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  1. IMHO- Equating an individual position with team W or L is an inaccurate variable. Football remains one of the last true team sports where every player and coach either leads to success or demise of the whole. If early draft choices led to organizational success why wouldn't the Browns be the defending Champ? Our organization, I love, seems to become emotionally attached to some players making them "Falcons for life" with record setting contract. If we didn't have a salary cap that would be very noble, but most of our money is tied up in half a dozen superstar players and there's little incentive funds left for the remaining 47. To justify the high cost we started "featuring" those hp players with more targets or other position specific plays making some fantasy football fans happy but didn't equate to "W"s. DF24 was drafted in the 4th round in the 2014 draft, did a phenomenal job for two years and in August 2017 was rewarded with the highest paid RB contract in the NFL, at the time. He's averaged about 530 yards per season over the last 3 years, considering he missed 16 games due to injury over that time. It's going to cost us to trade him and we're in CAP purgatory for decisions such as this. My lengthy point is get the best battle tested available, at the most needed position, and be willing to say goodby in a couple of years as their stock peaks. I believe overpaying as a reward for past achievement during rookie contract rather than buying potential is a far greater concern than what position we draft first.
  2. Yep, the Aints will go to the playoffs and screw up in the last few seconds like they've done the past couple of years...but you guys have plenty of letter writing and protests to keep you busy post season! I'm sure that you'll fabricate another "reason"...maybe tomorrow night Freddy crosses his leg wrong or something, who knows! You think this fan's going to through some karma- Ha! I root for the Gator on Swamp People!
  3. I believe we identified the potential, but whether there is the will to continue is the question. If we only have one more W this year I sure hope it's on Thanksgiving.
  4. Nice guys do indeed finish last, especially when they're the HC. This important lesson will make him much better as he moves forward!
  5. Might finally be time for that half decade top to bottom rebuild. This team looks nothing like 2016. Yep, I was one of those homers that thought this was the year- I feel for the STH
  6. Unresponsive players? If disloyal to the coach they will betray everyone. Get rid of the bad apples!
  7. We're probably #1 or #2 in points allowed, after this game. I don't know how you can keep the same glide path and keep your job. I do believe TD will be the first, but certainly not last, casualty. If the D is playing stupid mutiny games I would hope there is swift action -that could save the defense coordinators job.
  8. ...well I hope you're right but that means an ATL team gets lucky so you're about 200:1 against the odds
  9. ...Freeman picks up the block; Ryan doesn't take a costly sack and fumble; Lady gaga does halftime our OC goes for the field goal on 3rd down; we win 31-3 we finally shake the Houston curse!
  10. I would say DQ’s emphasis of “Brotherhood” to his players has not been successful in return. “Featuring” certain players seems contrary to making adjustments in a team oriented sport. At the same time I believe DQ is learning valuable lessons and, with no better prospect in mind, it would be a bigger longer term mistake to change the entire crew. Love or hate him WWBD is one principle model for a NFL Head Coach- What Would Belichick Do? Until we improve or jump on that train I can only thank Bengals fans.
  11. DQ running the "D" will shave off milliseconds in the pass rush. You just can't throw the ball if you're running for your life. Plus, I'm guessing there will be a good supply of stunts. I believe it's a good recipe for our aging pocket passer opponents in this division.
  12. Tommy & Family- knew someone that hit stage 4 twice and is now in complete remission. Prayers work! Never give up, never surrender! We love you brother!
  13. SEC players are just so expensive, look what it took to draft JJ.....LOL! ...yes agree there are more SEC players in the NFL than any other conference but the ACC, 12s, & 10, produce some of the all time best gridiron superstars. Why don't more NFL teams scout and draft closer to home? Who knows but outsider speculation may be: A. The Scouts enjoy travelling & want to rack up as many points as possible before summer vacation; B. If your Dad's the former Heavyweight World Champion and beloved by the home city, any final separation,regardless the reason, will be real messy; C. The NFL is a business and each team is under constant pressure to increase the size of it's fan base, drafting within 100 miles when there is comparable talent elsewhere is like kissing your sister; D. All of the above; or E. None of the above.