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Frustration...something all of us have felt being Bengals fans

Well...I'm feeling it again. It's not because I don't think they Bengals are legit competitors in our division, because they are. But I don't feel we made enough moves this off-season to get past the cream of the crop in the AFC.

We had the luxury of being thrust into a position of pre-season favorites strictly based on the impact FA had on other teams in the division. Pittsburgh looked like an old vet that showed flashes from time-to-time but didn't have enough in the tank to be a threat, and the Ravens looked like the old Marlins teams that win a title then cut just about everyone just for the fun of ripping apart a good team...and that left the Bengals, who were just a few key positions (and a lot of Andy Dalton off-season improvement) as the team in position to take hold of the division and flex their muscle and finally be able to whoop their older brother's butt. But...

Now we sit here days away from the draft, no word at all on negotiations with their top RT...a former first round pick that we developed into a top RT. We also are in the works of signing a 34 year old LB, to pair up with <gulp> Rey M at MIKE, and Burfict at WILL. We still haven't sniffed at but one S, and we actually lost some depth at RB, a position which needs an overhaul.

I realize there is still time left, and anything can happen between now and then, but it feels like we went from having an opportunity to make draft picks to find quality depth to develop into great player slowly without having to fill any glaring needs, to having to use our first 5 picks to fill needs...and that frustrates me. Thanks for letting me vent...

Anyone else feel this way?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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