrian Peterson beating his kid wasn't enough. Mike Vick abusing and killing animals wasn't enough. Junior Seau shooting himself in the chest to commit suicide because he wanted his brain to be available to study, that didn't move the needle for you at all. An entire generation of players with broken bodies and clouded minds... You'll still watch that. No, the last straw for you was a player standing up for a cause he believes in. How dare Kaepernick be mad about something! That makes you mad, and that's OK because why? People here are being very nice and telling you "You have a right to your opinion" while you sit and say that no one else is allowed to have an opinion other than yours. Boycott the NFL... You think they're going to miss you when Super Bowl tickets are more desirable and valuable than gold? In fact, if you're going to post this.. drivel, please boycott the NFL. Also, "I'll only watch Bengal games". Awesome moral stand there bubba. It's just like I boycott Dominoes... I only eat the pizza, I refuse to read the box.
  8. 12 points
    Can we still give negative reps. This asinine comment deserves one.
  9. 12 points
    I heard it took several minutes for Tate to exit PBS because he couldn't decide which way to leave before eventually exiting through a side door.
  10. 11 points
    I completely disagree, it makes no sense to keep him. You can save millions of dollars, send an example to the young players on the roster that this behaviour won't be tolerated, and show your fans you actually care about the image of the team and the impact's players have on the community. Pacman is a embarrassment and a huge liability on and off the field.
  11. 11 points
    Every once in a while I see a post asking "Why's everyone left?" This thread is why. Anyone that has watched more than 30 seconds of Bengals football this year should know that the offensive line is ATROCIOUS. They should also know that the entire defense is ATROCIOUS. I honestly have NO IDEA how that translates to "Andy Dalton sucks". Karlos Dansby has been a horrible pick up. He's exploited in pass coverage CONSTANTLY. Vontaze Burfict missed the first three weeks. I'm willing to bet that in the five games he has played, he's missed more tackles than the whole rest of his career combined. Since everyone in the secondary has pretty much been equally awful, I'm just going to assume it's Kevin Coyle that has ruined the secondary. He should be fired during the bye week. If there's a worse starting center in the NFL than Russell Bodine, I haven't seen him. Cedric Ogbuehi has a long way to go. I'm not ready to say that he's a wasted pick, but he certainly has no business in there right now. I could go on and on... Shawn Williams. Michael Johnson. Adam Jones. Dre Friggin' Kirkpatrick. A year ago, George Iloka was - quite possibly - the best cover safety in football. What the hell has happened? And the loudest screams from this board are "Dalton Sucks!" Smdh I'll go back to lurking now. Sent from my iPhone using Go-Bengals.com
  12. 11 points
    Another STEALER game, and another game where the Bengals had to not only beat Shittsburgh on the field, but the refs as well. It’s fairly obvious at this point, that when you play the Stealers, you cannot play them equal, or even beat them by 1-7 points, as that margin isn’t enough to overcome the additional assistance by the referees. When you play the Stealers, in order to get a win by 7 points, you have to actually beat them by the equivalent of 17-21 points. Which means that to beat Shittsburgh, you have to outplay them to the point where despite the refs ignoring their consistent holding, and costing you several scores or drives / turnovers etc – you still come out on top. Now obviously this is possible, as Cincy has beaten the Stealers in the past. But on a day like today, where the Bengals basically played them even, or at most outplayed the Stealers slightly for what under normal fair circumstances would have been a 1-7 point Bengals win, it turns into an 8 point sham loss. Essentially each fan represents one “customer” so to speak, so none of this should come as a surprise, since the NFL is above all a corporation and business, with the explicit mission to maximum their profits for shareholders and owners. Now with that said, if you have one fan base that has 15 million fans, and another with 500,000 fans, of course you are going to systematically favor and give the edge to the larger fan base's team when possible. Now you can’t obviously throw games in their favor, but you can give them a slight edge in lots of different ways. Which in today’s NFL, where the top 10 NFL teams are fairly even, can make a huge difference, and be the deciding factor between going 9-7 and 12-4. It can also mean the difference between winning 27-24, and losing 24-18. The NFL doesn’t also even have to always tilt things in the Stealers favor, as sometimes they can legitimately beat a team without it. So for instance, when they are playing the 1-10 Browns, the refs are not needed to give them that extra edge. However, when you have an ascendant team like the Cincinnati Bengals from a small market city with a comparatively small fan base, and they all of the sudden are consistently good enough to take the AFC North and cost the NFL tens of millions of dollars by knocking out one of their ‘blue chip’ franchises (i.e. Stealers, Patriots, Cowboys, Packers etc) – then the refs go into the game knowing their services will likely be necessary. Today’s