While skimming some of the feedback on various sites regarding PM Task #9, poster "Tommy <3's Da Bengals" reminded me of one of my favorite stats that summarizes Mike Brown's failure as an owner:
Of Mike Brown's 101 wins, 71 have come in the 2nd half of the season.
If an enterprising reader can dig up the info, I'd love to see how many of those 2nd half wins came against opponents already eliminated from playoff contention (i.e., the game just didn't matter). The point is that even the "wins" Mike Brown produces are typically of low quality. That's the type of track record Mike Brown puts up when he's in control and doesn't have a franchise QB leading the team (also known as the "Pre-Marvin, Pre-Carson" Era).
And this is what the Bengals will revert to when the Carson era ends if no changes are made (I believe he is more important than Marvin since Marvin does not have control like he used to).
This is why, even in a pre-season full of optimism, we still pull PM stunts. We are rational and have a long memory.