Originally Posted by The Operator
This team is never going to be a consistent winner until Mike Brown is years removed from being a part of this organization. There. I said it.
We might get treated with a year of contention here and there, but that's it. Mikey running things guarantees that we'll continue to employ people like Bratkowski and Marvin, and will let things like all these penalties go completely unaccounted for.
Marvin and Brat and even Carson right now are huge problems but with Mikey in charge, we could get rid of all three and I have full faith that we'd end up with an equally bad or worse OC, a bad head coach if it's not Zimmer, or a bad replacement DC if it is Zimmer as the new HC.
And I really don't trust them to pick the right QB in a draft. Palmer was the right decision at the time and worked out until whatever happened that is causing his demise, but I have little faith they'd make the right pick again.
Yea, I'm a Debbie Downer right now.
Mike Brown deservedly so has come under a lot of fire during his tenure as the owner. I can't place the full amount of blame on Mike right now, I think he deserves some of the blame, but more of it resides in the coaching staff and the man throwing the football.
I see a Bengals team that has quite a bit of talent. Enough talent to go head to head with the better teams in the league. But I see a team who is so maddeningly inconsistent that it hurts to watch. A team that will come out like world beaters one weak and then lay an egg the next. A team that actually thinks throwing the ball when they can take it under the 2 minute warning, punt it away, and make a young QB go the length of the field with 0 TO's is a good idea.
I think the Bengals need a change with the coaching staff. It has gotten stale and unlike the college game you need turnover every so many years in the NFL. And with each additional coaching change more power is removed from Mike and transferred to the coaching staff.