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Old 10-10-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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It happened again. The Bengals lost by just one field goal once again to a team that is all not that great. What is up with that? They have proven to me IMHO that they have potential to a great team but they always seem to mess it up by one FG. They have a strong defense but they are not utilizing it in the capacity of their potential. If they don't deal with their issues that keep them from winning , I'm afraid they may lose their chances of making it to the play-offs. Come on, Bengals!
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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Too many turn-overs and penalties along with a quarterback who's arm is still screwed up.

When will Mikey Boy actually go out and find a QB?

And, close to 100 degrees on the field took it's toll on me! The high-lite of the game for me was the swearing in of 250 plus Marine recruits at half time. (Actually brought tears to my eyes)
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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They just look uninspired whey they play...yuck.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach
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It's very disheartening hearing from Bengals fans who are 50+ years old, who have yet to see this team deliver. Being in my 20's, I have only witnessed 2 succesful seasons, and it looks like the tradition of generations of disgruntled fans will continue. Why would Carson be on his A game if noone is competing for his spot. Why should Mike Brown give a **** about hiring a GM and good scouts if fans continue to sell out every game and eat up Bengals merchandise like it's their job.

Last season showed some signs of promise, but as of now our season is in jeopordy. Somethings gotta give. It's frusturating being a sports fan in a city (and state) that never fails to dissapoint. But on a lighter note, think of it this way: The city made a killing off of 2 losses yesterday and downtown was poppin'.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Lack of heart and lack of motivation. I was at the game on Sunday and was just amazed how they can march down field and score a touchdown on one drive and then shoot themselves in the foot on the next. I really think that if they drafted a decent quarterback over the summer, Carson would feel the pressure to produce. Instead, he is throwing horrible passes to players that are well covered.

Even in their good years they just don't look like a well oiled machine. The last time I saw the Bengals look like they had their um, stuff together was 1988.
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I believe T.O. is a positive addition to the team, he is just so talented. With him on one side and Chad on the other we should be burning up the league. And with the rookie Germain Gresham in at tight end another rookie Jordan Shipley in the slot you think we may finally have our Wes Welker.

But as others have said there seems to be a lacking of drive and passion on this team. They may believe just because of the talent and a good week of practice they will succeed. I want to believe in the home team, but the last two games lost should have been lost simply because they lost in the one area you can't coach - enthusiasm, at least we don't seem to be able to coach it.

Listen to the rhetoric - I ran a good route, Carson threw a good pass, the defensive back just made a good jump and the interception. Does this have anything to do with the fact your defensive back during practice did not play with the same enthusiasm as the opposition on Sunday?

I remember an old adage. When you are a rookie you are hungry since you haven't proven anything. Seems true as Gresham and Shipley started off well. Once a veteran your experience and knowledge should enable the right decision to be successful - seems reasonable avoid the rookie mistakes. But so far this season the veterans for the Bengals have made all of the rookie mistakes, whether it be false starts on offense, interceptions on offensive passes, or interference on pass defense.

Bengals, prove us wrong and demonstrate you can go out there and play with any team in the league when it comes to both passion and good sense.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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^ Good post, KJ.

Don't throw the Reds into the group that "never fails to disappoint" ... that bull**** gets old.

Losing the series against a team that's expected to win the world series, has the best starting rotation arguably in the majors - along with a team [Reds] that lead the NL with come from behind wins/last at bats.

... Oh yeah, and where do we rank on payroll again?
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach
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Of course I wasn't truely expecting the Reds to win against a force as great as The Phillies. But I didn't expect: A complete sweep, only 4 points out of 3 games, 4 errors and 3 hit batters. The Phillies pitching is 90% responsible for our demise. Regardless, the Reds will be fine next year. Can't say the same for the Bengals. I've just seen nothing to give me hope that they'll get better after the bye-week, and even next season unless something happens with Palmer.

When I say the teams here never fail to dissapoint, it's because I'm not phased by failure. Yes, the Reds are historically good and we now have new hope. But when it takes 15 years to advance to the post season (and I'm 24 years old) I hope that it doesn't become routine and I'll have to wait until I'm 40 to see it again. But as was mentioned before, they are exceptional for a mid size-small market. As for the Bengals, I won't hold my breath, not even a doplhin could for the time it'd take the Bengals to become consistantly legit.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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^ Uhhh ... did you just say "4 Points?"

... that's good enough. End of conversation.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach
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It is what it is
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