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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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bob bratkowski fucking sucks!!!!!!

blesterov - taking his new writing gig at WDR at running with it. i like it.

When we were up 12-10 at the 3:00 mark on 3rd and 7 or 8, I had resigned myself to the fact that we weren't going to get one in the endzone, and just wanted them to run it up the middle for a yard or two and run it down to the warning (or force a Ravens TO), then kick. Of course, Brat throws. Incomplete, clock stops, Ravens are saved a time-out and have nearly three full minutes for a game-winning drive. But that's not even the dumbest part of it. Even if the pass was caught, the route was (a) short of the first down anyway and (b) an out-route to the sideline which would have carried the receiver out of bounds and stopped the clock even if he caught it. Jesus. I honestly believe an above average Madden player would be a better situational playcaller.

Fortunately, as stupid as Brat is, Zim is smart. Defense was awesome yesterday, particularly JJ, notwithstanding the touchdown he gave up.

Completely agree on that play, Dan. That was the culmination of Brat's horrible game plan, he'd been setting them up all day to call something they weren't expecting. Of course, they weren't expecting it because it was the most boneheaded play anyone could have called in that situation.

I picture Bratkowski as Coach Klein in The Waterboy.

In 2005, dude had the mojo. 20 points was an off Sunday; 30-35 points was possible on almost any game day. We looked forward to seeing what the offense would do that week.

I don't know who stole Brat's playbook a few years ago (though I suspect Bill Cowher's chin), but the guy has flat lost it. He's gone totally soft. Everything is short and safe, but it doesn't work half the time because the opponent can see what is coming.

It's time somebody goes all Bobby Boucher and op-op-open a can of whoop-ass on Brat to get him straightened out.

Maybe we can kidnap Brat, dress him up like a hamburger for halloween and andre smith will eat him by mistake.

We can only hope, but the Bengals damn well better not lose to them Carolina Pampers...

...just do not tape Brat up like a used Pamper, or A. Smith will not eat him by mistake...

Dan, I remember that play as well. The thing I thought when I saw the play was way to give the Ravens a chance at an easy pick 6.

It would have been nice to have seen something like this play called:

Or have the 2006 version of Bratkowski back (from the USA Today):
The Bengals don't usually resort to trick plays — their offense has enough firepower to beat teams straight-up. They did something different against one of the league's nastiest defenses.

On their first drive of the second half, Palmer handed off to Rudi Johnson, who then flipped the ball back to him. Houshmandzadeh was well beyond the coverage when Palmer let fly with the flea-flicker pass.

Reed was the only player close to Houshmandzadeh when he caught the ball at the 12-yard line and ran untouched into the end zone.

"I was a little nervous," Palmer said. "I didn't get a good view of the secondary. I knew he was open by the crowd reaction."

Palmer had a solid showing against a defense that led the league in interceptions, ranked second in sacks and was third in points allowed.


That was the Thursday night game against the Ravens, correct? I remember that game, and particularly that play, fondly, because it kept the Bengals in the hunt for the AFCN and their second consecutive trip to the playoffs. Of course, it was all for naught done the stretch, but that moment was pretty joyful.

I cannot agree with you more. After the scripted plays Brat does nothing to help this team score points, and win games in fact his play calling hinders the team. Really if you were a defensive coordinator how hard would if be to come up with a game plan against the Bengals? You would not have to game plan for screens, draws, counters, or any other misdirection plays, and DBs can just keep squat on coverage. How easy is that? To be honest I don’t see how they move the ball on offense, and how Carson Palmer completes passes. I guess you have to give credit to the players who execute no wonder they have some many pre snap penalties.

"One minute the guy is a fucking genius, moving the ball with efficiency by pounding the ball down the Ravens throats choreographed to perfectly executed timing routes to a variety of receivers. Then "Squirrel!" he starts calling plays that have no consistency or linear relationship to what just moved the ball down the field against one of the league's best defensive units. No play action passes that are built off the successful running plays you just ran; no TE seam routes to take advantage of the secondary focusing on the WR's; no RB's out of the backfield; no pump fake/ misdirection routes to play off the timing routes. Nothing; it is just organized chaos."

Couldn't have said it better myself kudos

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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

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      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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