Last edited by weeman323; 11-26-2012 at 01:54 PM. Reason: No images
I do miss Hue's offense.
One other point: Did Hue at any time blame the "extreme conditions" in his season ending rant of the players? No, he did not. While he was wrong to blame only the players, he was right in not inviting any other excuses for the team's mediocre 8-8 record with a playoff berth within our grasp.
A single defensive stop here, or just one first down there, and history changes. It didn't. We didn't.
This year, more than any other, should tell you that our players can't cut it. Not consistently.
Besides, it's not like we let go of any bonafide playmakers. Or put another way, which of the players that we released (and could still afford given our cap situation) are currenlty lighting up the league right now? Any of them?
"The United States military doesn't DO pin pricks." ~ President Barack Obama.
We all head to work on Monday, with little impact on the Sunday product. The Raiders might lose - they might killed - but life goes on.
If that goes over your head, so be it.
You're trolling other people (Raider fans) about other people's (Bengal's team) accomplishments. If that seems sort of petty... uh, it is.
BUT - Congratulations. I think Palmer's pretty good, especially compared to the utter garbage Oakland has had since Rich Gannon broke his neck. You disagree, but so be it.
The Bengals have committed themselves to one coach (Lewis) and they have drafted very well over the past few seasons, and that team (and it's fans) have reaped the rewards of that steady progress.
If you're old enough, I'm sure you can remember what the Bengals were like before Marvin Lewis.
The NFL is cyclical, with the Packers dominating the 70's only to disappear until the mid-90's; the Steelers went away for a while from the 80's to 90's; Miami still hasn't recovered it's early 70's form; the Cowboys are still chasing the early 90's glory; the Raiders are still trying to bounce back from their glory days of the 70's to mid 80's.
If you're old enough, you'll see the Bengals be awful again, just like we'll see the Raiders rebound and get back to relevance. And, more likely then not, the times will change and the roles will be reversed - possibly more then two or three times over the course of the next forty to fifty years.
So, while Dalton looks promising and A.J. Green has healthy knees, enjoy it. It can go away - trust me (and this whole damned board) on that.
On an unrelated note - As a Rutgers grad myself, I like seeing Sanu succeed in the NFL. I hope he plays an even larger role for the Bengals in the future.
Get off of Hue's jockstrap and get real,he will never be more than an assistant in the NFL....period.