Originally Posted by Boss-Hog
I don't disagree with any of that, but to compare the pre-Marvin Bengals with their record since he took over is pretty staggering. That's not to say a .500 record with zero playoff wins in two appearances over seven seasons is anything special to the other 31 teams, but compared to what I saw from 1992 - 2002, it's night and day. Unfortunately, I think we need to come to the reality that the Bengals under Marvin is about the team's ceiling, regardless of the coach, as long as the front office/decision makers remain the status quo. That's my opinion, anyway - not to say I'm at all happy about it.
I think the "post-Marvin" bump has as much to do with Katie Blackburn assuming more of the day-to-day control of the franchise than anything else. Katie's a miser, just like her old man, but I get the feeling that she doesn't have the same "I know football" mentality that her father does.