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Everything posted by PatternMaster

  1. This is ridiculous, people don't have to put down Marvin to compliment Taylor....to act like Marvin never interacted with Chad or Vontaze or whomever is just silly...this New Dey bs is getting old quickly. How is it a New Day when you have the same roster from last year and the same front office?With Duke Tobin, Troy and Katie Blackburn, and Mike Brown still making the personnel decisions how has anything truly changed? The Bengals attempt to blame Marvin Lewis for all of their ineptitude and woefullness is shameful, especially when you consider where they were before he arrived.
  2. Good: -Finley looked good, again. -Mixon is ready - Ellis is earning a spot on game day roster, Bernard better show something or he could be a cut casualty..new regime not loyal to him - Sample looked good, scored a TD and had a nice contested catch -The WR corp - Dline looked ready to rock, can't wait to see what they look like with Lawson in there. -Erickson on special teams and in the slot. - The defense tackling was much improved Bad: - Dalton and Driskel, Dalton is an average at best starter and Driskel may want to inquire about the XFL or CFL - Oline was very inconsistent drew multiple penalties. Ugly: - The officiating was horrible, hopefully it's not a sign of things to come
  3. Consensus HS All American doesn't guarantee you an starting NFL gig, I know you know that. Cream of the PAC 12 crop is a stretch, he made 2nd All PAC 12 once. If anyone's heart isn't in it, it's Westerman, not Ross. Westerman was only playing because his was trying to please the old man, he'd probably be doing something else if it was up to him and that is what he's doing. Good for him, he's living his life and not trying to please others..#YOLO.
  4. People on here acting like Westerman is the victim of some grand conspiracy to stifle his development and keep him off the field, like he's John Conner and the Bengals oline coaches are various iterations of the Terminator sent to destroy him are hilarious at best seemed detected from reality in this situation.
  5. Lol....Marvin has nothing to do with Westerman decision, you're acting like he's a future HOF player. Dude was 5th round pick that couldn't beat out Alex Redmond and countless other stiffs for a starting gig. How many teams are beating down the door to acquire him via trade? 3 different NFL line coaches have decided to not start him.... I was wondering how long it was going to take before someone blamed Marvin Lewis for this and here it is....
  6. Besides the two holding calls, which were suspect, he played well...especially when you consider he missed all of the 2018 season. Tate is going to play his way onto the field at this rate, he's got all the tools to make it happen. He reminds me of Brandon Marshall, big, physical guy that can make big plays and contested catches. If he can improve his route running and quickness he can be a special player.
  7. The formations and routes are different, a lot of 3 and 4 WR sets with guys running similar routes that gives Dalton multiple options. The oline held up well, but KC didn't have their premier pass rushers playing so that is not neccesarily a true indicator of what the season will be. I'm with you on Eifert, I think it sends the wrong message to the team and if he can't play like everyone else then maybe he shouldn't be on the team...but the Bengals have invested heavily in him and are going to give him every opportunity to succeed.
  8. Here are a few observations: - Taylor's offense is going to be a sight to behold, very creative and going to attack defenses in various ways. On one play he had 8 guys on the line in a power blocking scheme and the next play he's going 5 wide. - Dalton looked very comfortable only had one play that I'm sure he wishes he could get back, when he underthrew a wide open WR that would have been a TD, but the DB tipped it because Dalton threw a duck. - The quick passing game will help the offensive line and Dalton, definitely pick up Tyler Boyd in your FF league. - The young WR's are coming into their own, Core, Malone, Erickson, and Tate all made some big plays. They seem more confident and sure of themselves. - Jefferson and Evans are athletic but seem like they study game tape very much, they have no awareness are very slow to read and react to any type of shift or motion. - The LB's are still a work in progress and got exploited early and often, it's going to be interesting to see how they progress this preseason. - I hope Clayton is ok, he's a key member of the team. Overall there was only one major injury and the offense scored a TD on their only drive with the 1's and they were without Mixon, Green, and Eifert so I would say it was a success.
