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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;

    Introduction

    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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Here's what they are saying about Henry in Charlotte:
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/21986352/detail.html

Eyewitness News has confirmed that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was taken to Charlotte Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after a serious accident.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police confirmed that Henry was fighting with his fiancee when she got into a pickup truck to drive away.

Henry apparently jumped into the bed of the truck, then fell out as she drove away.

Calls seeking further information have been placed to the team, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and local hospitals seeking further information, and this story will be updated as warranted.


If this is true, there is something Darwinian about Chris Henry. Sad.

I hope that Jerome Simpson doesn't run the wrong route and create interceptions. It sounds like he is really bad.

Latest report is that he is on life Support.

A fake twitter account reports that he already died and it was picked up by "Mainstream Media" outlets everywhere.

And bloggers are the irresponsible ones in this Mainstream VS Non-traditional media battle.

Prayers go out to Henry. Who cares what kinda route Simpson might run at the moment. Times like these show you how insignificant football can become. The Bengals are in my home more than my family is. We've all watched Chris turn from rookie/sophmore thug to somebody who had it all taken away, only to be given a life line by the team who took a chance on the kid in the first place.

Where I come from, almost every person my age is considered a "major fuck up" by societies standards. Chris is around my age, seeing him turn his life around and act like he had some sense really showed people that if he could do it, anybody could. Maybe not making the money he does, but by making a contribution to our families and responsibilities.

I thought it was a damn shame when he broke his arm, as it was sure to be a blow to the season. Now, I think it's a tragedy that somebody who's worked so hard to get shit right might not be able to follow through with the game of life.

Again, thoughts and prayers are sent to Chris and his loved ones.

Tragic accident, no question. In the long run, you have to wonder whether Mike Brown did the right thing giving Henry another (fourth? fifth?) chance. I admit that I personally ripped MB for the decision, but in his defense, it did seem like Henry finally got past his thuggish tendencies. Anyway, football aside, I hope he walks away from this injury.

Espn.com reports Henry's condition now serious instead of critical.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4749165

SM are you serious? The guy has done nothing wrong since the 2007 stint,a SEATBELT TICKET he turned his life around his kids were his priorities yes Mike Brown did the right thing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v309/ikitsol/Chrisfamily.jpg

PFT.com is reporting that homicide detectives are now on the case and Dan Graziano of AOL Fanhouse quotes a source "with direct knowledge" of the situation: "We don't think he's going to make it."

I know some will be mad at this comment and may think it isn't the time or place, but let's be honest:

Chris Henry + Free Time = Trouble

I think Brown did a great thing bringing Henry back. It was good for the team, but more importantly it demanded structure and responsibility in Henry's life. We joke about MFB being the "redeemer" a lot around here, but in this case, it really did seem to help. And, I know, I know, he didn't get into trouble on the offseason. I would argue tha teammates like Carson kept him in check by working out with him, preparing for this season, etc.

Obviously all of the facts are not released yet (maybe never will be) but if Henry isn't injured a few weeks ago, Henry is in Cincinnati and on a structured program that doesn't give him much wiggle room to get into trouble. No one deserves this, and he is in my prayers, but reports say this is stemming from a domestic dispute... Not good.

Chris Henry died at 6:23 am.

Poor kid.

Fox News reports that Henry died. 1005EDT

Charlotte Observer is reporting Henry has died.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/1128580.html

So sad and ironic.

My prayers and thoughts go out to his family.

He leaves behind 3 children. Terrible. And just when players, coaches, etc., all stated he was maturing as a person...

RIP Slim. Tell Vicki we say hello. :(

Certainly seems as if his life was on a better track. But you never really know. Regardless, it's just sad.

I remember when watching Hard Knocks that they did a small thread on Henry. He talked about how he changed who he hung out with and other things to stay out of trouble. I remarked he looked kind of bummed and sad when he was talking about it, as if he'd sacrificed a part of his life that he really enjoyed. It seemed like it was a real struggle for him to get on the right path and I even said, "this might not end well". I never thought it would end like this though.


The more I think about it and talk about it the sadder I get, and of course I didn't even know him;
I just liked watching him play in the games.

Good-Bye Chris Henry, May God Bless You, We Will Miss You

RIP Slim. What a sad day.

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