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  1. I think we want the Bills to beat NE. The Bills will make the playoffs, NE may not and we may be battling them for a spot.
  2. True passing sets is a legit metic...it takes out play action (where the OL SHOULD have an advantage) and only includes straight drop backs or shotgun passes (w/ no play action)...at least that's how I understand it.
  3. Well, there will be a new Bengals’ fan among us around 130p today. She’ll get to watch her first game Monday night! I’m super excited, MODs, feel free to move/delete this. If JB throws for 550 yards, 4 TDs and a win on Monday, maybe we should pin this to the top, lol.
  4. I hate the thought of losing Tee, but it's a realistic possibility. I wonder if we can extend Boyd for a few more years and lower his cap hit some. As much as I love Mixon and his energy, I'd be willing to shop him next year for a mid round pick -- I don't think it's smart to spend a bunch on the RB room. Doing both of those things may open up enough room for Burrow, Chase and Tee, but that's going to be a lot of cap space dedicated to three players. We better hit on the majority of our draft picks for the next few years for that strategy to work.
  5. He seems a bit corny to me, but I respect the spirituality aspect of it all. The facts are, he's been a great QB, he's a good role model and face of a franchise. I think every team would sign up for that.
  6. Smart to send a late round pick for someone that will be cut being so low in waiver wire priority. I'm sure the staff has their eyes on a few players.
  7. Full size has been sold out on Fanatics for a few weeks...I'm waiting for their stock to replenish so I can use my gift card.
  8. If anyone has a PS5 or XBX one they won't use, please share, thanks.
  9. Whether Carman's reps were against "better" (still 2nd/3rd stringers) or not, Volson deserves more reps and the opportunity to see what he can do earlier in the game. Carman was bad last year and he looks the same or worse after one preseason game. Yes, it's one preseason game, but we have an entire season to add to his profile. Whereas Volson, this was the first time most of us have seen him live and he looked smarter (passing of stunts) and like he had more heart (finishing plays) that we've seen from Carman. Small sample size, yes, but let's see how it goes next week. At least we can see some hope in Volson.
  10. It may be smart to get Burrow (and others) done sooner than later the way these salaries are exploding.
  11. Good find. Would it be safe to assume most of that is the actual value of the team and not TV money, merchandise sales, ticket sales, etc.? If that's the case that money isn't even close to being liquid. Either way, the Brown family isn't worried about where tonight's dinner is coming from. A quick Google search says the Bengals were worth $2.275B in 2021. I can't even imagine having something worth that much money, sheesh. Another interesting article about their value after the SB run: https://www.wcpo.com/sports/football/bengals/how-super-bowl-run-will-impact-cincinnati-bengals-finances Quote from the article: “The Super Bowl certainly matters,” said Miami University Assistant Processor Adam Beissel, who teaches and studies the business of sports. “It not only galvanized the fan base around the Tri-State area, but also it seemed to signal that the Bengals are here to stay.” Beissel expects the Bengals to reach $3 billion in franchise value when Forbes reveals its annual rankings of the NFL’s most valuable teams. The Bengals ranked 31st on last year’s list, with a $2.75 billion valuation."
  12. My question is, do they have the capital to put that kind of money in escrow? Many of these other owners were vastly wealthy before owning a team...I don't know (as none of us truly do) if the Brown family has the assets to put that kind of money away.
  13. I'm simply asking questions trying to start discussion on a message board, if it offends you in any way that wasn't the intent, but you don't have to respond either. If you take asking questions or stating something that can be improved as complaining, that's on you buddy.
  14. Not complaining at all, simply saying there are things he can work on, he's said as much himself. He's going into his third year, normally the biggest year for a QB,
  15. If I remember correctly, LSU started slowly in the Championship game vs. Clemson, then got rolling. Only concern I really have with Burrow is turning those 5 yard sacks into 12 yard sacks. He makes so many plays by getting out of danger, but when it doesn't work it looks really bad and flips field position. I guess there's a balance, you want him to make those plays, but based on time and score, he needs to know when to eat the ball or throw it away.
  16. I know most people and analyst are sold on Burrow; he's a top-5 QB and that's who he is. He got us to a SB behind a terrible o-line and was really good for most of the season. Now, his line should be closer to average and he still has all of his weapons, this should allow us to open up the playbook and not have to scheme around the line as much. Three questions (though 1 & 3 are similar): 1. Is there anyone out there waiting to see how this year goes before being all-in on Burrow? 2. What makes Burrow great? 3. Is this a prove it year or has Burrow already proven it?
  17. Bates ability to play single high and an elite level is massively underrated and huge for this D. We all HOPE Dax could fill that role, but we don't know yet. We've seen bad safety player here before (hello Kevin Kaesvaharn). One hole in Bates' game is his tackling. Other than that, he's a great safety and showed his value in the playoffs. Yes, he had a bad regular season by his standard last year, but admitted the contract stuff was in his head. I don't know if signing him put has an effect on Higgins and/or Boyd, but I think he's vital to this D. If anything, Mixon is going to be the one that may get the ax (I haven't looked at the numbers yet) next year to make the room.
  18. I'll take Bills at Bengals for the conference. It will be a tough game, but you expect nothing less that time of year.
  19. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2022-nfl-schedule-release-heres-a-running-list-of-every-leaked-game-ahead-of-thursdays-unveiling/ Week 6 (Oct. 13-17) Sunday, Oct. 16 Bengals at Saints, 1 p.m. ET (Source) Week 17 (Dec. 29-Jan 2) Monday, Jan. 2 Bills at Bengals, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN) (Source)
  20. I was hoping they'd amend the salary cap to there the QB's salary isn't included in the overall cap. That would allow teams to keep their QBs and still build a team.
  21. By most accounts I've seen, this was a major reach...he wasn't even on my radar honestly. I'm trying to be optimistic about this one and I'm assuming the coaches see something in him that most others don't. He can probably put on a little weight to be a full-time 3-tech, so there's that.
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