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    Quote Originally Posted by SLINK View Post
    Good question. My guess is it depends on how the season ends. Whether they win or get to the Super Bowl.
    I wouldn't be shocked to see Bridgewater AND Keenum back in Minnesota next year. It will be interesting.
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    The last two games look eerily like the 90's Bengals. Not even competitive. The only way they win one of the next two is if the team they play coughs the ball up a buch of times.

    I have no idea if tehre is effort or not, it looks like there isn't, however, they seem so overmatched talent wise, it is hard to tell. Although some players allude to their effort not quite there.

    If ther is any bright spot the last two game, enlighten me, because I see none. The offense gets paltry movement, the defense leaves guys more wide open on a regular basis that you ever see in NFL games. Special teams were ok I guess. No FG tries and lots of punts.

    I am afraid we are in this for a few years. The Bengals are cyclical and ths cycle may have started last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    The last two games look eerily like the 90's Bengals. Not even competitive. The only way they win one of the next two is if the team they play coughs the ball up a buch of times.

    I have no idea if tehre is effort or not, it looks like there isn't, however, they seem so overmatched talent wise, it is hard to tell. Although some players allude to their effort not quite there.

    If ther is any bright spot the last two game, enlighten me, because I see none. The offense gets paltry movement, the defense leaves guys more wide open on a regular basis that you ever see in NFL games. Special teams were ok I guess. No FG tries and lots of punts.

    I am afraid we are in this for a few years. The Bengals are cyclical and ths cycle may have started last year.
    No doubt. This off season is huge in determining how things will go. They truly need to clean house with the whole staff and get all new voices here. Do that and focus on the line this off season and I think they could be right back in the playoff contention next year. However if they get this wrong,and or promote from within. Then we are looking at the 90s Bengals coming back and players not wanting to be here. Ultimately imo leading the team to moving eventually. This off season and what they do is huge.

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    While not a huge Bengals fan, I do root for the local team, it just seems to make the NFL season better if your local team is good, or at least capable. This feels like the dawn of another lost decade. What happened to the wonder child Duke Tobin? 3 years ago he was being touted as one of the best talent evaluators in the league, after the last few drafts....well the jury is still out. Jackson looks like a keeper, it looks as though he completely wiffed on the 2 tackles a few years back, and John Ross...we don't know any more about him today than we did at the combine last spring. I'm in favor of blowing this thing up, get what you can for Andy, should be able to get good value for AJ Green, and start back from square one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom 5497 View Post
    While not a huge Bengals fan, I do root for the local team, it just seems to make the NFL season better if your local team is good, or at least capable. This feels like the dawn of another lost decade. What happened to the wonder child Duke Tobin? 3 years ago he was being touted as one of the best talent evaluators in the league, after the last few drafts....well the jury is still out. Jackson looks like a keeper, it looks as though he completely wiffed on the 2 tackles a few years back, and John Ross...we don't know any more about him today than we did at the combine last spring. I'm in favor of blowing this thing up, get what you can for Andy, should be able to get good value for AJ Green, and start back from square one.
    This isn't baseball. Absolutely zero reason to blow the whole thing up. Blow up the whole coaching staff? Yes. Blow up the whole team no.

    The Bengals basically were in an unofficial rebuild this year. The Bengals had a lot of holes on the team after last year. The defense got old, the line was horrible last year even with Whit and Zeitler, and not many play makers on offense besides Green. The Bengals in the off season got younger on defense. Vigil looks like a good young linebacker. Their d line got younger and arguably have the best pass rusher in the draft in Lawson who leads all rookies in pressures and sacks. Billings has started to come along inside and as you stated William Jackson looks to be a very good corner. They still need to improve at safety but they have basically rebuilt the defense, now just need to add more depth.

    Offensively they got a very good running back in Mixon who has shown flashes. John Ross imo got a raw deal because of Lewis. I think he will be very good if he can stay healthy. So the Bengals were basically in an unofficial rebuild while trying to still contend by hoping their young tackles worked out. Which as we seen they haven't.

    So the Bengals aren't that far and already have put some pieces in place for that window to open again. Depending how this off season goes. With a new coach and focusing on the line in free agency and draft, could have this team in position to win right away next year. So no you don't blow the whole thing up. You go get a good coaching staff and o line.

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