The Cincinnati Bengals are enduring a second consecutive lost season, and it’s been a major gut-punch to several players.
Among them is Carlos Dunlap, who has been with the Bengals in both the good and bad times of the past decade. His first season with Cincinnati was a 4-12 campaign in 2010, followed by five-straight playoff berths, but he’s now about to finish a second-straight losing season with the Bengals.
For everything Dunlap has given to the Bengals — including 62.5 sacks — the most he’s ever won is a division title and a spot in the Wild Card round of the postseason.
Needless to say, Dunlap hasn’t gotten much of a reward for what he’s given the Bengals, especially in regards to the last two seasons, which has seen Cincinnati go 11-20-1 after Sunday’s 34-7 loss to the Vikings.
After that game Dunlap voiced his frustration on Twitter:
Crazy feeling when you invest so much in anything and you don’t have any chance at any reward. Can’t even say I’m embarrassed any more I’m at a Lost for words.— Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap) December 17, 2017
“Crazy feeling when you invest so much in anything and you don’t have any chance at any reward,” he said. “Can’t even say I’m embarrassed an more (sic) I’m at a Lost (sic) for words.”
I think it’s safe to say that’s how Bengals fans have felt with Marvin Lewis on the sideline: No chance for a reward.
It’s unfortunate to see a true team player, leader and great guy feeling this way, and it’s pretty much how Bengals fans have felt too after investing time and money in the team only to see it lose.