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    Bengals to Draft Ninth

    Not sure if this is new news, but Bengals fared best out of logjam of 7-9 teams.

    From the Enquirer site:


    By virtue of their weak schedule, the Bengals will draft ninth in April, the NFL announced this afternoon.

    The Bengals were one of seven teams to finish 7-9, but they were the worst of the 7-9 teams based on their strength of schedule. Bengals opponents had a winning percentage of .461 with a composite 118-138 record.

    No. 9 is the highest the Bengals have drafted in five seasons that Marvin Lewis has overseen as head coach.

    They were first overall in the 2003 draft (Carson Palmer) as the result of compiling the NFL's worst record, 2-14, in Dick LeBeau's last season as coach.

    Under Lewis, the Bengals have earned the Nos. 17 (traded down twice to No. 26, 2004), 17, 24 and 18 picks in the past four years.

    Besides Palmer, the Bengals have drafted running back Chris Perry, linebacker David Pollack and cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall under Lewis’ direction.

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    Nice!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
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    I guess.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Under the circumstances.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Talking to yourself there WIly Mo?
    Go Gators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Talking to yourself there WIly Mo?


    You've got to be at least a little crazy to be a Bengals fan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post


    You've got to be at least a little crazy to be a Bengals fan.
    Agreed.

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    Re: Bengals to Draft Ninth

    Good to see Patriots picking 7th, they need the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Good to see Patriots picking 7th, they need the help.
    Hopefully they'll be able to find that one player that will put them over the hump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Hopefully they'll be able to find that one player that will put them over the hump.
    Call me sick, but I'm actually hoping that they end up picking up a problem child who ends up getting arrested a few times, just so some other team can deal with that stigma for a change.

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    Re: Bengals to Draft Ninth

    Besides Palmer, the Bengals have drafted running back Chris Perry, linebacker David Pollack and cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall under Lewis’ direction.
    Ah Chris Perry, the gift that keeps on giving (nothing).

    Pollack is an unfortunate situation, so we'll never know his potential.

    Jospeh and Hall are still works in progress, but an attempt to address a blatant need/deficiency.

    Unfortunately my crystal ball for the Bengals' options with the 9th pick doesn't yield an impact player that will magically help this pathetic franchise. Conversely, I don't see any such unicorn in this coming draft, so all teams are in the same boat.

    The best thing that could happen for the Bengals is for Mike Brown to cease to exist. I just blame him for all the Bengals' woes, as well as drafting Chris Perry. I don't know if that's fair or not, but at this point I could care less. Every year goes by and it just reinforces how horrible that pick truly was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Ah Chris Perry, the gift that keeps on giving (nothing).
    I stood in disbelief when they announced that pick. It was a horrendous pick at the time and has proven to be even worse than it looked.

    What baffled me is that Steven Jackson was still sitting there and the Bengals chose Chris Perry. Even at the time, I was screaming for Jackson. How good would the Bengals have been the last few years with Jackson at tailback? I'd have to question anyone who thought Perry was a better pick than Jackson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I stood in disbelief when they announced that pick. It was a horrendous pick at the time and has proven to be even worse than it looked.

    What baffled me is that Steven Jackson was still sitting there and the Bengals chose Chris Perry. Even at the time, I was screaming for Jackson. How good would the Bengals have been the last few years with Jackson at tailback? I'd have to question anyone who thought Perry was a better pick than Jackson.
    It seemed that the logic at the time was that Perry would be a receiving HB, or converted to WR.

    Regardless, neither have happened, and it was a lousy pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    It seemed that the logic at the time was that Perry would be a receiving HB, or converted to WR.
    I'm not sure about that. Why would anyone spend a first rounder on a receiving HB?
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