  9. Based on what, the many heart felt conversations you've had with him over the past 3 years. If he doesn't want to play he can retire, I'm sure he wants to play but he is injury prone...you can't control injuries. He was injured often in college, no reason to think he would not continue to be injury prone in the NFL. I blame the Bengals FO for drafting him #9 overall even when everyone knew he is/was often injured.
  10. You are missing out, he's from the old Kissing Suzy Kolber site...pure comedy gold...
  11. Well we're not discussing a competent franchise, we're discussing our beloved Bengals. They thought enough of Smith to draft him #6 overall 10 years ago despite him completely bombing the pre-draft process, so obviously they are big time Smith fans.
  12. I agree that AJ might be gone after this season, especially with the way elite WR's are getting paid these days...see Michael Thomas. Does MB want to pay a 30 year old WR with an extensive injury history atleast 18+ million a year? I seriously doubt it, but there are multiple teams that would gladly do just that. The Bengals failing to lock up Green before the Thomas deal and injury is going to haunt them, I think it increases the chances that he goes into free agency instead of re-signing with the Bengals.
  13. 12+ weeks is what the Bengals fans should expect from a guy who is a free agent at the end of the season.
  14. Does anyone, besides me, find it odd that AJ got a second opinion and then immediately had surgery, without the coaching staff seemingly aware of the surgery. Rapaport reported the surgery, not a local beat writer so it seems like no one affiliated with the team knew in advance of the surgery. The Bengals medical staff doesn't have the best track record with diagnosing and treating injuries, besides they are employees of the Bengals who ultimately have the Bengals best interest at heart.
  15. He should definitely push Hart, hopefully the competition will raise the level of play of both guys.
  16. Good depth signing, I would hope they add another OT to ensure real NFL level of competition.
  17. The defense started off the season so bad that even though they were average for the last few weeks of the season it didn't help their overall rankings. Losing the time of possession and not having any coverage LB's killed them as well, they couldn't get off the field on 3rd downs last year. If they can win the T.O.P, get a more consistent pass rusher and find a couple of LB's that can cover the defense should be fine...however we have no idea what the defensive coordinator will do from a schematic perspective.
  18. The glaring lack of depth and talent at OT is going to be the downfall of this team, they better pray the FO does magic and upgrades that position(provide quality depth/insurance for if/when Glenn gets hurt). The Bengals are one injury, to an injury prone player, from being completely screwed. An OT duo of Justin Evans and Bobby Hart doesn't exactly inspire confidence.
  19. I think they would rather go into the season with Finley as the backup than risk him getting picked up by another team if they try and put him on the PS. If the Bengals were serious about winning they would have a half way competent backup QB, going into the season with Jeff Driskel has the most experienced QB besides Dalton is laughable.
  20. I'm saying that even if Finley looks like hot garbage, the new coaching staff traded up to get him so there is a zero percent chance of him getting cut this preseason.
  21. Not over Finley, maybe Driskell...Finley is the golden boy who will be given every opportunity to succeed while this guy is just trying to put some good film together. If a team trades up to draft you they aren't going to cut you after the your first preseason, regardless of how shitty you are. If anything this is a reflection on Tobin's talent evaluation process, his recent track record is shotty at best, a lot of bust and injury prone players.
  22. Speaking of strawman arguments.... The Pat's also scored 41 and 37 points in the other playoff games, while Brady threw for over 340 yards on both games. Is he due to regress because of age, absolutely. But to say he's not apart of some bs superstar club because of his age is just ridiculous. Last year Brady threw for over 4,300 yards and had a passer rating over 97. He's still in a great offense and has plenty of weapons around him, just like the author predicted Andrew Luck was going have a down year in 2018, newsflash he didn't, so will Brady. As for AJ, if he has a healthy Dalton he will put up big numbers. He's the most complete WR in the NFL and does more with less, future HOFer. I will bet money that he outperforms JuJu this year. JuJu is going from being protected by having AB on the other side of the field drawing a constant double team to having Donte Moncrief and Eli Rogers on the field with him, btw Boyd had more yards than both of those guys combined last year, so obviously he will face more attention and have considerably less talent around him than last season.
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