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  1. Undersized, overperforming Woodside could be a late-round gem By Mike Giardi March 30, 2018 2:17 PM http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/red-sox/undersized-overperforming-woodside-could-be-late-round-gem
  2. He's not wrong. The Titans game immediately comes to mind. And as bad as 2016 was, it could have been much different if they'd had a kicker who could kick. There's such a thin line between a losing season and a playoff season in the NFL. Some teams find a way to stay on the right side of that thin line better than others, whether it's heart or discipline or just wanting it more or whatever.
  3. It's hard to believe he started his career 2-0 and would've been 3-0 with a win at Green Bay in Week 3 of the 1992 season. The Bengals had that game won and things looked good, especially since GB starting QB Don Majkowski had been forced out early in the game and they were having to play their backup. I wonder if that season, and Shula's career, would have been much different if they'd held on and won that game? And what about the Packers' backup quarterback? Without that win, does he have the confidence to do it in subsequent weeks? Does his career go differently? Does Majkowski get his job back once he's healthy, returning the backup to the bench? GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 20 (AP) -- Brett Favre, forced into the game by a first-quarter injury to Don Majkowski, threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds left today, giving the Green Bay Packers a hard-to-believe 24-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. With no timeouts left, the Packers moved 92 yards in five plays during a game-winning drive that took just 54 seconds. Taylor's catch and Chris Jacke's point-after gave Green Bay's Mike Holmgren his first coaching victory in the N.F.L. and Cincinnati's Dave Shula his first defeat. Green Bay (1-2) trailed, 17-3, after three quarters, but first-round pick Terrell Buckley, playing his first game, returned a punt 58 yards for one touchdown and Favre hit Sharpe for a 5-yard score. The Bengals (2-1) then made it 23-17 on a 41-yard field goal with 1:07 to play. Majkowski exited in the first quarter when he suffered ligament damage to his left ankle. He may be out for up to a month.
  4. As much as I don't want to hear that, it's hard to disagree. It just stinks to see players with lesser stats get in, just because they played on championship teams. And, there's still the Fouts thing. They put up a lot of points and were consistently good for four or five years, but never really won anything. I have a problem with whole Hall of "Fame" thing, anyway, although I'm not really sure what I'd call it otherwise. If "fame" is the criteria, then Ickey Woods and his shuffle should be in there. He was certainly "famous" at one time, and people still know about that dance 30 years later. Half In the same way, I've never liked the Most "Valuable" Player awards. Call it Player Of The Year. Don't make a player suffer, in this or any other sport, because he wasn't "valuable" enough to single-handedly take a shitty team to a championship.
  5. Oh, I agree, and that's what's bothered me about Dan Fouts getting in. He played in seven playoff games and won only three of them. The Chargers were a good (not great) team for five years (1978-82). The rest of his career they sucked. Those five years also happen to be best of his career, with the rest of his seasons being average. Not to mention, his TD-Int was 254-242. Fouts deserves the HOF no more than Anderson.
  6. Here's an article from last year at this time: http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/125504/how-carson-palmer-stacks-up-against-hall-of-fame-quarterbacks His career ranks after the 2017 season. He has jumped up a couple notches on the accumulating stats lists since then. CATEGORY STAT PLACE Passes Completed 3,777 13th Pass Attempts 6,040 13th Passing Yards 44,269 14th Passing Touchdowns 285 14th Passer Rating 88.0 18th Passing Yards/Game 253.0 12th Completion Percentage 62.5 20th Game-Winning Drives 34 10th Interceptions 180 38th Thing is, the QB numbers of the past are dwarfed by today's quarterbacks overall, so he ranks above several who were better than he has been. He currently ranks 19th on the all-time QB Ratings list. (Andy Dalton is 17th, by the way.)
  7. "Quiet poorly"? What the hell does that mean? (I know those weren't your words, old, so it's not directed at you.) It's true that the odds are influenced by bettors' enthusiasm, rational or otherwise, so teams with a smaller following will sometimes get worse odds than their talent might otherwise dictate. That being said, there is no reason to bet on a Marvin Lewis coached team ever winning a Super Bowl. No matter the talent or how successful the regular season may be, they will implode in the postseason, just as they have every other time. If Marvin doesn't shit his pants, one or more of the knuckleheads he keeps on the roster will find a way to mess it up. That's why this two-year extension is so disheartening. That's why seeing people like Pacman and Burfict remain in the conversation is frustrating. What good is 12-4 when the wheels fall off in the playoffs every damned time?
  8. All the national pizza chains have started off well and then gotten progressively shittier over the years. Papa John's, Domino's, Pizza Hut...they were all really good back in the day, but all have fallen to really shitty levels. The two main problems are franchise owners (or corporate or whoever) cutting way back on ingredients and the workers just not giving a damn what they send out the door. The focus today is on "cheap" and the products have suffered because of it. I saw an article just today where Papa John's realizes that there is a perception they are overpriced, so they're going to start offering something for $5.99. Never mind "better", just get it "cheaper".
  9. I thought so at the time and always will. Bullock's numbers are actually better than I expected they would be, but I'm always a bit uneasy when he kicks.
  10. Bleeds Orange


