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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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Agreed this is a bad move that could not have been handled worse. When there is a guy like this on my team it makes me feel better about rooting for laundry. I don't even have any thing semi-funny or snarky to say.

Fuck Mike Brown. Fuck. That. Guy.

Yes. Fuck him.

Jack Brennan (or whatever his name is, PR guy) has to have one of the hardest jobs. Perhaps BP should hire him. Nothing to add that hasn't been said, greedy nepotistic shortsighted lawyer douches run my most favorite thing to watch and root for, great.

This hurts mostly because it illustrates more medical staff ineptitude, not because of Jeanty's talent.

Is he a good guy? Yes. Will is absence on the depth chart hurt. No. This guy was a serviceable back-up, but a liability in defending the pass. I would rather shift things around to get Brandon Johnson on the field more, see what the young guys can bring, or get more experience for hybrid guys like Michael Johnson.

I love Jeanty But I did not see him making the team this year...He was always a solid player but never a playmaker and we just are to deep at Linebacker now.

PS,Blame Mike Brown and origination all you want but this was probably zimmers decision to keep him or let him go.

Also he should have got a 2nd opinion after the Bengals medical Staff Alot of players don't only use their team doctors...

So it's and his agents own fault.

Agree and disagree with this one. Jeanty was a great guy and a hustler, but I wouldn't call him a "raging bad ass" or as "providing CRITICAL depth at the LB position". He started and played decent football in '08, but if you thought that he was a long-term answer at that position, or if you think that Special Teams or the LB Corps will take a major hit with him gone, then you're taking crazy pills. I'd like to still have him in the locker room and "mentoring Rey Maualuga", but there's a reason he was in the CFL and the Bengals were the only team he's played for.
So, while the medical staff probably screwed up his diagnosis (not giving them a pass at all on that one), he still should have gotten a second opinion and done his due diligence. For instance, I work at a University. If I'm sick or injured and I decide to go to the on-campus health center for treatment, I'm still probably going to my own doctor, that I've gone to since high school, to make sure he says something similar. Another instance: in high school, I made the baseball team. My high school had a recommendation for a health clinic to get my physical done in order to be on the team. I had never been to this clinic before. The doctor diagnosed me with a heart murmur (of which I had no prior history of having) and she wouldn't pass me for my physical. I then went to the above-mentioned doctor after the initial diagnosis and he checked me out pretty thorougly and never heard it. To this day when I see him, he still says "I still don't hear that heart murmur". So, long story short, Jeanty should have gotten a second opinion.
It sucks they cut him and did so pretty unfairly, but he wasn't going to contribue this season. Time for both parties to move on. So, while i understand that Jeanty and his agent are angry, he should also have SOME sense of gratitude to the Bengals for at least giving him a shot in the NFL, which no other team was willing to do.

They still need to fix the medical staff though. Haha.

It's from 2002, but it ranks the player satisfaction, by percentage, with their team's medical staffs. The Bengals rank 31 of 31 (Houston was an expansion team that season and didn't have any real data), with only 19% of the players expressing satisfaction with the medical staff Mike Brown put in place. Compare that with the fact that half the league was at 90% or better (including usual suspects like Baltimore, New England, Pittsburgh, and yes, even Tampa Bay), or the fact that the next worst team, Arizona, sported a 50% satisfaction rate? Versus NINETEEN?

Again, old stats, but that's disastrously low.

I whole-heartedly agree that cutting Jeanty was done about as lame-assed as it could be. I'd say that MikeyBoy ought to be ashamed, but I honestly question that he is capable of embarassment. It's one more Brown stain in the toilet bowl of MikeyBoy's legacy.

Email Print Comments99 By James WalkerThe Cincinnati Bengals reportedly wasted $8 million dollars this year on injured receiver Antonio Bryant, who never played a down and was cut after five months with the team. The move was strange, considering the Bengals' reputation as a frugal organization.

With that said, here are the top 10 ways Cincinnati could better spend $8 million:

10. Sign two backup quarterbacks, a kicker and fullback

9. Extend Cedric Benson's contract

8. Overhaul the Bengals' medical department

7. Provide a signing bonus for Johnathan Joseph

6. Give raises to assistant coaches

5. Build an indoor practice facility

4. Hire scouts

3. Hire a general manager

2. Extend Marvin Lewis' contract

1. Give $8 million back to Hamilton County

Given that Dan Skuta and Abdul Hodge are competing for the final LB spots, I'll take Jeanty over both of them...not sure why anyone would think he wouldn't make it as a backup.

As for 2nd opinions, I believe teams are required to pay for them but I am guessing the Bengals don't go out of their way to help in that regard.

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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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