We here at La Revolucion want to prepare you for the excuses that the Bengals are going to use for when they suck this season. The sad part is, you don't need to be a psychic to see each and every one of these coming and you know they're coming! Picture Marvin Lewis saying these in a press conference.
Why the Bengals are losing in the pre-season: "It's pre-season. Pre-season games don't count."
Why the Bengals are 1-2 in their first three games: "It's early in the season, and we're trying to get healthy." This would work if a baseball team started 1-2.
Why the Bengals are 3-5 in their first eight games: "We had a rough first half schedule (Baltimore, Dallas, Tennessee, Giants, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Jets, Jacksonville), and we're still not healthy. Injuries are killing us."
Why the Bengals are 4-8 and out of the playoffs (AGAIN): "We had a rough four games (Houston, Philly, Pittsburgh, Baltimore), and we're still not healthy." Every other team in the NFL is healthy all the time, except for the Bengals.
Why the Bengals are 6-10 at the end of the year, and Marvin gets fired: "We had a rough schedule and hard time getting healthy." Because in the NFL, only the Bengals have a rough schedule and health problems. No other team experiences this.
The thing is you can rip Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis all you want about this team, but the 53 players on the Bengals roster are the ones that have to get the job done. The lack of scouting department and GM isn't why Carson got his face beat in by the Saints; the O-Line couldn't block Baylor's D-Line that game. Poor coaching isn't why Jeremi Johnson is a fat ass, eating is why Jeremi Johnson's a fat ass. The players don't seem to care anymore about winning. They seem confortable with the excuses set forth by the fans and media: injuries, Mike Brown has severe daddy issues that he won't cop to or change his ways for, schedule, the lack of football people, the stadium, the division they play in, etc.
Excuses, excuses, excuses.