Originally Posted by George Foster
Honestly, I think the Bengals are worse. Al Davis really wants to win, and he's mad as heck when he doesn't. He just makes bad decisions. Brown could care less if he wins or not, it's all about the bottom line. He knows what it takes to win and refuses to do it. A perfect example of this is not trading Chad when you could of gotten a 1st round pick for him a season or 2 ago and not trading Palmer when you could of improved the team in a couple of positions. He would rather let both go and get nothing in return.
The Bengals have been fairly competitive during the Marvin Lewis time period. He has yet to win a playoff game but has made it to the playoffs twice. How quickly we forget that the Bengals were a Carson Palmer knee injury away from being a legit playoff team. Mike Brown is an awful owner but IMO Marvin has done a decent job with his limited resources. And lets be honest this is a rebuilding year. Its want many Bengals fans have been calling for over the past couple of seasons. Gone are the diva's and the declining QB. In are new exciting WR's and a TE along with a rookie QB. Its going to be a painful year, but hopefully one that brings about hope.
As for Al Davis IMO he is the worst owner in the league. Next season they don't have a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th round pick. He has been running his team based upon the 40 yard dash for the past 5+ years. Pryor in the 3rd? Hewyard-Bay in the 1st? Russell with the 1st pick in the draft? Guy is awful at making decisions at this stage in his career.