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8 hours ago, Kingspoint said:

My moniker comes from Kingspoint Academy where Lou was Coach on Long Island.  My brother was a graduate from there.  He had Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering degrees along with obtaining the skills to be a Navigator of oil tankers.  Throughout the history of the Merchant Marines (going back for centuries and even milleniums), merchant marines were the best choices for espionage as they had reasons to be in foreign ports while having knowledge of local customs and languages.

 

I didn't say why I supported Lou from the beginning as I knew he was inexperienced and it would take a few years for the results to show up, but I was adamant when I first spoke of him that his players would respect him and that they would play hard for him, and that he was a good teacher.  If you ever get a moment to look at the resume's of those who have taught at the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kingspoint, you'll see that the teachers are the very best at what they do from experience gleaned throughout the world.  They make any teachers at Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge or Oxford look like idiots.  Like the U. S. Naval Academy, it takes a Senator's recommendation just to apply for admission.  50% of all Freshman (and these are the very best and brightest academicians and physical specimens (bad teeth will get you denied) each State has to offer) don't make it after a lifetime of preparing to get there.  Average sleeptime for a freshman is about 3 hours per night...for the entire year (there's no such thing as "Summer Vacation").

 

Kingspoint would not have ever hired Lou had he not already been able to be amongst the World's best instructors for these exceptional young men and women.  He is the anti-Marvin Lewis.  He's Mike Zimmer, but with intelligence, patience and wisdom.

 

Anyway, I came here tonight to congratulate Bengals' fans for joys of today's experience, especially, Le Tigre, spicoli and quite a few others who have gone through the last 53 years' ups and downs.  As Burrow said, "This is fun".  Two Centuries ago Cincinnati was the Capital of the NW Territory and the Nation's 4th largest City.  Perhaps soon it will be the Defending Super Bowl Champions. 

 

Who Dey!


Nice post.

 

Here is a population density map from 1821…captured from a “time-lapse” video at the link below. 
 

[If you have done any genealogical research, it can be very interesting to see the population density at key points in your family history.]

 

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https://www.visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-200-years-of-u-s-population-density/ 

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44 minutes ago, Griever said:

 

That was a good call and to my memory, it was the only zero blitz we did yesterday. Notice how Joe B continues to not only handle, but excel when faced with a zero blitz and here, the class of QBs has big time trouble and has to throw it away. Just another reason to appreciate what Joe does. The QB position is more about smarts and quick thinking than arm strength

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39 minutes ago, Sea Ray said:

That was a good call and to my memory, it was the only zero blitz we did yesterday. Notice how Joe B continues to not only handle, but excel when faced with a zero blitz and here, the class of QBs has big time trouble and has to throw it away. Just another reason to appreciate what Joe does. The QB position is more about smarts and quick thinking than arm strength

Mahomes thought he was faking the Blitz, and so did I. Should have audibled out of it.

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So where are all the “clueless Lou” people at that did nothing but complain about him being brought back in the off-season? 

Wonder how that heaping spoonful of crow is tasting right about now?
 

Franks and Tony C’s my friends, choke it down. 

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11 minutes ago, spicoli said:

So where are all the “clueless Lou” people at that did nothing but cry and whine about him being brought back in the off-season? 

Wonder how that heaping spoonful of crow is tasting right about now?
 

Franks and Tony C’s my friends, choke it down. 

 

 

Shit I would have been ok moving on. 

 

He's proven me wrong.

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19 minutes ago, spicoli said:

So where are all the “clueless Lou” people at that did nothing but cry and whine about him being brought back in the off-season? 

Wonder how that heaping spoonful of crow is tasting right about now?
 

Franks and Tony C’s my friends, choke it down. 

I was ready to move on. I mea culpa'd on that back after Ravens game 1. LouA has been way better with this D than I ever could have hoped. Another hat tip to Zac Taylor, frankly, for taking the road less travelled and sticking with him.

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Just now, Cricket said:


I believe those metrics should be weighted.  An INT is certainly more valuable than a pressure.

 

but also luckier. Pressures more consistent in bringing about bad outcomes for the offense. 

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1 hour ago, membengal said:

I was ready to move on. I mea culpa'd on that back after Ravens game 1. LouA has been way better with this D than I ever could have hoped. Another hat tip to Zac Taylor, frankly, for taking the road less travelled and sticking with him.

 

I think I said something to the effect that it was sink or swim for Anarumo this season after the Bengals spent all that money on D.  Well, he swam.  He did good work and hopefully he is rewarded by the family.

