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    Are fans smarter than the Bengals front office?

    The groupthink on places like here and other discussion boards has been right in lots of ways.

    Preston Brown and Bobby Hart were on prove it deals and didn't prove it so why did we pay them?
    We needed to pair a young staff with some veterans who had been there before.
    Letting go Pollack for Turner was a bad decision.
    We needed more veterans along the offensive line and at LB.
    Getting a veteran DC to pair with Callahan and Taylor was vital.
    You don't offer a RB a 3rd contract as he enters the twilight of his career.

    There have to be more. But usually fans are ignorant and don't see the entire picture so they don't get all of these right. That hasn't been the case in Cincy.

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    Yes.

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    On the whole, I'd guess no.


    Do I think the office overthinks things? Likely.


    I also think they prescribe too much to "dance with the devil you know, not the devil you don't".

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    I think it all comes down to how handcuffed the front office is by mike Browns rules on things like guaranteed money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengalbro View Post
    The groupthink on places like here and other discussion boards has been right in lots of ways.
    Don't cherry pick.

    This fanbase loudly supported the selections of Ogbuehi and Fisher, and even defended the plan after it was clear both of those players were going to bust. And John Ross was a popular pick. Drafting Billy Price was considered a no brainer by most. The list goes on and on.

    Now most here want to draft a new QB to put behind the same Oline that's getting Dalton killed.
    Last edited by HOF; 10-07-2019 at 09:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    Don't cherry pick.

    This fanbase loudly supported the selections of Ogbuehi and Fisher, and even defended the plan after it was clear both of those players were going to bust. And John Ross was a popular pick. Drafting Billy Price was considered a no brainer by most. The list goes on and on.

    Now most here want to draft a new QB to put behind the same Oline that's getting Dalton killed.
    Not sure how many of those things are factual especially the last one. No one wants to put a new QB behind the same Ol. Not a single bengal fan in the entire world wants the bengals to have the same OL next week let alone next year. You can upgrade at QB and OL in the same offseason.

    But you can expect teams to miss on draft picks. What is harder to do is forgive a team for giving the toes of contracts to guys like Bobby Hart (who you actually mistakenly defend), Preston Brown, etc. Not addressing LB besides a 3rd round pick is arguably a fireable offense for duke Tobin and one 99 percent of bengals fans knew was a mistake. At least OL they sort of tried with Jonah although once again 99 percent of bengals fans knew it was a mistake trusting the RT position to Hart.

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    Because all teams miss on draft picks, that's the reason why they should deal everything of value not tied down. Basically, Sashi what's his face had it right in Cleveland and the 76ers "process" was right. Accumulate as many picks as humanly possible to increase your odds on hitting on some percentage of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBandJoeyV View Post
    At least OL they sort of tried with Jonah although once again 99 percent of bengals fans knew it was a mistake trusting the RT position to Hart.
    The only thing Jonah Williams has proved this season is he can get one over on Duke Tobin and the Bengals medical staff. But yeah, I'm glad you liked that move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBandJoeyV View Post
    What is harder to do is forgive a team for giving the toes of contracts to guys like Bobby Hart (who you actually mistakenly defend), Preston Brown, etc.
    Replacing Hart this offseason was always part of the plan. Let him be a backup for the next two seasons at 3m per. It's cheap enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Because all teams miss on draft picks, that's the reason why they should deal everything of value not tied down. Basically, Sashi what's his face had it right in Cleveland and the 76ers "process" was right. Accumulate as many picks as humanly possible to increase your odds on hitting on some percentage of them.
    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...owns-24-picks/

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