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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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Just don't get used to it and don't start praising them. Remember that until it rained, after the first quarter, they sucked Big Donkey Dicks! Don't let this fool you. Play against an even half-decent team and they will get smoked!

Even though I have ridden off the Bungles this season for the first time in my life and became a Bears fan... I gotta admit i was pretty impressed with Daltons composure before the injury and the Defense's intensity throughout the game. It seems as if they actually out coached a team for once... And no I will not support the bengals until true change occurs and regardless of how poor the organization is or how shitty of an owner MB is, It is always sweet to see them beat the Clowns!!!

By being happy about this win, in no way is anybody shining the knob of Mike Brown. Go ahead folks, be glad, smile if you so please. I still don't think they'll win more than 5 or 6 games this year, but to win one in the style so many teams have beaten us before (by watching us self-implode) it is nice.

Marvin owns Cleveland, i'm glad the hype machine was shut down for a day. When it was our players starting to get better in the preseason, it was just preseason. When it was the Browns doing it, they were finally climbing out of the division cellar once and for all.

Get back down in your corner bitch, and have those piss jugs gone by the next time we're down here to check on ya.

Yeah, the biggest difference between this year and 2009 is that with every win in 2009 (save for the two over the Steelers, because those were sweet), I just kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and the team to start making the mistakes that would send them into a downward spiral. This year, I'm just overjoyed that they've won a game, and I think it'll be a pleasant surprise each and every time they win this year, especially if our new Ginger Savior is hurt long-term.

And, just so I don't anger the Mike Brown haters, here you go: If Mike Brown really cared about this team and/or its fans, he'd play the quarterback-desperate Colts against either the 49ers or the Seahawks to get maximum value out of Carson Palmer. BUT HE'S AN IGNORANT ASSHOLE SO HE DOESN'T. (I hope that was enough to get the rest of my post taken seriously.)

This was the luckiest win of the Bengals I have ever seen. The Browns had the Bengals by throat in the second & third quarters, but they let go and allowed for the Bengals to get back in the game. I am glad they did since I picked the Bengals to pull the upset. Very nice return.

Three observations:
1. Marvin's teams have typically played hard in the past, and they did so again today. They didn't do the 90's thing and lay down when the game was getting out of hand in the 2nd quarter.

2. Gruden's play calling is going to be a problem. It was too vanilla, but it was like he just kept getting lucky. The passing routes were not that complicated and the receivers were always catching balls with a defender or two all over them. If he doesn't mix it up better, it is going to be a long season. Just glad we don't have to deal with Brat.

3. The DL is for real and Zimmer did an amazing job not letting the Browns put the game away when they had their momentum swing. How he held them to 17 points for the game amazes me.

While I have not watched a Bengals game since the Tampa game last year, and I will not watch a Bengals game as long as Mike is in charge, I am happy they won. None of us should regret being happy that they won. I'm sure most of us expect them to lose.

I saw a couple of snippets on red zone and Dunlap was abusing Joe Thomas. I think he's the best individual pass rusher that I've ever seen in stripes.

Dalton getting hurt is inevitable this season. I remember last year Hillis torched us. Gotta love Zimmer.

I'm happy they won this week. I'll keep hating Brown every week.

I enjoyed this win. It was a pretty boring game for awhile there. It must be rough to be a Cleveland fan today. They gave that one away.

This is a year of low expectations and taking what you can get

BTW, Carson Palmer was the real loser yesterday.

One has to wonder just how bad the 2011 Cleveland Browns are.

And Mike, way to go giving the quaterbacks #14 and #7. Its clear team history means nothing to you.

did anyone else watch the Michigan ND night game Saturday? 114k seats! why is their stadium almost double the size of PBS?

Bob F,
I'm with you. I can't believe they are giving #14 and #7 out either. On the bright side, maybe they retired #5 out of respect for Jordan Palmer's accomplishments, though.

dano,

Find me an NFL stadium that's even close to the top 10 college stadiums. Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee, Ohio State - all of them are MASSIVE, but it's not deemed possible for an NFL team to sell out a stadium that size (and with good reason, if you look at late last year for the Bengals, and all of last year for the Jags).

As a side story; I had to talk a long-time barroom hero who happens to be a Brown fan down yesterday after the game, so that was gratifying...

I thought the defense performed at a much higher level than expected, but I've been disappointed with Reggie Nelson this whole preseason, and was unimpressed throughout this game. Reggie had two ridiculous lowered-shoulder tackles in this game that resulted in the runner continuing for extra yardage, not unlike the infamous highlight of Cam Newton running him over in the preseason for a touchdown. Also, there were two instances of him not picking up his wide out, which resulted in 15+ yard receptions. Even on the safety blitz where he got hands on McCoy, I thought his ability to tackle looked weak and unconfident. I've got to be honest; if Taylor Mays doesn't get Reggie's starting position by week 4, I'm a little disappointed. Mays may lack some skills, but speed and the ability to hit aren't among them.

