Joe Reedy's pieces on season ticket holders made it pretty clear: they are very unhappy. About 2 in 3 responders to his queries said they would not renew. Though only a small sample and potentially containing bias, that should alarm the Bengals management. Of course, nothing this offseason has indicated they feel any heat or need to change business.
Via the Cincinnati Business Courier, I got an alert that Jeff Berding has quit his position on City Council to devote "full-time focus" to his position as Director of Ticket Sales with the Bengals. Ignore the fact that another person in city/county goverment enjoys gainful employment from the Bengals for the moment - it is what is. Instead realize that the situation with tickets appears to have gotten the Bengals nervous enough that it requires a City Council member to quit his job.
On another note, what kind of city are we where our council members quit to sell Bengals tickets? Shouldn't Berding be telling the Bengals to go to hell and stay on as a city leader? I know money matters and blah blah blah but good God that seems backwards.