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Everything posted by UncleEarl

  1. My lack of technical ability is legendary. Fixt.
  2. I get it. Been a Bengals fan since I can remember. My parents were season ticket holders at Nippert and I grew up going to games at Riverfront. Maybe I'm a sucker, but when I see the Brown family doing some things differently, like signing decent FAs and potentially getting a franchise QB, I do get a little excited. Maybe it'll be the same old shit, but maybe they will actually build a decent team. Who knows. I'm going glass is half-full at this point.
  3. Even if that combo is proven to work there won't be enough azithromycin by then. There were already shortages of the stuff before Covid broke out in the US. China and India make a large portion of our pharmaceuticals and the reagents for the drugs made in the US. This is a long term problem.
  4. Mary Grace, your grandfather was the voice of the Bengals as far as I’m concerned. He was a professional. God bless him and your family.
  5. True, but the coaches and players showed a lot of pride the way they competed. They won 5 out of their last 9 with a team where the front office made little effort to improve. You might not think the Dolphins front office tanked, but they sure didn't put a lot of effort into winning last year. The men on the field did.
  6. In the long-term, I agree. For next season if the Bengals are 8-8 or better I will be ecstatic. Six or seven wins would be a significant improvement. I want to see them get better and build themselves into a perennial contender. Sure, teams have made huge turnarounds in record recently, but last season's Bengals were so bad and short on talent in key areas I can't have the expectations of playoffs next year.
  7. Herbstreit, along with damn near everyone else, has made a decision on how this virus thing is going to play out and is basing his thoughts on that. The reality is that we don't really know. Multiple "experts" say something different every day. Best to keep your mouth shut and not look stupid down the road.
  8. It never did. You want him to sit out. Less chance of him getting hurt. He knows how to play, it's just a matter of if his body will cooperate.
  9. Hey, man...didn't you see all the FA moves the Browns made last year? They are going to win! That's all it takes, FA moves! It proves you want to win and that's all that matters!
  10. Are these guys failing physicals? I certainly can see that happening to Dennard. He seems to be injured all the time.
  11. Agree. I like Dunlop. He's an all time Bengals DE, but I'm not so sure he's not damaged from all the losing of the past. The "Employee96" bit and all....I'm not so sure that a change in scenery would do he and the Bengals some good.
  12. At the beginning of the 2019 college football season no one knew Burrow was going to be that good, so no, he didn't.
  13. I'm happy they have made the moves. I hope it works. If they suck balls again ZT gets zero credit. There is more than one way to skin a cat and you don't have to go crazy in free agency to win. That said, the Bengals probably needed a influx of new people with a better attitude. I am hopeful.
  14. All of this is a good sign to me. I'm not sure all of these FAs are going to be world beaters, but you want guys on the team that want to be there. Guys who buy in. I do think that many of the holdovers from the Lewis era have a shitty attitude. Maybe for good reason. Don't care. Get them out. You need talent, but you need buy in more.
  15. I'm not a big NBA fan, but I know of what West does here in NC. He does right by kids on his AAU teams, and not just the big time players. Teaches them more than just basketball. Frankly, I've never heard anyone say anything bad about David West. Just the same, he's not a Cincinnati guy, IMO.
  16. I get disliking Pete Rose. On the other hand you can't deny what he did as a player for the Reds. Two World Series Championships from a player born and raised in Cincinnati. Two Championships for Sparky. How many national championships did Bob Huggins win? Kenyon Martin? I like both of those guys, but NO F'n Way! David West was a great player at X and is a great guy. He runs a model AAU program here in the Raleigh area. He's a NC guy. Has he ever even been back to Cincinnati since he graduated? A Greater Cincinnati Sports Hall of Fame should want people who are actually Cincinnati people.
  17. Kenyon Martin and Bob Huggins over Pete Rose and Sparky Anderson. GTFO.
  18. The Bengals will release Dalton. No point in paying a guy $17M if he doesn't want to be here. Then again he may have changed his tune once he found out there is little market for his services. I still expect him to be released.
  19. Glad to be wrong about the Bengals in FA. I love the Reader signing. I’m more meh in the Waynes signing. A lot of money for a guy who may be good or may not be good. Upgrade over Kirkpatrick? Sure. Doesn’t make it a good signing. Culturally getting rid of Kirkpatrick and his “Pac-Man Jr.” antics are a huge plus.
  20. The Bengals will be active in Free Agency's version of the Dollar Store which doesn't open for a week or so.
  21. Pffft! Lawson was made to be a 3-4 LB. Not good enough vs run for 4-3 DE and not good enough in space to be a LB.
  22. All these red flags are legitimate issues, but when balanced against the positive? Still a no brainer to draft him. There is no sure thing draft pick. Shit happens. See Ki Jana Carter. Burrow is the best player available at the most important position on the field that happens to be a position of need for the Bengals. Outright foolishness to pick anyone else.
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