Good morning everyone! I hope you all have had a good week up to this point! I would like to apologize for not posting the tradition Early Bird the past two days. I've been sick all week and haven't touched my computer until now.
Alright, so the other day I saw a picture of Mike Brown and well it disgusted me and made me ashamed. Every time I see him the only thing I can think of is how big of a failure the Bengals have been during his reign of terror. His actions and words never line up. He'll say one thing then do the complete opposite.
How can we forget when the Bengals were on the verge of signing defensive tackle Warren Sapp in 2004 and the trade that would have brought Shaun Rogers over from the Detroit Lions in 2009, only to witness both deals blow up ending with both players going to different teams.
It always seems as if Brown's focus is on the business aspect of the game and not the on-field results. As long as he has some sort of revenue coming in, he could care less how the team performs. The Bengals record under Mike Brown is a dismal 115-204-1 (minus the playoffs). That just makes me cringe.
He has made countless decisions that make us wonder what he was thinking at the time. Did he really draft Akili Smith? Sign Antonio Bryant? Refuse to trade Chad Ochocinco to the Redskins for their first round pick and other picks? Yes he did all of those and more.
Quite frankly he doesn't appear to give it a second thought. I know I'm not alone when I say this, but I'm sick and tired of all of the losing and bone-headed decisions that take place with this team because of Brown.
I would rather have Mark Cuban as the owner rather than Mike Brown . For all of the actions and ridiculous things that Cuban does, at least he cares about the results. Didn't the Mavericks just beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals? I believe so. And when was the last time the Bengals even won a playoff game? 1991.
Alright so here's what you may have missed or overlooked from the past three days.
- In ESPN's series "Best in NFL" Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was named the best grinder in the AFC North. By grinder we don't mean dancing or whatever you call it. What is meant by grinder is his work ethic.
- Jason Garrison writes how the current Bengals squad could remind us fans of the past Bengals. And by the past he means the 1980s and not the '90s.
- The Carson Palmer era is inching ever so closer to the end. Palmer officially sold his home ultimately sealing the deal that he won't return. To be honest I'm surprised it sold in this economy.
- The NFL Network finished their list of the top 100 players list and the Bengals sort of have a player on the list. Kind of making the list is better than not making it at all, right?
- On Wednesday we presented our question of the day as to whether or not Chad Ochocinco is going to be a Hall of Famer. I'm on the fence about that one.
- Nike has a uniform contract with the NFL that is slated to begin next April. Does this mean that there are going to be changes for the Bengals uniform? From what I have seen I hope not. I like the current uniforms and think they shouldn't be tinkered with.
- We had our weekly podcast which was moved from Sunday to Tuesday (for this week only as far as I'm aware) due to time conflicts for everyone involved.
- A scouting report on Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph. Keep J.J.!!! That is all.
- Odds that either Andy Dalton or A.J. Green are named the Offensive Rookie of the Year. If I were to bet my money then I would go with Green.
- Bengals President Mikke Brown has no problem paying above the spending floor. Hmm... well we'll see how this plays out once the lockout is lifted.
- On Tuesday we presented our question of the day as to whether or not Terrell Owens is going to be a future Hall of Famer. In all honesty he probably is despite his character problems.
- Rumblings as to whether or not Dhani Jones is more productive than Brian Urlacher and why the top 100 list is fraudulent.
- Cedric Benson's assault trial has been postponed until late August.
- A look at how Bengals owner Mike Brown could personally extend the lockout. Please tell me that's not possible. Tell me I need to get my vision checked or something and that I actually misread that. Apparently not....
- The Bengals six-man offensive lines decreased in 2010.
- The Philadelphia Eagles might be turning their attention to Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph once free agency begins. Attention Mike Brown please be wise and resign Johnathan Joesph. Last time I checked he's really talented.
- Adam Schefter dicusses that the Chicago Bears could be a potential landing pad for Chad Ochocinco. Well if that's the case, then good luck Chicago and handling Chad.
- Jay Gruden was "absolutely kind of surprised" to get the offensive coordinator gig of the Cincinnati Bengals. Don't be too surprised there Gruden.
- There is speculation that Ochocinco's future in Cincinnati is tied to A.J. Green's development. If that's the case then keep Ochocinco for the remainder of his contract and let him mentor Green. Let's not forget that Chad used to be one of the top receivers in the league at one point.
- Joe Reedy reported that Bengals players are tired of talking about Carson Palmer. At this point aren't we all tired of talking about Carson? The next time I want to talk about him is when he announces his retirement or is traded. But for now I've had enough. I said good day!
- Ochocinco "would love" to remain in Cincinnati. Hasn't this happened before?
- NFL owners and players held a meeting at an undisclosed location. Is the end finally approaching? I'm not going to get my hopes up just yet.