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Bengals signed Manny Lawson to a 1 year deal tonight.
Solid signing. With Howard and Lawson the Bengals just got a heck of a lot faster at LB.
Last edited by Playadlc; 08-02-2011 at 03:10 AM.
I hate that the Lutui thing fell through but, if we can add at least one more solid lineman and finalize the Whitner deal, I must say, we'll have done pretty well this off-season. The more I think about it, the more I realize the Texans overpaid for JJoe big time.
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I peg them anywhere between 2-6 wins. Gradkowski isn't a great QB but he is a guy who will win a few more games than you think he can. He is a gritty type QB who will stick his nose anywhere in order to get a win. If Dalton is the 1st string QB I think their overall record will be worse but the team will be better off down the road.
IMO this type of season is going to be painful but beneficial in the long run. They needed to rid themselves of the likes of Chad, Carson, TJ, TO, etc. They needed to get some fresh blood in the system and rebuild. Now I don't have great hopes for the Bengals with Brown as the owner but hopefully Dalton is the real deal and they are able to get a top 5-8 draft pick and take a T.
I moved to Parkersburg, WV 8 years ago (hence the name). Growing up in Kentucky, I was always closer to the Reds and Bengals which made them my teams. Now in WV, the closest teams by proximity are the Steelers and Browns, one of which I have grown to hate and the other isn't much of an improvement over the Bengals.
I've also flirted with the idea of becoming a Colts fan, but I can't stand the Mannings either.
I'll stick with the Bengals. I'll probably quit following the NFL in general before I switch teams.
Maybe they'll use the 2009 formula and play great Zimmer defense and then hand the ball off to Benson 25-30 times a game.
And then to keep the defenses honest, 2-3 times a game, they'll send AJ Green long and have the QB hang it out there and let him go up and get it.
I'll give this about a 25% chance of happening. Possible, but not probable. I'm glad I'm not a Bengals fan.
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Last edited by bucksfan2; 08-05-2011 at 11:39 AM.