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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;

    Introduction

    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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I have trouble believing that play, when the Bengals ran it, was as designed, Mr. King.

It was more like, Greshem threw a block and, being a grade A talent, decided to get up and open in case Palmer needed to dump it. Broken play turned big play; not brat genius.

@Danno

It was by design. We ran this play in high school, no joke. This is a very well-known trick play, where you have the TE dive forward, then get up and run a backside route. All this means is that the Bengals were probably scouting Moeller instead of the Saints.

I already thought Mike would use the Seahawks' terrible season and lucky entrance into the playoffs as fodder for his mediocrity, this will seal the deal. I don;t really think this is such an original or creative play though, LOTS of teams do it at almost every level, of course Mike won't let that get in his way. "See guys? We can suck and still make the playoffs. We can also keep brat because he's obviously briliant, why else would an NFL legend like Pete Carroll use that play? Chalk one up for the way I do Business!"
Anything ignorant in this post? I swear I'll learn better! I've been banging my bible all weekend!

@Curse:

Your maturity level is astonishing.

So is Mike Brown's nonsensical desire to keep the most predictable playcaller in the league around for another season.

Also, does anyone else think we'll end up replacing Brat with Josh McDaniels? He's a redemption project and no other team is going to offer him a head coaching position; throw in the fact that he *should* work relatively cheaply since Pat Bowlen is going to be paying him this year as well, and you've got all the key ingredients for a Mikey Boy hiring.

Great idea Wyatt however, I doubt McDaniels like Brat does, will be willing to play night crawlers with Mike Brown..... It's always sunny just not in Cincinnati....

wow...i hope we dont get mcdaniels,...i would rather see singletary....mcdaniels is angry right now and could implode the bengals....we can do better than him

@SM

Thanks for sharing... You learn something new every day.

Although I don't know what implication lies in that Brat uses well known high school trick plays. Hmm...

Wyatt,

I have been posing that exact question for a while now, and the response I got from Joe Reedy was awesome. What made it awesome was how dumb it was. It was something like:

RE: Doubt it, also, he never won any championships in New England so why would they want him?"

So I've been astonishingly immature, shamefully and tragically(?) ignorant of everything not related to football, and apparently very annoying to you, well, good for me. Glad to keep the "dialogue" alive.

WhoDeyFans:

I think the short answer is "because he's not Brat". While I don't think there's a great sentiment clamoring to bring McDaniels in, I do think he'd be a step up from Bratkowski.

chris spetnagel:

You do realize Singletary was a defensive player and is a defensive coach and we're talking about an OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, right?

Curse:

I didn't say you were immature - are you admitting to being so? Also, I don't recall ever calling you annoying - wch is the only one here who really annoys me. And I never said your ignorance was "tragic" - I said "the overall ignorance of the average commentator on this site to anything not football-related is both staggering and shameful". If we're being honest, I never referred to you specifically in that sentence, did I?

Ha, yea, dance around it, it's ok, I've gotten over your veiled hostility, no hard feelings. But don't make implications that are pretty apparent (correcting my spelling re: bible school while claiming that "the overall ignorance of the average commentator on this site to anything not football-related is both staggering and shameful.") and then claim that you "didn't say that about me specifically." Or whatever you said. So anyway it's been fun, thanks

C

Don't worry COBJ, WhoDeyFans just likes to call people names and get on his soap box. He is the morale police of WDR. If you really want to feel his wrath, tell him you hope Mike Brown croaks!

WOW! You mean one of his plays actually worked? You mean one where he uses a pass catching TE? Well, he only has one play for a pass catching TE anyways. What about all the other plays that have never worked like the run plays on 2nd and long? Yea, let's see the Seahags use these famous plays, oh, btw, Indy tried those and got stuffed every time. I thought Brat had snuck into Indy's coach's box and was calling the plays because they were so horrible.

Well, thanks for the support but I was referring to the jabs Wyatt and I have traded. Me, outright; and Wyatt through a veil of condescension and insinuation. And I have enjoyed the riling up about Mikey's death, sometimes you just have to step back and realize it's a fucking blog comment, it's not a big deal unless you're the guy who shot the AZ Rep, then rhetoric and internet vitriol apparently mean a lot. So just so we're clear, nobody here is actually gonna smoke Mikey right? Right?

I'm not dancing around anything, and I'm certainly not hostile towards you - in fact, I'd say that if you go back and look at your response to my post that we've both quoted now, you'd see that you're the only one who's displayed any hostility. I was prepared to just let the whole thing die (as it should), but you brought it up again in this post, so clearly you're not over it. Would you like an apology? Because I am sorry if I hurt your feelings, or you felt insulted or offended by something that I wrote. However, I stand by what I said, and you *were* ignorant (by the very definition of the word) to the parable that you were trying to connect Marvin Lewis and Mike Brown to, as you yourself admitted. Moreover, as I said, it wasn't directly specifically at you, your post just happened to be the most recent after reading a bunch from wch, Dixonator, and Tigerj@w that made me "long for the relief illiteracy would bring" (to paraphrase the aforementioned Dixonator).

And Marc, Curse was talking to me, not to WhoDeyFans.

Yes, I see that now, my bad... Thanks for setting the record straight after COBJ had already pointed that out.

And COBJ I can say I'm not planning on taking out Mikey, but if I could go back in time and stick Mikey there in that AZ reps spot, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

No, it's cool, at this point I'm just enjoying my immaturity. And yes, obviously the first post really pissed me off, that's why I said what I said about stepping back and realizing that it's a fucking blog comment, no need for my BP to raise as a result. I over reacted to being referred to as ignorant, regardless of other possible company, and things continued. We're good, but I'm going to have fun with it till I'm finished.

@chrisspetnagel


Don't we want the Bengals to implode at this point? It's not like their doing anything groundbreaking. The worse they do now will just already sour the bitter mood in this city with them (stadium deal) and maybe actually cause something to change.

@Wyatt and Curse:

Wodi......that back and forth must of been exhausting.

What does "Wodi" mean? Also it should be "that back and forth must have been exhausting" or, alternately, "that back and forth must've been exhausting". If you're going to try to insult someone, which I think is what you were going for, you should at least make sure you're doing it properly.

wodi= woah

Secondly, I was merely stating, that the conversation you two are having seemed exhausting. Was it not? So defensive.

the conversation you two had seemed exhausting.....I don't want my grammar corrected again.

I have a question. . . . That play looks more like the one that the texans ran against us when Odom got his ankle distroyed? Right? so did we steal it in turn showing it to the seahawks?

tomorrow is different day

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