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  1. I think the situation will work out well for both teams.  I'm happy with Jonah but would have also been happy with Bush.  In today's NFL, you have to have LBs that can cover and Bush brings this dynamic more so than any other LB that was draft eligible, including D. White.   He's pretty phenomenal in the way he can flip his hips and change direction without losing speed.  He seems to be a pretty solid tackler as well.  If he stays healthy, he should be a pretty damn good player for Pittsburgh...unfortunately.  


    Having said that, completely happy with the Jonah W. pick (he was probably the 'safer' pick of the two) and what he can bring to the OLine.  Hopefully Turner/Taylor/Brown put the best 5 guys out there; their salaries be damned.  Bobby Hart would be odd man out and first backup at either T spot -- But will the Bengals actually sit a guy who is among the highest paid on the OLine?  If history is any indicator....Hart is probably going to be starting....which would be a disservice to this team unless he takes some major steps forward and realizes the potential the Bengals have been broadcasting as rationale for his re-signing.  



  2. 6 hours ago, oldschooler said:



    Hey! Long time no see! Hope you are doing well.




    Doing well, thanks! Hope all is well with you also.  Miss reading the info you provide for all to see on here.  


    Good hire, I think.  I hope.  Cronin grew stale here even though he was doing a great job in every aspect aside from maybe recruiting higher level guys and advancing in the Tournament...which kinda go hand in hand.   He was limited in what he could do but now with UCLA's resources...we'll see what he's really made of.  

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  3. I think a QB who actually goes through progressions and doesn't freak out when his first option is covered would make even the line seem less incompetent.  There have been plenty of instances where the line gave Dalton time but Dalton freaked out and started to abandon the pocket immediately after his first read wasn't available and ran right into pressure.  That's not on the OLine, that's on the QB.  And honestly, I think McCarron is good at that part of the game, he has way more pocket presence than Dalton does.  That's a huge part of playing QB.  

  4. 27 minutes ago, omgdrdoom said:

    I think that's pretty fair except I'd say he did show us greatness in spurts when he had a good OL, good OC, and good receiving threats around him. 2015 is our new 2005 in "what could have been" scenarios. But alas, we're 2 seasons removed from that already...


    I guess I'll just say that everyone can bash Andy as much as they'd like but be careful what you wish for if you think ol' McScoots on the bench is the answer to the team's current problem. Spoiler alert - he's not.

     You have no idea if McCarron is or isn't the answer, that's yet to be determined.  What we do know, however, is that Dalton is not.  This team needs a QB with a little pocket presence, who's no going to freak out when his first option is covered.  It needs a QB who's not going to leave the pocket and run straight into pressure and be sacked.


    The line hasn't been all that good, but they're made to look worse with no awareness Andy doing what he does.  And there were many times the line gave him plenty of time, only to have Dalton hold on to the ball and not take any chance as to not throw another INT.  His confidence is shot, and he was never all that good to begin with.  I'd bench him sooner than later before the defense completely lays into the guy as they've started to do with Dunlap, Kirkpatrick and Adam Jones' comments.  


    2015 only happened because of Hue Jackson. Without a top OC who knows how to mask Andy's many limitations and weaknesses, he's showing to be exactly what he is and has been this whole time...a limited QB physically who has no mental fortitude, no leadership ability.  At least McCarron isn't a mental midget like Dalton is.  He also has great leadership qualities although he too is limited arm strength wise.  

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  5. 7 minutes ago, SF2 said:

    Well one way to lose is for you super star TE from Notre Dame step out of bounds with no defender within 10 yards.  The one decent drive and WTF.  

    Eifert was wide open that whole play, but his MVP Candidate QB couldn't spot him until the last second where the dummy decided to go out of bounds.  It's because that MVP QB looks to his first option, then when not available, freaks out instead of going through progressions.  

  6. Good, because you know Marvin isn't calling anyone out...especially the QB he's been coddling for years.  Dalton's time has come and gone.  Without a top OC, he's garbage.  He's mentally weak, physically limited....not a good combination for an NFL QB.  


    How do you have the weapons the Bengals have and score 9 pts in 2 games with zero TDs?  Makes no sense.  OC and QB need replaced badly.  And Marvin should be fired this morning.  

  7. McCarron actually goes through progressions....Dalton goes to his first option, and if that isnt open, he freaks out.  Not a good sign from a guy that's been in the league as long as he has.  He played today with very little confidence after the early turnovers.  Shy to pull the trigger.  Game over if the defense effects the QB that much.  I believe McCarron or Ol' McSkeeter as you call him has a stronger mental makeup than our friend Andy Dalton.  Makes sense, considering Dalton's a ginger.  


    Zampese also deserves alot of blame for today.  A whole lot.  When the DLine is getting pressure, there are certain plays he could have called to 'negate' them yet there were not called.  Zampese is still in way over his head with this gig.  


    Such a shame...the list of skill players is ridiculous.  

  8. 1 minute ago, Jason said:

    Between Ross and Mixon our offense just got a whole lot better.


    Initially I didn't like the pick of Ross considering who was still on the board, but I love the dimension he brings to the offense.  Something sorely lacking last year.  Add Mixon, LeVeon Bell like back and this offense has great potential....if Zampese can actually take advantage of the weapons at his disposal.  That's a big if IMO.  Not a fan of his thus far.  

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  9. Would love Cook or especially Mixon in Rd 2 or 3.  Jimbo Fisher spoke glowingly of Cook, the ultimate teammate, who is ultra talented in all facets of the game.  Mixon seems to have matured from a few years ago and may be the most complete back in the draft.  


    I like Jeremy Hill too...when he's not trying to make every run a long run.  He too has immense talent, if he can just get into a grind it out kinda mentality vs wanting to score a TD on every run.  I think Hill's lofty goal of 5.0ypc really played with his mind and in turn, his execution on runs.  

  10. Zampese's tendency is to go Air Corryel it seems, it's how he started off calling the game.  He quickly realized that wasn't going to work, not on that defense, and returned to a more Dalton-friendly, O-line friendly game plan of quick passes--truer to a WC type offense and got Dalton into a nice rhythm and took some pressure off of the O-line.  

    As for Andy Dalton being "elite"/top 10....he just may be.  He's a damn good QB now and I'm very comfortable with him as the QB for the Bengals.  He still makes some mistakes and has bad throws, but every QB does and he's becoming more and more resilient and consistent as a QB and think he's very capable of winning a Superbowl.  Can't ask for much more than that from your QB...  

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