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Everything posted by HairOnFire

  1. Again, it's not the first time we've seen this type of thing from AJ and it isn't the first time we've heard the coaches call him out. So how many times are we going to praise Hue for calling out the same player for the same thing?
  2. Well, don't blame me the next time Uncle Earl comes crawling with his panties in a bunch.
  3. If they're not going to let me handle things the way I want I expect them to handle things the way they want. Instead they do nothing. No foul language and no specific names used yet its enough for clowns like you to whine and bitch again. And speaking of posters who have no stones, aren't you the same dink who keeps complaining about people who complain?
  4. Its a big game unless you're a sad sack trying your best to remain unimpressed.
  5. Somewhere, right at this very moment, a sad sack is facing the realities that you and I are too cowardly to acknowledge. Or so the story goes.
  6. The Bengals are the better team, they've proven they can win on the road in Baltimore, and being desperate won't make the Ravens more focused. Both teams were going to be amped for this one regardless of the records. And fwiw being a so-called wounded animal isn't an advantage. If it were the Bengals would have won a Super Bowl last year. I've been saying it for months. The Bengals are a better team than they were a year ago. Perhaps much better. Meanwhile, the Ravens bled talent during the offseason. Bengal players won't need to be motivated for this one.
  7. You can always tell when autumn arrives. The leaves begin to turn colors, the air gets a little more crisp, and Bengal haters attempt to out do each other by bragging about how unimpressed they are. Fuck 'em.
  8. I'm curious. Are the Bears ranked 32nd because Jay Cutler just got hurt or is it because he was their starter in the first place?
  9. Can't imagine anyone is looking to make a switch now...or that Hill will be in the doghouse very long. Hill is going to be hungry for redemption. Let him get it against Baltimore.
  10. I think I prefer to target defenders rather than receivers. All three of Dalton's TD passes (Green, Jones, Eifert) targeted the same defender, Brandon Flowers.
  11. Agreed. The defenders were there. Gordon just beat them. Well, you can't accuse him of peeking into the backfield on that play...or even acknowledging the RB for that matter. Seems totally focused on taking Keenan Allen out of the play...and lets the back run right by him. Is it possible he was trying too hard to get physical early in the game with a WR known for being inconsistent?
  12. Good stuff. The minutes leading up to the half looked like a battle to see which of the two head coaches could be more conservative. I'm guessing Marvin Lewis wins most of those battles. FWIW Charger fans were just as livid with McCoy for not attempting anything with 40 seconds left, a timeout, and Capt. Comeback at QB.
  13. Yeah, I just waded through a 136 page game thread on Chargers.com and one thing stood out. A surprising number of Charger fans admitted they got the benefit of plenty of non-calls, including a bunch of holds. Some of them seemed to be in a mild state of shock about how badly both of the Chargers lines were outplayed. Their pregame thread was filled to overflowing with predictions of blowouts and forcing Dalton to make mistake after mistake, but on the few occasions where they got heat it was mostly due to a player being unblocked, and Dalton was able to throw the ball away on all but one of those. The exception was the tuck rule play, and even there most Charger fans admitted the refs got that one right. Bengals weren't getting sucked in IMHO. Definately gameplanned that way from the start. Bengals had plenty of coverage on the edge even after the ends crash inside, but Gordon kept beating all of those guys to the outside. Just guessing, but against a familiar foe like Baltimore I'm guessing the go back to having their DE's set the edge more often.
  14. I ain't mad. Kirkpatrick made a great saving tackle on one of Gordons runs. They never showed an angle showing where the safeties were so I can't say for certain Gordon would have scored, but that's the way it looked from my couch. IMHO the running game suffered because the Bengals kept crashing their DE's inside. Dunlap and Johnson both surrendered the edge far more often than normal and Gordon routinely beat the coverage to the outside.
  15. The Raiders can't cover TE's at all but still looked like the better team throughout the entire game. Favorite play? Flacco must have underthrown one deep ball by more than 10 yards.
  16. The Good: Gio - He outperformed Hill for the 2nd week in a row. Dalton - 2nd week in a row he spread the ball around instead of repeatedly forcing it to AJ....proving once again that less can be more. AJ Green - His post game remarks show no jealousy or bitterness despite not seeing the ball often. Best, he made a spectacular TD catch one week after dropping an easy one. Eifert - He's quickly proving himself to be the red-zone weapon most stupid people thought Gresham was going to be. O-Line - A very solid showing despite several plays where a blitzer came completely unblocked. Geno - He's averaging a sack a game, but that hardly tells the whole story. At times he's been unblockable. Dre - Kirkpatrick was outstanding all game long and didn't look to be at fault on the late TD that made the game appear closer than it really was. Bengals were twice as good as the Chargers. Leon - Prior to the critical 2-point conversion attempt you could see Pac and Hall breaking down their responsibilities. After the snap Hall blows the play up. After a very shaky preseason Hall has managed to look solid in back to back games. The Bad: Nugent - That was an ugly miss that could have been a back breaker, but ended up being an afterthought. Looked like he aimed short and kicked Mother Earth instead of the ball. Hill - The first fumble was forgivable. The second wasn't. Kenny Anderson - Sure, he finally shaved off his porn star moustache, but he did a terrible chicken dance. No way he gets into the HOF now. The Ugly: The Refs - So bad throughout they managed to piss off the fans of both teams.
  17. I hope it's not bad form to say I told ya' so....because I just did. I mentioned Hill's tendency to fumble several times this offseason, and each time I mentioned it this boards most consistently ignorant fanboy argued everyone should put me on ignore. (No need to mention his name, right?) Good times. Once again Bengals have to consider themselves very lucky Hill's performance didn't cost them a game and first place. Happily, Hill now seems willing to acknowledge there's a problem and no longer seems willing to insult your intelligence by claiming the problem is due to overconfidence. Bottom Line, we should all be happy this problem is being addressed now and not in some post playoff game press conference.
  18. Let that be your life lesson of the day. The so-called season without joy is easily fixed for $20 a week.
  19. I'm still trying to figure out if he was Batman or Robin.
  20. I think Nelson and Iloka both play. The Bengals DL will likey make defending the run a priority so the secondary needs to be the difference in the game. They don't have to be perfect, just deeper and better overall than the Charger counterparts. Won't be easy. Verrett is a pocket sized badass I liked just as much as Dennard.
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