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Who Dey Revolution Manifesto

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    IN THIS TIME of perpetual Cincinnati Bengals incompetence and futility, with zero playoff wins in the nineteen seasons since the WhoDeyRevolution Godfather, Paul Brown, passed away in 1991 and handed the team to his fortunate son, the Despot, Mike Brown;

    Introduction

    WE, the members of the Who Dey Revolution, in our fervent dedication to the Cincinnati Bengals and fanatical desire to transform our hometown team into perpetual Super Bowl contenders, call for a popular revolution of fans to demand comprehensive reform to the managerial decisions and approach of Cincinnati Bengals ownership, management, staff and players, and hereby call for the adoption of the following Who Dey Revolution Manifesto:

    Manifesto Demands

    THAT the Mike Brown, Katie Blackburn, Marvin Lewis, along with every other member of the Bengals management, staff and personnel, state publicly to all Bengals fans, “I will do everything in my power to help the Cincinnati Bengals win a Super Bowl;”

    THAT Mike Brown will hire a general manager, drastically expand the scouting department and relinquish all control of player personnel;

    THAT all training, rehabilitation and medical facilities are considered best-in-class compared to other NFL teams;

    THAT the management fill the team only with players who fit the system, both mentally and physically, and are not reluctant to makes changes to player personnel when needed, regardless of cost or loyalty concerns;

    THAT offensive and defensive line depth is considered the top priority for all player personnel decisions;

    THAT all decisions made by ownership, management, staff and players, both on and off the field, are judged only by this criterion: “Does this help the Cincinnati Bengals win a Super Bowl?”

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I hear what you guys are saying but Man Boobs isn't going to last much past six. This guy was the top tackle before 2 point stance Smith said and did all the right things at the combine. Monroe had to get his knee reattached two seasons ago. All of these OT prospects have their flaws. At the end of the season you guys were crying because the bengals were going to win too many games and not get Oher. Now Oher is being called a late first round prospect. The Bengals need to put these guys in order and take the best one left, because if they trade much further back then twelve all four will be gone. That being said, I think Smith would turn the Bengals run game around this year. Also some one needs to really decide can Whitworth play OT? From what I've seen NO. But the spinster Hobson and others believe he can.

I think they're in a quandary and will likely end up making a pick we don't like. The top 2 guys will be gone, Oher would be a reach at this point; Smith could be an immediate help but then we'd never hear the end of "hurr Bengals sign malcontent lol" jokes (plus I really am concerned where the heck this guy's head is at).

Raji I'd be fine with; we'd actually have a pretty good (on paper) defensive line for the first time in I don't know how long. If Odom could stay healthy (didn't he still lead the team in sacks last year despite playing like half the season) and Geathers can show he wasn't a fluke (he is) then there's no reason we shouldn't have a Top 10 defense this upcoming season. I'd prefer an OT but I'd be fine with Raji. If I thought they had a plan to get another OT through free agency I'd be okay with them drafting Moreno, too but since they don't...just save the RB selections for Day 2.

But if both of the top OTs are gone AND Raji, too? Yeah we're getting an RB.

I think we also have to see how Chad-gate plays out. If Chad is traded for a second round pick (which is what the rumor mill is anticipating the asking price is) we may very well see Crabtree or Maclin with the first round pick and an OT with the second round pick. Either way it makes my head hurt almost as much as Carson's will after he regains consciousness after being sacked for the 100th time.

Now that we have almost completed the "Redeem Team" Part II in signing "Frank The Tank" Johnson (only missing Pacman & Vick -- I can't wait), I think we (seriously) HAVE TO draft a OT before Raji at #6 (unless, as many people have pointed out, we trade OchoCrapo for some combination of later 1st round picks) no matter who else is there at that spot. That means Monroe, Jason Smith, Andre Smith or even Oher have to be considered above all else. I just believe that an OT a) has a longer shelf life and b) will allow CP9 to be upright and run a hopefully functional offense for years to come.

That is, Rick, the OT will allow CP9 to be upright until he gets paid.

Here's to you, Levi.

I still maintain that we should have traded Ocho Cinco last year for the two first rounders Washington offered us. Cause then we could have drafted a RB/WR with the 6 and taken Man Boobs with Washington's pick. Seeing that we're at 6, that leaves Oher and Man Boobs on my board. Either are a reach, but both would still be smarter than drafting a WR or a RB. I think we should trade down(as either Smith or Oher will probably still be available) and snag another 2nd round pick. Then we use one of our second rounders to get a decent center. And the other one for a DT, regardless of whether or not we sign Tank Johnson. Well, according to NFL.com, we did sign Tank.

Nice point Matt, and I don't think enough people are talking about it. Andrew Whitworth is NOT an NFL left tackle, and is nowhere close. I don't care what Baghdad Hob or any other Bengals bloggers say, the guy simply does not have the athletic ability to play LT in the NFL. Decent enough player at guard, but putting him at LT is asking for trouble. Can he be your backup? Ehh, maybe. I wouldn't like it, but it's not like any NFL team has a top flight backup LT.

is tank johnson clean? we're setting up for an offensive skill player at #6. boo boo boo boo

Andre Smith would be a great choice at #6. The "brain trust" is reaching a consensus that this is the right pick unless the other two tackles drop.

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      0 - Total number of playoff wins in Mike Brown's tenure as owner

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