Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS
Between the injuries and our 'special-needs' players...
Amazing how our linebacking corps has gone from a position of strength to maybe our biggest weakness.
And losing Thurman, Pollack, and then Simmons is a huge part of that IMO.
IMHO, the Bengals, who were a far superior team, should have never allowed TB to even be in the game. I don't know if it was preparation, the injuries/suspensions to key players, or what.... but you can't lay this loss totally on the refereeing corp. Yes, the Smith call was bogus. But what about Geathers? Someone needs to have a talk with this guy.
The Bengals missed numerous chances and self-imploded on numerous drives. And their inability to run the ball (3 yds in the first half) against a defense ranked 30th vs the rush is simply amazing.
The sack of Palmer by defensive lineman Ellis Wyms that put them out of FG range basically told the story of the whole game IMO.
It's gonna be a struggle in this division.
Take solace in the fact you're not a Brown's fan.