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A Rock

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  1. The last four minutes of that game took about four fucking hours. Good Lord do I hate the Stealers. They are clearly pure evil and putting them away is about as easy as putting Jason Vorhees away. They just won't die. Didn't it seem as though dark forces just wouldn't let that game end? The Jags finished em off literally five times in the last four minutes, and it just wasn't over till literally the last second. Great job Jacksonville.
  2. and what is the purpose of playing soft zone defense ever? Never understood when a db is shutting a guy down, then suddenly starts lining up 12 yards off him. Unless you're up big with a minute left and trying to avoid injury, it seems pointless.
  3. My bad, we also led and beat the Browns, LOL.
  4. We only led 5 games at halftime this year, so losing 2 of them isn't good. Call it "adjustments", or make accurately lack thereof, it's not a myth. Marvin Lewis coached teams suck in the second half. The three games we won after leading at the half were the Colts, Broncos, and Ravens. Two terrible teams and a late miracle to avert what was otherwise a typical give it all back second half. The two we lost? The Packers and the Stealers. Pittsburgh was a 17-3 lead at home at the half.
  5. He's the worst playoff coach in NFL history..... and it's his fault.
  6. First off, no gray area for racism in my book. Intellectually, I understand the argument that the perpetrator's motives are technically unknown, i.e., they just hate the football player, but c'mon. Many people, of many races, may have been hung in effigy because they were hated for many things, but black Americans were hung FOR REAL not terribly long ago. Anyone who hangs a black person in effigy is automatically given racist status and rightfully so. Ignorance is no excuse. As for the football element, didn't all of this start when Bell was injured playing the Bengals? Vontaze made a football tackle then instantly ran back towards his sideline in excitement. I don't think he had time to know if LeVeon was hurt, but the Stealers took it as an intentional act, followed by a celebration. Stealers players issued threats of intentionally injuring Bengal players before their next matchup, and Mike Mitchell made good by spearing Tyler Eifert in the head. That hit was so blatantly for the purpose of injury, but as far as what it actually cost Pittsburgh on the field, fifteen yards. Mitchell then said to A.J. Green, "you're next." The wild card game was their third meeting that year, and I won't even get into all of that. I've honestly been a "blame Marvin" guy since the San Diego wildcard loss, but SOMEBODY in the Bengal hierarchy should have addressed this crap the second Mitchell hit Eifert. Besides the obvious need to physically protect the players, we always got the shaft from the purely football side as well. Who gives a shit if Mitchell had to dig change out of his couch to pay a fine off the field, when he was allowed to intentionally sideline our star tight end and the price was only fifteen yards?
  7. Marv Bungled the Message

    He bungled first and 10 at the Steeler 26 with only 96 ticks left on the clock and a 1 point lead. Bungling a message is child's play.
  8. Meh you just like to argue. He never seemed too calm or fiery to me. He was quite even keeled in demeanor. He just had a propensity to choke when it mattered most. I already, in great detail, described the problem was the play itself. As a head coach, it was absolutely his job to make sure his team ran three consecutive plays without losing possession. Worst case scenario has got to be a field goal attempt. If Hill, or anyone else in our backfield could've gotten 10 yards pushing forward behind linemen, great. Game over. Hill burst through the right side like it was 3rd and 7 in the first quarter. The Stealers must've been ecstatic as stripping the ball was their only chance. This, and Marvin's asinine comment about it after the game is what I was talking about. In fact, the team was blocking like it was 3rd and 7 as I look at the video of it. Just not situational football at all. The team's been tanking for two years since this debacle, but apparently some people will not complain no matter what.
  9. This is true, but it wasn't the first quarter against the Dolphins in September. It definitely was his job to asses the situation and make sure his team knew the dynamics and priorities of the final 90 seconds. The promised land of a playoff victory against the dreaded Stealers was at hand. The air was electric and the crowd in a frenzy. Yes, you need to remind your back that looking after the ball is now more than #1, #2, and #3. It is everything because of the situation. That play certainly didn't look like it was run by a team that had been calmed down and focused despite the adrenaline of the moment. Quite the opposite after Burfict, et al, finally finished running up and down the tunnel gloriously, if not somewhat stupidly, prematurely celebrating what should have been the game winning pick.
  10. This had to happen. Despite whatever else has gone down, Marvin lost me forever with the Pittsburgh wild card loss, and more specifically the Jeremy Hill fumble. His, "I shouldn't have to", response when asked if he stressed ball security to the team on that play was my final nail. Honestly, I was VERY over him before that, but after that loss, and that comment, I went from being fairly rabid in my support of the team, to kinda just checking in to see if anything had changed. That game was essentially over. The 0-6 playoff curse was finally gonna be lifted from him, in dramatic late game fashion, and against a team we all despise more than evil itself. After the Burfict pick any novice football fan could calculate that a turnover was the Stealers only chance. A first down and we could start taking knees. A touchdown would've been a dagger through their heart. But in no way can you risk losing the ball to do it. It sure didn't look to me like all eleven men on our side of the ball we're on that page, especially Hill. He should've been pushing for yards behind a wall of beef, not screaming into the Steeler secondary alone with the football. They didn't even have to burn a timeout to get the ball back. I was very curious wether Marvin even told Jeremy to protect the ball or wether Hill defied him trying to be a hero. Marvin's "I shouldn't have to" response made it pretty clear. Now we've been fairly lackluster for two years and we've progressed to "It's not my responsibility to motivate my players." Time to go.
  11. Blah, blah, blah. In fact, over the past 7 and 15/49 seasons, blah, blah, blah.
  12. Marvin: Not My Responsibility

    Marvin's just a babbling idiot to me at this point. I know he has a ton of football knowledge, but he is sorely lacking as a head coach. The bigger the game, the more his deficiencies become clear. He also said he "shouldn't have to", when asked wether he stressed ball security to Hill before the infamous fumble. I'm not scared of going 0-16. There's nothing you can threaten me with by now. I just want out of this purgatory of million dollar starts to games where it's all given back a nickel at a time over the second half, leading to a perfectly timed field goal as time expires, and an incredible comeback for the opposition. Or just outright sucking.
  13. George Iloka

    The WC game had a last straw element to it. It's hard not to feel like they literally stole our rings when that moronic, giant, tub of goo, von Oelhoffen "accidentally" rolled a little longer than usual into Carson Palmer, effectively snapping his leg. As a fan, all the cheap shots, the blown leads, the blown playoff opportunities, bullshit calls, and the non existent ability of the Marvin led Bengals to rectify these things take their toll.

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