Re: 2013 Bengals Discussion (Part 2)
As is our routine, I (Brown fan) sat down at my brother's (Bengal fan) to watch the game. I picked the Bengals to win this game too. The Browns weren't gong to get away with the trick plays like they did last week vs the Vikings. And when they kicked that on-side after going up 7-0 I let out a huge sigh.
The Brown's D is legit. It was the only positive I really saw going into this season. I was very skeptical of the offense with Weeden in control.
Haden totally dominated AJ. My brother was screaming "Is he the only receiver Dalton can throw to?" LOL
But the Brown's defense was swarming. And they had Dalton rattled all day. I have no idea where he was throwing some of those balls. He had a lot of pressure coming, and I was really impressed with rookie Mingo too.
On offense... getting Josh Gordon back was huge, but TE Cameron has been simply phenomenal.
But having said all this, and as we watched the game, with all it's miscues, stupid penalties, and missed opportunities by both teams, I looked at my brother at one point, watching this so-called Battle of Ohio, and said "Typical Clowns vs Bungles game wouldn't you say?" "Yep" he replied, and then added "Marvin Lewis is the worst coach in the NFL! He ain't never going to take us to that next level!" LOL
"panic" only comes from having real expectations