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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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March 06, 2010


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Ask Lavernoues Coles why he came here, MONEY. There is no receiver worth a damn that will come here unless it's to collect a check. Everybody in football knows the bengals have no idea how to use half or more of the players they bring in.

Case in point, they paid a hefty amount to Coles and he hardly touched the ball as well as all the players they draft that never see the field during a game. Now, as of 09 this team (lack of a better word) has decided to be a run team only passing when deemed necessary so why would any receiver other than toxic t.o. come here.

Marvin is soooooo lucky to have Zimmer here because he actually does utilize players strengths and make them better.

Let me preface this by saying that I travel a lot on Sundays and don't watch as much NFL as I did even two or three years ago, but I've read his name a bunch of times on here over the past few days, and it's not ringing any bells, so I'll ask: who's Antonio Bryant? I feel like I should know the name, but I'm completely drawing a blank. I'm off to to research because if Carson says he wants him, then maybe he's better than I (don't) remember him to be.

I think we should cough up the cheddar, so that we can have at least two years, with Charvernius Coals

Darren Sproles, we should sign Darren Sproles

NFL.COM is reporting the Bengals are talking to T.O.'s agent about signing him.

I guess picking up T.O. is not as bad as not picking up anyone during the offseason.

So if T.O. gets signed hopefully it helps out the Bengals with WR problems. We need to keep the heat on Baltimore after they just signed Boldin.

Antonio Bryant reminds me of a Joey Galloway....He could have a stellar year or could be a bust.

Wasn't Vincent Jackson up for grabs this year? He is a beast.

What do I care Mike Brown will not spend...Greedy SOB.

News Flash....

Cincinnati Bengals will get to be seen on prime time T.V. this year. How you ask?

Mikey Brown signing Hank Baskett (husband to Kendra from the T.V. Show "Girls next door.")

Mike Brown plans on going to the Playboy Mansion this weekend.

Why is Greg Olsen not in tiger stripes yet. The Bears want to unload him and we are talking about taking another potential Chase Coffamn in Aaron Hernandez. Olsen is proven and exactly the tight end we need trade a second rounder for him and take another defensice player in round 1. keep building this defense.

Marlin Jackson visiting the Ravens this week. We're "kicking the tires" on backup TE's while Baltimore is loading up for a Super Bowl run. What a joke we are.

TY so you're upset that we're not going after a restricted free agent CB whose barely touched the field in two years?

I think Bryant is the person the bengals should be aiming for

I'm upset because the Ravens are being incredibly proactive in signing FA's that fill team needs, while we stand pat as usual, waiting to sign guys on the cheap. Would I personally want Marlin Jackson? Maybe...he would likly be an upgrade at nickel, but that wasn't exactly my point.

Who else did the Ravens sign?? Yes the Boldin move was good and I wish the bengals would have pursued it more but Arizona dumped him for a reason. I'm annoyed they've been quiet but it's not like the Bengals are the only team waiting for the market to die down. I read somewhere most of the steelers brass was out of town this weekend on a retreat

Carson's quote:

"If any qb can deal with *extravagant* wrs, it's me."

Is it possible he meant
"flamboyant [i.e. showboat-ey]"
instead of "extravagant [i.e. costly]"?

I mean, how does
"costly" translate to on-field issues?

Maybe he means "overpaid" WRs.

@ truth - exactly.

@ the post - it looks more and more like T.O. will be joining The Queen City Tigers. And as I have been from the inception of this idea, I'm strangely comfortable with it. Has anyone seen Ochocinco's tweet with him and T.O. from this weekend... its classic.

Let's say we get T.O. for the sake of the argument. We have Coke Zero (Matt Jones... whoever posted that one was a genius; I still giggle over it). So what's next?

If we can get ooooonnnee more WR worth a damn (I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a high-flying second rounder) and score a TE like Greg Olsen (F***ing awesome call JR), I say that we are getting more and more set up. We draft Taylor Mays in round one, a WR in round two, and after that turn the rest of the draft over to Mike Zimmer and Paul Alexander and get our lines looking like The Battle of the Somme.

The whole things is not only do-able, but it's cheap, which makes it really likely! Heck, it's so darned simple, it just might work.... or at least it's simple enough for the Bengals' front office to figure it out... maybe... I hope...

@ Hofbraunow

Maybe our QB just means what he said... in the whole quote. Just sayin...

Speaking of Carson, I wonder if he has any say in who they sign for WRs? I hope so...

Yeah... I do too....

...what the Christ am I doing on this site at this hour?! Is it the GD Draft yet?! I need some sleep!!

Saw this on ESPN.COM

The Cincinnati Bengals, badly in need of a wide receiver, are discussing a run at restricted free agent Brandon Marshall, as well as other options.

Marshall spent Sunday in Seattle, where the Seahawks have been the front-runner for his services. But NFL sources said the Bengals have contemplated, and will continue contemplating, pursuing Marshall. Terrell Owens and Antonio Bryant are among the other players being considered.

How serious the Bengals will be still is a matter of discussion within the organization.

I love the last paragraph....Who Knows....

Also did we release Ginger Kid Graham? Looked on NFL.COM and he is listed as a UFA.

I am so caught up in WR's and TE's did I miss something?

posted by michael:

"Also did we release Ginger Kid Graham? Looked on NFL.COM and he is listed as a UFA.

I am so caught up in WR's and TE's did I miss something?"

Yes, I thought I'd heard we did release
Das KinderGinge...basically chose not to renew his contract.

This is the deal: if the Bengals want to win now they have to make that deal for Marshall. He's in his prime and well worth a first round pick that otherwise in Bengals hands could turn into Chris Perry or someone of that ilk. Period.

Instead of butchering it by paraphrasing i'll put a link to Peter King's MMQB. He makes some good points about why we shouldn't panic that the Bengals didn't sign someone this weekend. Don't get me wrong though i think not trading for Boldin was a bad move.

@ Hofbraunow, Carson pimped for Coles last year. Do you want him to pimp for a WR they want again? I think Carson should just learn how to not overthrow WRs.

Meanwhile the Bengals made the playoffs and are obviously going to have either bryant or TO or maybe both and take a top wr or te in the draft.
Coles sucks not even a #3 anywhere besides that move Mike Brown is stepping up.
Bengals just by dropping Coles (like he did most 3rd down conversions) the Bengals are a better team. Having Cosby developing in the slot is a great thing also. He may show some surprising numbers this season. Considering there will be no football in 2011 and then the 2012 things this is the year Mikey makes his haters eat a lot of crow.

I was disappointed to see Walter slip thru their hands, but I am expecting a Bryant signing last this week. This guy seemed to make sense for the team since the start: he is a deep threat; has hands; can bust one; still has some good years left; and doesn't cost draft picks. However with the routes that Brat has in the playbook don't expect lots of big gains after the catch from him.

The Boldin deal may end up biting the Ravens in the ass in the long run since he gets hurt quite often. He will only get more abused in the AFC North; plus he is 30+.

It looks like the sign a FA WR & TE plan is going to happen- so they are headed in the proper direction so far. This should free them up to get a Safety and Guard high in the draft. If they sign TO, they have to draft another WR high.


I would give up my first round pick for Marshall, but the 2011 one not the 2010 pick. If they can pull something like that off it would be a steal.

"@ Hofbraunow, Carson pimped for Coles last year. Do you want him to pimp for a WR they want again? I think Carson should just learn how to not overthrow WRs."

Tiger J@w

And I'm surprised that hasn't been easier for him, with that wretched thumb and all

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