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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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Who says there is not a minor league system in the NFL? It's apparent the bengals are 1 of the 2 or 3 willing participants.

I wonder how many former bengal players each year play for the two final teams that "compete" and I dare say win the super bowl?

This team sucks, god bless their players I love each one, but this team sucks. I feel 7-9, I had optimism after the draft, thankfully I've been cured of that shit. I've settled down, and I know that this team sucks. Nobody is willing to talk about Palmer's regression from 2005, the continued lack of a running attack, and the vaunted rookie OL. Scary.

Salary cap & floor are determined per CBA as a percentage of league DGR (defined gross revenues), which is basically the sum total of 1) all of the ticket revenue for preseason, regular season and playoff games, 2) the national TV and radio contracts, plus 3) all NFL merchandise sales and then divided by the number of NFL teams. These are all added together and 2 CBA-determined percentages of this DGR determination are used each year to establish both cap ceiling & floor for the next season, which will then be the same number(s) for EVERY NFL team. The amount of any LTBE carryover makes NO DIFFERENCE in the calculation of any team's cap floor.

I also know that the Bengals HAVE used LTBE devices to carry over salary cap before, specifically in the contract of former scrub OL Thacher Szalay, if not others.

I'm also somewhat certain certain that this would be the first season since PBS opened that the entire cap amount has not been either used up and/or carried over to the next season.

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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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