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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;


    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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April 26, 2012


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Bengals have been actually above average in the past few drafts (save that andre smith debacle), lets hope the rest of the draft goes as well.

I'd say it went pretty god damned well, even taking into consideration the Burfict signing, which would be perfectly justified if this team were located in say the upper northeast, or the state of pennsyvania. The only complaint I have, and it's a minor one, is that the safety position was not really addressed.... again. I admittedly did not know of a ton of availability at safety in this years draft, but I feel the most trepidatious about thta position on the roster. I like the prospect of running BJGE and Scott as a tandem committee to swith positions, and I LOVE Peerman so the addition of Herron late was good for my desires. I like Herron, but would have only been excited at the drafting of an RB with Pead, who I thought could contribute nicely to ST as well as push for a roster spot infront of Peerman. Like the two WR picks too, that is one position battle I will enjoy monitoring late this summer.

I really liked this draft. They finally did what they have neglected to do for several years: invest in their biggest weakness - controlling the LOS. Zeittler was a great pick while getting an extra third round pick. Matched up against the NFL's best OL in the wildcard game, the Texans took advantage of their above average DL almost running at will. They need to upgrade their run defense in order to have their defense develop into a top 5 unit and become a potential Super Bowl contender.

This was the year to invest in DT because the position was very deep. They took advantage of the positions depth and invested in shutting down the run by adding Still and Thompson to the rotation with Peko and Atkins. I think their DL will be nasty later this season.

I agree that it was a shame that they didn't get a safety (again), but they can do that next offseason. This is not their "year". If everything goes well, 2013 is.

Didn't they add one safety? (Iloka in round 5)

"On NFL Network, Rich Eisen noted that Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was wowed by Iloka at the Senior Bowl."

This draft on paper is very very good. My guess is Prater and Herron end up on the practice squad and the other picks make the team.

There's not much to be said other than let's see what they do on the field.

Whoa, Bizarro world - #DNOPBS posted...and it wasn't completely negative?



In all seriousness, I'm not sure how you can argue with this draft, at least on paper. Yes, I was livid when they didn't take DeCastro at 17th and then essentially passed on him again to trade down with the Pats, but the more I read about Zeitler (and Thompson), the less I worry about what could've been, especially when the biggest knock on Thompsons that I've seen is that he gets negated by double teams. If he's in the rotation with Geno Atkins, double teams are one thing he won't have to worry about. I've scoured the usual suspects, and while draft analysis at this point is meaningless, nearly every outlet has tabbed the Bengals as having one of the best drafts (if not the best) of any team in the league this year.

I can't remember if it was blesterov or guttersnake who said that if you looked back at the Bengals' drafts since they hired Marvin, it was readily apparent where his influence ebbed and peaked, and with each successive year, that certainly seems to be a very probable analysis. I think the best thing is that they didn't really reach for anyone (you could make the argument that Zeitler went probably ten spots earlier than anyone had him pegged, but they traded down for him and knew that he wouldn't be there when they picked again) and they got good value for all of their picks based on pre-draft grading. I don't remember whose analysis I was reading, but he said that the Bengals got potential starters with every pick with the exception of Herron.

Plus, DEVON STILL! He's got to be the first Penn State player the Bengals have drafted since Ki-Jana Carter (update - just checked...forgot they drafted Ethan Kilmer in the seventh round in 2006). Also, I like the fact that there are no small school guys who had great combine performances, yet they still got guys from some non-powerhouse schools (Sanu, Prater, Jones, Iloka) who graded out very well and seem to have big potential. As usual, though, it remains to be seen on how the Bengals utilize these players.

If you follow WDR on Twitter, they discussed an interview with Paul Alexander about how Zeitler might be playing back-up (and possibly even backing up a tackle?), while every analyst thinks that he should be the starting right guard. As Evan Mathis showed us, Paul Alexander is a shitty, shitty judge of talent and he should probably be the next coach we try to get replaced now that Brat is gone.

I read it somewhere after this year's draft (I can't remember who wrote it), but it affirmed what I have thought for a couple of years now: Mike Brown is less influential in the draft these days. The article indicated how he is still in the room, but when it comes down to determining the selection he listening to his advisors. According to the article, he was known to override decisions even when he was heavily outnumbered with the selection.

The past couple of years he has been listening more to the scouts, Marvin and the assistants. I don't know if this is because he has learned from his past mistakes or if old age has made him wiser. Regardless it is working. But as I said years ago, you cannot have the person that is in control of the money making the decision that is a decision making structure that has failed time and again in the NFL.

Chalk this up as a victory for WDR!

Bengals have been actually above regular in the last few writes (save that andre jackson debacle), allows wish the relax of the set up goes as well.

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Ho davvero apprezzato questo progetto. Hanno finalmente fatto quello che hanno trascurato di fare per molti anni: investire nel loro più grande debolezza - il controllo della LOS. Zeittler era un grande pick mentre ottenere una scelta ulteriore terzo turno. Abbinato contro la NFL il migliore OL nel gioco jolly, i texani hanno approfittato della loro DL sopra la media quasi di corsa a volontà. Hanno bisogno di aggiornare la loro difesa run in modo da avere la loro difesa svilupparsi in una top 5 unità e diventare un potenziale contender.It Super Bowl è così carino da parte tua di condividere così bello article.i 'll consiglio questo ai miei amici

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