Don't get worried I'm not deadly ill or anything. I just think watching the Bengals lose throughout my life may eventually take a toll on my mental and physical health. I was so freaking mad Sunday I almost come on here a ranted 4 or 5 paragraphs of pure cussing about how bad I hated every aspect of the New England game! I was so mad I was ready to break the new plasma t.v. I had purchased just for watching football! I was so mad I looked like I had a warhead in my mouth and my head was about to explode my brain's all over my carpet! I was sooo mad..Well you get the point. (It had nothing to do with the massive amount of alcohol I drank during the game I swear) The Bengals losing already takes a good toll on my mental health and stability as last Monday I woke up and decided it was not a good day to go to work. So I sat around all day playing Madden on rookie level until I went undefeated with league MVP Ochocinco as well as leading the league in passing and rushing. I made it all the way to the Super Bowl where I smashed the Packers and met Obama after the season.
Anyways prior to the season I seen three things I thought were major concerns and two of them are already confirmed. Antonio Bryant has been cut and Andre Smith hasn't made a major impact thus far. The third concern was the tough schedule and obviously we're facing this as we speak. The defense last Sunday was shocking and many feel that's more to be concerned about than the offense. I tend to disagree. Going in to a game against a team that has a high power offense it's not really about stopping them it's more about matching them and we were unable to do that. If this offensive line can't keep Palmer upright to sit in the pocket like the rest of the "elite" QB's do than we can look ahead at this crazy schedule and see 2008 all over again. If the offensive line does keep Palmer up and he keeps his eye on one wide receiver determined that's his guy through double coverage or not than we can expect a lot more picks from Palmer. If Palmer don't settle down and realize when he has protection he can take his time and make a good throw than again we can expect more execution errors and more picks.
The game against the Raven's will be almost the exact opposite to the Patriots to me. Defense must match Defense instead of Offenses matching Offenses in production. I mean we all know to win the game you have to win in all three phases but honestly I think it's more about beating your opponents at what they're best at. In the Ravens case that is defense. If they stop us from scoring we must do the same. Hopefully last weekend was no indication of what we have to look forward to in the terms of the defense. Hopefully Zimmer can correct his coaching mistakes and we will see a return and much improved version of last year's unit. Either way this is a must win. I can't afford to miss another Monday because of a Bengals loss and a horrible hangover. If they do lose than I guess I can always look forward to meeting Obama after winning the Superbowl with an undefeated, record breaking season.
What do you guys see as keys to success specifically against the Ravens?