Bengals Bye Week Blog and I Almost Owe Andy Dalton an Apology!

The Scores:

Sep 13 WIN  Bengals 33 Raiders 13

Sep 20 WIN Chargers 19 Bengals 24

Sep 27 WIN  Bengals 28 Ravens 24

Oct 4 WIN  Chiefs 21 Bengals 36

Oct 11 WIN  Seahawks 24 Bengals 27 

Oct 18 WIN  Bengals 34 Bills 21

My take:

To all of the analysts that keep saying, “Wait until they win a playoff game.” I say shut the (expletive) up!

Have the Bengals been disappointing when they make it into the playoffs and lose in the first round every time? Sure.  Have they ever looked this good in any of those previous years, HELL NO!  ESPN and all of the analysts keep saying that they have to win a playoff game as if Dalton and the squad were playing 16-0 football every year for the last 4 years, then just magically shit themselves in the playoffs.  That is NOT the case at all.  Last year and the previous years, Dalton has thrown his typical boneheaded INTs, we have had injuries, and we have had coaching changes, and the list goes on… but not this year…so far.

The importance of getting Eifert and Marvin and a Healthy AJ back can not be talked about enough, but I think the key is the Hue Jackson/Andy Dalton dynamic.

I feel like I get really confused at how “experts” don’t pick up on this aspect of football I’m about to talk about, but let me lay it out for you…

Analysts and coaches and commentators will always say the same shit.  “establish the run” ” establish a great balance of run/pass” It’s like guys dont make adjustments except a handful of teams.  You don’t specifically establish a certain aspect of your offense, you do whatever WORKS.  If that means throw the ball 54 times,. and run it 5 or 6, that’s what it takes!  The ONLY thing that matters is getting that W.  If you are throwing with absolute ease, why slow your offense down to “establish the run” and essentially waste a play when Dalton is just slicing up defenses left and fucking right? It’s infuriating, but the Bengals have gotten SO MUCH BETTER about this.

The one and only example I will use was the Seahawk’s game.  Slicing up their secondary, Eifert going for a billion yards, but we decided to use run plays just because we have great running backs.  Running the ball directly into the strength of their defense when passing it is absolutely working.  We stop ourselves ALLLL day until the 4th quarter.  What did we do in the 4th? PASS THE DAMN BALL!!!!!  You simply can’t reduce your quarterback to a game manager and expect to win games.  Maybe 8, maybe 10 games but you certainly aren’t winning a title with that strategy.  You have to empower your QB and that is EXACTLY what Hue and Marvin Lewis have done to Andy this year.  As bad as Dalton has been in the past, he will be even WORSE if you don’t show confidence in him.  I am 50% of the way towards owing Andy an apology for leading the “BOOOOOO” party at the celebrity softball game this summer.  And I WANT to apologize. Keep it going boys!

I love the way this team looks and I am ready for the Steelers.


I think today is the proudest I’ve been to be a Reds fan all year

Absolutely gold caption.  Now that’s a team I can get behind! Just getting kicked out of the league for refusing to shut off the ole beer taps. Beautiful.  That’s what being a Reds fan is all about.  Drinking and moral victories, that what cincinnati does! But in all seriousness, imagine a world without ballpark beers and Sunday baseball, that my friends, is a world I do not want to live in.

Red’s Announce that Bryan Price Will be Returning as Manager and We’ll Have To Wait another Year for Barry

MLBTradeRumors– 2:53pm: GM Walt Jocketty has officially announced that Price will return next season, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer  (Twitter links). Decisions on the Reds’ coaches will be made in the coming weeks.

9:44am: The Reds plan to keep manager Bryan Price for 2016, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported earlier this week that the Reds were considering retaining Price, although changes could be made to his coaching staff.The Reds have suffered through an ugly 63-97 season and are currently in the midst of a 13-game losing streak, and Price himself attracted headlines earlier this season for a profanity-laced tirade directed at a reporter. They also finished just 76-86 in 2014, Price’s first year on the job.

