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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;


    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 agree, it is about the coaches and lack of philosophy. Last night coach Zimmer on soas said Michael Johnson is a new toy and we need to figure out the places to use him best. Translation: we do not have a solid plan and draft accordingly, they draft perceived talent at the moment.

This team can't rush the quarterback consitently on any down, let alone deciide a few plays a game to plug in a toy.

lets be honest, the only reason we had a "great draft" was because we got lucky and some good players fell down to us. its not like we were trading around and wheeling and dealing. if i walk down the street, and find 20 bucks laying there, i don't pick it up and say: "i am the smartest motherfucker alive!"

we didn't do shit in the draft other than pick up some good players that other teams didn't take a chance on. i think this post nailed it. optimistic with a healthy dose of skepticism. they did make some pretty decent signings... but they also passed up some even better opportunities. they made some changes, but there is still a lot more that we want to see.


Once again, this article hits the nail on the head (and all I can do is echo sentiment)

We got some good players in the draft, so what? How many other years has this happened?

After years and years of drafts, non-existent scouting, and losing seasons, all this does is

make me wonder what we passed on in the draft...

Truth is, we don't employ the scouting capabilities, to know enough about the players we

draft...we don't scout; we crap-shoot...we have less-or none, of a proper scouting department's

idea, about how these picks will perform on an NFL field...

...and from the Bengals track record

it sure as hell isn't worth spending money on...

Read it.

BA13 - Mike Florio is saying the exact same thing people on this site are saying: The Bengals have the POTENTIAL to be better if all things fall into place (ie: Flacco and Worthlessburger get injured) almost like things fell into our lap with the draft. Again, guarded optimism/hope with realistic expectations is all that we have. In the past 18 years, a track record has been cemented. You can't honestly think that it changes overnight without a major overhaul from the top in personnel and approaches to NFL football (ie: Mike Brown goes, someone else comes in with new ideas, new personnel, new ways of conducting business).

I enjoy the enthusiasm and the hope, but just be realistic. Has 18 years not taught you anything else?

-The People's Champ

As much as I agree with you guys most of the time, I feel like the Tank Johnson thing is a bit of a reach. If all you have on a guy is his legal issues from THREE YEARS AGO (at the most recent), you're trying too hard. He was the model citizen in Dallas, and he has kept his nose clean since he got shipped out of Chicago. I think that we have enough guys who have much more recent problems, without trying to shoehorn Tank Johnson into the problem-child category.

The People's Champ (which you shouldn't be calling yourself unless you really are Dwayne Johnson)--

No authors on this site are being positive nor are they continually harping on "the potential for 2009". It is continued published garbage like "hippopotasmith" and "Cowher's chin". Fans and the media have chosen the Bengals as a sleeper team this year because they have had a HIGHLY productive offseason (in terms of the draft and free-agent acquisitions), which is something that the Bengals rarely do. ON PAPER, they SHOULD be successful with this roster. Am I skeptical that they COULD be mediocre or worse this year? Yep. Am I nearly certain that they will be fun to watch and will have the best season since 2005 and 2006? Pretty much. That isn't good enough for people that visit/run this site--I'm done trying to talk the "glass is half-empty" pessimists who frequent this site, otherwise. So, I'll continue to be called a "Kool-Aid drinker", "unrealistic", and a "pathetic supporter of Mike Brown" (which I am not), but I'm not going to change my expectations of the 2009 squad until they start off 1-6. Either way, as a fan, how can you not be excited about the Bengals in 2009 with at the very least the fact they'll be on Hard Knocks to start off the season?

BengalAnthony13: Did you even read that article you posted above? Mike Florio says that the Bengals WILL NOT make the playoffs. That hardly supports your optimistic stance. Furthermore, it is not a "glass half empty" viewpoint to expect a team that has had 1 winning season in 19 years to be mediocre this year--it's common sense. You claim to be a real fan, but it's people like you who buy Mike Brown's B.S. every year that are keeping this team from getting better. You just don't get it.

Mike Brown will not change until we as fans demand it (through public demonstrations and withdrawal of monetary support). One 11-5 season shouldn't change our perspective, ESPECIALLY when you consider that the NFL (unlike MLB) basically gives every team a chance by offering revenue sharing. Do you get that? All the NFL teams have the same money to work with. So, the only thing that can really stop a team from being competitive over a 20-year stretch is poor management. In fact, the law of averages would suggest that even the worst teams should be competitive once in a while (SEE: 2000 Rams, 2008 Cardinals)--it has taken a complete buffoon like Mike Brown to screw that up.

