Hey folks - apologies for the light posting.
\one remaining reader says "no worries"
A combination of too much work and too little real news to discuss has left us with nothing to say that hasn't already been said. Post labor resolution hopefully things will kick into full gear. Of course, the owners are giant dicks so that will probaby be in November.
The main narrative this offseason for the Bengals continues to be the transition from the era of Carson Palmer to the era of who-the-fuck-knows (Not Jon Gruden-Dalton-Green-Pacman Era?). Most people appear to be quite pleased that this is happening. Why? Well, with all things Bengals, when you ignore the forest and focus on the trees, it becomes more fun to discuss and you can fool yourself into thinking the Bengals are a real NFL franchise. Reality for Bengals fans is harsh...ignoring it is the easiest and most widespread strategy used to cope.
But WDR exists to make sure that you have no fun when discussing the Bengals, and I'm here to tell you to cut that shit out right now. Might I remind you the Bengals are only transitioning away from this era because our franchise QB forced their hand and is quitting in the middle of his prime. In three years, no matter how awesome it would be if Dalton dyes black stripes into his orange hair, you will be wishing Carson had stayed and you hadn't said all those nasty things about him.
Other thoughts on the few threads of interest during the bleak and desolate offseason:
- Bengals need to make a real effort to sign Jonathan Joseph; hoping to replace him cheaply with Pacman amounts to another gross insult to their loyal fans (there's been so many we lost count over a decade ago). I understand at a certain price no one is worth it but I think JJ's market value at the moment is something the Bengals can afford without hurting the team
- Bengals should sign Ced Benson, I just hope that Ced is realistic about how much he's worth. Overpaying Joseph slightly is not something that will hurt the Bengals. Overpaying Benson probably would. Why? You ask a lot of questions.
- Did Carson Palmer get good value on the sale of his home? Or does our national housing crisis continue unabated?
Last, we end with a little fun at the Bengals expense. With Geoff Hoblaw's Hob Blog, a twitter account, and the "Who Dey Perspective", the Bengals have gotten their internet on big time. But wading into the world of social media is fraught with danger. SuperJew513 (nice handle) sarcastically tweets:
The Bengals, either ignorant of the #idiot hash-tag or desperate to publicly make it seem like fans are renewing in droves, replied:
Thanks Bengals! SuperJew513 is just dying to hear about all those positive changes it's all so interesting and fascinating let's discuss please come closer...