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  1. The Redeemer Speaketh!

    What I am saying is Kaepernick is a marginal backup QB that isn't worth the trouble. Jones is a starting CB and more valuable. Jones is not a good guy and I have no problem kicking him to the curb. On the other hand Kaepernick made the cardinal sin for someone working in the entertainment field, insulting the crowd. I also wonder if there isn't more about Kaepernick we don't know? Is he a good guy in the room? I don't recall a lot of his teammates begging for him. He may not be all that popular with them either. Is a marginal backup QB worth the negative fan reaction and press circus that Kaepernick would bring? As an owner I would have to be pretty desperate for a backup to give Kaepernick a call.
  2. Bengals owner defends decision to keep Adam Jones CINCINNATI - Bengals owner Mike Brown is defending his decision to keep cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones despite another arrest, saying he's been ''punished enough'' for his latest troubles. The NFL suspended Jones for the season opener because of his altercation with a hotel security employee and his profane outburst at police following his arrest in January. Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge to settle the case. Brown intimated at the team's annual preseason luncheon on Tuesday that there was discussion in the front office about releasing Jones, but he was against it. ''I'm not going to say something wasn't discussed, something wasn't considered,'' Brown said. ''But what we did is what we did, and I'll take responsibility for it. We'll see how it turns out in the end. It if turns out well, I'll be pleased. If it doesn't, then blame me.'' After his arrest, Jones told one of the officers taking him to jail that ''I hope you die tomorrow.'' The Bengals apologized for Jones' conduct soon after his arrest, and then decided to keep him on the team. Brown gave Jones what amounted to a final chance in the NFL after his suspension-marred years with Tennessee and Dallas. Jones has had several off-season incidents during his seven seasons with Cincinnati. He was found not guilty of assault charges in 2013 after being accused of punching a woman at a Cincinnati nightclub. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct after he was arrested in 2011 in another case. Jones also was involved in a last-minute meltdown that helped the Stealers rally for a first-round playoff win during the 2015 season, bumping an official and drawing a penalty that set up Pittsburgh's winning field goal. Brown said his admiration for Jones hasn't diminished. ''I like him personally,'' Brown said. ''I admire his energy, I admire his courage, I admire a lot of things about him. He didn't come up the easy way, believe me. If any of us had come up that way, I wonder where we'd be. But anyway, he has misstepped from time to time.'' The decision to keep Jones wasn't the only one that put the Bengals in the spotlight in the offseason. The Bengals were criticized for taking running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the draft even though he'd punched a woman at a bar before his freshman year at Oklahoma, drawing a one-season suspension there. Brown defended the decision to draft Mixon, too. ''I think it's time to give a young guy like this a chance to do the best with his life that he can do,'' Brown said. ''I don't see what's served by denying someone his opportunity.'' During an interview on CNN on Sunday, Bob Costas noted the Bengals' penchant drafting and keeping troubled players over the years, saying they ''at various times seem to have been running a halfway house for miscreants.'' Brown took exception on Tuesday, pointing out that they've been near the bottom of the league in player suspensions the last few years. ''Do I think we have a locker room with the James boys and Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger?'' Brown said, referring to notorious outlaws, bank robbers and gangsters. ''I don't. I'm not Ma Barker. I really think he would have been better to have looked into this one a little bit more.'' The Bengals open camp at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday. Marvin Lewis is entering his final season on his contract after failing to agree to an extension in the offseason. The Bengals are coming off a 6-9-1 season, and Lewis has yet to win a playoff game in his 14 seasons as Cincinnati's head coach. Brown said he has a good relationship with Lewis and acknowledged that the one-year contract status will give him added pressure this season. He noted that it's not the first time Lewis had completed a contract with the Bengals. ''Sometimes it was an additional prod,'' Brown said. ''We all know how it went last year. We all wish it had gone better. So maybe we'll see a better year this year and things will sort out then.'' Lewis declined to say anything more than Brown did about his contract status. ''I don't think much about the future ever,'' Lewis said. --- For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL https://www.thescore.com/nfl/news/1338977-bengals-owner-defends-decision-to-keep-adam-jones
  3. How many threads on the same topic do we need?
  4. I don't agree that Parrish was a better player. He was a great kick returner and a good CB. Riley was totally underappreciated as a CB. He was named all pro in 1983, his final year, at age 36! Do you think he suddenly got better? Nope. 65 interceptions. 5th all time. Should be in HoF, but was a quiet guy and played on more than a few terrible teams. Definitely #3. I agree about Trumpy and Dillon.
  5. Agree. Also think Riley was a better CB. Parrish was flashier and drew attention with his return skills.
  6. Munoz Anderson If we are voting for #3 it should be for someone who belongs in the HoF. Ken Riley Boomer doesn't belong in the HoF.
  7. Dillon

    I never said he was some kind of prisoner, but he was stuck after he signed the contract. Do you think he signed without the Bengals convincing him they were going to get better and do this and that? I am not defending his behavior, but I do understand how a wealthy young guy who has had his ass kissed for years would act out in that situation. He was a jackass, but who knows how I would have acted in the same situation. If the guy is apologetic or shows regret I think he deserves a break. Kids do dumb shit.
  8. Dillon

    Yet you care enough to comment.
  9. Dillon

    The guy seemed apologetic in his comments to me. Yeah, he acted like an ass. I challenge everyone on this board to tell me you would have been a model citizen at 20-something if you were full of cash, were one of the best in the game, and were stuck on an awful team. It doesn't mean what he did is OK, but I'm willing to let it go. You can choose not to let it go, but that puts you in the same boat with Dillon as far as I'm concerned.
  10. Dillon

    Oh, hell yeah. No one beats Matt Dillon!
  11. Spot on. NFL "media" are about pumping the sport and filling their own pockets. ESPN, CBS, FOX, NBC, etc. are invested in the game. They need better ratings so they get more advertising revenue. As bad as the news media is, sports media is infinitely worse.
  12. Dillon

    Let it go. If the guy is apologetic for his bad behavior let it go. As a player he was a diamond in a sea of garbage for the Bengals.
  13. This has nothing to do with the Stealers. This is about questionable characters and who is responsible. My point is Mike Brown isn't the only redeemer. Marvin is involved as well. As far as I'm concerned the jury is still out on Burfict. He can be the great player he has shown he can be AND not crap the bed when things get tough. Hope he does just that.
  14. I think Lewis shares the blame here with Brown. Lewis brought in Burfict and pumped his tires. Don't get me wrong, I love Burfict's ability. Still, he's a unpredictable time bomb on the field and not the kind of leader you want a captain to be.
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