Re: List your Bengal changes here.
Special Teams were in the Top 5 in KO, PR return avg.
They were not the problem.....except for 1 muffed XP.
I mean really.....all they would have done was tie that game.
The game was lost with CP overthrowing TJ in the endzone when he was wide open for a 6 yard TD.....and motion penalty taking away 75 yd pass to Henry......AND Chad's fumble, and he hardly ever fumbles...the way was clearly trying to tackle the ball and CJ still would not just go down and let the guy strip it away.
On the subject of LeBau.........people really have short memories.
I see it on the Bengal web site also...... This is a guy who became DC in 1984 after Hank Bullough left it as the No. 1 rated defense in the NFL in 1983.
Gone were only Ken Riley and Jim LeClair.....yet it goes to middle of the pack in 1984....and then dead last in 1985....with the same players, save those 2 and i think Gary Burley was gone by then.
His defenses.....BOTH times he was here....were never Top 10...barely in the Top 20....always run over.....always weak and soft.
But this also goes back to the way the bengal org. runs things.
Why does Lewis and LeBau have success in BAL/WASH and PITT respectively?
What do those 3 org have that the Bengals do not have?
They have a true GM and double the full time scouts.
They do not have an owner who thinks beacuse his father was a great judge of talent....he also is...and can do it 60's-70's style......with a bare bones front office.
Those teams have GM's, Player Pers. Directors (Not Jim "I coached in High School" Lippincott).....and scouts who do this FT and do not expect their coaches to try and do it on the fly.
PITT is famous for drafting great players after the 1st 3 rounds.....I mean in the first 3 rounds....most of us could make great picks....it's after those rounds when the depth of your team and the ability to replace FA comes into play.
PITT and BAL have and have had great GM's.
Maybe throwing WASH in here is a stretch due to the woner wanting to buy his way to the top.....and that is not the only way to go....BUT if MB had half of Snyder's ego....he would probably see that it might be time to break the bank on a difference maker on defense....while realizing he needs a GM and to hire more scouts.