The Holt/Chad trade talk is just silly really.
But this quote gives me hope that I did not have:
Front office change
Whispers are that there may be a change in the way the Bengals organization conducts their ironclad business. Some people may describe the teamís current negotiating practice as being cheap, but Iím sure the Bengals front office views it much differently. I think they like to call it smart money management.
Either way changes are expected to be made at the top and are believed to be for the betterment of the organization.
Making some notable changes in the front office would go a looong way to getting fans back, guys like Chad back, and are also likely requested by Marvin if he's going to stay long term.
As for McFadden? Character questions, smallish, reminds me of Reggie Bush - not necessarily a bad thing - but I don't know that he holds up as a feature back in the NFL - which is utterly brutal on RB's more so than ever.
I think you should concentrate on developing an out-standing o-line and acquire 2-3 good Rb's who can fit your system with upside.
Putting all of your chips into one RB these days just seems foolish - they get hurt way too much and when they're hurt - if you don't have a couple of other realistic options - you're screwed.
And the Bengals' o-line is sorely in need of some real talent, ecspecially on the interior.