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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;

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    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:

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    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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April 26, 2009

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But Dan Santucci and Kyle Cook were "ready" to start last year.

I love the micheal johnson drafting early in the year he was even projected a top 5 pick if they can get him motivated he has hall of fame potential not often you get a 6 foot 8 guy who can run a 4.50 40 time he is a physical specimen

Usually I like some of your posts but this one is a bit flawed and amateurish for a guy giving his take on the draft. 1) Michael Johnson is a DE, not a DT. 2) The Bearcat punter that was drafted by the Bengals goes by the name of Kevin, not Mike. If you're gonna post your impressions of the draft at least give the appearance you actually followed it. Thanks

has jason shirley or scott been arrested this past year or under suspicion for firing a gun at someone or killing someone with their car or carrying a unregistered and loaded weapon into a club and having it go off only to injure themselves? no. but, choir boys leon hall and marvin harrison can say yes to some of those. veteran personalities like stalworth and burress can say yes to the others. every player is different. every case is unique. we don't get banned from drafting talent just because some guys in the past made more decisions. what we need on this team are high talent guys that take their opportunity and deliver all they've got. what we need life is less crime and more personal responsibility. i think every person can always change to deliver both.

made 'poor' decisions, my apologies.

Desde Mexico City
Considero que fue un Draft muy balanceado sin sorpresas nocivas o inesperadas.
Sin embargo hace falta entrenarlos y verlos jugar en la NFL pero me agrada la selección de Andre Smith y Rey Maualuga, el primero porque fortalecera la linea ofensiva que le dara la protección a Palmer y el segundo para fortalecer el cuerpo de LB que seguramente acompañara a Jeanty y a Rivers.Se atendieron las necesidades principales que el equipo tiene.


Buen Draft¡¡¡

I like Luigs; he had a bit of a down season last year but the kid can play. I actually expect him to start if he increases his strength over the summer; he's big, smart and aggressive (though we suck at center so that doesn't mean he's all that good). I'm happy with that pick, personally. Johnson is a project, sure, but here's the thing--if you're going to select a project, you could do a whole hell of a lot worse than a guy who was projected as a first-rounder a couple of months ago, with ideal size and ability to rush the passer. If they had to take a risk there, I'm totally fine with him being the risk.

If anything, this draft shows me that they want to be much more aggressive next year on defense. They have a rotation of guys now on the defensive line and at linebacker should they decide to blitz more often.

Scott is wholly indefensible, though--that might be their worst character pick ever, which means a lot.

Corrected JDarts...sorry about that. Trying to get a post up too quickly just after the draft. The analysis remains the same.

this website is losing my support a little more with every post. complain about the bengals not having a gm/mike brown, dont try to tell the bengals what to do and find something wrong with every move they do make. and get your shit right, its kevin huber not mike.

Additionally, I am indeed an amateur as I am a lawyer and this is a blog.

I agree. Give credit where credit is due. They got three projected first rounders in three rounds. And those were not reaches. That TE is going to be nasty, as will Johnson. The Scott thing is, as stated above, indefensible. But generally, guys in those late 6-7 round are reaches that likely end up on the practice squad or cut.

there's nothing to defend. it's a 6th round pick. a late 6th round pick. who cares if the guy had problems in the past. we should start lining up every lawyer that's had a d.u.i and disbar them. and this kid hasn't had a d.u.i. and to hear it told, he's not been convicted of anything that won't be expunged. get over yourselves. if he makes the team, stays clean, and pops an okey-doke, then why the hell not?

to comment on my boy john clayton's tasty tidbit of a rumor: could it be that buffalo is holding out for a levi johnson trade? could it be that they also drafted a guard in later rounds? could it be that they'd jump at levi and our center and possibly a pick next year for wood (certainly an upgrade and also a hometown kid)? if not, i'm not going to complain about this center and certainly not our draft.

I'm not happy about the character on Scott, but man, the dude produced. He put up crazy numbers and can't be worse than Chris Perry. We just need to keep Chris henry away from him and see if he can make the team. Also, kind of intrigued by Fui from BYU. I'm hoping he can replace jeremi johnson.

Marco,
Gracias por tus observasiones. Fue un draft completo y pienso que estos jugadores van a advansar nuestra causa. Buena suerte en Mexico City quidate contra el flu.
Cheers!

Incredible draft, period. Maualuga and Johnson gives the Bengals big pieces and depth on a defense that needs more size and swagger in the smashmouth AFC North. Smith may be more of a gamble than Monroe, but he also has way more upside--he's growing on me. I love the Coffman pick. We can finally get rid of Coats and now have a larger, quicker Dallas Clark for Carson. Luigs isn't the Center that Unger, Mack or Wood are, but the dude won the Rimington award in 2007 when he blocked for McFadden and Felix Jones. He's a bit smallish but will be an upgrade from Ghiacuic. As for Bernard Scott, yeah I'm not a fan of that pick especially when Rashad Jennings from Liberty was on the board, but dude can play and it was a sixth round pick after all. The Patriots used a third round pick on Tate, the WR from North Carolina who tested positive for Marijuana at the combine and no one said a word (yes, I know the Bengals past). The Bengals needed a great draft and came through huge.

Bernard Scott - goes t a christian school and has a rap sheet - nice. I will say that it is nice that Mike Brown and Co. waiting until the 6th round to pick up a character issue guy. Picking one up earlier (2nd, like Odell and 3rd, like Henry) would be a waste of a pick, but when you have tons of picks, and you wait very late - well, not that bad. Not perfect, mind you, but with this team it can always be worse.

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