The San Diego Chargers went 8-8 last year. While this might be deemed a smashing success down in the front office at One Paul Brown Stadium, in San Diego they were extremely disappointed. You see, the San Diego Chargers' goal is to "win" or even "win" the "Super Bowl." Here is what Chargers GM A.J. Smith said recently about his own recent performance:
Here is what Marvin had to say recently about these "new" Bengals:
RIght. So going 4-11-1 and making superficial moves in free agency (backup QB, franchising a kicker, replacing one WR with another) is supposed to make us believe that "it is all about winning games?" How about taking on some responsibility?
This is not just about Marvin. We have said many times at WDR that Marvin is probably doing the best he has with limited resources. But wouldn't it be refreshing to hear someone on the Bengals take responsibility for the team?
The Chargers have gone 54-24 in the last 5 seasons, with 4 playoff births and 3 playoff wins. To that team, that is not acceptable. The Bengals have gone 38-41 over the same stretch. To the Bengals, this means that it is "about winning games now." Evidence speaks to the contrary.
(h/t to Allan Chandler, again)