Originally Posted by bucksfan2
The Bengals MO recently has been to draft a position of need in the 1st and then draft an abundance of DL men.
If it were up to me the 1st pick would be used to draft the BPA on defense. I would like to see Vaccaro in that spot but would be ok with a guy like Ogletree. I want someone in the back 7 who can make a play.
A couple of things the Bengals have done this off season have me thinking why? Resigning Gathers didn't make any sense to me. Bringing back B. Scott doesn't as well. And how Tate has a spot on a 54 man roster is beyond me. The Bengals could use help at RB, and a returner if Adam Jones is expected to play more corner this season. Gathers has had a productive career but is a little long in the tooth. To compound everything right now they need a RT. If Andre isn't signed then they will need to spend a draft pick on something they could have had in place.
It helps maintain the quota of the Bengals drafting and keeping their own..... Brown wants everyone to know that they are doing it the right way....this vindicates it, by keeping their own players even if they are mediocre and could/should be replaced. His ego is that massive, I believe.
Up until Geathers re-sign....I was fine with who they were bringing back....then they got stupid with it. Tate might not be a Bengal draft pick but he is a Bengal mid to late 90's type player.