game, just like in January showed that is clearly the case. As for what to do about it, Bengals fans have 2 options basically … since nothing will change on the NFL’s end. Fans of the Bengals can either just accept this for how the league is and hope the Bengals can be so much better than the Stealers that the refs can’t take it away, or Bengals fans can forgo taking part in the NFL or giving the league their funds. However, even if fans do this, it won’t matter, as the fan base of the Stealers is so much larger than the Bengals that the NFL would never alter the dynamics to please Bengals fans. So that leaves us as Bengals fans stuck, do you give up enjoying a sport that you may have loved your whole life because it isn’t fair, or do you defiantly hope that your club can still overcome those odds and win despite of the unfairness? And if you live in Cincy, you paid for Paul Brown Stadium whether you like it or not. So here we are … fuck the NFL, fuck the refs, fuck the Stealers, fuck their fans, fuck their city, and fuck their players. Who Dey.
  13. 11 points
    WEEK 1 POST-WIN THOUGHTS - by BlackJesus Game Balls (4): Andy Dalton, AJ Green, Brandon LaFell, Margus Hunt - First off, huge win! The Jets were clearly riding some of the 9/11 emotional hype to start the game and the Bengals withstood their charge without giving up too much of a lead. - It’s great to see Margus Hunt get a block on the FG (saved 3 points) and likely influenced the missed extra point as well, as the K was trying to aim it to the right away from his wingspan. The coaches made the right call to keep him on the roster as he also batted down a few balls on passes and I like his habit of dropping back and jumping on passing downs, it was clear that this unorthodox approach was bothering Fitz (always having a 6’8 guy shadowing you jumping up and down. Carlos Dunlap also had 2-3 tipped balls, one on the last big drive, and I think it shows how the Bengals emphasis on DL length and height can pay dividends. On passing downs when MJ, Dunlap, and Hunt (6’7, 6’6, 6’8) are in the game, it’s like an NBA front court to throw over. - AJ Green is the BEST WR in the game, bar none. He built a fucking luxury hotel on Revis Island and then gave out free rooms all day. Revis needs some cream on that toast for the burn. - Brandon LaFell is a strong #2 and likely will be better than either Sanu or Marvin Jones. Not overpaying for either of them was the right call, and again shows the strength of the Bengals roster management. I also like how Iloka and Shawn were laying wood and roaming in the secondary and after watching the Raiders get toasted all day by Drew Brees, it is clear that letting aging Reggie Nelson walk was the right call too. Really, the Bengals front office doesn’t make many mistakes anymore and that explains the playoffs 6 out of 7 years. - Dalton is one of the smartest QB’s in the game, and the NFL is starting to take notice. On NFL Prime on NFL Network AJ Green spoke about how on the long TD, Andy noticed the coverage and changed AJ Green’s route at the last second and told him where the opening would be. AJ said Andy does this all the time and that he always has a great grasp of what the defense is going to do and is responsible for the big plays because of this. Sure his arm may not be the best, but even Lafell said he is accurate and throws on time, and best of all, he has the mental aspect down that is needed to succeed. We can thus put all the AJ McCarron talk to bed … he is the backup until this offseason when he will be traded for a high draft pick and Andy won’t be losing his job to anyone. - Jeremy Hill looks slimmer and faster than years past, and on several runs he turned a 5 yard loss into a 4 yard gain. Also on the TD run, he showed good footwork and put 2 hands on the ball as he went in the end zone. I look for him to have a strong year and think the Bengals need to get back to him being the feature back so he can work up a rhythm and use Gio more for 3rd down and dump offs (where he excels). - The OL does need to improve on pass blocking and it’s hard to know how much of the sacks were a result of the Jets having the best DL in the NFL, but hopefully that will get cleaned up. And importantly, the sacks seemed to stop near the end of the game when it mattered most. - On the game winning Int and ensuing late hit, I liked seeing Michael Johnson (new team captain) run over to the sideline with Kirkpatrick and grab Shaw and pull him back onto the field … sort of as a way of saying, “we don’t need any extracurricular activities like in the past”. I also liked seeing Adam Jones yelling at the DB’s to cover better on that last drive when they let Brandon Marshall go right down the middle open (but dropped the ball). It’s clear PacMan is taking a leadership role as I saw him getting on lots of the DB’s when they weren’t doing their job and his play showed he is still a top 10 DB in the game. - It’s pretty damn impressive when you think how the Bengals team has been poached in the past several years of coordinators, players, etc and still it seems like they improve from year to year. That is because the one constant is Marvin Lewis. All the (real) BlackJesus haters need to give it a rest, and realize how lucky the team is to have him at the helm. - Get your vaccinations, because the Bengals are 1-0 and on to Shittsburgh (the land human decency forgot)! I can’t wait for some playoff revenge against these degenerate cheating low-life motherfuckers!
