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For these Cincinnati Bengals, even a bitter playoff cup of coffee is probably worth savoring.

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Yinzer

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Jan 10, 2010
The truth be told:

"The Bengals have one go-to receiver, Ochocinco, and lately he has become more known for his end-zone celebrations and his colorful comments on Twitter than his catching."

Thank you for confirming this Bob, maybe that's why T.J. left. I couldn't work with this guy either, that's fer sure.
Mr Hunter

Dublin, OH

#2 Jan 10, 2010
Not the place/event to vent your Browns poor season.
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 10, 2010
IMHO the weakest link on the Bungles is CARSON PALMER. He has never been his 'former self' since coming back from his injury. He's too tenative and not aggressive enough. Too many poorly thrown passes. I've always backed him until after seeing yesterday's preformance which kind've ended with my having a 'sea change' in my evaluation of Carson. Carson needs to be pushed if he's ever getting back to pro bowl caliber form. The Bengals need to draft a QB. Maybe if Tebow is available at the end of the 1st and DEFINATLY if Tebow is available for the Bungles 2nd pick. Tebow is idea because he can be played in other positions while waiting his turn under center. Other prospects are worth a look like considering that Colt's draft stock might have also slipped.
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 10, 2010
PS Carson Palmer was not the best QB on the field yesterday and THAT worries me a LOT considering how shaky the rookie's season has been.
Franklin County

Lewis Center, OH

#5 Jan 10, 2010
It give me great delight to see that the BenGALS are frauds. All mouth and no show. Balls Deep is d right about Palmer. He DOES need pushed. What has he really done for for them in the last 7 years? I'm begining to think all his "imjuries" have turned him into a WUSS.
Fairfield County

Lancaster, OH

#6 Jan 10, 2010
Three main points about the game yesterday:

1) The Bengals Offensive Coordinator has no imagination. The NFL changes from week to week, however, the Bengals play calling stays the same.
If your wide-outs can not get open you must try and run something to get easy yards. It does not have to be a flea flicker or HB toss. Look at how many times the Jets ran and threw a simple slant pass for first down. I also think a wr screen would be nice every once in awhile, or a HB screen ran effectively. How many times did the Bengals do this yesterday? The jets blitz almost every down. We could have caught them on a couple of screens! Benson is huge. No doubt he was great yesterday.But if you are just going to hand it off every time than why are we paying Palmer millions of dollars every year? As a franchise that money could be allocated to increase the depth of your roster. Palmer's handoffs also cause a lot of problems. You really can not run play action effectively when the ball has to be out in view like that.

2)Injuries were a concern. I know it is not an excuse. I get the next man in philosophy. However when you are down to your 4th string wide-outs and linebackers it is a concern.

3) Shane Graham has been a great kicker when the game is not on the line. But what I saw yesterday, last year, and the year before that is all mental.
For some odd reason he can not deal with the pressure. Do not put the franchise tag on this guy. If he wants to test the market...let him. He will not get the big bucks he is looking for. The most important kicker during the year and playoffs is the punter! Field position is crucial for your defense. FG kickers are a dime a dozen. One year they are great the next they are horrible.

Last thing I have to say:
Do not wait to sign Mike Zimmer. Get it done now!!! Be proactive as an organization and keep him in Cincy! He is to good to let go. If you want to build on this year and strive to become a great franchise you must have quality coaching. Zimmer is the best d-coordinator this franchise has had in a long time.
Greg

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Jan 10, 2010
Marvin says " good job today" !!?? That sums up the problem with the Bengals

MEDIOCRITY Let's RE-TOOL starting from the TOP.
Yinzer

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Jan 10, 2010
Mr Hunter wrote:
Not the place/event to vent your Browns poor season.
Let me clarify something:(if your comment was directed at Bob Hunter and not me, I digress)

I'm a Steelers fan and I was happy to see the Bengals fans have something to cheer about this year. The fans certainly deserved it, they have suffered as much as any Pirate fan.

All I was saying is I think Chad makes too much of himself and isn't really a team player. Lombardi would have sent him packing....he would not have had to ask to be traded.
Mr Hunter

Dublin, OH

#9 Jan 10, 2010
Yinzer wrote:
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Let me clarify something:(if your comment was directed at Bob Hunter and not me, I digress)
I'm a Steelers fan and I was happy to see the Bengals fans have something to cheer about this year. The fans certainly deserved it, they have suffered as much as any Pirate fan.
All I was saying is I think Chad makes too much of himself and isn't really a team player. Lombardi would have sent him packing....he would not have had to ask to be traded.
Not directed at you. I agree with your comments about Johnson, however I do believe it has caught up with him. I actually root for the Pirates due to my undying admiration of Mr. Clemente. If the sports world was filled with men like him, I would not have resorted to being a minor league fanatic.
Yinzer

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Jan 10, 2010
Mr. Hunter, I'm glad we got that cleared up. Yeah, Chad is paying some dues now.

Thanks for bringing up Roberto, what a class act he was, both on and off the field. I couldn't agree with you more.
Bill

Gurnee, IL

#11 Jan 10, 2010
Palmer is not really the problem (although I agree that the thumb injury and handing off issue was a detriment and also was just too awkward to watch -- cringeworthy every time). Absolute zero production from the tight end position is a HUGE problem (especially if a play action approach is important, as with the Bengals). Receivers who catch the ball inconsistently, and do not win the battle for the ball with DBs when having an equal or better chance to catch it are a big problem. Chad not being willing or able to go up and contest for a ball with a tough DB is a big problem. Great receivers will make the tough catch that Chad dropped in the end zone corner -- Palmer's pass was perfect. Santonio Holmes caught that same pass to win the Super Bowl. Chad will never. And even with all these limitations, there is still a staleness and sameness in the game plan, formations and approach which means new coaching/coordinating (at least on the offensive side) is long overdue.
JWoodham

Hopkinsville, KY

#12 Jan 10, 2010
I have been a Bengals fan since I grew up in Cincinnati. I can remember watching the games 20, 30 years ago and we always saw Paul Brown in his trench coat and hat. That man coached at all levels, high school, college, and pro. He knew football inside and out. He built the original Cleveland Bronws into a dominant team in the 1940's, 50's & 60's. He then did the same thing in Cincinnati in the late 60's. The Bengals had some fine teams in the 1970's an 80's. They even went to the Super Bowl and almost won both of them. What a great talent and knowledge of how to run a winning organization. Unfortunately, this ability was definitely NOT passed on to son Mike. Mike Brown is a businessman who owns a football team. He is completely clueless when it comes to running a WINNING organization. Step aside, Mike, hire a General Manager and surround yourself with the best football minds avaliable.
WHOSEDEY

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 11, 2010
"I thought we did well except we didn't make plays"

And that's why they pay Marvin the big bucks.

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