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That was an excellent game to watch. I saw very little of the Indy-Patriots game.
But here are our defensive stats so far....
PTS/G..... 29.1 (30th)
And Romeo (like Marvin) comes from a defensive background????
His LBing corp is a joke. Do they even know how to put pressure on a QB? I like a 3-4 defense; but he doesn't have the personnel to make it work. And while the one corner (Eric Wright) is a rookie, and learning, he is getting burned big time.
Our receiving corp of Edwards, Winslow, and Jurevicius, matches up pretty well aganst Johnson, T.J., and Kelly....
Derek Anderson. Alot of people were laughing at this kid and wrote him off. I didn't. The kid put up some impressive numbers while at Oregon State. Last year was his rookie year and he appeared in a total of 5 games, and started 3. You judge a rookie QB on 3 starts? And they were three games where he played against some pretty stout defenses in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Tampa Bay.Code:RNK NAME REC YDS AVG YPG LNG TD 2 Johnson 47 779 16.6 97.4 56 3 4 Edwards 42 736 17.5 92.0 78 9 8 Houshmandzadeh 62 674 10.9 84.3 42 10 9 Winslow 42 657 15.6 82.1 49 3 Jurevicius 20 236 11.8 33.7 29 3 Kelly 11 131 11.9 16.3 23 0
Had a career-high 276 yards passing in his first NFL start at Pittsburgh on Dec. 7, 2006. Completed 13 consecutive passes, which tied for fifth-best in franchise history, at Baltimore on Dec. 17, 2006. He then stunk it up in the last start vs T.B. (4 INTs).
Again.... a rookie, running for his life behind that offensive line, and people say he makes bad decisions with the ball?
I'm not saying the kid is Joe Namath. He's not even a Carson Palmer. But he is not as bad as some have stated, and he's showing that behind a much improved offensive that has only allowed 8 sacks all year and zero in the last 4 games .
Watching that game yesterday, Seattle was doing their best to blitz and put pressure on Anderson. And the offensive line, as well as Vickers, did an excellent job at picking them up while Anderson goes 29-48 (364 yds).
QB Rating 95.5 (6th)
Total Passing Yds.... 2108 (6th)
TDs.... 17 (3rd)
Last edited by GAC; 11-05-2007 at 06:56 AM.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Well, I know that I've moved past anger with this team and on to quiet resignation. They just aren't very good. The defense has got to be the worst in franchise history, and that's saying something. I don't see much light at the end of the tunnel either. Chris Henry comes back so that might help the offense, but the D is beyond help. Joseph and Hall may turn into good CB's in the future but right now they are just over matched. The d-line yesterday was just pathetic. They can't stop the run and they can't rush the passer, other than that...they're pretty good.
I started the season thinking that 10-6 was a pretty reachable record. Now I think that 6-10 will be the absolute best they can do.
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
I think the Bengals overestimated the defensive talent they had before the season started. And then, injuries just decimated the talent they did have. Just a rag-tag outfit that can't stop anyone.
I was a little surprised to see Marvin go so long with Rudi. Every game the Bengals have left is a "must win" and Watson was producing. I'd play Watson and let Rudi earn his way back. You don't blow a game like this trying to get one guy going.
TJ is a pro's pro but Chad seems a little lost. He hasn't reponded to all the adversity in a very mature fashion. Too many dropped passes and letting the team down during a very critical stretch.
Pay attention to the open sky
Last edited by traderumor; 11-05-2007 at 01:57 PM.
I truly wonder if the Bengals front office felt the offense could carry this team and thus made very little effort to fix the defense from a financial standpoint (i.e. improve through draft vs. through FA).
If the Bengals brass do not want their fanbase to leave, they better make drastic improvements to the defense in the offseason via free agency or trade since their recent track record in the draft has been lacking.
Here are the first-day picks under Marvin's watch:
2003: Carson Palmer (1), Eric Steinbach (2), Kelley Washington (3)
2004: Chris Perry (1), Keiwan Ratliff (2), Madieu Williams (2), Caleb Miller (3), Landon Johnson (3)
2005: David Pollack (1), Odell Thurman (2), Chris Henry (3)
2006: Johnathan Joseph (1), Andrew Whitworth (2), Frostee Rucker (3)
2007: Leon Hall (1), Kenny Irons (2), Ahmad Brooks (3) ***
*** Supplemental Draft Choice
Of these 17 picks, six are on the active Bengal roster, six are out with injuries and six are no longer with the team. Not a very good return.
Marvin just doesn't have a direction or a clue. His track record is out in the open. It's almost impossible to debate how poorly he has managed this team. He has even managed to ruin the offensive line and when the line goes the whole offense slowly crumbles. Everything is crumbling and it wasn't hard to guess that. Predicting a terrible team this year was about as predictable as predicting the Reds would be bad. At least the Reds seemingly care and have some young talent.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.
But ML can only spend what MB allows...you think he did not want more than cheap retreads who are here to pick up a paycheck.
Better than Jocelyn Borgolla or James Joseph from 1997...but not exactly a Kevin Greene....or Adelius Thomas.
Even if MB knew that one big time FA would take this team over top....he would not do it. He would not have his precious cap messed up.....beacuse we have to think about the future and who might get injured. This year.....injuries happened....but it's not anywhere close to this every year.
The Ahmed Brooks thing has turned into Rich Braham Part II and he either get's activated or go sign someone else and move on.
El Sucko Bengals!!!
24 Years and Counting...
Being a Bengals fan is one of the most surreal experiences in sports. For most of my life I feel like I've been rooting for them to lose in such humiliating, horrific fashion that public and league pressure would cause Mike Brown to sell the football team. You can't unconditionally support the Bengals because their ownership is not making a good faith effort to succeed.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.