  14. 11 points
    Ryan: All of us are happy to do what we can to help keep the best Bengals Fan board in the world chugging along. As for me, I'm happy to help make it rain: Because there's only so much money I can spend on yard help, rakes, weapons and hot Amish chicks:
  15. 11 points
    The pundits say the same thing every year. They said we might be one of the worst teams in the history of the league after Carson quit, Chad was traded, and TO not re-signed. Made the playoffs. They said Dalton and AJ werent sneaking up on anyone anymore, the league would be ready. And that the Bengals had never made the playoffs back to back. Made the playoffs. They said the franchise was not built to sustain success and could never make a 3-peat to the playoffs, and Hard Knocks would prove too much distraction. Made the playoffs. They said the Stealers were really really mad this year and they would take back over the division, and we couldnt do 4 in a row. Made the playoffs. They said the Bengals were one of the most talented in the league, but the Stealers were EXTRA, UBER mad this year, so they couldnt possibly win the division and make the playoffs 5 times straight. Made the playoffs. If they say it every single year, eventually they'll be able to say "See! I was right!!" All teams lose key players every year. The best ones just reload. And this team, right now, is one of the best ones.
  16. 10 points
    Does the fact that AJ was the leading WR in the NFL before he got hurt escape you, or do you simply choose to ignore it? I mean, you can hate on Dalton all day wiithout making up stuff. Stick to the playoff wins thing so we at least know you haven't completely lost touch with reality. Getting kinda weird with it dude!
  17. 10 points
    I love the disclaimer at the top... Don't bother me with facts! Yep, you're right. Dalton shouldn't have missed those two kicks. He should have done a better job of covering the TE. He needs better gap responsibility when defending the run. He shouldn't have gotten 15 yards for grabbing the RB's leg. He needs to do a better job of pass blocking so he has a clean pocket to work from. What was he thinking calling cover 2 all day with Rey Maualuga in the middle? Why in the hell did he sign Dansby? Why did he decide to play the game in London? Why did he fumble away our chance at a playoff win last year? I am so tired of this guy who has done nothing but get us to the playoffs ever since we signed him. Why can't he just win games like all of the other great QB's that came before him? Like Carson Palmer or Jon Kitna? If he was a great QB like Peyton Manning or Dan Marino, he would have won a Super Bowl in his first 6 years, amirite? Wow. Thanks CatfishBob. I never realized how the Bengals problems are all Andy Dalton's fault until this insightful post. Mind. Blown.
  18. 10 points
  19. 9 points
    haha that's cute. Look, I keep it real. If you can't handle the truth then fine. But don't expect me to pretend. Race is always there. It is a part of any situation and embedded in how people perceive reality. The media would only care about 1/5 as much if the woman Mixon hit was black. That's just the hard truth.
  20. 9 points
    It is truly difficult to believe a few things for me... 1. How can he be so fucking stupid? 2. How can decision makers in this organization put up with him making them look ridiculous? 3. How can you expect anybody to instill any discipline with young players when you see what you let this asshole get away with time and time and time again?
