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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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Brosefus whats up good to have you back Who Dey!! I agree for us guys out here at what point is it ok to start supporting the team again? If we keep winning2-3 years in a row(HAHA) with the same staff.Or is it going to take a complete F.O. turn around?

JP Futon really knows how to bring a room together.

As I said elsewhere: Shaun Rogers is available. Glenn Dorsey is available. Randy McMichael is available. etc. Problems actually CAN be solved assuming you actually did want to win this year.

I agree, Sly. That JP Futon has a real motor on him, just the type of player this team needs to keep the motor running. And Coats? Wow, with some real work on getting him some hands, he could be a great tight end! And if that doesn't work out, maybe we can always move him to DE. You know, pull the old switcheroo with Shirley.

Hey they just solved ALL the problems: Orien Harris is back on the team. He can not only play DE and fill in for Odom, but thanks to Mike Brown's genius observation he can replace one or both of the tight ends, since it's the same kind of thing.

Your depth argument is weak. When has a lack of depth EVER hurt this team?

- Ryan Fitzpatrick

Anybody know how long it took Antonio Gates to crack the Chargers starting lineup? He didn't know how to block coming out of college, either. Maybe, just maybe, the stay with me here...the coaches knew ahead of time their best pass-catching TE didn't know how to block and designed ways to get him into the game anyway.

Every single one of these comments made me laugh. And were ALL true.

I love my WDR comrades!

Antonio Gates STARTED eleven games as a rookie. So, faster than our guy.

Here are all his game logs from 2003:

He caught his first TD in game #9.

Play Coffman! Sign Rodgers! Trade for McMichael! I like all those suggestions. How much do you think it would take to buy the Brownburns out? I plan on winning Mega Millions next time it's over 150 million, any estimates?
If we arent't careful (better than we look on paper), we're gonna give Matt Forte his first game with decent numbers this Sunday, how about we stay with the running game if it's working eh Brat? Or perhaps if you establish the passing game first we could stay with that? I see people talking about how he stays with his gameplan regardless of the success he has, but unless his game plan is to establish one aspect of the O and then largely abandon it for two quarters, then I disagree.

We all know why Chase was drafted by the bengals as seen on hard knocks his father played ball and is best friends with the TE coach.

Rumor is MFB is considering andre smith for the d-line since the o-line has performed well without him.

Sly, nice catch on JP Futon. While writing the article I predicted that I would misspell his last name but felt that his contribution to the team did not warrant my taking the time to look it up, so I have hence named him, "JP Futon." Or, something that is good enough in college, but once you get to the real world you get rid of it.

@Jeff....LMAO! Thanks for the laughs guys!

Worst Revolution Ever.

"This isn't 'Nam" I agree. But you aren't extreme in your efforts to get ownership to change. A Revolution means going to extremes when all other efforts have failed. Name a successful revolution where the participants supported the troops but hated the dictator.

Truth is: You are no different than the commenters on any other site. You're not making a difference until you decide to cross that line. Your partipation here just makes you a fair weather fan with an excuse.

You may be the "revolution", but you are not part of the Resolution, which is what the rest of us want.

@Kato: would do you propose? I mean in terms of building the boycott. That's what we really OUGHT to be discussing here. How do we get more people to stay home? How do we get more people to participate in public displays of dissatisfaction with Mike Brown's incompetence and greed?

Ditto the above. Kato has never given any constructive suggestion beyond "root for the team to lose," which obviously accomplishes nothing besides successfully pouting on a couch Sunday afternoons.

Kato, you've barked quite a lot, and seem to believe pushing to offend everyone as quickly as possible will garner you supporters. If you haven't caught on that such a tactic will only backfire, I'm not sure how to help you. Instead, we simply ask that you propose a working method to your goals, a request you've continually dodged. And really, the goals sound the same: remove Mike Brown from the capacity of making any football decisions. WDR has offered its (active) suggestions on how to help achieve that goal. You've offered insults. So please, enlighten us. I promise if it's reasonable you'll find plenty of people here in concurrence with your aims.

Is there any way a site administrator can check the IP addresses of people who post on here? I've got a sneaking suspicion that Kato is also one of the pro-Bengals, anti-Revolution douchebags that posts here as well. Surely I'm not the only one who noticed that he was conspiciously absent while the Bengals were winning, replaced with the "Bengals are winning so the Revolution needs to close down" guys. Now that the Bengals have dropped another one, those guys went into hibernation and Kato's back. It all seems a little too convenient for me. When the Bengals started winning, Kato should've been pushing even harder for his "Resolution", and now that the Bengals have lost again, the "Bengals are great" guys should be defending them anyway.

"This is not 'Nam"...

Yes, and Mike Brown is not Ho Chi Minh...

because if he was, he would be begging US for help against the French (and our own division).

I opine that to receive the home loans from creditors you must have a firm reason. Nevertheless, once I have got a consolidation loan, because I wanted to buy a house.

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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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