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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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Perhaps if Gruden managed the game and the clock that would help.

Ultimately what we want is GM Marvin and some other good game day head coach.

There's a reason to be optimistic: Dalton. He's a winner, and that's the only position that can overcome generally shaky management to get this team out of the grasp of horrific recent history. But if dey go 5-1 to start the season, don't be surprised. Marvin may not know how to do the toothpaste dance, but he is pretty good when momentum is on his side.

Welcome Ickey,
Yes, it seems optimism is abound and for pretty good reasons. As one who is typically a curmudgeon about the way the team is run, I must sa that I am unable to find a whole lot to bitch about right now. I believe it was ackowledged here back in 2008/09 that change, should we be lucky enough to affect it (that may be debatable, but I would like to think that the work of this site and it's founders has had some impact on the applicsation of pressure to the fam) would likely come slowly. I think that if we all had to clarity then to see change coming, we would have been happy to know that by 2012, Mike had unequivocally relinquished a significant amount of control in player personnel decisions (as evidenced by a drafting of Dalton instead of the kid from arkansas that mike wanted, and also the drafting of Zeitler in rd 1, which I know had to be against MIke's desires. He probably wanted Jenkins there), and the reigns in general. Certainly we have all learned to be cautious with optimism as long time bengals, but I think a little is warranted right now.

Welcome to the officiality, Ickey.

As a favor for a long-time co-revolutionary, do you guys have any control over the ads that come up on this site? Or more to the point, where they're coming from. The server recently started advertising here and the site takes five times as long to load any given page since. I may be the only one experiencing the issue, but if I'm not that's a killer for traffic - I know for me personally I've got less desire to swing by here when I know it means sitting around waiting for comments to load. Just a thought.


It takes longer to load the page for me, too. I thought it was my computer, but it obviously isn't. It is frustrating.

Same here, and I have AdBlock Plus running in Chrome.

Eh, don't bitch about the cap space. Regardless of why we've been saving it, a year or two down the road when we have to be getting around to extending players like Atkins, Gresham, Dunlap, Dalton, and Green, we'll have the money and the space to do it. I'm glad that they've actually been saving it so we'll have the capability of doing that.

And unlike Odell and Henry, we didn't waste a pick on Burfict, so if he screws up, he's gone, and there's no skin off our nose for it.

It's good that you can find so little to nitpick about though! If even the most pessimistic of us can find so little to complain about, then it's obviously a good sign.

I still think, although he seems to be a good guy and teacher that Marvin is only an 8-8 coach. The Bengals are going to need another guy to get to the next level.

"I still want that practice bubble, which is a no-brainer to everyone except You Know Who."

HAHAHA (x ∞)

Y'know, even if the draft picks don't yield the kind of returns we'd all like, well y'know, nobody's Burfict.
Oh, wait a that's why Mikey did that...

Draft busts be damned; having a cold Yuengling. Life is still good!

PS I too have noticed that the page here seems to load very slowly...I get the ads on the sides and the WDR banner header at the top,
and then a blank space where the blog/comments usually are...if it has anything to do with the rent on the place I understand...but I've noticed Yahoo seems like it's all screwed to hell too...maybe a server issue somewhere in WAN-land?

Yea, for well over a month now your page loads slower than AOL on a land line in 1995. Love the site, but that is a detractor when one is attempting to log on an off fairly quickly mid day etc...


Es ist mir eine große Freude, Ihre Website zu besuchen und Ihren ausgezeichneten Beitrag hier zu genießen. Ich liebe es.

Fasziniert von seiner guten Blog, danke.

Ick bin ein Bengal fan!

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The concept is typically extended to include the attitude of hope for future conditions unfolding as optimal as well. The more broad concept of optimism is the understanding that all of nature, past, present and future, operates by laws of optimization along the lines of Hamilton's principle of optimization in the realm of physics.

The spambots are annexing WDR. It has come to this.

This site officially sucks. Peace out WDR...

Maybe it's just a dull offseason,
and there's no point in paying full price for a website, is that what's going on?

Cause yeah, it's gotten pretty dogged out, the page loads way slowly. I can't stand spambots. Not even Kraut spambots.

Although, "Kraut-bot" does sound pretty cool. Kraut-bots.

There's plenty of sites for speculation about how Burfict is the new Ray Lewis...
just not that much to talk about without the preseason!

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