Right off the bat (see what I did there?) we need to talk about the fact that the reason Price didn’t get fired was because it wasn’t his fault that the Red’s stunk.  That’s the reasoning the the front office used when deciding whether to fire him or not, saying he wasn’t the one that traded all of our players away at the break.  Well NEWSFLASH! This team wasn’t even going to sniff the playoffs if we have everyone and were completely healthy.  This team has little to no chemistry, doesn’t have the right mixture of players to be successful, and doesn’t have a manager with 1 Trillionth the ball sack that Barry Larkin has.

Maybe it’s me personally, but if I had a rotation completely composed of rookies and the youngest team in the MLB besides the Cubs, then I think I would want a leader and manager that knows what it takes to be an elite player at the highest level (Larkin) and not a guy that never played major league baseball (Price).  Plus far and away the weakest part of this team is chemistry and hitting both of which are going to be MASSIVELY improved with a young energetic HOF’er calling the shots in the dugout.  Overall an extremely discouraging decision by the front office to keep Price on board.

Hire Barry or Bust!


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Johnny Cueto with some Weird Selfie game because only former Reds are interesting to blog about right now! 

Has there been a pudgier elite athlete in the world than Johnny Cueto and Ben roethlisberger? Cueto is making the cut for first team all pudgy/fat elite athletes squad. And just bed selfies.  I love this guy so much, need this guy back in the nati immediately. 

Happy Birthday Pacman!

In honor of Pacman’s birthday lets do a little rewind of all-time Pacman moments:

Pac puts Amare Cooper in his place:

Pacman was ballin out so hard at the strip club that “Outside the Lines” made a Special about it.  And the narrator saying, “A popular strip club ritual called making it rain”

When Pac decided to give WWE a try:
And let’s not forget what he can do when returning punts and shit:
Not that great of a video, because he didn’t house it, but it had Dan Hoards voice on it and it was the most HD video I could find.
Seems like this guy never loses a step even though he old AF.  All in all happy bday Pac and Who DEY!

Does this Look Like the Face of a Guy Who Was Pissing in the Parking Lot of the Norwood Frisch’s?


Cincinnati–  A man was arrested in Norwood on Wednesday afternoon after an officer, patrons at Frisch’s and children walking home from school saw him urinating in the corner of the restaurant’s parking lot, according to arrest records.Jeffrey Fife, 26, who is listed as homeless, was arrested and charged with public indecency and disorderly conduct at approximately 3 p.m. in 4700 block of Montgomery Road.Police said Fife was intoxicated, staggering and had slurred speech when officers approached him in the parking lot, records state.Fife was transported to the Hamilton County jail after the incident.

Welp that’s Nor(H)Wood for ya!  Just pissing on Frisch’s and gettin’ caught by children.  Really hope i never see this guy!

So Pacman Got Fined 35K for Slamming Amare Coopers’ Head into his helmet and now he’s in a Instagram Battle with Some Kid

After getting his letter from the league about his fine:  35 RACKS, Racks on racks on racks!


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Then gets a DM from this kid:
Then proceeds to put 15 yr old kid on blast:
I don’t even know what to say about this.  But point #1 is that NONE of this is a big deal and this kid is acting like Pacman murdered his entire immediate and extended family.  But this is a bullshit fine, and ESPN and the Media keeps saying, “the Refs didn’t see it” but I’m looking at THREE FUCKING REFS staring directly at the incident that took place.  So let’s cut the bullshit and acknowledge that this is yet another case of the NFL bringing down punishment due to public perception and outrage, not by what the standard procedure is.

Adriel Jeremiah Green Just got PAID 4 Years/$60 MM


Bengals and WR A.J. Green agree to a long-term contract extension. (via ESPN and media reports)

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We had to take care of him, but there is something to be said about a receiver that’s playing in a contract year, because now he’s gonna tweak that turf toe again and instead of getting back ASAP maybe he takes an extra week or two to heal up when we really need him.  I hope that’s not the case because I fuckin’ love AJ but it’s just reality in this game and with AJ’s injuries in the past.  Prove me wrong baby!


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