  21. 9 points
    Dude has been arrested more times in a calendar year than a lot of us have been in our entire lives. But yeah, we're probably just all a bunch of judgmental, dickhead racists.
  22. 9 points
    That's Andre Smith. Oh, wait, you said tatts.
  23. 9 points
    In a surprising turn of events, Bengals mascot Who-Dey has signed a 3 year, $1.5 Million deal with the Detroit Lions according to Adam Schefter. A source tells ESPN that the Bengals very much wanted to keep the 48 year old mascot.
  24. 9 points
  25. 9 points
    You know weed is legal in Colorado now. I'd suggest you smoke some and chill out. Just because someone's assessment of a player is different than yours doesn't make it "sad and delusional" or "embarrassing to football fans". What's sad, delusional and embarrassing is your assessment of other posters that don't agree with you. Did you ever see Burkhead play in college? Especially before he got injured? I'm guessing not. He had over 1300 rushing yards and 15 TD's and was well on his way to repeating that his senior year before he got injured.
  26. 9 points
    This is coming from the guy who said the Bengals would be hurting badly by giving up on Gresham. Talent evaluation is not your thing.
  27. 9 points
    This was just too good to pass on...
  28. 9 points
    With all due respect, every time you say "Kubiac", "Alex Smith" or "haven't beaten the Dolphins" in any context, someone should punch you in the throat.
  29. 9 points
    Yeah but around here he gets no credit and all the blame......
  30. 9 points
  31. 9 points
    Relax, Paulie. I don't blame Bodine. I blame you. "Zeitler didn't start out all that great"? My ass. Z looked like a future Pro Bowler his rookie season & has gotten worse every year under your watchful eye. The only reason this OL is rated so well is because of Whit & a 3-step drop passing offense. This is the same dude who talked up Turnstile Livings & called Roland his "best technician" like that makes up for a complete lack of ability. Alexander is the only coach remaining from the bad old days, and for some reason was named Assistant Head Coach. Never mind Bodine, let's get rid of this yutz before he ruins another generation of OL prospects.
  32. 8 points
    I am trying to respect USN Bengal’s Moderator request to set aside the sociological debate and leave it to another forum, but you clueless motherfuckers keep feeling the need to chime in and make it clear to me how much understanding of society you lack – when I already knew that. The Ray Rice situation is not analogous for a number of reasons. First, lots of people defended Ray, including the Ravens, until the tape made it clear they had known about what really happened all along, and they simply folded from PR pressure. But in the general society he was not a villain, and in fact people dressed up as him for Halloween with their GF’s sporting black eyes, and just like Rhianna & Chris Brown's abuse, he was not seen as a public enemy #1 who should be ostracized and was beyond repute. However, the Joe Mixon situation was 3 years ago! He already served a 1 year suspension for it, and was an 18 year old teenager when it occurred. Moreover, the woman has forgiven him and accepted his apology and given her blessing for him moving on with his life. YET … the combine banned him for it (despite the fact he played college football the last 2 years), and the national media harps on the 3 year old story with glee because it fits a narrative, as nothing gets more press than harm or missing person status to white blonde women or animals. (This is also why Mike Vick was devil incarnate for several years, from millions of *mostly white* people who eat pigs – with a similar intelligence level to dogs, every day). Btw, I'm white myself and love bacon. But of course, race, gender, class, etc all of these things affect the way things are framed. I can't even believe this obvious fact has to be explained. But I digress … this thread is about discussing Joe Mixon the player. So I'd like to stick to that ...
  33. 8 points
  34. 8 points
    We lose Whit but somehow we still have Pacman n Mauluaga on the roster. FUCK MY LIFE
  35. 8 points
    Really gotta cut the trash bullshit out regarding LaFell. Every thread, every Bengals board, you're a broken record about something that you have zero logical arguments for. You're like a shittier Skip Bayless that exclusively posts on Bengals media.
