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    Domata Peko makes jab at Bengals for shortcoming he was significant part of

    Peko has been part of the problem more than the solution for most of his NFL career with the Bengals, so he has no room to talk about his former team’s playoff drought.

    by Jason Marcum@marcum89 May 16, 2017, 4:00pm EDT

    The Cincinnati Bengals don’t have to deal with Domata Peko’s shortcomings anymore.

    The veteran nose tackle left this offseason to sign a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos in hopes of helping upgrade their run defense. That seems like a comical statement since Peko was often one of the weakest links on the Bengals’ defense for much of his career, but he apparently doesn’t realize that. Peko decided to take a jab at his former team in talking about how the Bengals are focussed on winning a playoff game rather than a championship.



    In Cincy, we're always talking about, "Oh, I want to win a playoff game. Oh, I want to win a playoff game." But over here, we're talking about winning championships. That's what brought me here. I want to win a championship.

    Domata Peko, on starting anew in Denver after 11 seasons in Cincinnati:
    3:59 PM - 16 May 2017 · Colorado, USA


    The irony of this is too rich as one of the biggest reasons the Bengals have been unable to win a playoff game has been their inability to stop the run. And when your starting nose tackle is annually ranked among the worst in football, he’s part of the problem.

    PFF ranked him 106th out of 127 eligible interior defenders last season, which has been the range Peko has been in for most of his 11-year career. That has been a big reason why the Bengals have continuously been gashed on the ground in the postseason, whether it’s by Fitzgerald Toussaint, Jordan Todman, Ronnie Brown, Dan “Boom” Herron, Danny Woodhead, Ronnie Brown or Ryan Mathews.

    Let’s take a look at the Bengals’ playoff losses in which Peko was starting:

    2015: 167 allowed vs Steelers’ backfield of Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman.
    2014: 114 allowed to Colts’ backfield of Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton.
    2013: 196 allowed to Chargers’ backfield of Danny Woodhead, Ryan Mathews and 32-year-old Ronnie Brown (Matthews missed most of second half due to injury).
    2012: 158 allowed to Texans’ backfield of Arian Foster and Ben Tate.
    2011: 188 allowed to Texans’ backfield of Arian Foster and Ben Tate.
    2009: 171 allowed to Jets’ backfield of Shonn Greene and Thomas Davis.

    That’s not exactly a murderer’s row of running backs, but Peko’s inability to do much in the middle led to all of those backs looking like All-Pros in the most important game of the year. It’s hard to win games in the cold months of December and January when you can’t win on the ground. Peko helped ensure the Bengals lost the trench warfare more often than not in the postseason.

    While Peko is probably in a better position to win a championship in Denver, it’s because they have more depth and won’t have to rely as much on him as the Bengals unfortunately did. He wasn’t the only reason why Cincinnati never won a playoff game, but he was more part of the problem than the solution.

    http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/5/16...ls-shortcoming

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    I hope they make the playoffs, play the Bengals, and then he runs out from the sidelines with seconds left, and Denver gets a penalty... and the Bengals kick the winning FG.

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    Maybe Peko should take a look in the mirror and think "well, maybe I was part of the problem" before speaking out on this particular topic.

    EDIT: Oops, I wrote this after reading only the headline. I guess that's what the entire article was about.

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    Past Faux leaders continue to show that's exactly what they were.

    I wanted him gone while he was here, I'm glad his gone now. Good riddance.

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    Well, he's not getting a 1 day contract in a few years. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_NC View Post
    Well, he's not getting a 1 day contract in a few years. Lol.
    As soon as I read this, I ran to this site to see what people were saying.

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    I don't mind the quote. Denver has won Super Bowls, and want to win more. We haven't won a playoff game during most, if not all, of our players' lifetimes. Talking Super Bowls here without getting the playoff monkey off our back might sound like putting the cart before the horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mongo View Post
    I don't mind the quote. Denver has won Super Bowls, and want to win more. We haven't won a playoff game during most, if not all, of our players' lifetimes. Talking Super Bowls here without getting the playoff monkey off our back might sound like putting the cart before the horse.
    what bothers me is he makes it sound like the rest of the team only focused on winning one game, and he was the only one thinking championship. If he was the leader he claimed to be, he should have been able and accountable for ensuring the team's culture and goals were greater than just one game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cincity View Post
    what bothers me is he makes it sound like the rest of the team only focused on winning one game, and he was the only one thinking championship. If he was the leader he claimed to be, he should have been able and accountable for ensuring the team's culture and goals were greater than just one game.
    Or he could have not sucked all the time.

  10. I recall calling him "the dancing bear" for getting stood up and blown out of the play with that massive butt and flailing around like he was trying to do something other than keep from falling down on said massive butt. And people blasted me for saying it.

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