Originally Posted by eichstadtreds
Absolutely a terrible move. I love the Bengals, but they are clueless in every way of building a team.
I don't understand why this is such a bad move. Take sentiment out of the equation. I though Willie was a great Bengal but last season he couldn't stay of the field. He is played 12 NFL seasons and is on the wrong side of 30. Add knee problems to that and his 300+ frame. I have a feeling that people think Willie is healthy and ready to play, fact of the matter is he isn't a starter and probably won't be able to play a full season ever again.
I would have liked to see him remain on the team but if that happened you would be paying for a very expensive coach while also sacrificing one roster spot. Nothing would be like playing in the NFL with a 52 man roster against a 53 man roster.
I don't like to see Willie go but this may have been best for both parties.