Some Bengals Thought They Lost To "The Worst Team In The League", And I Have Got Some Bad News For Them
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on. Not so fast guys. Let's not jump down their throat quite yet. Maybe one of the 53 perennial underachievers will figure it out on their own. Sure, it seems weird to treat a bunch of professional athletes like they are third graders who are struggling to fill out their times tables, but they are probably still running on frustration so just give them a second to cool off and we'll see if it clicks without our help...
Yup! There it is. I knew it was only a matter of time before one of the Bungles stumbled in front of a mirror, literally or figuratively. I almost feel like a proud parent, except instead of watching my child mentally mature I'm "watching" a team I have no emotional attachment to come to grips with the fact that they are now scratching and clawing to get back to the mediocrity they have called home for the last decade.
There's a lot of things you can say about the Cincinnati Bengals (mainly that they are a complacent organization that figured they would eventually just slip into success without making any substantial changes), but don't tell me they aren't quick studies! We are only two games in and the team that has half as many turnovers as points has already had a reality check! I would have to imagine that bodes well for their immediate future...assuming their immediate future features a brand new head coach for the first time since (what feels like) the Y2K scare. I suppose I shouldn't be so confident that it will since Marvin Lewis' contract may very well contain a clause that he can't be run out of Ohio unless he murders Urban Meyer in cold blood. Either way, it's nice to see a player become self aware. Hopefully that clarity spreads throughout a floundering franchise who would need a three story ladder to look down on anyone after getting planted at rock bottom...