Re: Pollack is retiring
I have seen it after 1981 and 1988 also.......
By 1983....the USFL had raided this team the worst ( WHY? Beacuse of the fact that the players were the lowest piad ) When the uSFL comes at you with dollars and your career is short...you are going to take it.
They lost Ross after 1983....LeClair....Dinkel...Lapham....not great players and a little older but still useful AND it showed complete disarray within this org.
They also fired their OC Lindy Infante who helped rebuild Anderson and the offense right before training camp or exhibition season AND they did not hire an OC....that's right...the Bengals never listed as having an OC.
Also Ross browner and Pete Johnson were suspended for first 4 games for cocaine poss or something in that vain. What a mess.
After 1988.....Brown holdouts before 1989......they lose Woods in game 2 of 1989. Minimal compared to 1983....and they did go to playoffs in 1990 but they were half the team of 1988 and by 1991 they were done.
NOTHING CHANGES.....this org is incapable of sustaining any success.