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Old 11-13-18, 09:52 AM
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Birds of a feather flock together
Both are losers. Now they can conspire to lose a playoff game together
They deserve each other
I've thought all along that he was your head coach in waiting. I thought for sure that before he left for Cleveland that Marvin would be gone and Hue would be the HC.
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Old 11-13-18, 10:24 AM
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I've thought all along that he was your head coach in waiting. I thought for sure that before he left for Cleveland that Marvin would be gone and Hue would be the HC.
2019.

Mikey Brown would love to bring in Hue as the HJ to jump start the franchise.
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Old 11-13-18, 10:28 AM
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I thought Dunlap & Atkins, especially Atkins, were supposed to be two of the top players at their positions in the league?
They are. Especially Atkins. Atkins is pretty much known to be one of the best interior defensive linemen in the league.
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Old 11-13-18, 03:44 PM
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The front 7 is not poor. It has a number of pro-bowlers among the front 7 and the LB core is decimated with injuries. Not making excuses, but there is talent there. For some reason, this defense was just not getting it done under Austin. He was a strange hire to begin with.
You are correct. I was meaning the current product on the field because of the injuries is poor.
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Old 11-13-18, 07:25 PM
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The Bottom line is the Bengals as a whole are poor... .15 years and not 1 playoff win... The business model is not for championships...Its to put butts in seats and be semi competitive..

Ownership may even try to win a division..(That is the Brown family Super Bowl)... This years Bengals are a solid 8-8 team maybe 9-7 if they get some more luck...Play off wins...Not likely this year....But Bengal Fan..There is next year...
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Old 11-14-18, 07:21 AM
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The Bottom line is the Bengals as a whole are poor... .15 years and not 1 playoff win... The business model is not for championships...Its to put butts in seats and be semi competitive..

Ownership may even try to win a division..(That is the Brown family Super Bowl)... This years Bengals are a solid 8-8 team maybe 9-7 if they get some more luck...Play off wins...Not likely this year....But Bengal Fan..There is next year...
Last playoff win for the bengals was 01/06/1991, 27 years and 10 months ago. they are even money to get to 30 years with no playoff wins. that is an incredible record of futility.
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Old 11-14-18, 12:21 PM
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The Bottom line is the Bengals as a whole are poor... .15 years and not 1 playoff win... The business model is not for championships...Its to put butts in seats and be semi competitive..
Their business model is failing as the Bengals have been in the bottom 5 in attendance for years.
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Old 11-14-18, 01:46 PM
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Tyler is correct.

2018: 52,182(31/32); 79.7% of capacity(30/32)
2017: 53,275(31/32); 81.3% of capacity(30/32)
2016: 60,511(29/32); 92.4% of capacity(24/32)
2015: 61,389(28/32); 93.7% of capacity(24/32)
2014: 60,703(28/32); 92.7% of capacity(26/32)
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Old 11-14-18, 02:59 PM
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Attendance is a small pittance of what teams bring in.
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Old 11-14-18, 04:29 PM
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Their business model is failing as the Bengals have been in the bottom 5 in attendance for years.
Attendance might be failing but that doesn't mean the business model is.
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Old 11-14-18, 06:50 PM
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Attendance might be failing but that doesn't mean the business model is.
If it's based on putting butts in seats it certainly is. Not sure how anyone could claim otherwise.
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Old 11-14-18, 08:50 PM
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Steelers > Bengals is all that I am going to say.
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Old 11-14-18, 09:18 PM
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Really going out on a limb there.
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Old 11-15-18, 04:15 PM
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Attendance is a small pittance of what teams bring in.
True, The Bengals do not look to fill the stadium but they do need Bengal fan to come out in the numbers they have the past few years. Revenue from TV, Merchandise, advertising, box seats/season tickets...Bengal fan enjoying $8 beers, Parking, etc. all adds up. Not to mention the sweet stadium deal they have...

Marvin Lewis has been the HC for 15 years and has not won a playoff game. Another poster stated correctly the franchise will be looking at a 30 year playoff win drought and that will most likely happen. It will be a struggle for this team to win 3/4 of the next 7. to finish .500 or 9-7. Under .500 is a real possibility.
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