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Everything posted by Khatmandude

  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. Khatmandude

    ***Official UC Basketball Thread***

    6'8" 255 lbs Yancy Gates committed (verballed) to UC and is going to be holding a press conference to announce he will be playing for Mick Cronin. He's been rated anywhere from 17th best to 24th best player in the country in his class. A little description of him from a NBA draft site: [quote]“Yancy chose Cincinnati over Indiana and Georgetown,” Duncan said. “He is a great commitment for UC, and will be huge in Mick Cronin bringing the program back up to the prominence that Bob Huggins had it at in years past.” "It is going to be downright scary how good Yancy can become, if he buys into Coach Cronin’s system at UC and utilizes his immense physical abilities more effectively in college." "Gates has the ability to beat more traditional power forwards off of the dribble from the outside with his remarkable quickness for a player with such freakish strength. He can keep defenders honest with his ability to hit the three, but can also kill you inside of the paint with his ability to jump through the roof and his feathery soft touch. The skill set that he possesses is not matched by many in his class, and his physical attributes can be matched by only a select few." "Draft fans should surely keep an eye on Gates, as he has all of the physical traits that NBA teams are looking for in a power forward, to go along with the raw skills on the perimeter that truly make him a special player potentially. If Yancy is able to play consistently once he hit’s the Big East and continues to develop at merely an average rate, it will be awfully surprising not to see him in NBA jersey by the time it is all said and done."[/quote] --This commitment along with Darnell Wilkes (6'8" --66th best player) and the Bearcats have the makings of a top 10 recruiting class. --Also, 7 footer Anthony McClaine SHOULD be committing very soon to play this upcoming year!!! Hate to call this a done deal for obvious reasons, but this commitment SHOULD come soon as UCONN has given up recruiting him pretty much and the Hartford Courant paper states that McClaine was the Huskies' top recruiting target up until recently when they found out he would be commiting to a different school. UC and UCONN were his final 2 choices! [url="http://www.courant.com/sports/college/husky/men/hc-ucmen0414.artapr14,0,5322472.story?coll=hc-headlines-huskymen"]http://www.courant.com/sports/college/husk...dlines-huskymen[/url]
  3. Khatmandude

    ***Official UC Basketball Thread***

    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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    ***Official UC Basketball Thread***

    Who will the next coach be? Critical hire coming up for Mike Bohn...who has made 3 outstanding hires in Football, Women's BBall and Baseball. Hopefully can add Bball to that list as well.
  5. AJ Green's frustration with Andy Dalton finally manifested in his actions beyond flailing his arms in frustration after repeated missed throws when he's wide open (Like earlier vs Jags)...Marvin and Dalton should both be shown the door ASAP. Both are detriments to this team. They're both terrible, just terrible.
  6. Will the 53 Muenchner Freiheit take me there? If so, I"m in!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Khatmandude

    Boyd Hurt?

    What about WJ3? I didn't see him out there at all.
  10. Khatmandude

    "We Suck" Dre Kirkpatrich

    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.
  11. Khatmandude

    "We Suck" Dre Kirkpatrich

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. Only Dalton's 7th year, QBs don't get it until their 8th year usually....so we're fine guys. Everything's on schedule. Marvin doesn't have the balls to do it, but I would have put in McCarron. Way too talented on offense to produce what was produced today. Also, I'd let James Urban call the plays and send Zampese back to the QB room.
  14. The start of another NFL season brings out unsavory characters lol
  15. I agree schotzee, he coaches with clenched buttocks, that's for sure. I think there is something to teams taking on the personality of their coach, which is not an overall good thing when it comes to Marvin.
  16. Khatmandude

    ** RD 2 - BENGALS select JOE MIXON, RB **

    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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    Well I'm done

    You'll be back......they always come back.
  18. 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.
  19. He was 18 or so when this happened. Seems like he's matured and learned from his mistake...didn't he and the woman in the video meet recently where she forgave him after a lengthy discussion? She stated he seemed very sincere? If the victim of the assault forgave him, why can't you? I'd welcome him on the Bengals.
  20. Khatmandude

    First round draft talk

    You posted at 9:03
  21. Kevin Coyle has to go. Players don't like him...openly complain about him. Guenther is a good coach who players like and respect. Coyle...not so much
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84rmHBAKZ_k
  23. This team is 6-8 in their last 14 games. Just not a very good team. This year, coaching is lacking severely. Offensive and defensive schemes are nonsensical. Amateur. This team is in trouble if PaulyG and Zampese don't wake up.

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