I think we see the reason why Kenny Irons was drafted. I know he got injured, but Rudi isnt getting any younger. That being said, I don't see Watson being anything more than a split-carry back.
I'm starting to think that if this team underachieves again this season, injuries or not, Marvin should go. Think Tony Dungy for a minute. The guy has restored the franchise and should be given the key to the city, but he has yet to get them over the hump and contending on a regular basis in the playoffs. The Bucs had the same situation, let Dungy go, and with the small time frame they had left, got Jon Gruden to lead them to a Super Bowl ring.
The only difference between the Bengals and Bucs though is ownership. The Glazers went after the high profile candidate, while I fear that if Marvin is let go, SoP will likely go after some retread coach similar to what San Diego did with Norv Turner.
Another thing that concerns me is Carson Palmer maturing into a fourth quarter QB. Correct me if I am wrong, but I cannot remember him making any fourth quarter comebacks to win a game. I know Glenn Holt ruined the chance today, but I am thinking about last weeks game against Cleveland. Anytime Palmer has had a chance to lead the team downfield, he chokes.
I was thinking this team would go 8-8 again, which is unacceptable, but if they go 6-10 or worse, something REALLY needs to be done.