Horrible doesn’t even describe it.
How does one get a roughing the passer call while sacking the quarterback the way Justin Smith got that call? Sad, sad I say….
That pretty much did them in, however the Bengals brought this loss on themselves. They played a very hungry 0-4 team and they did not look like a team that just got their buts whipped and had a bye week to think about it.
The offense was pathetic. How many false starts and bad penalties? 10? A season high? The Bengals shot themselves in the foot so many times it wasn’t funny. After the whipping the Steelers put on KC yesterday, it means they may not be the division gems we all thought they were.
It’s time for you to show us something Marvin. Show us that you haven’t lost it. Show us Carson that you haven’t lost a step, that you can hold on to the ball and make a play. Some of your passes looked like Kitna passes yesterday.
Help me, I’m having flashbacks.
Perhaps the Thurman and Henry issues on the team are bigger than anyone would like to think.
The look on Chad Johnsons’s face says it all:
It was horrible. The Bengals _stole_ a win in Pittsburgh last week and I think they took that for granted. Again the offense sputtered. Both initial drives should have resulted in 14 points and only ended up as 6. It was down hill from there.
The D? What D? The improved run stopping D that gave up 200+ yards on the ground? Man did it look bad. They need a real safety, and Big Nate, didn’t seem to help much today. They ran right by him like short bus passes the regular kids.
I must say I wasn’t fully expecting a win today. But I didn’t expect the Bengals to get blown out. Nope. I thought Chad would have a big day or if he didn’t Kelly Washington would because nobody can cover all 3 of our receivers.
I don’t know if Brooks played today other than special teams, but now that Thurman is out for the year and unlikely to be back as a Bengal that monster needs to see some play time.
Tory James got burned yet again, he is really starting to remind me of Rod ‘Toast’ Jones. I think that might be 3 weeks in a road he’s been beat bad for touchdowns.
C’mon Marvin get control down there. What happened to “Do Your Job?’
Teams that are doing their job don’t get blown out like that.
Bengals 34, Browns 17
Of course I’m a nay sayer at times. While the Bengals did put up 34 points, they gave up 17 to a completely inept offense. For the most part the defense looked stellar, and the offense sputtered a bit.
It doesn’t show in the numbers, and a W is a W, so I’m happy, but…
For all intents and purposes the Bengals did man-handle the Browns, it never really was a game. They suffered some injuries, some key injuries to Pollack, Braham, and Jackson, all not good, and Sir Chad bruised his shoulder but continued to play.
The Bengals are for real, the next two weeks in my opinion will define the season.
At Pittsburgh and New England at Home. If the Bengals are 4-0 going into the Bye week, they will be 2-0 in the division and that will be HUGE.
Oh yeah, Tickets have arrived.
We are going to the steel city to watch the Bengals take it to the Steelers week 3.
Uhuh, yeah, that’s right. We’re coming to get what’s ours.
3-0 Three and Oh. Yeah, it’s still the pre-season and all but all three wins have been pretty impressive. Well, win #3 the Bengal’s looked about as good as Bret Farve looked bad.
But Carson is back and he’s for real and it’s better than where Pittsburg sits, which is 0-3.
Chad has been put on ice, this pre-season. I suspect their giving him a little attitude adjustment, helping him grow up just a little bit.
Rudy, however has not impressed, he’s clearly a north – south runner and hasn’t put to many yards down. He needs a few moves. Is it him, or the line? I don’t think it’s the line. Some of the younger guys look good, real good.
How big would a 4-0 preseason be? HUGE, given the schedule they face this year. Unbelievably big, the one’s that say “It’s only pre-season, are the ones with 2-2 or losing records???. It would be HUGE for the Bengals, period. To put Indianapolis in their place would be big, very, very big. It would set a tone in the league.
Here’s to next Friday, let’s see what they’ve got.