I am not going the route of "I TOLD YOU SO" because I did that last week. Hopefully now the majority of CINCY JUNGLE readers will come to their senses and finally see that we are in need of a legit number 2 WR and somebody is going to get a steal because Plaxico will be on some teams roster who feels like they still have a chance at the playoffs and as bad as the BENGALS have been on offense ( mostly ANDY DALTON) they still have a shot if they go out and get this guy before someone beats us to it. Who cares if he was in jail for shooting himself, this team needs a threat when we get in the red zone because kicking field goals instead of extra points will have this team sitting on the sidelines when the playoffs start.
I wish that a lot of readers could see what I saw yesterday at the game because you really can't see on TV what defenses are doing to this team pretty much as soon as we cross the 50 yard line and get into plus territory. They double Green and Gresham and are daring Andy Dalton to beat them with his arm or beat them running the ball. Plaxico is no were close to being the player he was in Pittsburgh or even his last year with the Jets but this guy fresh out of jail scored 8 touchdowns last year because you have to double him in the red zone because of his height and the way he attacks the ball at it's highpoint and all these short ass cornerbacks can't do anything with him. Burress has not been in any trouble since his release and you know he is keeping himself in shape because he is still wanting to play because he knows what he can do for a football team. Mike Brown could care less about off the field problems. Will the talking heads kill the BENGALS for bringing him in...............ABSOLUTELY but when has Mike Brown ever cared about how others perceive him.
The BENGALS took a gamble because they thought that Andy Dalton would progress in the same manner that AJ GREEN has progressed but it's clear that Andy Dalton is having a bad season. I did not think that Andy Dalton was a franchise quarterback lat year and I sure as hell don't think he is one this year. If you give this kid some weapons he can play very well but you can't give this guy a trio of WR who have little to no games under their belt and expect him to lead this team to the playoffs because as you can see he is not built to do this.Some CJ readers are finally realizing the huge hole at WR opposite of Green. I was murdered on here when I suggested that none of these young guys are good enough too put up numbers this early on in their careers but all I read was how good Jones and Sanu was going to be and what Jordan Shipley was going to do once he came back or that Gresham would be our second option. The last two weeks have been the absolute worst that Gresham has looked in a long time.
It's pretty clear that either Mike Brown or Marvin Lewis is finally getting the picture that this team needs a WR because they are bringing in Brian Robiskie like he is going to do something. Sign Plaxico Burress this week and bring him up to speed during the bye week. Will he be able to absorb the entire playbook..........no, but you will be able to install a package to be ran in the red zone and only play him there until he can get up to speed in the offense. The majority of the NFL runs the same plays with the only difference being the names they are called.
The BENGALS are lucky because the only elite team in the AFC is Houston and maybe Denver so the playoffs are still reachable. If Mike Brown decides to stay status quo, this team will not make the playoffs. I know our defense sucks right now and there is no way in hell they should have gave up all those rushing yards to a depleted Steeler team but if BIG PAT can get healthy along with young Dre Kirkpatrick and Moch this defense can turn around. They won't be a top 10 defense but they will be good enough to pull some wins together and make a run at the division because both Baltimore and Pittsburgh are not elite like last year.
It can be done if the BENGALS play their cards right if not this season is a WRAP!