The Bengals blew it. Hell they blew it in the first 5 minutes of the game. You can’t let a team like Baltimore get up on you 14-zip.
3 and out, 3 and out, and the D can’t get off the field on 3rd down, same story different week. I’ve never, ever seen a team so weak on 3rd down on both sides of the ball.
If I can sit back and pick one of the two plays we run on 3rd down, don’t you think other defensive coordinators can? It’s like we have (3) plays for 3rd down, that’s it, hell the majority of the time it’s the same curl to T.J. which unless you’re going to get the pass interference call, isn’t working. The same play ended up with on 4th down.
Now I realize this is probably Carson’s 3rd, option on that play, but that seems to be the one he’s hitting with consistency, or missing rather. The Bengals are now 1-4 in the last 5. That’s not good.
Certainly they have some key injuries. Rich Braham, but this was more than likely his last year anyway. We should have someone ready to slide right in.
The Bengals are decimated at Linebacker due to injuries and suspensions.
But fellas, it’s time to step up. “Do Your Job??? as Marvin would say. We’ve looked bad, no, downright awful.
It’s certainly clear the NFL and its officials hate the Bengals. Week after week, a bad call has ended the game early or killed a drive that was going to put the Bengals ahead or tie it up. But the Bengals should not be allowing the game to be decided by the officials.
They shouldn’t be in that position to begin with.
Right now 8 and 8 looks mighty optimistic unless some things change significantly for the better.
I have one last observation after watching that game on TV:
Dick Enberg, it’s time for you to consider retirement. Being blunt, you suck.
‘Chris Palmer’ does not play for us. You referenced the Bengals as Baltimore at least twice, maybe three times. I do give you credit for being able to pronounce Houshmandzadeh. But that’s it. I think you need to be checked for Alzheimer’s, and if you don’t have it, then your preparation for the game and ability to deliver is unacceptable. Simply put, you’re past your prime, get out while people still think you’re good.