This morning, WhoDey Revolution unleashed Project Mayhem Task #9 in Georgetown, KY. Currently, a plane is being flown over Bengals training camp with the message "I CAN ONLY SEE ONE SCOUT FROM HERE!" being pulled from a banner.
Last season we asked fans to donate $18 to help us keep up the billboards we bought around town asking for the Bengals to hire a General Manager. We need your help again. Please donate $19 to allow us to fly the plane for more practices, or $1 for every year Mike Brown has been the GM/Owner. Each flight will have a different message. It costs about $1,000 for each flight. For every $1,000 we raise, a plane will fly a message over Georgetown and let the Bengals front office know that fans are fed up with 18 seasons and zero playoff wins.
The Bengals employ only one full time scout - Greg Seamon, along with a few "Scouting Consultants" that work a few days a year. Check out the entire 7 person Bengals scouting department here and more details on their roles and responsibilities here. Here at WDR we have been calling for the team to reshuffle and strengthen their front office and scouting department from the beginning - it is point #2 from our detailed manifesto, which you can read on the left side of the page.
Now compare that to the Colts front office, who employ eight full time scouts and a player personnel office of 18.
The Bengals bare bones scouting office does not just hinder their ability to accurately assess talent for the draft and in free agency - scouts also help the coaching staff prepare game plans for future opponents by attending games of future opponents. This means that not only are the Bengals hindered in their ability to assess talent for player personnel, they are not as prepared during the season.
The results over the last eighteen, going into nineteen seasons speak for themselves. The Bengals have amassed a cumulative record of 101-187-1 under Mike Brown as Owner/GM - the worst winning percentage (.349) among every team in all 4 major sports for that span and have zero playoff wins to show for it.
Until they make some major changes to the way they approach the game, this losing will continue. The Bengals were the only team who had a top 10 draft pick last year to make zero changes to their front office or coaching staff. Yes, Carson is healthy. Yes, "experts" think we had a good draft. But until the team faces facts and realizes that 18 years of failure does not add up to a winning 19th season the losing will continue.
We will post pictures of the event at Georgetown as they become available.
Viva la revolucion!