Because the Bengals seem to think it will. As the email below that Bengals "Ticket Sales Executive" Joe Ellerhorst just sent out, the hiring of Jay Gruden (Did you know he is the brother of Jon Gruden?!?) might just be the tipping point to have YOU purchase season tickets. Don't trip over each other running to get tickets! Call now as the phones are ringing off the hook! As the cliche goes, the Bengals just keep rearranging the deck chairs as the Titanic is going down. I don't think that this hiring will have the galvanizing effect on fans that hiring Marvin had in 2003. I think it will be more like the impact re-signing Marvin a few weeks ago had (hint: not much).
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:54:44 -0500
Subject: Jay Gruden Introduced as Cincinnati Bengals' OC
I wanted to reach out quickly today to provide you with some information regarding some changes made within the Cincinnati Bengals’ organization in the past couple of weeks. As I am sure most of you have heard, Bob Bratkowski has been relieved of his responsibilities as Offensive Coordinator. Bratkowski had been with the team since 2001 and had his share of ups and downs with the franchise. The team enjoyed some of their best offensive seasons under Bratkowski, but recently he had come under fire from fans and critics that felt the offense had gotten stale and predictable. This afternoon, The Bengals took a step to cure what has ailed our offense. We announced that our new offensive coordinator will be Jay Gruden, brother of Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden. Jay has a lot of experience in football, both as a player and as a coach. He is known for his innovative offensive approach that should get us back towards our old roots in the West Coast Offense. Attached are both the press release that the organization provided regarding the hiring, and some other information about Gruden’s coaching resume. Also, click here to listen into Coach Gruden’s conference call with local media.
This is big news for the Cincinnati Bengals’ organization and our great fans. I just wanted to make sure that you all, both current season ticket holders and folks that may be considering joining us in 2011, were in the loop with some of the changes taking place. The Club will be rolling into 2011 with some momentum as a result of a relatively strong finish to 2010 from our young core of players, a solid returning defense, and a new offensive coordinator.
We should be able to start making some of our great 2011 season ticket locations available within the next month, and I will be reaching out to you at that point. If you have any questions about tickets for the upcoming season or anything else concerning the team, feel free to reach out to me. Thank you very much for your time.
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