I agree that Gruden needs to be a little less conservative with his play calling, but to be fair, both teams got conservative once the rain started to fall. (loved Colt when he straight whiffed that throw like it was slippery backyard football) Also, I can't wait to see AJ next week when he doesn't have arch-nemesis Haden all over him.

Still, all these things (and more) considered, based on what was shown week 1, there is no one on our schedule that is 'unbeatable' until around week 10. Now - am I saying we are going to go above .500? No. All I'm saying is that I need to see another week of play across the League to see how many of these 'flukes' were indeed flukes.

So, from the Snakehole - I'm not making any predictions this year. I'm just going to watch and take it a game at a time.

@ Gutter - I agree with your assessment of the schedule. I think the Bengals have a decent chance of going 6-10. If the offense gels as the season progresses, Gruden's game planning/ play calling stays fresh, and we don't have any major injuries on the defense then this team could realistically see .500.

Dalton is the real deal. The kid has a nice ball, great technique, and vision to put the ball in a tight spot. I look forward to watching him develop as the season progresses. It is really to bad that Mike Brown f'd up Carson putting him in the position that he felt he had to leave the team. He would have excelled in Gruden's scheme. When Dalton went down, my first thought is how long is it going to take for them to make the call to CA.

@Gutter - That was Jonathon Wade that Cam truck sticked in the preseason, not Nelson. You probably just assumed it was Nelson because of the hair (as I initially did when I saw the play the first time.)

Also, to everybody who can't enjoy a win and still demand people be sour pusses, there is a site for you. http://movethebengals.com/

They beat the Browns, people! I bet you guys believed the Media in that the Browns had turned the corner? LOL 6 wins would make SHEEP happy. It never ends. I bet most of you who are saying good things about the Bengals, deep down, you think they have a shot at having a winning season. LOL Who said, they do not have one unbeatable team until week 10? Are you kidding me??? They were lucky Cribs got knocked down by his own player or this game would have been different. The only hope this team has is the defense. If the defense falters and continues to give up big play after big play due to no Safeties worth speaking of than the season is over. Gruden was calling a great game until he took Benson out. That was dumb. I did like him using the TEs, but he needs to do it more, especially in the Red Zone. All I am saying is, it was the CLOWNS who they beat. Yea, it was nice they won, but I am not holding my breath. They won 2 out of their first 3 last year and how did that end up?

It's not that the Bengals have a bad team, they just make decisions that always keep them mediocre. For example, you have a nice young QB and WR, so why not trade Palmer for some solid picks? You have a defense that is well coached, how could you let your #1 CB go for some washed up vet? Why do you never spend money to upgrade the line? why do you always use your 2 scouts to look at guys that no one else in the league likes but you draft them anyway? The Bengals will win a few games and that will delude Mike Brown into thinking he's making the right decision when really he's just taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back.

TigerJ@w, shit man, you must be miserable to hang out with. I laugh at your fandom. Take joy in the little things, no one here jumped on the bandwagon, they just enjoyed the win.

Mark, show me in the last couple drafts who were the Bengals picks that no one wanted.

fandom? that is a new one, um, no it is not by the SHEEP! WhoDeyFans? What is WhoDey? Dude, that cr ap died in the 80s! WTFU! WhoDey means everybody beats the BUNGALS! I am a fan, but I am a REALIST! You and the others are just typical Super Bowl One Win game fans! Talk to me at week 10 and I will be back to show you MFB is a LOSER and always will be! Anytime any of you CLOWNS want to make a bet on the games, meaning, each game of their win loss record then let me know and we can talk, until then, SHUT UP! This team is a FAILURE and always will be under MFB! Clueless!

whodey there have been plenty: Odel thurman, kenny irons, Rey Maualuga, Andre Smith. I'm not saying that the people they draft are horrible, but as just 1 example we went and drafted Chris perry when Stephen Jackson on the board. That's what happens when you have the smallest scouting department in the league working for one of the cheapest owners in the league. Besides the past two drafts (and the one when we drafted Palmer), the Bengals have been a horrible drafting team.

Thanks for proving my point TigerJ@w. You are miserable.

Mark, I agree there have been some terrible picks, but I also think in the last couple drafts the Bengals have done well with their selections.

@WhoDeyFans, like I said, put your money where your mouth is or SHUT UP! Take some of that SHEEP MFB money you throw away every home game and make a bet. It is that simple! You know why you will not do it, because you know deep down this team will eventually FAIL and so does everyone else. Enjoy the Circus!

Wow Tiger, you are a true internet tough guy.

Whats the bet?

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    • 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

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      0 - Teams North of Cincinnati without an indoor practice facility

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      32 - Mike Brown's ranking, out of 32, of the "Best Owners in the NFL" by Michael Silver of Sports Illustrated in 2007

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      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.

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