  36. 8 points
    I'm a Buckeye homer, but there are plenty of Michigan players (including both receiver this year) who I think are underrated as draft prospects. Peppers is the complete opposite. Here's a fun writeup of his play from a Buckeye perspective: THE VILLAIN Photo Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports Just as every good song has already been written, every possible Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Jabrill Peppers take has also already been produced. You already know this playlist by heart: 1) Good Enough at Every Position (to just be okay) 2) Laughably Overrated 3) No Actually He's Quite Deserving 4) Bad Stats (What Stats?) 5) Peppers' Versatility Makes Don Brown's Defense Possible 6) Media Creation Borne Out of Desperately Wanting Another Charles Woodson to Happen Ohio State fans are a reliably hypersensitive tribe incapable of separating what matters to them from the context of any other football subject. The way a lot of you diminish Peppers has dangerous potential to send you hurtling into an unstoppable hypocritical orbit. Without peeling this onion too far, please cite Eddie George's most memorable play or contribution to The Game. Was he overrated? See, this is a dangerous game. So in that same vein, Peppers is the shittiest villain most Ohio State fans have ever witnessed in their lives. The result is every bit of adulation on his behalf becomes a triggering event. Let's start with his school-sanctioned #HEI5MAN campaign: Where to begin - the play being showcased here didn't count. You can literally see the flag that cancelled it at the beginning of the HEI5MAN highlight flying across your screen. It's in the screencap before you press play. This is Michigan's version of Greg Oden's iconic Final Four monster dunk against Georgetown which, inconveniently, didn't go in. Let's continue with the tackling competence on display in that clip, which hasn't been seen in a Michigan-Rutgers game since the last time Michigan visited Rutgers: Third of all it's a basic spin move...against Rutgers. Dontre Wilson does this whenever he enters a public restroom, which is the closest Rutgers approximation. It should have been more impressive, or even counted. But let's get back to the core of why Peppers hype is the perfect ruse for making Ohio State fans crazy. We have heard the fawning since his recruitment by Brady Hoke. Buckeye fans listened to it every week during his freshman season, when he played a little before taking a medical redshirt. Then it happened all over again last season. Then again in 2016. We prepared ourselves for terror. You hold your breath whenever Peppers has the ball. Only if you're simultaneously being crop-dusted. We are reliably hypersensitive, buuuuut also football-fluent enough to know what's real. Tom Harmon got a standing ovation in Ohio Stadium. Bo's turncoats during the Ten-Year War were despised because they overdelivered against the Buckeyes. I cannot type the words John Kolesar without tensing up. Woodson, Biakabutuka, Howard, hell - Shoelaces Robinson lighting up the bloated carcass of Ohio State's empty 2011 season gets a respectful nod. Michigan villains are as hated as they are fearsome. Even the two most noteworthy 0-4 guys in Wolverines history: MIKE HART VS. OSU 2004-2007 YEAR CARRIES YARDS TOTAL TDS 2004 18 61 100 1 2005 9 15 26 0 2006 23 142 147 3 2007 18 44 44 0 CHAD HENNE VS. OSU 2004-2007 YEAR ATT CMP TOTAL TD INT 2004 27 54 328 2 2 2005 25 36 223 1 0 2006 21 35 267 2 0 2007 11 34 68 0 0 ...had moments of villainry, despite lacking a corresponding victory. Respect. This brings us back to Peppers, whose empty statistics aren't worth throwing up here because - again - I buy into every track on the playlist above. Some football things just cannot be properly defended using stats. Sometimes you just need memorable plays. Here's one. That view doesn't do it justice - here's a better angle of Peppers trying to stop the least jukey full-time OSU quarterback since Todd Boeckman: Here's another. That's a 41-yard run by a quarterback who clocks 4.62 40. If Dontre seals his block properly, Peppers is chasing him all the way into the endzone like a one-man gopher colony. He had a great view of it. Speaking of having a great view: True Michigan villains are expected to deliver pain that burns for decades. They're as evil as they are effective, and their calculated assaults on Ohio State are burned into our memories forever. Peppers also promised Curtis Samuel would take some punishment this year. So to this hypersensitive tribe, he's a winless promise-breaker who frequently shows up in Michigan highlights we actually enjoy watching. He never even achieved Jim Mandich or Chris Perry sub-villain status. But that doesn't mean he isn't exceptional otherwise. From our vantage point - the only point we care about - it was all just a lot of noise. Good luck at the next level, choose your financial planner wisely and thanks for the MEMORIE5.
