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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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Not necessarily WDR's fault here, but I have no idea what DVOA actually means. I saw on Football Outsiders that it stands for Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, but the link on that page that is supposed to explain how they arrive at such a percentage is broken. As a result, throwing out percentages might give us some idea generally that the Bengals were better or worse than the league average at a given thing in a given year, but it's all very vague.

Mind explaining how it all calculates out, since it appears you have a solid understanding of the system? I'm sure I'm not the only one a little lost here.

I can get more into it tomorrow, but I'll just throw out the basics: Positive is good for the offense, negative for the defense. It's calculated using play-by-play data and putting the appropriate weights on them (for example, a 3 yards run on 3rd and 2 will be worth more than the same run on 3rd and 8).

It's then adjusted for opponent, weather, stadium and "lucky" aspects like fumble recoveries

lmao...themes knocker-downer

It frightens me that Brat is the heir-apparent should something heavy fall from the sky and crush Marvin.

Mockenrue : Don't feel bad...not one person in the entire Bengals organization has any idea what any of this means either....all they see is a man that needs some redeeming...but I swear fo' lord....mark my words, if they screw this up again this year you just watch for Mikey to throw some big money at them....can't let them leave before the redeeming process is complete.....

I think this article is dead on accurate. Every game I watched I could call the plays that Brat was going to run just by looking at the formation and/or down situation. I just hope this new "playbook" he has is indeed new and not just copied by madden '09.

Brat is an uncreative moron. But what do you expect with the Big Moron in Charge?

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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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