 

It also goes to show you that these guys aren't miracle workers.  They can't make chicken salad out of chicken shit.  You have to have the players.  This brings us to Frank Pollack.  He's got chicken shit.  I've got no issue with him.  He needs some studs just like Anarumo did.  Reader, Hendrickson, and Awuzie are studs. While I still have high hopes for this season, to be as good as they can be they have to hav much better personnel on the OL. 

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2 hours ago, spicoli said:

So where are all the “clueless Lou” people at that did nothing but complain about him being brought back in the off-season? 

Wonder how that heaping spoonful of crow is tasting right about now?
 

Franks and Tony C’s my friends, choke it down. 

Well, paitence with coaches works about 1 in 20 times. Mikey beat the odds this time but lets not forget he failed on this matter too many times to count. 

The league the way it is now one thing seems clear - it is hard to judge any OC who has no valid QB and hard to judge any DC who has no quality players. Even Zimmer's and Belicheck's abilities to use marginal players effectively seems impossible these days. The Chris Crockers of the world would be so exposed by today's offenses. 

Need good player and good coaches. 

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Honestly, I was pretty much lukewarm on Lou coming into the season, but I was willing to give him a pass for what happened last year when he was trying to coach with no DT's and a bunch of corners that couldn't have cared less. Amazing how well the scheme works when you have the right group of guys to run it, huh? 🤪

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On 1/4/2022 at 10:43 AM, spicoli said:

So where are all the “clueless Lou” people at that did nothing but complain about him being brought back in the off-season? 

Wonder how that heaping spoonful of crow is tasting right about now?
 

Franks and Tony C’s my friends, choke it down. 

 

i was probably in this boat, i was hoping to move on, i guess it goes to show that if you have bad players it doesnt matter who the OC/DC is. 

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4 hours ago, GoBengals said:

 

i was probably in this boat, i was hoping to move on, i guess it goes to show that if you have bad players it doesnt matter who the OC/DC is. 


5.5 months later lol….well done, good sir 👊

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My fear is that Lou will get hired away as a head coach after this upcoming season, when the Bengals D is top 5. 

 

Our best chance at keeping him might be that his old school hard nose demeanor is now frowned upon mostly, as teams want relatable "player coaches" to be the face of their organization. 

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2 hours ago, Jamie_B said:

Gonna say something that is going to sting. 

 

Lous has been mostly great, but I'm still bothered that once OBJ went down in the SB, why Cupp was left on an Island with Apple. 

 

Apple seems like one of those high-effort, try hard guys that coaches fall in love with despite the fact that they're not actually all that good.  Taylor-Britt should be pushing for that CB2 spot early.

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27 minutes ago, T-Dub said:

 

Apple seems like one of those high-effort, try hard guys that coaches fall in love with despite the fact that they're not actually all that good.  Taylor-Britt should be pushing for that CB2 spot early.

Apple was an excellent pickup last year. I realize you can't double everyone, but no CB should be left on an island with Kupp.

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54 minutes ago, T-Dub said:

 

Apple seems like one of those high-effort, try hard guys that coaches fall in love with despite the fact that they're not actually all that good.  Taylor-Britt should be pushing for that CB2 spot early.

 

24 minutes ago, dex said:

Apple was an excellent pickup last year. I realize you can't double everyone, but no CB should be left on an island with Kupp.

 

 

Apple played pretty well in the 2nd half of the season and was almost lights out against KC in the playoffs. He could slip back to 1st half Apple in which CTB might fight him for the spot but if he plays like 2nd half apple, he is the startyer. Dex is right don't leave the best WR in football that year on an island, especially when their #2 WR goes down.

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On 6/20/2022 at 11:18 AM, Jamie_B said:

Gonna say something that is going to sting. 

 

Lous has been mostly great, but I'm still bothered that once OBJ went down in the SB, why Cupp was left on an Island with Apple. 

There is a reason they say hindsight is 20-20. Every team except the winning team has a list of 'woulda, coulda, shoulda'. 

 

We went further than all expectations last year, we simp[ly have to be satidfied witht hat. Given the state of the OL we almost had no right to get that far. We were one paly away from essentially losing the first playoff game let alone the SB. 

 

Expectations will now be for a SB until JB retires. 

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7 minutes ago, I_C_Deadpeople said:

There is a reason they say hindsight is 20-20. Every team except the winning team has a list of 'woulda, coulda, shoulda'. 

 

We went further than all expectations last year, we simp[ly have to be satidfied witht hat. Given the state of the OL we almost had no right to get that far. We were one paly away from essentially losing the first playoff game let alone the SB. 

 

Expectations will now be for a SB until JB retires. 

 

 

Sure but it seems like kind of an obvious thing that when OBJ goes down it means lesser talent at the #2 spot which could have meant that you could double or triple Cupp and leave their #2 on an island 

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