  37. 8 points
    He has VERY, VERY strong inbred features. Years and years of inbreeding. Interesting comments from Chris Kluwe on Deadspin about this piece of human shit. Chris KluweTimothy Burke 1/09/17 12:14am Fuck Joey Porter. He’s an asshole and I hope he gets his balls gnawed off by weasels. My rookie year, we were playing the Stealers week 15 or 16, and I’m trying to warm up for the game (context: I have a torn ACL in my kicking leg, so it was kind of a shitty time), when this fuckwit comes up, an hour and a half before the game, and tries to tell me that I can’t use the Stealers’ half of the field to warm up (meanwhile, their punter is on our side of the field, warming up with no problems, because we weren’t dickheads). I told him to fuck off, and then he starts acting like he’s stretching and tries to bump into me while I’m going through my motion. Darren Bennett comes tearing in off the bench (we had him on the roster in case I couldn’t punt), and almost throws down on Porter right there (my money would’ve been on Bennett). The refs come over, tell me I have to go back over to my side, and after some arguing where I tell them I’m well within my rights to be on the Stealers’ 40 yard line (since the rules dictate a 10 yard buffer zone at midfield that the kickers/punters can use), I tell them fine, I’ll go over to my side and just kick balls at the Stealers linebackers until I’m warm, which I proceeded to do. Sadly, Porter did not trip over one of the balls raining down on his warmup spot and tear his own ACL, but it wasn’t for lack of trying on my part.
  38. 8 points
    So are you saying Horton Hears a Hue? (God, forgive me... I couldn't help myself)
  39. 8 points
    The race card? Dafuq?
  40. 8 points
    Considering there are only 32 NFL head coaching jobs available, my guess is plenty of people. This team is not in the same place it was the last time it was looking for a head coach. It has been successful most of the past several years, and is loaded with talent.
  41. 8 points
    Anyone rooting for Marvin Lewis at this point does not have the team's best interests at heart. That's not fandom.
  42. 8 points
    Yep. I want the team to win a super bowl one day. You don't.
  43. 8 points
    The best way I can describe how I felt after the election is pretty similar to how I felt after 9-11. I felt like like a tragedy had just happened. Like my Country was never going to be the same. Overwhelmed by anxiety and stress about what's next? What does the future hold? If Trump had lost in the same way Hillary did, he be talking about rigged shit because he got more votes. Saying it was stolen from him. And a good amount of his supporters would be ready to start a civil war. Instead they're telling people to get over it. He won fair and square. And we should all support our President. You mean like they did Obama? *eye roll* The Russians cheering because Trump won, coupled with the fact they stoled emails to try and effect our election should be a huge red flag. But some are too stupid to care. "Hey he's running as a Republican! That's all that matters!" Oh and saying Trump isn't a racist is fucking laughable. And after 8 years of Republicans being against everything. They suddenly want us all to come together and sing kumbaya? Fuck them. And fuck Trump. He's not my President. I have never been so ashamed of this Country.
  44. 8 points
    Don't look now, but your game manager is about to overtake your franchise QB in just about every meaningful statistical catagory.
  45. 8 points
    I think it's funny how much shit we all talk about the sports media only to get mad when someone who has to deal with them constantly seems annoyed by them.
  46. 8 points
    So, I will be out of town that weekend. My seats are in section 304, Row 2, Seats 3 and 4. I sit directly in front of Len Orme, (the guy who puts all the trips together that Amish and LeTigre talk about.) The seats aren't as good as your season tickets, obviously, but being in row 2 in the upper deck isn't bad at all. If you are interested, I would give them to you as a thanks for having the board up for so long.
