I don't understand what the concern is... The Bengals defense is probably going to be one of the 5-10 best in the league this year, and they had their 11 regular starters on the field vs. the Falcons starting offense (minus Dunlap)
Well Pudge you usually separate the regular season from the playoffs and we were reminded that the Bengals first playoff game
they gave up 30 first downs and 400 yards through the air, and Texas basically kept the ball most of the day.
Look I don't need to look at individual play to know when you have
so many untested players at so many unclaimed positions; the odds just work against you.
There are a lot of people to be excited about; just too many positions open to believe that 80%
will come through. The guys who were not playing last night need blocking to catch their passes!!
Its not hitting the panic button; I've seen a lot of 6-10 season's
and I've lived to know what to look for!!
I'm really pulling for Peter Konz who says he feels like a different player at center. When you say Matt Ryan getting hurt would kill our chances; is that because any Qb can go down, or is it with
this untested Offensive line its just more likely?? I'm afraid with this line its just more likely.
Someone's opinion doesn't mean you don't hope and watch. Most here have very high expectations for our team; and in preseason we're usually worried about one important position,
or two or even three. Not 8-10!!
Yes and just for the record their are really important people IN ALL OF OUR LIVES and I don't associate doom with a Falcon Football season whatever it is. Not Doom!!
Robert, first the offensive line won't play like it did last night, it might be better or worse. We're trying to fill positions with people who have already played poorly like Reynolds, or Hawley;
or the guy that got hurt from Alabama....and other unproven players. Pudge; your expectations of our Offensive line must be different from mine, I do hope your right and I'm wrong.
I'm looking at the number of unsettled positions because our players have not been good enough to win these positions in earlier years; or for other reasons. As much as I like our two rookie corner backs its really not like we have a clue how they will really do when the season starts.......
Its just the odds of so much working out for us on the offensive line and defensive line,that this is a much better indicator of the odds of our season; than some players playing against a second team.
Look I'm going to tell it like I see it (unless asked to leave) which I shouldn't be; and if
what I'm saying today makes me look like an idiot in 8 weeks of the regular season, then call me an idiot or don't let me forget it all year!! Their are many calling for a Super Bowl with our offensive and I've never been this far away from everyone, and I have looked back 3 season's of posts.... (their funny)
BTW I don't ever consider a Super Bowl impossible until we're eliminated from the playoffs if in fact that happens in the season.