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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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Dude, I like the insight, but please, do me a favor - PROOFREAD YOUR WORK. "Payed" isn't a word. Other than that, I tend to agree with you; however, other than quarterback, I think our depth is actually BETTER than it has been in years past. Watson isn't a premier running back by any stretch of the imagination, but he's solid, and has flashed some brilliance. The second-year wide receiving duo of Caldwell and Simpson could be busts, but they could be the next coming of TJ and Chad. I've always subscribed to the motto "hope for the best; prepare for the worst", so I haven't hung my hopes on a 10-win season (or even a .500 one), but I'm willing to wait until the losses start piling up to go into full-blown panic mode. I guess what I'm saying is that Watson is better than the oft-injured Perry; Henry, Caldwell, Chatman, and Simpson are better than a suspended Henry, Kelley Washington, and Antonio Chatman (who was legitimately considered a third wide receiver option last season); and the potential of the young guys on the line is better than an injured Willie and a lazy Levi, along with the inverse pancake machine. Basically, I think last season was hitting rock-bottom in terms of o-line play, so we can only go up.

I PAID attention in high school english. haha, you're a nerd Wyatt, but alas, I am a grammar and spelling guy too, so good catch. I agree with Wyatt's agreement, but have this to add, Caldwell and Simpson possibly being the next Chad and TJ (no sir) is not a reason to think that we have depth at WR. Henry (who I think is poised to absolutely blow up) still has to keep hiis helmet on for sixteen games, and Chatman is Chatman, so, no I do not feel that great about WR's. I like the RB situation though, Watson is a serviceable backup who I believe can be a bell cow for two or three games if necessary. Yes Scott has potential, a world of it, and honestly, although DeDe has an issue with injuries, he has flashed wickedly in the past too, and I also believe Leonard can be a serviceable backup RB. So yes I amd concerned about depth at WR and QB, also with the oline, Like Collins, Like Whit, Like what I've heard of Cook, Love Bobbie, and don't have an opinion of livings to speak of. But then what? Smith, and Luigs, and Kooistra (who for the record I like too)? Scary man.

1- I'm sorry about the payed and paid thing, that's embarrassing

2- That was my point, Bo Jackson. The WR's have potential, but we just don't know how good they really are.

Ha I'm guessing you left out talking about TE because it appears to be the one position on offense where we might have some semblance of depth, with Ben Utecht (if you believe the Baghdad Hob spin that last year was a flukey bad season for him), an exciting rookie in Chase Coffman, and Daniel "I am not a FB" Coats... which is good because I'm reading reports that Reggie Kelly just suffered a serious Achilles injury in camp.

Just to clarify - I wasn't saying that Simpson and Caldwell would be Chad and TJ THIS year, just that the potential was there. And I'm much more content that they have that potential on their bench instead of a group of wash-outs and never-was's like they've had the past few years. Look at the only season the Bengals enjoyed any kind of real success, 2005 - beyond Chad, TJ, and a rookie Chris Henry, who was there? Maybe it's my unflagging optimism (that's sarcasm, for the record), but I actually prefer guys who MIGHT be good as opposed to guys we KNOW aren't. Could that backfire on me? Yeah, and it probably will, but I'm not going to work myself into a lather about depth a month before the season actually starts when the IR/PUP is the lowest it's been since Marvin Lewis took over the team.

Actually Ben, for some reason my section about tight ends was cut out out the transfer from saved the live post. My mistake. It basically admitted the good depth at the position

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Next time I'll put on some lederhose and sing "Adelvice". That should shatter the Captain Von Trapp illusions most thoroughly..

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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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