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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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The fact that everyone now knows and agrees and yet nothing will change just makes this all the more worse.

I just noticed at the bottom of the homepage (sitting in a much warmer state, reading about the weather) the survey asks:

"Terrell Owens points the finger at Bengals' owner Mike Brown and the team's coaches for the team's poor season. Do you agree?"

Its still early, but the results seem to be leaning toward blaming both MFB and the coaching staff...

There is also an article related to TO's comments and Marvin's response here:

While Carson Palmer bares the blame due to inexplicably poor play at times this year, the offensive line stat speaks volumes to his decline. But only in Bungledom can we have a Pro-Bowl QB, a guy who was a solid mention after guys like Brady, Manning, et al back in 2005, regress so badly due to horrible coaching, in particular the offensive genius that is Boob Bratkowski and his Lightbright where he designs his plays. He has become Bungalized. The organization has done nothing to make him better by hiring anyone to coach him up, added the right pieces of the puzzle to protect him or made a serious effort to allow him to lead a winner. There is a small shread of hope that his career path takes the Ken Anderson route to latter year success vs. the Bert Jones route to injury, inefficiency and obscurity. Being a Bungle, I'm better the latter.

Keep in mind with the OL stats, they only keep track of sacks. I bet if it included hurries or QB hits the Bengal's OL would be near the bottom since 2006. The 2007 ranking is Hobs favorite stat trump card. But unfortunately for him, I remember watching Palmer quickly dump or erratically force throws to avoid being hit when the OL fell a part in 2006 & 2007 due to injuries and old age.

If I may draw your attention for a moment, there is a direct correlation between the OL rankings and Palmers comp % and QB efficiency.

2004 - 60.9% | 77.3 - Palmers rookie year and the year the OL finally jelled. He put up great #'s at the end of the season once it clicked for him.
2005 - 67.8% | 101.1 (OL #1) - What can you say? He had one of the most dominate OL's in the NFL and he thrived b/c of it.
2006 - 62.3% | 93.9 (OL #7) - OL begins to fall apart b/c of injuries to Jones, Anderson, and Braham.
2007 - 64.9% | 86.7 (OL #4) - This is the year he gained his bad habits from avoiding the constant pressure. The #4 ranking is very misleading.
2008 - 58.1% | 69.0 (OL #26) - OL completely falls apart and Palmer breaks his nose and blows his elbow.
2009 - 60.5% | 83.6 (OL #17) - This is the year they finally retooled the OL, two years to late. Another Mike Brown fuck you to the franchise.
2010 - 60.4% | 78.1 (OL #TBD) - I would bet that the OL rating will be in the bottom half this year. If they would have invested in the OL in the draft, especially at the LG spot, it may have been better.

I think this helps prove my point that the team needs to build a solid OL before anyone speaks about drafting a franchise QB. If I were the GM, I would focus on improving the C, LG, & RT spots in FA and the draft. The following year you get your franchise QB.

But with MFB in charge the first pick will be used on a QB or RB that will end up sucking because he won't have an OL in front of him.


i have not decided yet to go to the game, but i will if there are others out there like me. can project mayhem #10 be that we pass out several odd thousand paper bags (browns fans might wear them too) and distribute them to spectators as they go through the gate?

i am in if you are.

i must admit i have not posted much (twice before i believe), but this is something important. imagine a sea of paper bag heads chanting "we want a g.m. gotta have a g.m. gm!"- it would be beautiful...

an empty stadium with only some browns fans would be much more beautiful! If i had free tickets and a limo picking me up i would'nt go see that crap! Empty stadium and not renewing your tickets after the face lift thats sure to come.that would be a step in the right direction

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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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