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  1. I was going to post on this subject but you've done it for me. Agree with every word...
  2. Simple. Because people change and develop over time and situations change. Maybe he wasn't ready for the role previously but now he is.
  3. You're right - the Giants v Dolphins game did sell out quickly and I couldn't get tickets for that one. I've been to about six Wembley games since then though and tickets have never been an issue. I'm pretty sure everyone who wanted tickets got them. I can't comment on the Jets v Dolphins (not Colts ) game as I didn't try for tickets. I would be happy to see the Bengals at Wembley but I hope they don't give up a home game as there really is no home advantage at Wembley. The last game I went to was the Lions v Falcons last season and everyone was cheering for the Falcons as they went into a 21-0 lead but then started to cheer for the Lions as they came back and eventually won 22-21. I suppose, being a UK based NFL fan I should really be getting excited about all the Wembley games and the prospect of a London franchise but I'm really not a fan of either. I would much rather see the 'real thing' in the States rather than a Wembley game. To me, football (played with the prolate spheroid shaped ball) is 'America's Game' and should stay there. I love the uniqueness of it and I don't want the UK getting in on the act. To me, it's not that big of a deal these days to get on line and book a flight & hotel package and your game tickets and away you go. Would fans in England get behind a London franchise? I certainly wouldn't, the Bengals are my team and there is no reason why I would give a shit about the London Knights or whatever they might call themselves. In my experience, NFL fans in the UK have followed their teams for 10, 20, 30 years or more and are not going to suddenly start supporting some London team. If it ain't broke Goodell, don't fucking fix it!
  4. If you can't allow yourself to just enjoy a win like that you need to think about doing something else on a Sunday. If you're not happy after that, you never will be.
  5. Essex Bengal

    Bengals make HUGE splash, sign Hawk

    It's a good move. You can never have too many AJ's on your roster.
  6. Amen to that Brother  :049:
  7. Essex Bengal

    I relinquish my powers as a MOD

    I'm very much an outsider looking in so feel free to tell me to fuck off, but I cannot understand how things get so freaking serious on a football forum.   People get way too wrapped up in it and lose perspective.   A lot of people are far too quick to resort to personal insults as soon as they read something they don't like - It's insane and it's also a great shame because this can be a great forum but threads get ruined over and over again.   Some people, as we say in England, need to have a fucking word with themselves and get a grip.
  8. Do you think that maybe Hue's got the message that he doesn't need to run Gio into the ground??   I sure hope so.
  9. The way Hue is playing Gio, the poor SOB is going to be done in 2 years at best. He was getting killed time and time again against Indy and yet Hue kept going to Gio over and over and over again. I'm just a poor uneducated Englishman (in the ways of the NFL at least) but what in the name of Sweet Baby Jesus was Hue trying to do there? To me it was just mind boggling. At least Jeremy Hill will finally get to show what he can do but it shouldn't have taken Gio getting banged up for it to happen. I just don't get it. Please help me out here. Will Burkhead get a chance against JAX do you think? Or will it be all Hill and Peerman? (not saying that would necessarily be a bad thing).
  10. On a couple of those catches I thought he was Gresham...
  11. What use is it being a first round pick and 'having all the tools' when he can't catch the fucking ball and gives away dumb penalties every (and I mean EVERY) damned game. I've been patient with him for a long time because he's potentially a great player but you can't make a whole career out of 'potential'. At some point that 'potential' has to be realised. The ball bouncing out of his hands in the end zone at Foxboro did it for me.   This is the perfect time for him to step up to the plate and 'be the guy'...but it's not going to happen. The Bengals cannot count on him*         *I'd love to be proved wrong but I don't think I will be.
  12. Oh no, believe me, that was very much on my mind when posted. I just didn't want to be a jinx  :russian:
  13. Why do people get so angry over nothing on this board?   Genuine question.
  14. I probably should have said Marvin to move upstairs 'in some capacity'.   I just have a feeling that Hue is going to be the next HC and that it may have been in the pipe line for some time.
  15. I will actually be surprised if the Bengals lose in Foxboro.   I can't believe I've actually typed that but the fact is that the Pats are very average right now and the Bengals are anything but. The Bengals finally seem to have that tough mental attitude which is essential for any winning team, combined with their natural talent which is undisputed.   Yes it will be tough, of course it will (any given Sunday, I know...) but if the Bengals go up there and play their own game (not the occasion) and forget they are in Foxboro and up against two of the legends of the game they will come away with the 'W'.   Put it this way, I would be a lot less confident about going up to Cleveland right now (again, I can't believe what I've just typed)   The last time I was this confident was before the San Diego play off game....oh, wait.......
  16. Mike Brown will be 80 this August so he will decide (or maybe already has) to officially retire to spend more time with the grand kids (and probably be given the title of Life President) Marvin will 'move upstairs' to become GM Hue will become Head Coach and The Dynasty begins.   Write it down.   As has been said, it's a bit too early for PG to be going anywhere just yet so you would just need a new OC. I'm guessing the Bengals would go down the road of Zampese or Urban which would be pretty much in line with how they've been doing things the last few years.*               *None of this may actually happen.
  17. It's good to be open minded and to able to change your views.   BUT - when AD throws a pick 6 and the Bengals lose (which I'm guessing is going to happen at some point) will you be doing another 180?  :39:
  18. Just out of interest, does anyone know why the game was being covered by CBS instead of FOX?   Sorry if already posted.
  19. That's a great show - loved it last season. Thanks for the heads up.
  20. So am I the only one who thinks this guy has a point? If you're ever going to get anywhere in the NFL, you're going to have to get used to people taking a cheap shot at you. We all hope (or at least I guess we do) that Jerome is going to get better and end up being a stud for the Bengals and having a great career. If that happens, along the way he's going to have to put up with this sort of stuff only a lot more of it. Imagine if Brett Favre took any notice of all the shit that's written about him. He probably wouldn't get out of bed in the morning. Or what about all the shit that Chad gets thrown at him every day which is about 10,000 times worse than this? This was just a 'throw away' comment which Simpson should have just ignored. He should just focus on improving his game and the only criticism he should be listening to is from his own coaching staff. John Breech writes stuff, Jerome Simpson plays football. If he lets something as minor as this get to him, he's never going to get anywhere in the game.
  21. [quote name='Essex Bengal' date='11 October 2009 - 08:35 PM' timestamp='1255286113' post='813859'] [b]the Bengals look good and I can see them winning this game.[/b] [/quote] I rule
  22. [size="4"]NEWS JUST IN..[/size] [size="6"]THE BENGALS ARE THE REAL FUCKING DEAL!!!!!!![/size]
  24. [quote name='ColorChanginClique' date='11 October 2009 - 08:43 PM' timestamp='1255286585' post='813900'] even if we lose, just keep playing like this and we'll be alright. D is playing great against a top 5 offense kudos [/quote] Agreed 100%

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