So, even if the Bengals go to the playoffs this year, I will still demand that Mike Brown make changes and hire a GM. I will root my ass off every game for us even if we're 1-15, but unlike you I want us to be champions, not merely "competitive." I do, however, agree that the Cowher Chin thing is really dumb.

um... isn't the point of this website to criticize the Bengals' organization and call for a change in policy? i mean, the team has been crappy for so long that it can buy cigarettes. so why is it that the trolls are now saying that this site is too negative? wasn't that the point of it in the first place?

if you want read about how bright the future of this organization is, then post on the boards with the rest of the suckers. or you could get your own website. i've actually already registered it for you, to save a little time.

all i'll charge you to buy it from me is a case of high life and the promise that you won't waste anymore of us grown up's time.

Here's the ONLY off-season remarks that anyone should be making (principally because the Bengals suck ass and that will not change anytime soon -- Tony 'Kornholio' Kornhieser got fired from MNF (Source: ESPN)to be replaced by John 'Chuckie' Gruden! There is a GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I personally have no idea what to expect from this season. I think 6-10 or 10-6 are equally as likely. If everything breaks right -- like Tank and Roy returning to their previous form with Zimmer, and the top draft picks playing to potential -- then the Bengals will shock plenty of know-it-all talking heads. But if the Bengals typical luck holds out -- they end up with 20 players on IR, and the O-line is still the Paper Curtain -- then 6-10 or worse is heading our way. Color me cautiously hopeful but not entirely sold too.

The season needs to start. Too much speculation going on - you guys analyze more information than what is actually there.

They just need to play.

Uh, you do realize once they start play games the losses start to pile up?
Then will you believe Mikey is clueless?


1) Citing an article that claims the Bengals won't make the playoffs as the #1 reason to be optimistic.....very smooth.

2) Yeah, the racist chin articles stunk....we haven't seen one in a while and this isn't a racist chin article. You're throwing in a meaningless red herring. Get over it.

3) I'd give the offseason a B-B+ thus far, but let's not forget that a) we have no idea if Carson will be healthy and if he'll even be the same QB, b) the Bengals play in the same division as last year's AFC finalists. We're trying to be realistic here.

Also, this just in: The Detroit Lions make a better impression on visiting players than the Bengals do,

I already do believe that MB is clueless. But barring his death, we have to stomach what's out there. Please realize that I'm not being negative or optimistic...just neutral (apathetic).

I won't be buying tickets, I won't in any way financially support anything with the Brown family name on it...but I will hope the Bengals win every Sunday.

This site used to be fun amd entertaining until the idiots from and the Brown family started posting. One clown lectured me with the usual "how everybody has the right to their opinion" and we shouldn't be bashing fellow Bengal fans and instead be bashing Steeler fans. One guy said that I was so negative and could never be friends with me..........I was crushed. Please go back to the "KooL Aid" sites-oh god, I used that cliche again(some guy scolded me for that). This site is for, at the very least letting Mikey know that if continues to run the Bengals as purely a money machine for his family without any regard to the people who pay his bills, the taxpayers of Hamilton county, this site will be up his ass. It's even more important now because of the pathetic sports radio situation in Cincinnati(Mikey probably had something to do with that)So, for all you morons that want to waste your hard earned money on the false hopes that Mikey continues to hurl at us go ahead, just post your bullshit somewhere else. Stop ruining my fun.

WTF have you people been smoking? Being fooled by the Bengals draft is like believing it when the gubmint promises not to raise your taxes. Are you people are dumb as you sound?????

PAL, but I also enjoy this site. I love reading what kind of stupid crap you are going to write in the comments.

Mike Brown had an influence in Clear Channel radio decisions? Are you really that stupid?

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    Bengals Futility - By The Numbers

    • 20 - Years since the Bengals have won a playoff game

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

      .359 - Bengals regular season winning percentage since Mike Brown took over as owner (115-206-1 in 20 seasons)

      29-34-1 - Record since 2005 playoff game vs Steelers

      6 - Seasons the Bengals have lost their first six games since 1991. No other team has more than two.

      0 - Teams North of Cincinnati without an indoor practice facility

      10 - Players arrested in a 14 month span from 2005-2006

      32 - Mike Brown's ranking, out of 32, of the "Best Owners in the NFL" by Michael Silver of Sports Illustrated in 2007

      458,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, that Hamilton County Taxpayers paid to build PBS

      2032 - Year that Hamilton County will have finally paid off its debt on the stadium deal

      3 - Total number of non-clerical employees employed in the Bengals scouting department, lowest in the league

      747,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, paid in free agency by the Bengals from 1994 - 2005, second worst of all 28 teams in existence for the duration, behind only Arizona

      118 – Ranking, out of 118 professional teams, of the “Worst Franchises” in professional sports, as ranked by ESPN the Magazine in 2003.

      97 – Ranking, out of 98 general managers in all four major sports with three or more years of experience, of Mike Brown’s performance as a GM, as ranked by Forbes in 2007.

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