Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
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.
Once Mike leaves his capacity as owner/manager the Bengals will be in a much better position. Mike suffers from some faulty logic of "I know football". I think a lot of this can be attributed to him being Paul's son as well as him playing football in college. I think someone looked it up and he was some 3rd string QB on his college team.
I could be wrong but I do think things will change once Katie or Todd take control. They grew up with the awful Bengals and they saw first hand with all the mistakes that her father made. They will also be one generation removed from Paul which would be a good thing. She may remember her grandpa fondly, but won't think she can do what he did.
That said I have no idea how much longer Mike will be in charge. He probably will live to be 100+ just to torment the good fans of Cincinnati.