Bengals, Oh my…

Bengals finish 8-8, right where they belong.

Is Ratliff the absolute worst kick returner in the NFL? I think he might be.

Marvin will say “We didn’t take care of business, or we didn’t play hard enough”. I think we got all we could get with what we have.

We’ll be paying close attention to what happens in the off-season. The Bengals need a few less thugs, a few more players with heart and attitude and perhaps a kicker.


Even more ironic, is the fact that KC won and the Niners upset Denver, the two things the Bungles needed to make the playoffs.

Honestly, I’m happy with this outcome.  The Bengals would have only embarrassed us further I think had the squeeked in.  Now they have a the full off-season to plan their moves.

Bengaldom happens in Denver.

Are you surprised? It’s really sad that I wasn’t surprised at all.

In fact I picked them to lose today, 31-17 and I wasn’t that far off.

I expected they’d come out ‘flat’ in this big game like in others past and I wasn’t off by much there either. That opening pick was awesome, then the Bengals gave it right back.

It’s sad that I wasn’t even worried with they were winning at half-time because I could feel it, I knew they’d blow it.

I really didn’t expect a bad snap to be the clincher.

Both Chad and Chris Henry dropped balls, catchable balls. Henry showed a little more effort, just a little but still not enough to win.

Rudi, was Rudi, he ran harder than I expected but also coughed up the ball.

I look forward to positive changes on this team for next year. Perhaps an offensive line, and a running back would be good. A solid third receiver would be nice as well but not until we get some D.

Unfortunately the Bengals will lose again on New Years Eve and finish 8-8. Go ahead write it down. The Steelers got spanked by Baltimore today and are out for sure. They are going to be fired up.

The Bengals? I don’t think they know what that means yet.

I can’t wait to hear Marvin’s feedback this week. (We didn’t play that well, and we gave the ball away. But we played hard and a bad snap cost us the game).

How many games have the Bengals had to climb back in only to lose on a bad call, bad play or bad snap? I’m sure that’s 4 of their wins this year. This team isn’t supposed to be in that position.

You’ve got to be kidding me.

“Bengals Put Ugly Loss In Past?” She here.

Which ugly loss would that be? The one in Tampa? Indy?

No team with 7 losses should ever make the playoffs, that should be a man rule. Yeah, yeah, any team can beat any other team on any given Sunday. But when you stink it up like the Bengals did, they should just be automatically disqualified.

I cannot understand how any team, especially the Bengals, for whom we have such high expectations could come out on Monday Night Football and lay such an egg.

It was Prime-Time and the game meant so much to the season. Chris Henry is a piece of work, even Chad dropped balls that were catchable and ‘must-catches.

The O-Line? We don’t have one. Yes injuries abound, but c’mon. This is the NFL, step up, earn your pay. Rudi broke one run, ONE, and a hell of a run it was, but he was caught for little or no-gain and ran over someone. That’s not his style, that was a fluke.

Rudy doesn’t run, or punish people the way Corey did, he has about as many juke moves as the ottoman that I rest my feet on. If the line aint working he isn’t going to make anyone miss or picking up anything extra.

The press, and Bengaldom still has ‘hope’. No, no, this team is not that good. The 8 arrests have nothing to do with it either. We have some star players, but they are being dragged down by less than mediocre play across the board.

I’m looking for wholesale changes on the D side next year, and a significant portion of the O needs to be gutted too.

Bengals STINK it up on Monday night football!

Wow!, no I really mean Wow!

Now, mind you I didn’t really expect them to win. Certainly I wanted, and hoped they would but I didn’t really expect it. I didn’t expect them to be so embarrassing. This is just the ticket to get the Bengals more prime time games let me tell you.

Chad Dropped 2 balls, Chris Henry is a piece of work, he didn’t eve reach for 3 balls that were catch-able, and even T.J. Who’sYourMamma dropped at least one. Although I give T.J. a lot of credit, he didn’t quit. I think Chad quit, and I don’t think C. Henry ever got started.

Joe Theisman is an idiot. I don’t know if you heard his comments or paid any attention to them. In the beginning of the show he said; “The colts run defense is ranked 32nd in the NFL, the only reason they aren’t ranked lower is because there aren’t 39 teams in the league”. So for a Defense that had given up 550 yards running in the last two games, you’d want to run the ball against them no? Later he said; “The Bengals game plan was fatally flawed, they tried to run from the start and you can’t do that against this team”. What an idiot.

Now as soon as you get behind as the Bengals did, which was exactly what they could not afford to do, they still ran the ball more than they should and didn’t get the results.

Rudi, isn’t all that folks, he never has been. If the line isn’t doing all the work and pushing the D around, Rudi gets nothing. He doesn’t have a move to save his life. When our O-line is as busted up as it was, we needed him (or someone) in the backfield keeping Carson from getting killed.

The Bengals won’t make the playoffs this year (as if that’s a big surprise at this point) bu write it down. My post season schedule has just opened up.

I hope this is the gateway to better things. Marvin you know who your players are and who the guys are that are just along for the ride. It’s time to cut them lose, and dare I say that might include your defensive coordinator too.

The last 3 weeks the defense has been extremely over-rated, they have only been successful because of who they’ve played. Put a decent team on the field and they are done.

Bengals Shutout Cleveland, get back above .500

Honestly, the game was played well by the Bengals. The O was clicking on all cylinders. Who were those other guys and what did they do with the Bengals D?

Regardless of the fact that I’m pretty sure So. Rita’s blind and deaf varsity team could take the Browns, the Bengals didn’t disappoint.

So they have improved to 6-5 and are on a two game streak. It’s way too soon to say the D is fixed, but they did play well.