Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yawwwwn..oh sorry: Bengals Sweep Battle of Ohio II : Next ;)...not really, Relax Brownies ;)

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So we beat Cleveland...my immediate reaction: Yawwwn. Thats what winning will do to a fanbase, when you beat someone your supposed to. But wait, any win in the NFL is huge right? Rich Eisen on the NFL Network said we "evaded disaster" by beating our northern Ohio rivals. So not only Bengal fans, but popular talking heads are now "expecting" Bengal wins over certain teams. Green shined as very few recievers can in the NFL right now, the Rookie will soon be giving Dalton and Cam a run for their R.O.Y. honors. Gresham was huge, Benson rushed for 100+ until late conservative play calling and tough Browns D line erased a few yards. It was as Eisen called it a
"hard fought" win for Cincy. But some are now becoming: expected. And since our expectations are now being realized lets analyze where we may be after 16 games, since Cincy continues to be mentioned in the Wild Card picture:

12/4 @ Pittsburgh 28-27 Steelers......hmmmm, I really wish that first loss 3 weeks ago would have been @Heinz, because we could say: paybacks! Well heres to saying the same, but at Pitt, for Rookie Dalton it may be too much: Steelers Win, but wait what if, just what if Bengals shock the world? and Go 8-4, well then You know what? Playoffs! But for now it will be: 7-5

12/11 Texans: To close to call but well go out on a limb, cause if we lose to Pitt we CANT lose at Home and if we beat Pitt then we will beat Texans, Dalton has biggest day yet, D plays huge: 34 - 17 Cincy: 8-5


12/15 @ Rams: Cincy 28 - 17 why? expectations: 9-5 


12/22  Cardinals: Cincy 21 - 10 why? ditto above, with the final two games at home, this should propel Cincy to two strong home games: 10-5 


1/1: Ravens: here it is the season finally, possibly Daltons most important game, this result could get Cincy in the playoffs Cincy has it retribution and beats Bmore at home: 21-20, 11-5


The problem is this is to good to be true, the Texans and @ Rams could definitely go differently, thats would be a swing of two games to 9-7, either way that may be good enough but theres 3 teams within 1 game of Cincy who If season ended today after 3/4 of the season. That's right Bengals fans I said:  Playoffs!


Ok, enough dreaming, its not even Xmas and there aint no sugar plum fairies dancing in my head or playoff thoughts: Its too early for all that, but its not to early to stop BEING CONSERVATIVE ! Jay Gruden we aint complaining, just wondering, 1st and goal, 3 Benson runs to play it safe, what if Nugent ganks it? Why not a simple play action pass on third down instead of the I formation? With the confidence of Dalton at an all time rookie high ;)  wouldn't it have been nice to see an attempt at 6? Is the rook ready? I would say so, look at champs (Brady/Peyton) they go for the jugular, and if the pass wasn't there, Andys smart enough (sais his wunderlick of 29, QB average is 24: http://www.holyturf.com/2011/03/wonderlic-test-scores-from-the-2011-nfl-combine/) to throw it out of the back of the end zone. My point is, Cincy for years has been conservative, there will come a time when a surprise, using the strength of our QB may payoff: Just sayin ;)

Finally the Bengals pointing gesture at the name on back of jersey, Greene coined it and now Gresham was emulating it. Here's Green using both thumbs to bring attention to who made the play in case you didn't know it ;) :


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Heres AJ Green again , forcing the Browns to read his number, no pointing required: 

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And as long as he's doing that,  well look the other way when he's reminding us who just made an incredible play. 

Being old school I prefer the team concept over bringing attention to the name on the back of the jersey (we had a receiver that did that for 10 years, even changing his family name to an inaccurate Spanish translation for his  number. Eighty Five is: Ochenta y Cinco but thats Ok Chad, I'm from Cincy and growing up in Clifton while in college at UC after late nights drinking away Bengals losses and sometime victories, we thought Del Taco was authentic Mexican also ;) I digress: Gresham also after this incredible catch and TD: 

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Immediately afterwards Gresham did the same gesture making sure we knew who made the play. To this Bengal fan all that matters is that it was a Bengals with stripes on his uniform that made the play, not the name of the player. We know we have great receivers in Greens and Gresham, and there something to be said for winning with humility. 

"Give me a man one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. ~ Douglas MacArthur  

I know that would be impossible to expect from all of today's players, so I really don't, but when you see a player hand the ball to the ref, and hustle to embrace his players, O what a difference. We love ya Green and Gresh. Winning as a team is the ultimate prize and that, I hope, is the players goal!! 

Press on Who Deys!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanks(for)Giving us a Rejuvinated NFL Season Cincy Bengals

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This season and its results have come out of no-where and we are fortunate. I am thankful for such a quick resurgence into slight NFL respectability in the post: Palmer-Chad Era. Notice I didn't mention TO, he didn't add much, but did cause a "better getcha popcorn" false bravado that never quite "popped".

