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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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Just when this season seemed so calm and promising...

It's unfortunate that Chad hasn't had more of an impact, on any success or progress, toward the Bengals as a winning franchise...

...if he did, he'd have a lot more fans, and less '#haters' as he calls them...he'd also have more tweet material, lol.

Carson should act like a man and confront Chad about any issues he may have instead of going to the media. He has been nothing more than an average QB since '06 and needs to focus on himself.

Hmm...going to the media, vs. confronting Chad; no difference really; the media's where Chad lives; that's the first place to go if you have anything to say to Chad...

...on another note, I'll be glad when Carson does regular hand-offs instead of back-handed (nursing injury or not, I'd think working that way would be more prone to injury)

From his comments, it seems completely lost on Chad that this has nothing to do with him being ready when he shows up. We all know that Chad knows what it takes to be ready.

This has everything to do with getting his teammates ready, Carson especially. If he were in OTAs, then guys like Shipley, Caldwell and Simpson could be learning from him, and Carson could get the work with Chad that he need. But Chad only sees this in the context of himself.

I'm thinking back to when Chad and Carson drove to Indy to study the Colts. That seems like such a LONG time ago...

I watched the Bengals practice a bit yesterday from the top of the Carew Tower... which I agree it sounds stalkerish, but I was just up there chillin' with my wife and happened to see them on the practice field as well as happened to have several dollars in quarters in my pocket with which to use the spyglass... this really has nothing to do with my point, but I thought I would share.

This kind of crap makes it really hard to support Chad, which I have done for a really long time. I'm with Major Payne on this one; with the amount of rookies and blossoming talent Chad needs to be there for just the reasons pointed out. Similarly, shame on Carson for airing this to the media. If this was an issue to the starting QB, then he has two recourses: deal with it yourself (man to teammate) or talk to the coach. Marvin was the one who blessed off on this just like he blessed off on DWTS. If we are going to trust in Marvin, then Carson should too... or at least get on board with what the skipper is thinking... whatever it is.

I too hope this shit settles....

Chad will be in the nasty in about 4 days, so this is all sort of water under the bridge at this point. They've got time. Would've been better to have him there all year, but they've still got three months left.

Check out the comments on John Thornton's most recent blog post. JT has some interesting thoughts on all the pressing issues. He thinks its either Caldwell or Shipley for the #3 slot guy. Then Matt Jones or Jerome for the backup "outside guy". Also said Marvin deal will get done.

Who are you to tell Chad how to react to his quarterback, or how to live his life... Its the offseason, and he can do whatever he wants... not what you want, i want, or anybody else wants.


This thing is SO overblown, it's ridiculous. The guy wants his #1 WR there participating, period. I don't think that Carson's in the wrong here. What happens during the year when they miscommunicate on a route and Carson throws an INT? If it's a "new play" that was worked on during the OTAs, Carson has every right to scream at Chad. Chad should be there doing work for his ACTUAL job, that's all there really is to it.

Or we could all just shut up about it. This story si simply indicative of a lack of real news about the bengals, get over it. Mandatories are in what, four days? He'll be here then, he'll be here for camp, he'll be here for the preseason, that's a lot of reps with carson et al, and lots of time for rooks to learn. That said, I understand the logic that leads one to think that the kids would be getting better prep when 85's here, learning from him directly, allowing folks to line up in natural slots etc... but I fail to see how this is a big deal given the amount of time he will be spending with the team from here forward. Mole hill made into a mountain by psuedo and full blown media alike.

Shame on Carson? Chad is the one who wants to live in the media. Carson is just speaking the language Chad understands. I like seeing Carson take charge of the offense and call Chad out for not being there.

@whodeywildcats: yeah it's Chad's life, but what he chooses to do effects more than just himself. We can't force him to show up -- and would it do any good if we could? -- but we don't have to like it either.

@ Payne

I see what you are saying about 'the language that Chad understands'. Maybe it will work, and maybe that was Carson’s thought process. However, I don't see it as a well thought out call-out. More likely, I think it was momentary lapse in judgment and a poor leadership move on Carson's part. Just a personal opinion, but stuff like that needs to stay in club-house, it doesn't serve anybody to air that kind of frustration to the fan-base. Like you pointed out, Chad has a responsibility to those young receivers. Likewise, Carson has a responsibility to his team as well and that is to keep the media vultures and omnipresent who-dey negativity at bay so that his team can focus on business. I guess my point is that if Carson had not 'opened up' to the media, then none of this would be points for legitimate discussion, and regardless of whether or not Chad is right or wrong here, this whole situation would have remained solely that; a team issue. Now it’s a giant ball of media cluster-fuck that is enveloping the whole team... and only one guy on the team really knows how to benefit from that: Chad. Carson played right into his hand. So shame on Carson.

Carson is right to say what he did. If only chad would get TO's hand out of his ass. Chad needs to realize that timing between the QB and recievers takes time. If Brat is making new plays which I doubt he should be there to learn them to the fullest. Chad says he wants to be the best and a hall of famer but that just will not happen unless he puts the work in. No one has made the hall of fame with out the support of the team. Chad is only as good as his team and QB. He needs to wake up and realize he only has a few more years left. I am not bashing on him because I think he has so much more potential.

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