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VonBlade

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  1. I'll take a rough prospect who has insane physical skills over my physical skills but with the right football knowledge. One is coachable, the other less so.
  2. He was the player I drafted the most in my mocks (although we're unlikely to grab Bryan Cook in the third now) and the one I think was BPA/Need. Although a few edge rushers were okay, I think we need corner help pretty badly, especially now everyone is copying us with vertical attacks.
  3. It's super difficult to look back on anything with maybe's. Yes Chase was 100% the right pick. But if we'd have paid Zeitler and Whitworth we would've be shorn up, but also not in a position to draft Joe and Chase. Dalton and Brandon Tate weren't gonna get us over the hump in the way our current GODLY Mixon/TB/Tee/Chase/Joe/CJ did. At least now we know we need OL help. I mean, I have been banging the OL drum since Kitna days, but it's so publically obvious we do I don't think the Bengals can ignore it. Also, besides a little depth on D, that's our only real weakness left. Do to the OL what we did to the DL and we're golden.
  4. It was opposite day. Bengals got to the SB, played best in the first half. Got some lucky breaks. The other team adjusted better and stuck the dagger in right at the end. At least I know how the Raiders, Titans and Chiefs feel. The ride was fun though, eh. There was a bit just after the half with the Int (but before 'cut his ass immediately' strolled on to the field to cost us half the distance) when I genuinely thought this was our time.
  5. I'm not too salty. Without Tee's obvious facemask we wouldn't be in a position to care whether they got a bunch of homer, "let's call it the Hollywood ending SB" calls at the end because the game was over anyway.
  6. Now we have the skill positions in place, let's get an OL. But it was fun ride. Let's do it all again next year with a better outcome.
  7. It's that bad in the UK too, Harry. Our main lot pretty much said "Here's 40 minutes of LA Rams cock sucking, oh and the Bengals are here too we guess". The BBC are slightly better, but slightly.
  8. Seriously overcast. Until this week, all the talk was how we'd done well to get there. Temper expectations. Had a good run. Got the playoff monkey off the back. Suddenly as we head into the SB everyone is talking about how they're gonna celebrate once we win. Not if, when. It's probably just my curmudgeonly old English self, but I hate tempting fate like that. Donald and Cooper are legit scary. If Apple is early season Apple, and our OL is the one that played against the Raiders, it'll be SB 24 levels of misery. BUT, if we turn up like the second half against the Chiefs, if Zac stops throwing Mixon into the teeth of the DL, any given Sunday. One thing is for certain, if we drag the OL from league worst to even barely average, this team is gonna unstoppable. Burrow is legit, Chase is a weapon, and Higgins is underrated. Can't cover everyone... (Also, anyone who voted they were less than 50% confident of their answer, why didn't you pick the other answer then?)
  9. Given how little hustle most NBA players have (particulary in the middle of a game), I don't disbelieve it.
  10. 9ers. Partly for the "let's break all the curses" vibe. Partly because the Rams scare me WAY more. That D line is all kinds of scary.
  11. I know that as a Limey I have a different connotation to you for that sentence, but it sends shivers down my spine. (For context, the team he managed were miles ahead in the league, didn't win, and ended up second. So he didn't get to 'love it')
  12. The whole point of that rule is it allows the refs to affect the game for viewing figures/NY demands. Why would they remove a rule designed to be murky?
  13. I've been saying for about ten years we need OL and LB help. These days, I seriously would take a full OL draft. Just draft a metric fuckton of big dudes, Blackjesus getting priapic levels of big, and see who shakes out. We've got weapons. We've got DL, Corners looking good. Shore up the OL and win 48-21 every game. Obviously if we've got the room to do to the OL what we did to the DL in FA, I can get on board with that too. Hey Whit, busy?
  14. You're not wrong. I love "let's go to Gene"; "It's clearly the ground, nothing more to say"; "Ruling upheld"; "Gene?"; "Erm, well, gosh, I guess NY has the angles and made the call they did"
  15. The least likely victory I can recall. Unbelievable heart. My gast is entirely flabbered. At least our OL can't be that bad two weeks in a row. Bring on the Chiefs.
  16. Not gonna have anything bad said about 18. Without him we'd have been almost hopeless for years, and definitely wouldn't have the three-headed monster WR corps we have now.
  17. 1) The D guy did the frustrated "dammit" leap before T caught it. 2) The ball was about a foot from his hands, and passed the D guy, when the whistle blew. 3) On both sides, those refs were a total shit show.
  18. Not shorts weather, definitely need a fleece and a beanie, but no coat.
  19. Also the strange implication is that against the Browns we risk injuring Joe, but somehow in playoff football that wouldn't be an issue. Injured in Wk17 or injured in R1 of the playoffs makes no difference to me. Plus we all remember how the "rest 'em" idea panned out against the Jets.
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