I suffered no disappointment in Cincy's loss to either Pitt or Bmore, even though our rising young talent is starting to tease us with their capabilities and possibly dare I say: Wild Card Chances???? I have/had no expectations for post season, which is why I guess I had no disappointment in loosing to the #2 and #3 defenses in the NFL. We were "in" both games, and just missed upsetting the Ravens with the help of a blown call, that was a TD by Dalton to Gresham.                   You be the Judge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYxkeJNNSkw ,
AND even with that, I wasn't the slight bit disappointed: Why? THE POSSIBLE FUTURES OF ANDY DALTON AND THIS SQUAD!!!

Some might say: WIN NOW! Thats always my motto, but when I see the rookie drive THIS team on THOSE teams down the field time after time, It makes me giddy! Should/Could we ever have Super Bowl type expectations from this rookie? Well, no other rookie has done it, so lets chill out on the over hyped expectations, you know who you are: the always disgruntled Bengal Fans, that were whining about blown calls after the loss to the ravens..Yes it would be great for this Cincy rook to "win now", but lets be realistic: none of this was expected, and what do we have? A young explosive defense with Peko and Rey Rey, an O line that has members talked about as maybe the best in the league: Thank you Mr Whitworth, and even our hyped, oft-injured top pick from 'Bama is starting to pay off, isn't that right Mr Smith? And were glad your keeping your shirt on when the red light goes off, uggg.... just in case you forgot and you'd like some man-jiggle image to help that Turkey digest:


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Andre, do us all a favor, when ya hit the beach, hook up a XXXXL singlet or something, savi? Enough makin fun the young man whlo is playin and playin well....thats why we signed him, with the Moobs, afterall the SEC dominator is one reason why Mr Dalton is excelling!

And if you need a few more reasons not to be disgruntle by two losses in a row, Dalton and squad is doing all this with NO full preseason and the last two weeks, and NO AJ Green (O, and BTW a Bengals TGiving Update @ http://bit.ly/rYFJfl  GREEN IS A GO ! in Buckeye battle II)

Oh and the Tgiving nightcap 49'ers at Ravens Twitter comment:
" @ Steven S If that's the best the NFC has to offer I'm not impressed, Rookie Dalton carved up the Bmore Defense last week, Alex Smith is overwhelmed !

That's why this Bengal loyalist is happy and thankful for what has been served to us so far on TGiving 2011


WHO DEY ON! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Marvin "We can and we will."...Moral Victory for Cincy!!!

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I normally dont buy that "Moral Victory" stuff, this time? OK, why?  I dont think Daltons confidence is fazed one bit. And If he is growoing into the leader we think he is: watch the heck out: haters, steelers, etc, etc ;) 


Down 14-0 early, last years Bungles would have crawled up in a furball and died, not these Bengals, 5 + sacks later, an Injured AJ Green, Dalton and D fought till the end: NO Shame, be proud of your Boys Cincy I am!!!


The usually grumpy, salty, sarcastic Marv is now even a beliver:  "I don't think this team has to worry about being able to play the so-called elite in the AFC," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "We can and we will."


Lance Mcallisters Quote of day: "We can play with the elite, now we have to beat the elite"--Marvin with Lap on 700 WLW

Read more: http://www.espn1530.com/pages/lancesBlog.html#ixzz1dkp881QN


Random but relevant thoughts:

* AJ's absence leaves a huge void in offensive attack
* Nothing fazes Dalton: he stays focused and motivated
* Our lack of secondary depth concerns the bejeezus outa me
Nothing fazea Dalton: he stays focused and motivated
* The defenseve line is impressive and improving
Nothing fazes Dalton: he stays focused and motivated
* 0 sacks and great protection by O line + a AJ Smith sighting and strong play!!!!
and finally!
Nothing fazes Dalton: he stays focused and motivated



Lastly heres to much more of this in a few weeks:

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Press on Whodeys!!!!



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bengals Tweets Of Week 8


AJ leaves two Titans KO'ed (Don CPEAK USPresswire)


From the timeline of the 6-2 comeback win by the WhoDeys:

@whodey_girl Good Who Dey Morning! RT @richeisen: Your current 1 and 2 seeds in the AFC are the Bengals and Texans. And NINE weeks in too. Believe it.

@AdamSchefter RT @YoungSimba28: Andy Dalton. Franchise quarterback? ... Possibly. For now, I'm going with very good young QB. Time to add to that.

@AdamSchefter RT @VETTESPD20: Who wins next week bengals or steelers?? Who dey!!!! ... Bengals are a big threat to Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

@whodeybaby Gotta love it!! RT @whodey_girl: @whodeybaby Our #Bengals bandwagon is getting bigger and our haters are getting louder :)

Posted after telling my boys In Cali who were pimping Palmer after the His underthrown but nice ore halftime TD toss, I told them wait till he has to come from behind: Good for 3 Ints. Result loss, and 3 Ints:

@CincyGy Carson same ol same ol his talent quit on him like he did Cincy nice passer never been a closer, #Bengals get over, #Raiders pics please ;)

Oh yea, in case you need a reminder thats its Steeler Week #1 ;)

@DarthRedsFan I want that shirt that says "You bet your sweet ass I hate the Steelers." #WhoDey!

Whatever happens over the next 4 weeks, We got your back Andy and boys! 8-4,  hows that sound? More to come Friday!