Regular commenter Delta5243 brings a wonderful article to our attention. Dayton Daily News staff writer, Sean McClelland, tells it like it is on Bengals' free agency, laying into both the Browns and Bengals in their free agency "moves". While you should read the entire article, here are some of our favorite parts:
Stop the presses! Running back Cedric Benson has re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals!
WDR commentary: Love the sarcasm. Sure, it'd be worse if Benson was not signed but let's not pretend he wasn't on a team last year that went 4-11-1 and rejoice in the fact that the 2 year, $7 million dollar contract that retained a player (and no, not that one) is our biggest move in free agency.
While it's unfair at this early date to say the Bengals and/or Browns won't be manifestly improved over last season, let's just say it's good that tickets generally sell themselves in NFL cities, because only a buffoon could like what's been taking place with either of these teams.
WDR commentary: Losing our best Wide Receiver, a starting Offensive Tackle and making no new additions sure makes me glad I adhered to Project Mayhem Task #8 and let my season ticket expire. Julius Norman has also amended his jersey rules so you can continue to comply with PM Task #3. I personally will go with a rotation of (a) no Bengals gear, (b) a white Peter Warrick jersey, or (c) a Housh jersey.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis tries to rationalize losing his most dependable receiver, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, in free agency while franchising a placekicker.
WDR commentary: That is indeed what we did. Say what you want about RB, FB, C, OT, DT, LB or WR but you can mark a big freaking check mark next to the Kicker spot.
Lewis had one playoff season with the Bengals, but it's almost a distant memory at this point, although we all know where the problem lies with that franchise.
WDR commentary: None needed.