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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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That Browns win zone chart is awesome.

I thought Drew Magary's Bengals edition of Why Your Team Sucks was quite good. The Bengals fans' emails were fantastic.

Wow can't believe wdr is drinking the kool aid as well. Barely scraping out wins against the browns and jags was apparently enough to give the whole city a chubby. Schedule gets harder and the losses on the d line (prob our best assest last year, depth of quality d linemen) will hit harder than anyone realizes. This is a classic 4 win bengal season (think 2010, coming off a "successful" 2009 season)... can't believe wdr isn't seeing right through this. Only thing interesting this year will be who the scapegoat will be- Dalton has already been annointed to carson status for some reason so we know it won't be him. Hope chad can talk to aj and warn him to get out of this town before his prime ends so his talent isn't completely wasted.

No one is anointing this team on this site. This is probably the best team Marvin has had on paper, but they are not Super Bowl contenders - huge difference. I think they are lucky to win 9 games this season.

I think this team is somewhat difficult to predict.

The pessimistic 2012 case outlines like this:
1. The Offensive line sucks eggs as Boling waves a red cape at all the sackers of Dalton, who has to throw all the time because...
2. Ben Jarvis Green Ellis and the other backs are below average at best, and then when Dalton's not getting sacked...
3. AJ Green is triple covered because the other receivers all do a Jerome Simpson/Andre Caldwell impersonation...
4. Meanwhile on defense the cornerbacks can't cover anybody, the safeties can't cover anybody especially a tight end, and the linebackers are out of position too much.

The optimistic case is something like this:
1. Boling and the OL hold their own,
2. Somebody like Marvin Jones becomes a go-to WR when AJ Green is triple covered.
3. Dre Kirkpatrick gets healthy and has a lights-out rookie year

The problem for the 2012 Bengals is that their final winning percentage depends a huge amount on unproven/untested/so-far-look-very-bad players like Boling (who made Livings look good last year), Sanu/Jones/etc, Kirkpatrick, and so forth.

As much as this offseason wasn't a complete train wreck, they still essentially bet the house on a rookie guard and a now-injured not-that-great free agent pickup Wharton, while $15+ million sits in Mikey's bank that could have been used to pick up somebody's all-pro (for example a Carl Nicks -- the Bengals have enough cap space they could have signed a player like that). Classic Bungles, in other words.

Ang blog na ito ay kamangha-manghang at ang impormasyon na ibinigay sa pamamagitan ng artikulo ng blog na ito ay talagang maganda at kapaki-pakinabang at Gusto ko muling bisitahin ang blog.

Nice to be here and see your post!

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    Bengals Futility - By The Numbers

    • 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

      6 - Seasons the Bengals have lost their first six games since 1991. No other team has more than two.

      0 - Teams North of Cincinnati without an indoor practice facility

      10 - Players arrested in a 14 month span from 2005-2006

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

      458,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, that Hamilton County Taxpayers paid to build PBS

      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.

      97 – Ranking, out of 98 general managers in all four major sports with three or more years of experience, of Mike Brown’s performance as a GM, as ranked by Forbes in 2007.

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