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    Re: 2020 Cincinnati Bengals

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    Everything Burrow said today was great. He's gonna be really fun to root for as a Bengal. They better not let Carolina steal him away.

    One thing though. He's a big fan of 5 man protection. As in, no help from the TEs or RBs. So here we go...

    - If the Bengals do nothing to improve the offensive line, and go with 5 man protection, you might as well give Burrow a blindfold and cigarette with this oline.
    - If they do nothing to improve the offensive line, and don't go with 5 man protection, now Burrow is out of his element and won't be as effective. THIS is what I think the Bengals will do.
    - If the Bengals do actually improve the offensive line, that will truly be something to get excited about.
    Of all the offseasons in the history of this franchise, this is one of the most important. To not improve the line would be devastating to the fans, Burrow, his teammates, and the teams future staying in Cincinnati. With the money available, itís nearly impossible to not only address, but to really improve the line. But, we know what weíre up against.

    If they just put in a little effort, not even a full 100%, the Bengals could easily win 6-8 next year. And, the following year, playoffs. Itís so easy in the NFL if you try and have a brain.
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    Re: 2020 Cincinnati Bengals

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    Everything Burrow said today was great. He's gonna be really fun to root for as a Bengal. They better not let Carolina steal him away.

    One thing though. He's a big fan of 5 man protection. As in, no help from the TEs or RBs. So here we go...

    - If the Bengals do nothing to improve the offensive line, and go with 5 man protection, you might as well give Burrow a blindfold and cigarette with this oline.
    - If they do nothing to improve the offensive line, and don't go with 5 man protection, now Burrow is out of his element and won't be as effective. THIS is what I think the Bengals will do.
    - If the Bengals do actually improve the offensive line, that will truly be something to get excited about.
    Unfortunately, Zac will call the plays or else there’d be zero use of him as HC. I wish he wasn’t the HC but we’re stuck with him.

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    Re: 2020 Cincinnati Bengals

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    Of all the offseasons in the history of this franchise, this is one of the most important. To not improve the line would be devastating to the fans, Burrow, his teammates, and the teams future staying in Cincinnati. With the money available, it’s nearly impossible to not only address, but to really improve the line. But, we know what we’re up against.

    If they just put in a little effort, not even a full 100%, the Bengals could easily win 6-8 next year. And, the following year, playoffs. It’s so easy in the NFL if you try and have a brain.
    That assumes the Bengals primary goal is winning football games.
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    Re: 2020 Cincinnati Bengals

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    That assumes the Bengals primary goal is winning football games.
    Not necessarily.

    During Mike Brown's tenure, the Bengals have won plenty of football games. Even made the playoffs quite a few years in a row there. They can still win games without having winning as the primary goal of the front office. Credit the parity of the NFL for that, just like we credit the parity of the NFL for getting a crack at drafting Joe Burrow.

    The million dollar question is, can Burrow overcome Mike Brown's handicaps. It's the elephant in the room. Even if many misunderstand exactly what that elephant is (and they do), it's definitely the elephant they are warning Burrow about. Nevermind the stupid Steeler fans and their "his career will be ruined" nonsense. That's a strawman, easy to discount, and not at all what ex-players are warning Burrow about.

    If Burrow has the talent, he will do well here, barring major injury. But Burrow doesn't want to just "do well here" any more than any other super competitive champion wants to "just do well". He wants to dominate. Succeed. Super Bowls. All of it. I love these kinds of players.

    He's in for a rude awakening though. Because ownership does not share his competitive fire. That lineman protecting Burrow? That coach calling the plays? It's more important how loyal he is, than how talented he is. And again, that's the elephant, right there.
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    Re: 2020 Cincinnati Bengals

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    Last offseason (the one before this offseason) was the first time in 4 years that the Reds front office was even trying. Bryan Price's entire tenure was pretty much one big failed tank/rebuild.
    Bob .... Todd said the Reds are putting forth the effort and actually trying to win, and it's a beautiful thing (unlike the Bengals). And what was my response to Todd again Bob? LOL

    With all due respect, GAC, you have no idea what you are talking about, in regard to Mike Brown.
    Where have I disagreed with you on Mike Brown Bob? Just not gonna keep beating this dead horse and livin' in the 90s. They have a solid opportunity here, going into '20, with a transition to new leadership making the primary decisions, and I'm simply willing to see what happens, give them that shot. Not costing me anything (lol).

    You want to keep ranting about Mike Brown and regurgitating the same talking points and whats going to happen, fine. We'll find out.
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