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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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The Bengals make a ton of money, they can sign guys like Bobbie without bankrupting themselves. I am sympathetic to the idea of not taking on a $150+ type payroll only to be way over the cap when a new deal rolls around. But obviously we all know the Bengals wont' be taking on anything like that and I am sure something will be written in that allows teams that go over the cap due to spending this offseason to lessen the blow should they be way over the cap after a new deal is done.

This whole article is a joke. Shayne should have to pay in order to play at this point.

We're only $35 Million under the cap if there was one. Heck, I don't even think there's $35 Million worth of free agents out there right now. If the cap was still in effect the salary floor would be $86.4 million... We're barely above that.

The Bengals have the second lowest debt in the league. If there's a lockout, the Bengals don't have to pay the players. (That's the point of a lockout!) Even if there is no Football, the Bengals are guaranteed $31 Million a year from the DirecTV contract.

F--- me.

Actually, as of March 15th the Bengals were 15 million dollars under the projected salary floor. Since then they have only had a few RFA's sign their tenders, and they signed F. Rucker to a 2 year deal with only 1 million guaranteed. After reading Hobspin's piece originally I wrote him and told him about the 15 million under the floor, and how he could still say they might not have money for Bobbie Williams.

Unless they plan on trading up to the #1 pick and giving him the biggest contract ever, they've got cash to get shit done.

How does Hobs sleep at night? If he were in Germany in the late 30s he would be Hitler's press secretary.

I received my first mortgage loans when I was a teenager and it aided my family a lot. However, I need the term loan also.

Anyone else starting to get a eerily depressing feeling about next season?

If you don't have it now, perhaps it will be after we blow our 2nd or 3rd round picks, and then fail to get our 1st rounder signed by midcamp again....

Typically I try go at this with a clean slate, but recent Bengal inactivity and hob-spin are really worrying me.

hobby does make a quality not-so-subtle public dig at rothlistwatter on the new choice article today. maybe we could talk about that one in a couple of weeks.

Hobnob saying sign up Shayne Graham is all you need to know about his intellect on knowing what a real very good NFL football player looks like. He is just a MFB puppet and that is all. He fits in well. MFB could be the richest man in the world and he still would put a spin on how he is broke and is about to go bankrupt. That is why I never read his articles. I only read snippets of what you guys post on here and it burns my eyes just to read such drivel.

If Mike Brown was a money-grubbing thick-skulled scumbag of a "general manager", he'd spend the money that the bengals have that would put them up to LEAGUE AVERAGE in payroll, and that would probably be big enough money to make the team a real contender.

Of course you'd have to have some people who can recognize talent instead of thinking you solve your tight end problem by converted a DL.

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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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