  47. 8 points
    It's kind of flown under-the-radar because there weren't any real flashy additions, but the more I look at it, the Bengals had one hell of an offseason. With the draft and free agency in the rearview mirror, I'm looking back at this offseason and really impressed with what the Bengals were able to do. Especially when you consider the expectations for this spring. It was supposed to be a year that would see the Bengals take a major step back with 10 starters (and/or backups who played starter # of snaps) all hitting FA at the same time. But when I look at the roster, I only see one position group (WR) that looks worse. And even that group looks like it has a chance to be almost as good if the rookies (Boyd and Core) come on quickly and/or if LaFell regains his 2014 form. What's most impressive and exciting is that it actually looks like the Bengals improved overall and made some real upgrades at multiple position groups: 1. Defensive Back. This was the scary position entering March and it was probable that we'd see a major dropoff there in talent and depth from 2015 to 2016. Surprisingly, we actually look like we could be improved at DB. Getting Dennard back from injury at CB is huge as he was playing well before he went down. Keeping Adam Jones was a major key. He has become a real leader in the secondary and he was a lockdown guy in 2015. His only TD against the entire season was a ridiculous catch by DeAndre Hopkins where Jones was in excellent position. Then you add William Jackson III to the group? Does anyone have a better/deeper top 5 at CB than the Bengals with Jones, Dennard, Jackson, Kirkpatrick and Shaw? Safety, we may take a small step back going from Nelson to Williams, but there's also a pretty good case that Williams will be better than Nelson (who turns 33 soon) in short order. The Bengals held back a little bit of cap space too and it sounds like getting Williams an extension is a top priority. With Iloka getting a long-term deal (at a surprisingly affordable cost), we could soon have a pair of 25-year old starting Safeties locked up for the rest of the decade. If Williams gets his extension as expected, the Bengals will have eight DBs locked up until 2019 (A. Jones, W. Jackson, Dennard, Iloka, S. Williams, Shaw, D. Smith, Fejedlem). 2. Linebacker. Linebacker all of a sudden looks like the deepest position on the roster. Being able to keep a key contributor in Vinny Rey was nice. Adding a top-notch veteran LB in Dansby who was amongst the top-rated coverage LBs in the league was a pleasant surprise. Nick Vigil sounds like he could be a potential steal in round 3 and at the very least adds quality depth. And to top it all off, it sounds like Dawson has had a nice offseason and done a better job of preparing. I don't know who will end up as the #6 LB amongst Burfict, Maualuga, Dansby, Vigil, Rey and Dawson. But whoever it is might be the best #6 LB in the NFL. Also worth noting that 5 of those top 6 are signed until at least 2018. 3. Defensive Tackle. We've all been pining for a highly-rated DT in the draft to push Peko and join the rotation for a few years now. That guy has finally arrived in Andrew Billings. Hard not to be excited about him. On top of that, the Bengals were able to keep both Pat Sims and Brandon Thompson in FA. Again when you look at the depth chart, you see a big number of viable options and great depth: Atkins, Billings, Peko, Hardison, Sims, Thompson, Williams. Seven guys who could/should be at least solid players in the interior of the line. DT is now a position that could suffer an injury (to anyone but Atkins) and not skip a beat. 4. Offensive Line. This might be a slight stretch to include as an improved position group because there wasn't a whole lot of movement. But I think you can make a pretty good case. Andre Smith's play really fell off last season (as his small FA contract confirmed). Ogbuehi could end up being a major upgrade there if all the hype is even halfway accurate. Better play at RT would be key, especially when you consider some of the speed rushers our RT has to face against the top competitors in the AFC and in the division (Ware, Dumervil, Sheard, etc.). Fisher going into year two and Westerman through the draft give us better backup options than we have had as well. This is a deep and talented OL group. Add it all up and I see 4 position groups that look improved. Only one where we are likely to see a step back. And then a bunch of other positions (RB, TE, maybe DE) where we are young enough that just bringing everyone back from last year should lead to slightly better play due to experience.
  48. 7 points
    Ah yes, the classic elusive big game argument, where only games they lose are big games. The same sort of mental gymnastics that allow for Dalton only winning because of his awesome supporting cast, but losing solely because of Dalton. They're carrying the team except for when they aren't. Fantastic. You keep on bangin' that drum, sport.
  49. 7 points
  50. 7 points
    Surprised that nobody noticed that the Texan that knocked out Quitter was Devon Still. Former Bengal on forrmer Bengal violence. Can't help but chuckle at that. Sent from my iPod touch using Go-Bengals.com