    The team don't need no stinkin' O-linemen anyway. Speedy receivers are the key to continued success.
  11. That 1976 season is sickening to remember. It was my first full season as a Bengals fan, and got accustomed to the heartbreak right out of the chute. The Bengals started 4-1 and the defending champion Stealers started 1-4. The Bengals had pretty-much rolled until the two teams met in Pittsburgh in Week 6, but Pittsburgh won pretty big. Both teams then won five straight to set up the rematch at Riverfront with the Bengals 9-2 and the Stealers 7-4, and Pittsburgh beat them again. (By the way, after their 1-4 start, Pittsburgh didn't lose another game until the AFC Championship.) The Bengals had to travel to Oakland the following Monday night to play the team that eventually won the Super Bowl that year, and lost again. Despite a win in the final week of the season, the Bengals finished tied with the Stealers at 10-4, lost the tie-breaker, and got sent home. I've said it before on this site, but the 1975 and 1976 Bengals were 0-4 against Pittsburgh and 21-3 against the rest of the league. Let that sink in for a second.
  12. Yes, the concern should be that most have either moved on to other media or no longer care enough about the franchise to even voice an opinion. Indifference is a bigger threat than anger in any relationship.
  13. Damn, you invested several keystrokes in that failed attempt at humor...even searched out a GIF... Maybe I made a weak analogy, but the point was and still is, he is not irreplaceable. Find a way to win without him and his baggage, just as every other winning team has done.
  14. I respect what Jones has done on the field, but every team that ever won a Super Bowl, did so without Adam Jones on the roster. I agree that he needs to stay at this time, but I won't shed any tears when his time with the team is over.
  15. Regardless of how good he may or may not be, I just want them to get the stench of that 2015 playoff debacle behind them, and that means not suiting up the main culprit every week. Also look forward to Pacman being gone. I'm going to find it hard to root for this team until that happens. Any time I see either of them in a Bengals uniform, I'm reminded of one of, if not the, darkest day in the history of the franchise.
  16. Offensive lineman are boring. You won't find the jerseys of OL in Kohl's or Dick's. Taking a WR or RB with their Top Ten pick next year is the way to get the fan base excited.
  17. Although they are probably better than many of the 0-3 teams since 1980, the odds are just too long... http://www.oddsshark.com/nfl/its-over-nfls-0-3-teams No first-round playoff embarrassment this year, Bengals fans.
  18. Leg or not, he will miss. I don't think we can depend on him.
  19. Fat Randy I have a feeling that decision is going to haunt this franchise for several years, as Jake Elliott goes on to have a great career. Fat Randy will never hit a 61-yard game-winning field goal.
  20. it's 11:30pm and I'm too tired to read the article or digest any stats, but I will say that whenever a team seems hopeless, I'm reminded of the 1989 Pittsburgh Stealers. They were outscored 92-10 in their first two games but then ended up making the playoffs. (Man, I hate saying anything positive about that franchise. Let's focus on the fact that they were outscored 92-10.)
  21. Bleeds Orange

    A quarter of a century ago...

    Oh, that I don't know. I won't speak for USN, but he may have just been drawing parallels to what happened with the Bengals and Packers in Green Bay in Week 3 of 1992 to the upcoming matchup between the same two teams in the same city in Week 3 of 2017.
  22. Bleeds Orange

    A quarter of a century ago...

    The Bengals enter the game at 2-0 under rookie head coach David Shula, while the Packers come in at 0-2. The Packers were destroyed at Tampa Bay in Week 2 by a score of 31-3. To make things even better for the Bengals, Packers QB Don Majkowski is out, forcing Green Bay to use backup Brett Favre. Even though he was on the Falcons roster in 1991, Favre is basically a rookie making his first start. Shula looks to be following in the successful steps of his father. I think we have ourselves a coach here, folks. The Packers, on the other hand, look to be in a lot of trouble, at least until they get Majkowski back. My pick: Bengals 27, Packers 6 The otherwise sane members of Go Bengals start to go crazy after losing back to back games AT HOME to a mediocre team and one of the worst teams in the league, while not scoring a touchdown in either game. These ain't two ordinary losses we're talking about here.
  23. Meh. The Bengals let Bill Walsh slip away a few years ago and that worked out fine.
  24. I've been frustrated by looking at the empty club level for years. Why is it so empty at PBS but not at other stadiums that have club levels? As for overall attendance, I wonder if there isn't still a hangover from the playoff debacle of 2015. I know there is for me, personally. I held out hope for good things from 2011 until that game, but now I feel like there's no need to get emotionally or financially invested in this shit show. Even if they make the playoffs, we know it's not going to end well. No, this isn't as bad as the Lost Decade, but in an apples and oranges sort of way, it almost is. I just have no shits left to give for this franchise. That being said, I'll still drop in here and see what's going on with them from time to time.

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