Gotta trade for a running back to salvage the season. BJGE is toast. He gets no seperation and has very.little burst. This is the worst rb position group in the NFL. You could work in a new back during the bye.
Andy Dalton isn't the problem, at least not the most glaring one. Running back, defensive backfield, middle line backer, o-line to a degree. Lot's of fix-it list items before Andy.
Marvin is not a great coach, but since he's been there it's been very rare that the team doesn't play heard or looks totally disinterested. But that's what it looked like today, like there was someplace else they'd rather be.
Looking ahead to the Steelers?
Palmer probably is thinking.... You know, I had no running game either...I was supposed to everything to win games and then have an inept owner continue to make no moves to improve.
3-3 and we're already giving up. You guys are something else.
So what? You're going to forfeit the rest of the season because of two bad weeks? Cue the "Welcome to Cincinnati" posts.
I mean this team played well last year with the help of an easy schedule. They have the equivalent of conservative and by the book thinking in a HC that matches Dusty Baker....except Baker can at least claim winning some big games in the playoffs at least.
I was NOT expecting bad things to happen to the Reds in this playoffs at all. I expected to play in the WS at least. The Bengals? Please...I have not ben confident in their backbone since 1989.
I would like to see Peerman more though going forward!
If a football team can't be the Browns (and not particularly close either), things are going to get messy against real teams.
Bengals needed to have a hot start, because it is very obivous that the team is not a playoff team on paper. It wasn't last year either. They were okay and got some luck. This year, they are worse, and I don't think any amount of luck gets them to the playoffs.