Have you ever wondered what thoughts trickle through the mind of Bengals owner Mike Brown? Well if I had to guess I would say it goes something like this: "Fact. The Bengals play in Cincinnati. Cincinnati. Cinnabons. Charlie Sheen. Chewbacca." Okay so that's probably not it. Undoubtedly it goes more like this: "I can't trade Palmer. If I were to do that then I would be stuck with the bad one. Carson. " Still don't agree? Well then this is my final guess: "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a lollipop?" Brown's priorities are obviously heading down the wrong road if that is what he's thinking.
Okay well in all honesty, the second statement doesn't reflect my views about Carson. I believe he was an adequate quarterback, even a good one for a period of time, but he lacked the supporting cast to fully achieve his potential. And to be honest I have no idea what goes through the mind of Mike Brown, nor do I want to know. It's probably for the best that we can't read his mind. But feel free to take a guess as to what Brown's thought process is. And your prize will be.....drum roll please....a sign that says "At least we aren't Cleveland."
Alright, we're finally halfway through the work week or whatever it is you do with your time. Now it's time to get you caught up with what you may have missed or overlooked from Wednesday:
- Late round draft pick Ryan Whalen offers quickness and familiarity with the playbook which could prove to be beneficial in the long run.
- Andre Smith has slimmed down during the lockout and is "definitely not over 350." He decided to trade his Big Mac for a Subway sandwich for once...or something like that. I'll believe it when I see it.
- Second round draft pick Andy Dalton and lifetime backup Jordan Palmer "looked sharp" during practice on Wednesday.
- Despite what one may think, the Bengals do offer decent pass protection.
- Head coach Marvin Lewis is satisfied with the player organized workouts that have taken place during the lockout.
- We presented our readers with a fantasy situation where they are the GM of the Bengals and get to decide which former (or potentially soon to be former) Bengals wide receiver they would prefer to have on their team. If it were up to me I would pick the towel guy. But that's just me.
- A newly passed proposal could allow concealed guns into sporting events. If you ask me that's just a TERRIBLE idea. End of story.
- Brandon Johnson should be a high priority for the Bengals whenever free agency begins. I completely agree with that.
- Domata Peko has stepped up to a new role as a team leader. That's great to hear that someone is looking to be a leader for the Bengals since it seems as if everything else involving the team is crumbling to the ground.